Short Break Announcement – Shop Closing Early on Saturday 18th June22

Wollmeise Blend in stock

Taking a short break this weekend, and visiting family in N.Ireland, the shop in Marchmont will be closing early at 2.30pm on Saturday 18th June ’22 , and closed on Sunday 19th June. Re-opening as ususal on Tuesday, between 12.00 – 4.00pm. Online orders over the week end will be posted out on Tuesday 21st June.

REVISED OPENING HOURS FOR MARCHMONT SHOP

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.

  • Mondays: CLOSED
  • Tuesday: 12.00 – 16.00
  • Wednesday: 12.00 – 16.00
  • Thursday:12.00 – 16.00
  • Friday: 12.00 – 16.00
  • Saturday: 10.30 – 17.00
  • Sunday: 14.00 – 17.00

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.

52 Weeks of Socks – More Copies Coming Soon*

52 Weeks of Socks is 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
  • Language: English
  • 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.

Making No 7 – Desert

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.

£26.95

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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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!