Skein of Summer Beach yarn on a sunny day at Cullen Beach

Welcome to Bow Fiddle 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.  The company name is based on an iconic rock formation in Portknockie on the Moray Firth coast near where I grew up. 

I 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. 

I've updated the website with some estimates for small projects to help decide how much you need to buy. I'll also take along the list to @woolatportsoy. #yarnshoppingisthebest #yarnchicken #portsoy #howmuchyarndoineed #handdyedyarn #knit #yarnfestival #scotland #visitabdnshire #visitabdn #knitscotland ...

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This week is all about prepping for @woolatportsoy so I'll be closing down the web shop, stock check and final bits of dyeing. How do you all prepare for a yarn show ? Do you toss your stash, looking through what you already have and see where there are gaps ? Do you look at patterns to decide what to make, or do you go along to shows with no plan and buy the skeins that jump out at you ? You know the ones, there is something about them that you just can't walk away. If you are anything like me, it'll be a combination of all three, but interested in your approach. #yarnaddict #portsoy #handdyedyarn #indiedyedyarn #skein #skeins #yarnshoppingisthebest #shoplocal #yarnaddict #handdyedinscotland ...

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This has been a fun and quick knit. Easy to remember pattern and tassels - what more do you need. Pattern is stormy sky shawl by @life_is_cozy. Yarn was dyed by me, colourway daffodil 150 grams of fingering weight. Kept going until all of the yarn was used. #sunshineyarn #indiedyedinscotland #indiedyedyarn #shawlknitting #blockedshawl #knittersofinstagram #knittersofscotland #lacyshawl #yarnover ...

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Looking forward to the next show @woolatportsoy on the 24th Aug as it's my local show. I'll be in the newly renovated Church Hall. My new tote bags will be on sale and some new colourways. #supportlocal #cullen #portsoy #cullenquine #bowfiddle #indiedyedinscotland #indiedyedyarn #yarnaddict #yarnaholic #yarnfest ...

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Looking for something to do today. Come along to the Clatt Dog show. Teas, homebakes and crafters is the perfect day out. I'm hoping to escape my stall to watch the judging of the most handsome dog (I'm not taking Harry along though). #supportlocal #homebakes #clatt #happyhounds #dogshow #mydogisthebest #summerinscotland #greatdaysout ...

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Perfect drying weather today for these bright skeins. I love the technique of hand painted yarns as they are truly one of a kind. The sunshine just makes the colours pop. These will be "Peter Fayre" are they remind me of the local show every July with the bright flashing lights and carnival rides. #handdyedyarn #handdyedinscotland #peterfair #handpaintedyarn #sockyarn #wherearemysunglasses #castonsocks #indiedyedinscotland #indiedyedyarn ...

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It's been a miserable day in the North East of Scotland, heavy rain, flooding and dreich. So I've been dyeing some rainbows today to remind us that without the rain, we don't have rainbows. Hopefully I'll have some left for @woolatportsoy #yarnaddict #aberdeen #dreich #scottishsummer #whereismycanoe #indiedyedinscotland #indiedyedyarn #knitarainbow #lovecolour ...

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Do you know that you can buy my yarns in @intricatedesignsuk in the beautiful town of Cullen. This is a treasure trove of amazing crafts and you get to squish yarns before buying. So if you are looking to start a new project then pop on by and have a look. Lots of lovely places for a coffee too. #cullen #yarnaddict #indiedyedinscotland #anyexcuseforicecream #weekendknitting #squishyyarn #sockknitter #craftersofscotland #localbusiness #localcraft #handdyedyarn ...

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I love this colour and this pattern is knitting up quickly. A bit of brightness after all of the rubbish weather we've been having. #oneskeinproject #knittersofinstagram #indiedyedinscotland #indiedyedyarn #knittersofscotland #knit #lovecolour #thisismyfriday #castonashawl ...

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Thank you to all the visitors to @aberdeenyarnfest who purchased one of the @maggiesaberdeen yarns. With your generosity you've raised £207 for this amazing charity. ❤ Still a few left to sell so they'll be on the website later. Can't wait to see what you've all made with your purchase. #cancersurvivor #craftformindfulness #overwhelmed #indiedyedinscotland #indiedyedyarn #knit #crochet ...

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Stocked up with the Maggie's special for #aberdeenyarnfest. All proceeds going to #maggiesaberdeen. Fabulous colours which will be amazing in the grey Aberdeen granite. #aberdeen #knittersofinstagram #indiedyedinscotland ...

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Hope everyone is going to hot foot it over to #aberdeenyarnfest today. #indiedyedinscotland #indiedyedyarn #aberdeen #yarnaddict #knit #crochet ...

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Has everyone been looking at the floor plan for #aberdeenyarnfest ? I've marked where I am so please stop by and say hello. Im next to the fabulous @sealymacwheely and @dyeninja but looking forward to seeing everyone on Sunday. Yarns are labelled ready for their new homes. #knittersofscotland #knit #indiedyedinscotland #indiedyedyarn #visitaberdeen #bowfiddle #cullen #yarnaddict ...

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This Sunday I'll be at #aberdeenyarnfest for the first time as a vendor. As a special for the show I've dyed up some yarns to raise some funds for #maggiesaberdeen. Say hello to Maggie, mini Maggie and mega Maggie! All proceeds will be donated to the Aberdeen centre along with the donations from the kiltwalk last weekend. #indiedyedinscotland #indiedyedyarn #cancersurvivor #kiltwalkaberdeen #maggiesaberdeen #aberdeenyarnfest2019 #cullen #knit #crochet #knitting ...

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Less than a week to go to #aberdeenyarnfest2019 #worldknitinpublicday is on Saturday so if you can please pop down to #rechargecafeaberdeen to join in. Hope everyone is looking forward to this event as much as I am. And the amazing #flycupcatering are the caterers. Bring on the scones ! #aberdeenyarnfest #knittersofinstagram #knittersofscotland #indiedyedyarn #indiedyedinscotland #maggiesaberdeen #sconelover #knitting ...

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