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.

Enjoying the sunshine again in the North east of Scotland. Its glorious and no sign of the haar. I was planning on dyeing this morning, but decided that I should make the best of the weather. I was given this book by @susie.finlayson and thought it was the perfect read for a sunny afternoon. It opens with the sentence "Knitting saved my life". Strong words, but I get it. I have always wanted to run a crafty business, but was crippled with doubts, however in 2017 everything changed for me and I realised that if I didn't follow my dream then I would regret it. I love what I do, I love sharing the end products with other people, I love the fibre community, but most of all I believe that knitting did help me see how far I'd come during those bleak months. #bowfiddleyarns #knittingisgood #fibrecommunity #followyourdreams #sunnyday #goodbook #agoodyarn #caston ...

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Yesterday I was busy dyeing and was measuring out the quantities for a specific colour, but I was chatting away to Mr Bowfiddle and I measured out the wrong colours!!! Not to waste anything I threw these two skeins into a pot to use up the dye. Well let's just say these are a very happy accident, I absolutely adore how these have turned out and I don't know what the recipe is. 🥴😆 #sparklyyarnmakesmyhearthappy #happyaccident #wishidwrittenitdown #indiedyedyarn #bowfiddleyarns #yarnlove #imkeepingthese #whattocaston ...

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Thank you everyone who supported the @highland_wool_and_textiles show and the many different crafters showcasing their talents and items for sale. I hope you all managed to get something. There is still time to use the discount code till midnight if you've been waiting to make that bank holiday purchase. Thank you again for all your kind words and purchases it means such a lot. Today has been spent parcelling up all of the orders and dyeing up more stock to fill in the gaps. I can't wait to see what you all make with your purchases. I'm having a cup of tea and wishing I had a "cupcake", but this namesake skein might just be better for my waistline 😆
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As it is the Highland Wool and Textiles celebration I'm offering 15% of all purchases (except gift cards) for the whole weekend. There is also free shipping until the end of the month. Hope you can all spare some time perusing all of the vendors information. There is a lot of gorgeous stuff on offer @highland_wool_and_textiles @bunloit_woolery @gongcrafts ...

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Getting ready for @highland_wool_and_textiles show this weekend. Going to miss being in dingwall but looking forward to the virtual event. Have you picked your favourite colour yet ? #indiedyedinscotland #indiedyer #allthecolours #skeins #loveyarn #foundmyhappiness #shoplocal #indiedyedyarn #merino #silk ...

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A little teaser to the new skeins I've dyed up ready for @highland_wool_and_textiles virtual fibre fest at the weekend. #sneakypeek #bowfiddleyarns #virtualfibremarketplace #dingwall #mutedtones #indiedyedyarn ...

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Thank you everyone who has purchased yarn recently. It's been nice to get out to the local post box as part of daily exercise and vacuum packing yarn means that I don't need to visit the post office. I understand that yarn, even with the mental health benefits of craft, is a luxury item and i am humbled that you chose my yarns. Until we can all meet up at the next yarn festival, please stay safe, stay at home and keep knitting. #yarnaddict #yarnshoppingisthebest #indiedyer #indiedyedyarn #keeponcrafting #knittingisgood #bowfiddleyarns #loveayarnparcel #stayathome #staysafe ...

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Pleased to announce that I will be a vendor @glasgowschoolofyarn this year. I hope that you all have everything crossed that it can go ahead as I think we are all missing squishing lovely yarns and chatting to all of the designers, dyers and friends we meet at yarn festivals. #indiedyer #indiedyedinscotland #bowfiddleyarns #glasgowcity #glasgowlife #yarnfestival #yarnlove #yarnshoppingisthebest #fingerscrossed ...

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