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.

Massive thank you to everyone who came to say hello over the last couple of days. It was an absolute pleasure to chat to you all about all things yarn. It was also great to catch up with all the other vendors.

#vendor #yarnshoppingisthebest #indieyarndyer #friendship #yarnlove #lochnessknitfest #bowfiddleyarns #bowfiddle #handdyedyarn #newknittingproject
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And just like that it's over. Thank you to @lochnessknitfest for an enjoyable couple of days. Hope everyone has a safe journey home. ...

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Ready to go again at @lochnessknitfest. 😀 #yarnshoppingisthebest #yarnfestival #lnkf19 ...

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Knitting up the new slub yarn. Lovely warm colours for autumn or ahem Xmas. A simple stocking stitch cowl shows up the yarn perfectly. It's been a popular one today. Hope to see you all on Sat. #lnkf19 #lochnessknitfest #slubyarn #oneskeinproject #autumn #knittersofinstagram #indiedyedinscotland #handdyedyarn ...

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How cute is this sweater. Pattern is Flax Light by @tincanknits. One skein to make this and enough left over for a hat. Perfect for a child. As the pattern is in adult sizes I'm going to make one for myself. #oneskeinproject #knittersofinstagram #handdyedyarn #handdyedinscotland #lochnessknitfest ...

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All set up for a busy day in buckie in the Fishermans Hall 10 till 4pm. What an amazing group of talented crafters. #shoplocal #craftersofscotland #localcraft #localquine #buckie ...

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Just out of the dye pot and I love it. As it is getting colder in Scotland I've been inspired by the autumnal colours. This will be available in both boucle and sparkly fingering weight yarn. Can't wait to see the final skeins. #yarnaddict #indieyarndyer #autumn #lovecolour #boucleyarn #indiedyedinscotland #indiedyedyarn #offtofindapattern #skeins ...

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Home after a brilliant but tiring day at @perthfestivalofyarn. Great fun being a shopper and lovely to catch up with some yarny friends. @sealymacwheely @beardychiel @kalokshekellen @woolmouseuk @woolforewe to name but a few. Came home with some banana yarn from @flora_fibres_yarn, a micro shade pack from @wee_county_yarns, sock ruler, yarn cosy @allwoolthatendswoolhanddyed and the most gorgeous slub yarn from @mothy.and.the.squid. If you haven't been it's on again on Sunday so you can increase your fibre intake. #yarnaddict #yarnaholic #yarnshoppingisthebest #yarnpeoplearemytribe #lovecolour #supportlocal #supporthandmade #supportcrafters ...

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Last minute decision for a trip to @perthfestivalofyarn. On the train with @fthisknit podcast and some every day hermione socks. Looking forward to a fun and possibly expensive day as a customer. #ftkbacktohogwarts #harrypotterknitting #sockknitter #knitinpublic #indiedyedinscotland #yarnshoppingisthebest ...

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This sums up my ideal sunday. Sunshine, cup of tea, knitting podcast @fthisknit, knitting and of course the studio hound at my feet. Nice to let the mind wander and listen to other creative people. #chocolatelabs #sundaysunshine #cupoftea #knittersofinstagram #knittingoutside #castonajumper #relaxed #scottishsummer #legsoot #sundaysarethebestdays ...

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The end of a fantastic day @woolatportsoy. Met lots of lovely people and come away feeling inspired for new colourways. Treated myself and the labourer to a @portsoyicecream before heading home. #sugarhit #yummyicecream #yarnshoppingisthebest #yarnpeoplearemytribe #sorelegs #homewardbound #portsoy #shoplocal #supportlocalbusiness ...

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Final skeins twisted ready for @woolatportsoy tomorrow. The vendor list looks amazing and you'll all be spoilt for choice. I'm going to treat myself to @portsoyicecream afterwards, but to wet your appetite here are some mint choc chip, raspberry meringue and neapolitan skeins. #yarnshoppingisthebest #yarnporn #portsoy #portsoyicecream #cullenquine #shoplocal #indiedyedyarn #lotstopackup #isthereroomforthedog #colourmakesmehappy ...

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