Colourful hand dyed yarn on a sunny day at Cullen Beach

Welcome to Bow Fiddle Yarns, the home of colourful hand dyed yarns. 

I am a yarn dyer based in the North East of Scotland and use the local area as inspiration for the colours and names of my skeins.  I hand dye a wide variety of colours on different weights and fibres which are perfect for accessories such as scarves, shawls and socks.  However if there is a specific colour you are looking for please get in touch.

As I love the area the company name is based on an iconic rock formation in Portknockie on the Moray Firth coast near where I grew up. 

I hand dye in small batches and love creating vivid colours in high quality yarns to hopefully enable you to harness the potential to create something beautiful.

As we are all in lockdown I thought I would practice some set ups for when we can all meet up at yarn shows. This has also shown me where the colour gaps are and started the planning of new colourways, but in the meantime please stay safe, let's get through all those WIPs and even cast on that project that you never had time for. Mine is the #viajante. Maybe, just maybe I'll conquer it, even if it's only a couple of rows at a time. #allthecolours #knitfastdiewarm #isolationproject @bowfiddleyarns #indiedyedyarn #handdyedyarn #craftedinscotland #skeins ...

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Today I received my #fibreshare parcel and I absolutely love it. I must admit I've made a cup of tea and opened the chocolate already while I research what I'm going to make ! These colours are amazing. To anyone who hasn't participated in fibreshare, please do. Now, more than ever we need to stay in touch via technology and do things to fill the hours while stuck at home. It's been absolutely lovely chatting to my fibreshare partners and hope everyone stays safe. @jimmybeanswool @tumekeyarn #timetocaston #coronaknittingproject @fibreshare #teapigs #handdyedyarn #lovecolour #loveyarn ...

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Uncertain times are ahead of us and I'm sure there are others that can only take so much of the news. I can't control what's going on, but I'm trying to control my response to it. So I'm planning on working through my WIPs, listening to podcasts and writing my "Ta da" list. I want to look back on the turbulent times and see the little positive things each day. #loveyarn #stuckathome #indiedyedyarn #craftformindfulness #yarnaddict #yarnaholic #focusonthepositive #shawlknitting ...

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The creative process is never tidy. I didn't want to venture out as its blowing a hooley so I'm at the kitchen table and making stitch markers. I'm missing the formula one as I was so looking forward to the new season, but it'll be worth the wait when it's safe to be in a crowd. #coldrainyscotland #beads #stitchmarkers #missingformula1 #keeponcrafting #toopeoplyoutthere #craftersofinstagram #craftedinscotland ...

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Been dyeing up some silk, yes 100% mulberry silk. This has been a labour of love, numerous layers of dye to give this gorgeous yarn the depth of colour it deserves. What colours would you like to see in this yarn base? Shop update will be on the 8th March. #allthecolours #cantpickafavourite #silk #indiedyedyarn #bowfiddleyarns #yarnlove ...

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I couldn't come to london and not visit @looplondonloves. I have been wanting to see this gorgeous shop for a long time and is a treasure trove of lovely squishy yarns. I've treated myself to some bright mohair silk for a project with some of my grey sparkle. #inspired #lovecolour #loveyarn #yarnshoppingisthebest #cullenquine ...

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I would say hats off to my OH, but he wanted a hat. He helps twist the skeins, using his drill of course 😀 and helps at shows, even if its keeping me in cups of tea. I secretly hid this skein as he kept saying it was his favourite. I designed the hat with a double layer brim to keep his ears warm and give him an excuse not to hear me 🤣. He loves it. Now to write up the pattern. #knitfastdiewarm #toastylugs #indiedyedyarn #bowfiddleyarns #yarnlove #knitworthy #blowingahooley #scottishweather ...

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Happy valentine's day. I hope everyone has someone knit worthy in their lives. #knitfastdiewarm #knitworthy #dyersofinstagram #dyedinscotland #handdyedyarn #bowfiddleyarns #lovecolour #yarnlove ...

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