Shop Closed over Holiday Period and New Year

2020 has been an extremely stressful year and I am really exhausted and taking a short break to recuperate. The Marchmont shop is closed from 25th December and will re-open again on Tuesday 5th January.

Due to Tier 4 Covid restrictions in Scotland, the physical shop will not be opened to walk in customers, but the online shop is open for mail orders You can check out the online shop https://beinspiredfibresltd.selz.com or to check on stock, you can message me via email at beinspiredfibres@gmail.com or contact via facebook or instagram.

Have a safe HOLIDAY SEASON and see you in the NEW YEAR.

Shop Re-Opening Wed. 1st July,

Measures in the Shop to minimise the risk of spreading Covid 19 virus.

  • Maximum two customers in the shop,  please try to come alone, no pets
  • Please wear a face covering/mask in the shop and try to stay two metres
  • Please limit your visit to 10 -15 minutes max in the shop,
  • Please use hand sanitisers before touching wool and books, contactless payment preferred

Pllease check revised opening hours. I will be closed between 1pm – 2pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for lunch and for post, will close 5.30 on those days.

Temporary Shop Closure – pick up and mail orders only.

A very huge thank you to all my regular local customers, visitors from around the world and recent new customers, who have been supporting my small speciality wool business which will be turning 7 this year. Your health and well being mean a lot to me, therefore I feel that it is the right decision to close the shop temporarily.

Due to recent Government advisory measures to minimise social contacts and restrict business in order to control the spread of the Coronavirus in the community.

I would like to advise customers that as of end of business on Saturday 21st March 2020, I will be closing the shop to the public. This is not an easy decision to make, I have bills and rent to pay like all businesses, and but we all need to make huge sacrifices to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus and we all need to take this seriously now. We need to all stay indoors and minimise social contact with each other.

For health and safety reasons, I have had to restrict numbers in the shop to 2-3 customers max at any time to ensure that there is sufficient space for safe social distancing at the moment.

I am trying to minimise the time people spend in the shop, so if you have a specific need, please email or call me before you arrive. I never envisaged I would be in this situation, it is an extremely stressful time for everyone.

I have hand sanitizers available should you need to use them in the shop, payment terminals and door handles are constantly being disinfected and I will also be wearing a mask!

Please contact me via email at beinspiredfibres@gmail, Facebook or Instagram, to get the latest stock information and availability, shop information and updates. I do mail order, and I am happy to send photographs and payment link for credit card payments. You may try to call me on 0131 629 2059 between 10am – 12.00 Monday – Friday.

My online shop is currently only limited to special edition books and magazines, but this will change as I will now have more time to work on different distant selling platforms.

Stand H8 @ Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2019

Marchmont Shop Opening Times During The Week of The EYF, 21st – 23rd March 2019

  • Monday 18th March, 10.30 – 17.00
  • Tuesday 19th March, 10.30 – 17.00
  • Wednesday 20th March 10.30 – 13.30
  • Thursday 21st March, Closed – see you at the Corn Exchange
  • Friday 22nd March, Closed – see you at the Corn Exchange
  • Saturday 23rd March, Closed – see you at the Corn Exchange
  • Sunday 24th March, 13.00 – 17.00
  • Monday 25th March, 10.30 – 17.00
  • Tuesday 26th March, 10.30 – 17.00

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Friday, 8th June 2018 – Shop Closed and New Arrivals.

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,

Amirisu 16 - S18

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.

Twist shorties

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Stand H9 @ Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2018 – The Corn Exchange

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!

Knitting and Crochet Classes Autumn and Winter 2017

List of forthcoming classes, for more information and to book online and pay via paypal, please visit: https://v1.bookwhen.com/beinspiredfibres or pop into the shop and pay by card or cash.

September 2017

Introduction to Fair Isle Knitting in the Round with Carol Meldrum

Sunday, 24th September 2017 – 10.30 – 13.00

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October 2017

Learn to Crochet – Introduction to Basic Crochet Stitches with Carol Meldrum (Beginners)

Sunday, 29th October 2017 – 10.30 – 13.00

Learn to Crochet Granny Squares and other Motifs with Carol Meldrum (Beginners and beyond)

Sunday, 29th October 2017 – 14.00 – 16.30


November 2017

Learn to knit Fair Isle in the Round with Carol Meldrum – (Beyond Beginners)

Sunday, 19th November 2017 – 10.30 – 13.00

Steeking and Finishing your Fair Isle Knitting – (Beyond Beginners)

Sunday, 19th November 2017 – 14.00 – 16.30

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December 2017

Learn to Crochet with Carol Meldrum – (Beginners)

Sunday, 3rd December 2017 – 10.30 – 13.00

Professional Finishing Techniques for your Handknits – (All levels)

Sunday 3rd December 2017 – 14.00 – 16.30

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