Learn Two Handed Stranded Colourwork for Fair Isle and Scandinavian Knitting

DON’T MISS THIS One Day Colourwork Workshop Taught by Karie Westermann, Blogger and Knitwear Designer

Two Handed Stranded Colourwork with Karie Westermann

Saturday, 3rd December, 10.30 – 16.30 – Lunch included (£55), Suitable for Beyond Beginners.

This course will teach you how to knit continental style, holding yarn with left hand, compared to the English throwing method, stranded colourwork principles and techniques for both Fair Isle and Scandinavian knitting traditions, how to read a colour chart and understand colour theory.  You will also cast on for a small project in the round and practice the two-handed technique.

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Class changes – 22nd November

Beginners Crochet Class with Carol Meldrum – Suitable for complete beginners or refreshers

Sunday 22 November, 10.30 – 13.00 – £30

and

Learn to Crochet Granny Squares  with Carol Meldrum

Sunday 22 November, 14.00 – 16.30 – £30

For more information please visit www.bookwhen.com/beinspiredfibres

If you wish to book on both class, the combined fee is £55, please email beinspiredfibres@gmail to reserve your place and to come into the shop to pay.

Two Handed Stranded Colourwork Knitting Techniques

One-Day Workshop with Karie Westermann, Knitwear Designer & Consultant

For Advanced Beginners  and Experienced Knitters

Sunday, 12th October 2014 – 10.30am – 4.30pm – Lunch included – Course Fee £53/£55, materials are not included, but there will be 10% discount on the day for purchases for the class

colourworkpromoPlaces are still available, reserve your  online at: www.bookwhen.com/beinspiredfibresLast opportunity to book!

What is two handed knitting?

There are many good reasons for wanting to use the Continental style of knitting: it is fast, it is efficient, and it is brilliant for colourwork!

This class focuses on knitting colourwork using both hands and two different knitting techniques at the same time!

You will learn how to knit and purl Continental style and we will also take a look at yarn dominance and colour theory. (Please note this is not a learn-to-knit workshop but rather a workshop for English/throwing-style knitters who are looking to expand their arsenal of techniques and also for those who already knit continental to practice using the English method.)

About the teacher: Born in Denmark and currently residing in Scotland, Karie Westermann is a creative and multi-talented knitwear designer, knitting and crochet tutor, and translator. Karie has an impressive portfolio of collaborators including Rowan Yarns, Old Maiden Aunt Yarns, the Island Wool Company and the Edinburgh Yarn Festival. She is thrilled to be sharing her passion for Nordic knitting traditions and modern aesthetics with local knitters.

LEARN TO KNIT using Modern Techniques

Be Inspired Fibres has now been opened for a month, and I want to thank all the lovely well wishers from both local Marchmont residents and visitors from afar, who have managed to find me and supported the shop. It is very quiet at the moment around Marchmont, since most families and students have gone away for the summer, but I have kept myself busy researching and planning classes and workshops for the autumn.

Tawny Owl

It is great to see that the yarn shop has re-awakened some people’s intentions to start knitting again. The shop aims to inspire people to be creative whether they have been mesmerized by the wonderful colours of the Crazy Zauberballs or seduced by the luxurious silky cashmere.

For those new knitters who prefer to learn in an informal, interactive and more social setting, rather than from youtube videos, Be Inspired Fibres will be hosting a series of designer-led knitting classes and workshops scheduled for September and October at the shop. You will also find a list of classes on another page, which I will update on a regular bases.

Barley hat

Oats Cowl

We start the season with Emily Wessel’s 3 x Monday evenings course – Learning to Knit using Modern Techniques based on the soon-to-be released patterns by Tin Can Knits.

You will also get to choose whether you want to knit a beautiful hat or a cowl using some Malabrigo worsted weight yarn.

Emily Wessel will guide students through a project from start to finish, knitting in the round and seamless, using circular needles and the magic loop technique or double pointed needles. When you have mastered these essential skills, they will be extremely useful for follow-on projects such as mittens, gloves, sweaters, fairisle and socks.

Immediate feedback from a teacher will help students gain confidence quickly and will help them spot and correct mistakes early. This course is highly recommended for either complete beginners, refreshers or improvers, who need some support to get them started. This class is scheduled for Monday evenings between 6.30 and 8.30 – Sept 2nd, 9th and 16th.

Introduction into Lace Knitting

As Emily will be away in October, we will try to fit in An Intro into Lace Knitting before she leaves. This course is a 2 week x 2hrs on Monday evenings, 23rd and 30th September, so if you are a confident beginner or improver, you may be interested in learning about basic lace knitting techniques, chart reading, life lines and blocking. If you book both Emily’s classes at the same time, you will get a 10% discount on the total amount.

PLEASE VIEW SCHEDULE & BOOK ONLINE http://www.bookwhen.com/beinspiredfibres

Please email me at beinspiredfibres@gmail.com or call me on 0131 629 2059 to register.

New yarn shop opening in Marchmont, Edinburgh

    Believe and Achieve

A modern yarn shop concept quickly became a reality about 8 weeks ago, when I stumbled upon an office/shop unit, belonging to Albany Lettings in the Marchmont area of Edinburgh, near my kids’ school.

30 Marchmont Road

I have been searching for a studio to rent in the area for months, but things just didn’t work out. I never gave up hope of finding the right space in the right location and which was within my budget. I’d put out feeders and asked around, monitored gumtree at least 20 times a day!

So I was extremely lucky that 30 Marchmont Road appeared and fitted my criteria perfectly and I was ever so grateful and relieved that the landlord agreed to lease the unit to me after it was refurbished.

Front windows

I have to say that the shop looks amazing, it is bright and open with high lofty ceilings and big windows which are perfect for capturing the wonderful colours of the yarns.

Ground Floor
Setting up a shop, requires a certain amount of determination and hard graft, there are always going to be set backs and obstacles, but you just have to continue to believe in your business plan and goals. There is also a lot of luck involved, but if you do your research and continue to be positive, you are more likely to take advantage of those little opportunities that come your way.

Soft opening Saturday, June 22th 2013. 10am – 5pm.

Provisional opening times

Sunday – 2.00pm – 5pm
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – 10am – 5pm
Wednesday – 10am – 5pm
Thursday – 10am – 5pm
Friday – 10am – 5pm
Saturday – 10 – 6pm

Address:
Be Inspired Fibres
30 Marchmont Road
Edinburgh
EH9 1HZ

Checkout the latest brands I am stocking at: Be Inspired Fibres’ Online Shop