The shop is closed and we are also unable to offer a local pick-up service at the moment due to the government guidance.

The local pick-up option will go back on the website on the evening of Friday 2/4/21. Collection will be available every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11am – 4pm starting Monday 5/4/21.

The projected date for non-essential retail to re-open is Monday 26/4/21, meaning we would re-open on Wednesday 28/4/21. Obviously these dates may still be subject to change but we will keep you updated. In the meantime we are still available on the phone from 11am to 4pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

All the currently scheduled classes have had to be cancelled. I hope to start rescheduling them for May and June but am holding off until the re-opening date looks more certain.

Stay safe everyone!

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Welcome to myBearpaw.com

myBearpaw  is a fabric, yarn and haberdashery store situated in central Edinburgh with a teaching studio attached.  Though compact the store is brimming with the best modern fabric, quality yarns and superior threads (much of which is available here online!), all enhanced by the creative inspiration available in the studio. We pride ourselves on friendly helpful customer service. The store is open every Wednesday – Saturday.

myBearpaw Craft Classes – where you can learn new skills in a friendly, relaxed environment.  Both Catriona, who owns the shop, and Jane, the shop Manager, teach regular classes. There is also an ever changing team of skilled regular tutors plus occasional exciting guest tutors from around the world.

With an emphasis on fun and creativity, the aim of our workshops is to share skills and inspire students to get involved in a wide range of crafts such as quilting, crochet, knitting, patchwork, embroidery, bag making, sewing machine skills.  These days are about treating yourself while you learn!

Our huge craft studio in our store provides the ideal spacious, well-lit environment to inspire and delight.


The January/February/March class schedule had to be completely cancelled. We are hoping to reschedule these classes in May/June/July but are waiting a bit longer to be sure they can go ahead. There will be a maximum of 4 people per class who will be seated 2 metres apart. Masks will need to be worn throughout the classes and to make this a bit easier no full-day classes will be running. Where necessary full-day classes have been split into multiple half-day or evening classes. We will clean the studio between every class but to add an extra layer of safety we are only running classes on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings so that the virus has more than 72 hours to die on surfaces between classes.


Our Edinburgh shop is continuing with our regular opening hours of Wednesday – Saturday 10am -5pm.  We understand that not everyone will be able or want to return to physical shopping and we want to continue catering to those customers so you are welcome to place an order over the phone or through our online shop.

Shop Rules
We are continuing with our ‘one customer in the shop at any one time’ rule that we employed pre-lockdown. This means that if there is someone in the shop when you arrive you will need to wait outside and make sure any queuing is socially distanced.

On entering the shop we will request that you use the hand sanitiser provided. Inside the shop you will be required to wear a face covering and avoid touching surfaces, including fabric as much as possible. Our staff will also wear face coverings.  As most of you know our shop is quite small and we feel these extra precautions are sensible at the present time.

Our staff will make sure that all surfaces are kept as clean as possible and we promise to do all we can to ensure our shop is a safe environment for all

Unfortunately Crafternoons, Craft Club and Craft Classes remain on hold. We are looking at putting out a limited schedule of socially distanced classes and will keep you posted on this.

You can try calling us any time on 0131 228 6377, if you have trouble getting through please leave a clear message and we will return your call when we are able.

If you are unable to get through on the phone or would just rather contact us by email please send your correspondence to hello@mybearpaw.co.uk.

Thanks so much for your ongoing support of myBearpaw. Let’s continue to stay safe and strong and get through this together!