About BeInspiredFibres

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.

Indie Burg Yarn Crawl 2016 and new arrivals

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Goodness, the Indie Burgh Yarn Crawl is tomorrow!

To celebrate the occasion, there will be a 2% discount on all purchases on the day, however, some items are not included in this offer which include Woolly Originals handmade bags.

There is a sale on the following products which are now being discontinued from the shop


Araucania Botany Lace – 100% Merino Wool, 100g/410m – £9.50 per skein.

Cascade Lana D’Oro – 50% Alpaca  / 50% Wool – 100g – 200m – £6.50 per skein IMG_3598



IMG_3600New arrivals in the shop include – Kate Davies’s new Book of Haps, don’t forget that she will be making an appearance and signing copies at Kathy’s Knits on Saturday, 11th June, which is also part of the Indie Burgh Yarn Crawl organised by Ginger Twist Studios.


header_logoI am now also starting to stock  Hedgehog Fibres – currently their Sock Yarn,  Skinny Singles and Mini Skeins.


Beata dyes her yarn in Cork, Ireland and covers the wide spectrum of colours, tones and moods.  IMG_3601She is immensely popular and has a wide international following.

I have been following her progress probably for over eight years, from when she was a very small indie dyer.   Her colours and choice of bases continue to inspire me.

She has some lovely free patterns on her website that knit really well with her hand dyed  yarns, but her yarns have really inspired many of Stephen West’s designs.


Wollmeise now available in the shop


If you missed out on the amazing Wollmeise stand at this year’s Edinburgh Yarn Festival,  do not despair, as their beautiful and intensely dyed yarns are now available to buy in Edinburgh in my shop.

Be Inspired Fibres is located in Marchmont near the Meadows and the University of Edinburgh’s main campus and about a 15mins walk from the Royal Mile/Old Town.

Wollmeise Wall at Be Inspired Fibres

Wollmeise Wall at Be Inspired Fibres

Rohrspatz & Wollmeise is a highly sought after hand-dyed yarn brand, which was started up by Claudia Höll-Wellmann in 2002 and until a few years ago, extremely difficult to get your hands on.

The company is now a family run business and has managed to increase their production capabilities without compromising on their very high standards, so that fans around the globe can continue to enjoy the experience of creating amazing unique products with their high quality and stunning yarns.

I have just received an initial delivery in the following ranges and a mixture of semi solids and variegated.

Pure 150g- 525m – 100% superwash merino – £25.00

Twin 150g -466m – 80% superwash merino /20% polyamid – £25.00

Lace 300g – 1590m – 100% superwash merino – £48.00IMG_3394

Wollmeise DK 200g – 428m 100% superwash merino – £36.00

Prices dated April 16.

The yarns are only available to buy in the shop, as supply is limited and because it is hand dyed there are also no dye lots, as each skein is pretty unique.

I have also a small selection of their Nobody’s Perfect yarns, which are discounted at 20%.for a  limited period only.

In this delivery, the colours include:

Pure 150g (525m) :

Paul – Moses – Pfirsichkern- Petit Poison 5 (Light) – Petit Poison Nr 5 – Xaverl and Rosi Tortchen – Grapes for Sheri – Krokodil – Sabrina – Magnolie – Flohmarkt – Zimtapfel – Tollkirsche – Fledermaus – Mauerblumchen – Campari Orange – Admiral – Admiral in den Wolken – Wellensittichvogelfeder – hoity toity, Himbeere – Isarkiesel – Aquarius – 47ag – Yotta – holy moley – Vamp – Skandal um Rosi – Ruby Thursdsay, Auf dem roten Teppich

Twin 150g (466m) – Aspentree -Graue Eminernz -Mauseeballett,- Verhext und verratzt, Im dunklen Wald,Barist O, Allegria – Flower Power, Lowenzahn, Dani – Poison 5

