My name is Mei and as long as I can remember, I have enjoyed knitting, crafting and needlework.
I now live in Edinburgh, Scotland, which is damp and cold, and a great excuse for more woolly jumpers, mitts and scarves. I am passionate about natural luxury and exotic yarns, languages and travelling.
· 13 knitting patterns from a talented group of designers: Fiona Alice, Rachel Brockman, Olga Buraya-Kefelian, Aleks Byrd, Renée Callahan, Verena Cohrs, Elly Fales, Whitney Hayward, Marianne Munier, Lavanya Patricella, Lucía Ruiz de Aguirre, Susanne Sommer and Becky Sørensen
· an interview with Lavanya Patricella
· a long-format story about Petra Mikaelsson from Fru Valborg
· my story by Kristine Vejar from A Verb For Keeping Warm
· a column by Jeanette Sloan
· seasonal recipes
· a travel guide to Munich, featuring the best spots to stay, eat and shop
Thank you for participating in the Indieburgh Craft Crawl on Saturday, it was so lovely to see new and old faces!
The shop will be closed between 9th – 16th July inclusive for a short holiday. I will re-open on Wednesday 17th July, at 10.30 -5.00pm as usual, sorry for the inconvenience.
I have received a delivery of the latest Chiaogoo Blue Twist Flexi Shorties sets, but I can only send out after my return from holidays. They are £85.00 each, I also have spare cables and 8cm tips. I have a few sets left.
The latest Making magazine is now available to purchase in the shop or online. Making is always packed with the most interesting projects to sew, quilt, knit, crochet and make!
For convenience and for a limited time, if you just want to purchase the latest issue, I have added a PayPal button below, price below includes 1st Class UK postage for this issue. (This offer is for shipping to UK only, I will need to adjust postage if shipping to Europe). I will post to your registered PayPal address. (As it is the Easter weekend, I will send out as soon as the post office re-opens on Tuesday.)
I am currently updating my, new online shop, where I have uploaded more back issues, so if you are looking for back issues of Making magazines, you will find them there.
Making No 7 – Desert – (Release 19th April 2019)
No. 7 / DESERT (April 2019), includes projects by Kim Hamlin, Lauren Holton, Sanae Ishida, Carolyn Friedlander, Aaren Lisbeth Ross, Kristine Vejar, Maddison Wilkerson, Lauren Patterson, Lupine Marshak, Cal Patch, Arounna Khounnoraj, Rae Hoekstra, Heidi Gustafson, and Ellen Johnson.
Knit designs by Julie Weisenberger, Amy van de Laar, Paula Pereira, Fiona Alice Blanchard, Norah Gaughan, Susan B Anderson, Helga Isager, Bristol Ivy, and Carrie Bostick Hoge.
Cannot believe that this will be my 7th year exhibiting at the Edinburgh Yarn Festival and it doesn’t get any easier curating a collection for the show, amidst so many wonderful exhibitors from the UK and Europe This is a very brief snapshot of what you might find next week on my stand and if there are any left after the event, they will be available for sale in my Marchmont shop.
The shop will be closed on Friday, 8th June 2018, as I will be moving house on the day and will re-open again on Saturday morning, as usual.
Just arrived the latest Amirisu magazine from Japan, in a new A4 format and now completely in English. This issue also features – “Loie” a shawl pattern by Edinburgh based designer and tutor – Maddie Harvey,
I have just received a few sets of Chiaogoo’s New Red Lace Twist “Shorties”. This new system looks so amazingly cute, neat and tiny. They are perfect for knitting socks and sleeves, and for small circumferences in the round and especially for people who do not like using DPNs. The combo tips will be sold separately later in the year.
The shop in Marchmont will be closed on 15th, 16th and 17th March, and re-open on Sunday after lunch, as I will be exhibiting at the Edinburgh Yarn Festival. This will be my fifth year and I will be taking a selection of highly desirable yarns and needles to add to your collection!
Brands will include Lykke needles, Uschitita, Olann, Hedgehog Fibres, Lotus Cashmere, Yarn from North Ronaldsay, Orkney Angora, Knit Collage, Plotlupi, Malabrigo, Habu Textiles, Madelinetosh, ITO yarns and Riverside Studios from Canada. See you there!