Welcoming Rowan to Baa Baa Brighouse

Today we welcome Rowan to Baa Baa Brighouse - a name that has become synonymous with quality Yorkshire yarn. For all Rowan is now a well respected global company, its roots are firmly in Holmfirth, Yorkshire, making it an important addition to the catalogue of yarns that Baa Baa Brighouse currently offers. We are incredibly proud to be stockists of Rowan’s British Sheep Breeds yarn – continuing our ethos of supporting British sheep farming and wherever possible, yarn that has a strong connection with the wool heritage of Yorkshire. As an annually renewable natural resource, the Rowan Purelife British Sheep Breeds wool is shorn and blended from classic British sheep breeds: Bluefaced Leicester, Black Welsh, Suffolk, Jacob and Shetland. Spun into beautiful undyed shades and with its natural lanolin maintained, British Sheep Breeds...

Top 10 Knits for Father’s Day

  Father’s Day falls on Sunday June 15th and if you’ve no idea what to get Dad this year, don’t worry, you can knit him something special instead. If your Dad is difficult to buy for and already has a stockpile of ties, a knitted gift is the perfect solution. It is personal, unique and 100% guaranteed that Dad won’t already have it. I’ve trawled the Ravelry website to find some fantastic free patterns suitable for knitters of a variety of skill levels – from beginners to the most experienced. The best thing about Dad knits is that the pattern often calls for an Aran weight yarn – I don’t think you’ll be disappointed in Erika Knight’s Vintage Wool in chocolate or iced gem – perfect shades for Dads everywhere and available at Baa Baa Brighouse! Or why not check out the West Yorkshire Spinners...

Win a Yarn Basket Worth £50!

Baa Baa Brighouse is very pleased to be able to support Old Earth Primary School by helping to raise funds for the Parents, Teachers and Friends Association. We will be providing a yarn basket as a raffle prize at this year’s PTFA Le Tour de Elland Grand Ball at Bertie’s Banqueting Rooms in Elland. The basket contains a range of quality yarns in Le Tour colours to celebrate the Grand Depart from Yorkshire, including yarn from West Yorkshire Spinners, Erika Knight, Laura's Loom and Herdy UK. The ball will be held on Friday July 4th, 2014, so if you are attending, please buy a raffle ticket and help support a fantastic annual event, a brilliant occasion for Yorkshire and a wonderful local...

Free Pattern! Baa Baa Bunting – Red, White & Blue

To celebrate Brighouse 1940s Weekend this Saturday and Sunday (June 7th and 8th, 2014), we're giving away a free downloadable pattern for Baa Baa Bunting - Red,White & Blue! Simply click on the link Baa Baa Bunting for your free pattern and get those needles clicking for Brighouse Knit for Victory. Follow the hashtag #BrigKnitforVictory on Twitter for more. Don't forget, there's still time to enter our Vintage Knit Competition too. Entries can be either for a knit or crochet design and the winner will have their pattern published exclusively with Baa Baa Brighouse. All entries must use yarn that is available at Baa Baa Brighouse – this could be either County Alpacas, Erika Knight, Herdy, Laura’s Loom, Louisa Harding, West Yorkshire Spinners or hand dyed yarn from Eden Cottage Yarns. We will soon be stocking Sylvan Tiger hand...

Tickets on Sale for Learn to Knit Workshop

Good news! From 4pm today (Sunday June 1st), you can book online to take part in the Baa Baa Brighouse Learn to Knit Workshop in association with Brighouse Arts Festival 2014. The workshop will take on  Saturday September 20th from 10.30am to 12.30pm at Rastrick Library, Crowtrees Lane, Rastrick. Tickets can be purchased from http://www.brighousefestival.co.uk/uncategorized/baa-baa-brighouse-knitting-workshop/ or by calling the Box Office on 01484 718324. Tickets can also be bought in person from Harrison Lord, Rycorn, Simply Flowers of The Smith Art Gallery in Brighouse. The learn to knit workshop will be aimed at absolute beginners, so no previous knitting knowledge is required. Tickets cost £20 per person and materials such as yarn, needles and instructions are included. The festival, which runs from September 15th to...

Baa Baa Brighouse Supports Local School

LeTourBaa Baa Brighouse is very pleased to be able to support Old Earth Primary School by helping to raise funds for the Parents, Teachers and Friends Association. We will be providing a yarn basket as a raffle prize at this year's PTFA Le Tour de Elland Grand Ball at Bertie's Banqueting Rooms in Elland. The basket will contain a range of quality yarns in Le Tour colours to celebrate the Grand Depart from Yorkshire. The ball will be held on Friday July 4th, 2014, so if you are attending, please buy a raffle ticket and help support a fantastic annual event and a wonderful local school.

Rowan’s British Sheep Breeds Joins Baa Baa Brighouse

We are incredibly pleased to announce that we will soon be stocking Rowan's British Sheep Breeds yarn - continuing our ethos of supporting British sheep farming and wherever possible, yarn that has a strong connection with Yorkshire. For all Rowan is now a well respected global company, its roots are firmly in Holmfirth, Yorkshire, making it an important addition to the catalogue of yarns that Baa Baa Brighouse currently offers. As an annually renewable natural resource, the Rowan Purelife British Sheep Breeds wool is shorn and blended from classic British sheep breeds: Bluefaced Leicester, Black Welsh, Suffolk, Jacob and Shetland. Spun into beautiful un-dyed shades and with its natural lanolin maintained, British Sheep Breeds Chunky is perfect for warm Autumn and Winter woollies and homeware projects alike. We will also be stocking a...

Bank Holiday Yarn Sale!

Sale Baa Baa Brighouse is having a special Bank Holiday yarn sale with many of our fabulous quality yarns reduced for this weekend only. You can save on vibrant chunky Herdy wool, squishy West Yorkshire Spinners sock yarn and pastel DK, Erika Knight aran weight Vintage Wool, beautiful Louisa Harding designer yarns and even unique hand dyed Bluefaced Leicester and baby alpaca from Eden Cottage Yarns. But you must hurry - our sale ends at midnight on Bank Holiday Monday - May 26th, 2014! Take a look at our yarn category and see all the lovely woolly bargains you could bag.

Calling All Woolly Minded Bloggers!

Do you knit, crochet, love yarn or fibre arts and like to talk about it? Yes? Then we want to hear from you! We're opening up our blog to guest bloggers. We'd love you to join the Baa Baa Brighouse community and tell us what you're passionate about - British wool, indie dyers, designer yarns, personal projects or knitting as therapy? Whatever it is that you have to say, we're sure our readers would love to hear it. We'd particularly welcome blogs from our suppliers, to tell us more about themselves and their beautiful Yorkshire yarns, as well as from knitters and crochet artists, who have used the yarns we stock in their own projects. Our values are simple at Baa Baa Brighouse - British wool, vintage style, knitting as therapy - if you can relate to any or all of these and have a story to tell then email info@baabaabrighouse.co.uk and let...