Lacegarn 300g (1738yds) – Kakao – Raku-Regenbogen – Ruby Thursday – Petit Poison no.5

DK 200g (428m) Maus Alt – Rattenscarf – Heavy Metal – Poison Nr5 – Ein klein wenig verrucht – Tandoori Masala – 82Pb – Lapisiazuli – Minze – Nautilus

I will be announcing any new deliveries and introducing the colours I stock through my Ravelry group, Facebook (beinspiredfibres) Twitter (@InspireMei) and Instagram (beinspiredfibres)

For enquiries or if you need a certain colourway request, I can try to add it to my next order but there are no guarantees, please email me at beinspiredfibres@gmail.com. 




Easter Holidays – Closed 25th March – 2nd April

IMG_3307Will be recovering from the fantastic Edinbrugh Yarn Festival 2016, over the Easter Holidays. The event was a great success and many thanks to Mica and Jo and the organising team for putting together such a great show.

Shop will be closed from 25th March, Good Friday – Saturday 2nd April.  I will re-open between 2-5pm on the Sunday 3rd April.


There are two short classes scheduled on Saturday, 16th April both taught by Karie Westermann.

Learn to crochet a granny square – 10.30 – 13.00

Learn to knit Continental Style – 14.00 – 16.30

You can book either  online or in the shop.


Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2016



During the week of the Edinburgh Yarn Festival 17th – 19th March 2016, the Marchmont shop will be opened all week from Monday 14th  until 1.30pm on Thursday, 17th March.

The shop will be closed on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th March, re-opening on Sunday at 2.00pm, as I will be taking an exhibition stand  at the Yarn Festival at the  Edinburgh Corn Exchange  on those two days.

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I will be taking a  selection of interesting fibres from the British Isles and yarns from Scotland and around the world, including the following brands: Habu, ITO yarns,  Madelinetosh, Life in the Long Grass, Lotus Yarns,   North Ronaldsay Wool, Orkney Angora, Malabrigo and Rhichard Devrieze to name a few.

Hope to you see you there!


Holiday Opening Times

Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and New Year!

Holiday Opening Times:

24th December – 10.30am – 3.30pm – OPEN

25th December – 28th December – CLOSED

Re-opening – Tuesday 29th December

Thursday 31st December – 10.30 – 3.30pm – OPEN

Friday 1st -January 2016 – CLOSED

Saturday 2nd January 2016 – OPEN

Sunday 3rd January 2016 – 2pm – 5pm OPEN


Class changes – 22nd November

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

Sunday 22 November, 10.30 – 13.00 – £30


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.

Classes and workshops Autumn and Winter 2015

Classes and Workshops Autumn / Winter 2015

For more information and online booking please visit



Learn to Crochet One-Day Workshop with Carol Meldrum

Sunday, 11th October 2015 10.30 – 16.30 approx

Learn to knit  Continental Style with Karie Westermann

Saturday, 17th October, 2015 10.30 – 13.00 approx

Knitting with Beads with Karie Westermann

Saturday 17th October 2015, 14.00 – 16.30 approx


Introduction to Tunisian Crochet – NEW class (2.30hrs)  with Carol Meldrum

Sunday, 22nd November 2015, 10.30 -13.00 approx

Sewing and Finishing Techniques for your knits – 2.3hrs

Sunday, 22nd November 2015, 14.00 – 16.30 approx


Two Handed Colourwork One-Day Workshop with Karie Westermann

Saturday, 5th December 2015, 10.30 -16.30 approx

July Opening Times and Holidays

Short break

The shop will be closed next weekend for a short vacation.

Closed – Saturday 11th July  –   Tuesday 14th July 2015 (inclusive).  

Re-open on Wednesday 15th July at 10.30am.

Summer Opening Times:  rest of JULY – Sundays and Mondays will be closed.

(Tuesday – Saturday ) opening times will be 10.30am – 5.00pm

Online orders will be fulfilled on my return on Wednesday 15th July.