I am Mei and I am a foodie, yarn lover, world traveller, gourmet coffee drinker, a wife and a mother. From a very early age, I have loved sewing and knitting, my other passions include learning languages and travelling.
I moved to Edinburgh, Scotland in the summer of 2012, having lived in London for over 15 years and the last previous 5 years in Beijing, China.
I find inspiration in many things – especially in the environment around us – I wish I was a tidy person, but I love being surrounded by creative clutter!
The shop is currently bursting with wool and so much choice. With changing consumer shopping habits, I now need more time to focus and expand on online sales, at the same time managing to cater for a wider audience of walk-in customers.
Please bear in mind that Be Inspired Fibres is a small independent shop and is managed by a single person / worker. It is a well curated yarn shop focusing on high quality yarns from the UK and around the world. Only a selection of the stock is available to view online at the moment. There is a wide choice of fibres and price range in the shop, please don’t hesitate to ask.
If you are visiting the physical shop in Marchmont, it is currently 2 customers in the shop, due to space limitations and COVID protocol. Be prepare to wait outside. Please also wear a mask before entering.
If you don’t want to wait, you can also click and collect, send me an email to check on stock and I can photograph options and send you a payment link and you can collect during opening hours.
Plan ahead and come with some idea of what you want to make. The shop is overwhelming and you will need help, so before you come please check that I stock the brand or wool you are looking for or if it is easy to find a substitute from my current stock.
If you are looking for a pattern, do a search on Ravelry or the internet to get an idea. I have very limited stock of single patterns. Also please bear in mind that patterns and wool have changed a lot in the last decade.