World Wide Knit in Public Day

World Wide Knit in Public Day takes place in June and Baa Baa Brighouse is planning to host an event. The celebration began in 2005 as a way for knitters to come together and enjoy each other's company. Knitting can be such a solitary act but this is a specific day to meet like-minded people, share projects, knowledge and talk about fibre arts together. In the past, some people have used this event to highlight to the general public that knitting is not just for grannies, it is for everyone - a community activity. In 2005 there were about 25 events hosted around the world, rising to over 750 by 2009. The event takes place from the second Saturday to the third Sunday of June each year, making it a week long celebration of knitting and other fibre arts. This year's dates are June 14 to June 22, 2014. It is likely that the event will...

Knit and Natter with Baa Baa Brighouse

Plans are afoot at Baa Baa Brighouse for a regular Knit and Natter event. At present, I am in talks with staff at Rastrick Library, Crowtrees Lane, Rastrick as a possible weekly Saturday morning venue. The sessions will provide the opportunity to meet up with like-minded knitting and crochet enthusiasts, discuss projects, get help with a difficult stitch and share both knowledge and passion for the craft. So, if you fancy a cuppa and a slice of cake, a knit and a natter with friendly crafters, check back at Baa Baa Brighouse regularly for updates. I'll keep you posted once the finer details have been arranged.    

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West Yorkshire Spinners – New in Store!

Good news for fans of West Yorkshire Spinners lovely soft sock yarn - due to its popularity at Baa Baa Brighouse, we've extended our range! As well as the West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4 Ply Sock Yarn (Spice Rack Range), we now stock their 4 Ply Sock Yarn (Sweet Shop Range) which comes in six deliciously vibrant shades - bubblegum, butterscotch, blackcurrant bomb, sour apple, blueberry bonbon and sarsaparilla. But the good news doesn't stop there! We're also stocking brand new West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4 Ply Sock Yarn (Country Birds Collection) in five variegated self striping shades designed to compliment the colours available in the Spice Rack Range. The two can be used together to create some truly stunning designs and for inspiration, you can check out the new Country Birds pattern book to get you started. All West...

Learn to Knit at Brighouse Arts Festival 2014

The details have been finalised for the Baa Baa Brighouse Learn to Knit Workshop at this year's Brighouse Arts Festival. The workshop will take on  Saturday September 20th from 10.30am to 12.30pm at Rastrick Library, Crowtrees Lane, Rastrick. Tickets can be bought online from June 1st 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 September 20th includes talks, exhibitions,...

Louisa Harding has arrived at Baa Baa Brighouse

Good news! After a day of photographing yummy yarns in the Yorkshire sunshine, we're delighted to announce the arrival of Louisa Harding yarns at Baa Baa Brighouse. We know you won't be disappointed by these fabulously stunning additions from the world renowned Yorkshire knitwear designer. Louisa, who trained with Rowan and still lives in Holmfirth, combines the two elements that we love at Baa Baa Brighouse - vintage style and natural fibres! We are now proud stockists of a range of Grace and Grace Harmonies yarn which are both made from 50% silk and 50% merino wool. Grace is available in beautiful solid shades of Frost, Cheeky, Willow and Squire, whilst Grace Harmonies, a lovely variegated yarn comes in shades of Beat, Ragtime, Dizzy Swing and Jazz - yarn names that couldn't sound more vintage if they tried. Both Grace and Grace...

Baa Baa Brighouse to be the First Stockist of Sylvan Tiger Yarn

We're super excited to announce that Baa Baa Brighouse is to be the very first stockist of Sylvan Tiger Yarn - adding another independent Yorkshire hand dyer to our catalogue of suppliers. Katie of Sylvan Tiger Yarn specialises in creating luxury yarns using only natural dyes and British wool, particularly Bluefaced Leicester, an ethos we very much support at Baa Baa Brighouse. She said: "I use wool sourced from British suppliers and where possible from British sheep, processed and spun in Britain. I use natural dyes mostly in extract form which gives better repeatability of colourways and allows me to dye year-round. Every once in a while I’ll have ‘Limited Editions’ dyed with material I’ve carefully harvested myself from my garden or local environment. "My inspiration for colours and combinations often comes from my local...

Herdy is Here!

Herdy wool is now in stock at Baa Baa Brighouse! Available in seven vibrant and fun shades – blue, green, grey, orange, pink, purple and ecru, Herdy’s chunky yarn is 100% wool and 100% British made. We love the ethos behind Herdy as each year the company donates a percentage of profits to the Herdy Fund, an independently managed charitable fund which helps to support the sustainability of rural communities, upland fell farming and of course, the Herdwick sheep. Last year the company donated 5% of its profits to good causes, so by buying Herdy wool from Baa Baa Brighouse, you’ll be helping to support and protect British, and in particular, Lakeland sheep farming for generations to come! We’ll also be stocking fun Herdy knitting accessories including stitch markers and tape measures.

Calling All Designers – It’s Competition Time!

As part of the Baa Baa Brighouse Knit for Victory Campaign in support of Brighouse 1940s Weekend next month, we are hosting a competition to design a pattern for a vintage knit. 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. Designs can be inspired from any era, not just the 1940s, but must have a vintage quality to them. They can include garments or accessories and there is no limit to the amount of times you can enter - so if you design several items that you think might fit the bill, why not enter them all? The winning design...