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.
52 Weeks of Socksis the first hardcover book of Laine Publishing. This publication contains 52 knitting patterns by 46 designers, and is a true encyclopedia of socks. Patterns are beautifully photographed and laid out on 256 pages in the style Laine is known and loved for.
The book contains patterns from the following designers: Heidi Alander, Fiona Alice, Gina Baglia, Ainur Berkimbayeva, Katrine Birkenwasser, Karen Borrel, Sachiko Burgin, Diana Clinch, Verena Cohrs, Valentina Consalvi, Rachel Coopey, Nele Druyts, Marion Em, Lindsey Fowler, Fabienne Gassmann, Lucinda Guy, Dawn Henderson, Anja Heumann, Tiina Huhtaniemi, Caitlin Hunter, Mieka John, Amanda Jones, Joséphine & the seeds, Pauliina Karru, Isabell Kraemer, Tatiana Kulikova, Joji Locatelli, Erika López, Andrea Mowry, Paula Pereira, Rosa Pomar, Elena Potemkina, Amelia Putri, Emily Joy Rickard, Mona Schmidt, Nataliya Sinelshchikova, Marceline Smith, Minna Sorvala, Helen Stewart, Charlotte Stone, Becky Sørensen, Niina Tanskanen, Natalia Vasilieva, Kristine Vejar, Kajsa Vuorela and Mariya Zyaparova.
256 uncoated, high-quality pages
Woven book cover, banner, ribbon place marker
Weight: 1100 g / 2.5 lb
Print only, no digital download code available.
More copies available end of April, £34.00 purchased in the Marchmont shop, £35.99 plus postage if purchased online.
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.
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!
The annual Indie Burgh Craft Crawl organized by Jess at Ginger Twist Studios is fast approaching and at the same time, we are also approaching our 4th anniversary!
There will be a 10% discount on all Noro and Lotus luxury yarns on the day.
New in stock:
A selection of modern crochet patterns beautifully photographed and produced by the Crochet Project team.
The latest issue 13 from Amirisu has also just landed.
Delicate Merino by the Walk Collection has recently arrived, hand dyed in Germany by Cathrin Walk, her colours are just stunning and her yarns are just really beautiful to work with. The Delicate Merino is a strong heavy lace weight / light fingering and each skein comes in 100g / 600m, perfect for lightweight shawls and garments.
Blocking wires by Lazadas and Knit Pro Knit Blockers
New Lanark Wool and Silk Blend DK from New Lanark Mills, a world heritage site and a working spinning mill based in Lanarkshire, Scotland
Back in stock:
Chiaogoo Twist Mini Sets, their medical grade steel interchangeable needles with super flexible cables are beautiful and comfortable to work with. Needle tips included are – 1.5mm, 1.75mm, 2.00mm, 2.25mm and 2.50mm and it also comes with a little mini tool kit and 3 mini cables – 60cm / 80cm /100cm.
All 3 volumes of Making magazines – Flora, Fauna and Dots are now back in stock, as well as Yokes, Book of Haps and Colours of Shetland by Kate Davies.
There will also be yarns from local indie hand dyers – Knit Cosmic Strings,you will need to be quick, as their yarns disappear very quickly!
Re-stock of the lovely seaweed eating sheep wool from the North Ronaldsay Island.
Learn Tunisian Crochet with Carol Meldrum – £30 – Sunday 11th December 2016 – 10.30 -13.00
Why learn Tunisian Crochet? If you like your crochet fabric to look like a knitted fabric, then knowing how to use a Tunisian hook and a few basic stitches, can really help you speed up making a wide range of projects quickly, from simple scarves, wraps, bags to larger home accessories such as blankets and throws.
Be inspired and learn a new technique, this course is suitable for people who know some really basic crochet. You will learn how to use a Tunisian/Afghan crochet hook and the basic essential stitches and how to follow a simple pattern in this introductory class.
Introduction to Free Form Crochet with Carol Meldrum – £30 – Sunday, 11th December – 14.00 – 16.30
Expand your basic crochet knowledge with this fun and inspiring Free Form Crochet techniques class with Carol Meldrum, Author and Designer.
Suitable for refreshers and beginners with some experience of basic crochet, who wish to be inspired beyond traditional crochet.