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.

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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I've been busy trying to select photos for yarn festival application but I cant stop looking at this skein. Who else gets distracted by their stash and has multiple WIPs on the go ? #skeins #cupcake #bowfiddleyarns #yarnlove #handdyedyarn #handdyedinscotland #indiedyedyarn #dyersofinstagram #nocalorietreat #sockyarn ...

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It's difficult to not cast on everything that come out of the dye pot, but I love this. Shop update coming soon #bowfiddleyarns #indiedyer #indiedyedyarn #indiedyedinscotland #yarnlove #caston #knitting #itsmyfavourite ...

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What a month it's been. I've been focusing on the dreaded paperwork, both the admin for the taxman and also designing some patterns. One far more fun than the other. A sneaky peek of a double knit weight scarf on the needles which is easy and quick to knit, but gives a lovely texture. #knitfastdiewarm #bowfiddleyarns #taxdeadline #countingstitches #indiedyer #indiedyedinscotland ...

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As the festive season is upon us, I would like to thank everyone who have supported all of the local yarns shops, yarn shows and small businesses. I have had an amazing first year and I couldn't do that without you all. I absolutely love my job and sharing my love of yarn and colour. I'm taking a few days off, well not quite true, I've got my Xmas cast on ready to go and planning new colourways. In the meantime the website still has the sale running but I might be a bit slower in postage so please bear with me. Merry Xmas to you all and I hope you get some yarn in your stockings, or even yarn to make stockings and look forward to seeing you all in 2020. #xmascaston #bowfiddleyarns #indiedyedyarn #dyersofinstagram #yarnaddict #shoplocal #yarnshoppingisthebest #yarnpeoplearemytribe #slubyarn #oneskeinproject #knitting #crochet #aberdeenshire ...

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Shop update with lots of lovely skeins at discounted prices. Pop on over to the website to see what's there. #fybermonday #cybermonday #indiedyedinscotland #skeins #knitfastdiewarm #indiedyer #indiedyedyarn #terriblepuns #lovecolour ...

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The weather might be miserable outside, but don't let that put you off coming along to @highland_wool_and_textiles. There are lots of lovely things to look at. ...

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It's a windy and bright autumnal day in the North East of Scotland. Perfect day for some hand knitted socks. Pattern is every day Hermione socks on a hand dyed sock blank. Haven't used sock blanks before and it was a great fun hand painting yarn. As it was a double knit both socks are the same. #harrypotterknitting #smallbatchdyer #handdyedyarn #handpaintedyarn #fthisknit #backtohogwarts #sockyarn #sockknitter #indiedyedinscotland #bowfiddleyarns #indiedyedyarn ...

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Dark mystery is now available in the web shop. It's on a 4ply base and will be coming to @highland_wool_and_textiles next weekend. #smallbatchdyer #indiedyer #indiedyedinscotland #bowfiddleyarns #strathpeffer #yarnaddict #yarnshoppingisthebest ...

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