We Review ‘Lace Knits’ by Ann Kingstone

With 16 new designs to offer, 'Lace Knits', the latest book from Yorkshire knitwear designer, Ann Kingstone, is quite a substantial pattern book. From the moment you pick the weighty text up, you immediately feel as if you're getting your money's worth. That's in part thanks to the whole chapter entitled 'Magical Methods for Openwork Knitting' which Ann has included as a handy guide that you can refer to as you attempt the designs. ...

Join Us for World Wide Knit in Public Day 2015

Knit in Public logoTomorrow (Saturday June 13th) marks the 10th anniversary of World Wide Knit in Public Day! It also coincides with the first anniversary of the launch of Baa Baa Brighouse and the setting up of our regular Knit and Natter Group which is held at Rastrick Library, Crowtrees Lane, Rastrick on the first and third Saturdays of every month. (more…)

Knit, Natter and Posh Nosh

We teamed up with Holdsworth House Hotel recently to host our first ever Crafternoon Tea event. Knitters came from the four corners of Yorkshire and beyond to join us at the beautiful Jacobean manor in Halifax and enjoy a delicious, traditional afternoon tea of sandwiches, scones and cakes whilst indulging in their craft. We were honoured to have been sought out and approached by the owner of Holdsworth House to help organise the event because of our affinity with Yorkshire and strong ethos of promoting quality Yorkshire yarns and British breeds. ...

Calling Indie Yarn Dyers!

Are you passionate about yarn? Do you love Yorkshire? Do you like nothing more than using beautiful British bred yarn in your work? Are you inspired by the natural world? Can you use a dye pot to transfer what you see into yarny goodness? If the answer is yes then Baa Baa Brighouse wants to hear from you! We are currently seeking to expand the number of indie dyers we currently work with on our popular Yan Tan Tethera Yarn Club - our monthly subscription yarn club which promotes the very best that indie dyers of Yorkshire have to offer. ...

We’re Ready for Wonderwool Wales 2015!

        Wonderwool Wales 2015 will be taking place next weekend (April 25th and 26th) and we're really looking forward to meeting all those coming along to the event. Here at Baa Baa Brighouse we're busily packing boxes and preparing our display which will include a wide selection of British sourced, spun and dyed yarns, pattern books from a range of British designers, beautifully crafted knitting needles and crochet hooks, exclusive Baa Baa Brighouse knit kits, one-of-a-kind hand knits and our very own stitch markers. ...

Join Baa Baa Brighouse for Crafternoon Tea!

How would you like to join Baa Baa Brighouse for a relaxing afternoon tea in the grounds of the beautiful Holdsworth House Hotel? We've teamed up with the wonderful staff at the Jacobean manor, situated on the outskirts of Halifax, to launch our very first Crafternoon Tea event. ...

Putting Our Best Foot Forward…

Since setting up Baa Baa Brighouse a little over a year ago, there's nothing I've enjoyed more than collaborating with creative people to promote everything that is great about the British wool industry and yarn that has been farmed, spun or dyed in Yorkshire. Of the many projects I've had the privilege to be involved in so far, working with Joe's Toes, a fellow Brighouse based business, on producing our brand new Children's Slipper Knit Kits featuring Herdy wool, has encompassed all of the values that were important to me when I first thought about owning a yarn store. ...

Baa Baa Brighouse Joins Yarn Shop Day 2015!

  logo2 On May 2, 2015 the second annual Yarn Shop Day will take place in knitting and craft stores across the country and this year Baa Baa Brighouse is joining in. The event has been organised by leading publications Let's Knit and Let's Get Crafting in a bid to celebrate Britain's much-loved independent wool shops. (more…)