Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2017 – Opening Hours

Be Inspired Fibres – STAND K5


Opening Hours over the EYF2017 week and weekend

Marchmont Shop will be open on Monday, 6th March from 11.00 till 17.00

Tuesday 7th  – Wednesday 8th from 10.30 till 17.00

Thursday, 9th from 10.30 till 13.00.  The shop will be closed in the afternoon, as I need to set up at the Corn Exchange.

Friday 10th and Saturday 11th – MARCHMONT SHOP CLOSED, you will find me at STAND K5 at the EDINBURGH CORN EXCHANGE

Sunday 12th – Shop will be re-opened from 14.00 – 17.00

Monday 13th – Shop will be opened from 11.00 till 17.00

From Tuesday, we are back to normal opening hours – 10.30 till 17.00


Christmas Holidays Dec 2016



The shop will be closed on Christmas Eve 24th December 2016 from 2.00pm and will re-open in the New Year on Tuesday, 3rd January 2017.  

Online orders will not be fulfilled until my return on the 3rd January.

Please have a very happy and safe Christmas & New Year.

Please check the latest crochet and knitting classes at


Learn Tunisian Crochet in Edinburgh

Final classes coming up for 2016..

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.


Book online: www.bookwhen.cm/beinspiredfibres

Begin to Crochet Classes

 Don’t miss this opportunity to learn to crochet with

Carol Meldrum  on Sunday 13th November 2016


Learn to Crochet Basic Granny Squares for Beginners – 10.30 – 13.00  (£30)

Learn to Crochet & Join Motifs for Beyond Beginners – 14.00 – 16.30 (£30)

Discount £5 is available if you book for the two classes together, please contact me directly on email beinspiredfibres@gmail to reserve this option.









Forthcoming classes and workshops

Sunday –  9th October 2016 – 2 classes for beyond beginners.


10.30 – 13.00  – Learn to knit Fair Isle in the round with Double Pointed Needles with Carol Meldrum (£30)


14.00 – 4.45 – Steeking your Fair Isle with Confidence with Carol Meldrum (£30)

£5.00 discount for the two classes combined.

For more information,  https://v1.bookwhen.com/beinspiredfibres




Professional Finishing Techniques for Hand Knits

prof_fin_tech_1(1)One Day Workshop with Carol Meldrum – Sunday, 11th September 2016


10.30 – 16.30 with a break for lunch

In this workshop, Carol will show you how to get that professional look to your knitted garments.

On the day you will work through tried and tested increasing and decreasing methods, picking up stitches and creating button holes and button bands.

We will also look at the various sewing up methods and where and when to use them to get the best results. She will also demonstrate how to block your knits.

You will be asked to bring a selection of pre-knitted swatches 10cm x 10cm in pure wool with you, to practice sewing up.  For booking information, place click below.




New in the shop – Knit Cosmic Strings

Delighted to be stocking a new Edinburgh based indie dyer in the shop – Knit Cosmic Strings.isla_280x280.20498525_ntmgd13n

The team consists of Phu and Bea, both are biologists by day, but completely bitten by the hand dyeing bug, they spend their evenings creating amazing hand dyed wool!

I discovered them on Instagram and Etsy and I am amazed how they have managed to develop such a beautiful and contemporary range of hand painted yarns in a very short space of time.IMG_3805

Their colourways remind me of the beautiful patio gardens dotted around Marchmont, the Meadows and the Grange, where the shop is located.IMG_3807








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.