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Monthly Themed Yarn Boxes

Have you heard about our Baa Baa Brighouse Monthly Themed Yarn Boxes? We launched these back in January as a fresh idea for 2017 and so far they are proving to be incredibly popular. Each month, inspiration for the box comes from popular culture including films, television, art, music and […]

The Mulier Fortis Collection

New Yarn Celebrating Women

On International Women’s Day 2017 Baa Baa Brighouse is celebrating the achievements of the eight women who inspired our brand new Baa Baa Brew Marble 4 Ply yarn. The Mulier Fortis Collection, taken from the Latin meaning strong woman, seeks to highlight the outstanding contribution that women have made to […]

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Brighouse Incredible Yarnbombers

Baa Baa Brighouse has teamed up with the Brighouse Incredible Yarnbombers, a community group that aims to beautify the town of Brighouse through craft. The Tour de Yorkshire is coming to Brighouse on April 30th, 2017 and the Brighouse Incredible Yarnbombers are busy preparing for the event by making bunting […]

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Politics and Knitting

I’ve been toying with the idea of writing this blog post for well over a week – initially in the run up to the inauguration of President Donald Trump on Friday and then in the aftermath of the global Women’s March the following day. If you’re a small business like […]

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2016 – A Year in Review

2016 was quite a year for so many reasons with political upheaval both in the UK and abroad impacting on day-to-day life for Baa Baa Brighouse, our friends in the craft and textile industries as well as our customers. But with another uncertain year ahead of us, lets not dwell […]

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We Will Remember Them

As we approach Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday, we often see people wearing knitted, crocheted or felt poppies – small hand crafted items that symbolise so much. Then, there are wonderful displays like that of the Thirsk Poppy Yarnbombing that seek to remind us of the scale of tragedy and […]

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Remember, Remember…It’s Also Wovember!

The start of November means one thing – it’s time to celebrate Wovember. The Wovember campaign was started in 2011 by knitwear designers, Kate Davies and Felicity Ford, as a response to frustrations at the misuse of the words ‘wool’ and ‘woollen’ in garment descriptions, meaning that consumers often didn’t […]

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Backing British Breeds

In October, so many important events within the craft community occur and all probably deserve a blog post of their own. It begins with National Knitting Week in association with the UK Hand Knitting Association which aims to inspire the next generation of knitters. This year’s theme is the Christmas […]

Socktober

What is Socktober?

So, we’re a third of the way into October already and my knitter friends are frantically casting off socks, turning heels and talking about fish lips whichever way I turn. All this tootsie talk got me thinking about the origins of Socktober. A quick trawl of the internet revealed that […]

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Yarn: The Movie

Yarn (noun) – a continuous twisted strand of natural or synthetic fibres; yarn (verb) – a story or entertaining narrative. Two distinct dictionary definitions is what ‘Yarn‘, the new documentary by director, Una Lorenzen, opens with. It tells the story of modern fibre artists and how they use yarn to […]