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...

Hello Herdy!

A big Baa Baa Brighouse hello to The Herdy Company as we announce we will shortly be stocking Herdy wool. 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...

Love Erika Knight Yarns?

We're thrilled to announce that we'll be offering a wider selection of Erika Knight's yarns at Baa Baa Brighouse. As well as the Vintage Wool we already stock, we'll be expanding our range of colours - not only will you be able to purchase the 100% wool yarn in iced gem, pretty and chocolate, but we'll also be stocking it in Wisteria and Steve - two beautiful summery shades of lilac and blue. We're also proud to announce that we'll be stocking Erika's gorgeous British Blue Wool in five shades - Classic, French, Gift, Milk and Fawn. If you've been following our progress at Baa Baa Brighouse, you'll know that we are big supporters of British wool, and in particular, that which is sourced, scoured, spun and dyed in Yorkshire. All of Erika's yarns are 100% British and are spun right on our doorstep at Laxtons in Guisley, West...

Extending Our West Yorkshire Spinners Range

Great news for fans of West Yorkshire Spinners yarn - due to its popularity and demand at Baa Baa Brighouse, we've decided to extend our range! As well as the West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4 Ply Sock Yarn (Spice Rack Range), currently in our Springtime Sale, we'll soon be stocking their 4 Ply Sock Yarn (Sweet Shop Range) which comes in six vibrant shades - bubblegum, butterscotch, blackcurrant bomb, sour apple, blueberry bonbon and sarsaparilla. But the good news doesn't stop there! We'll also be offering 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 we'll be stocking the new Country Birds pattern book...

Springtime Sale!

Baa Baa Brighouse is having a Springtime Sale! For a limited time you can save on gorgeous West Yorkshire Spinners' Signature 4 Ply Sock Yarn (Spice Rack Range) and beautiful designer Erika Knight Vintage Wool. The Signature 4 Ply Spice Rack is available in five lovely muted shades - perfect to knit Dad some cosy, soft socks in time for Father's Day next month. Signature 4 Ply is made from 75% wool and 25% nylon - 35% of the wool content is luxurious Bluefaced Leicester. Erika Knight's Vintage Wool is currently available in three wonderful shades - iced gem, pretty and chocolate. The yarn is 100% British wool, spun at Laxton's in Yorkshire. We've price matched our competitors and believe you won't find these quality yarns anywhere else at better price. So, grab a bargain while stocks last and get knitting!  

Louisa Harding Yarns Comes to Baa Baa Brighouse

We're very excited to announce that Baa Baa Brighouse will be stocking a fabulous range of Louisa Harding yarns. Louisa, who trained with Rowan and still lives in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, is a world famous knitwear designer with her own range of gorgeous yarns. At Baa Baa Brighouse we love two things - vintage style and natural fibres and we feel Louisa Harding yarns epitomises both. We will be stocking a range of Grace and Grace Harmonies yarn which are both made from 50% silk and 50% merino wool. Grace will be available in beautiful solid shades of Frost, Cheeky, Willow, Palma and Squire, whilst Grace Harmonies, a lovely variegated yarn will come in shades of Beat, Ragtime, Dizzy Swing and Jazz. Both Grace and Grace Harmonies come in 50g balls giving 100 metres of yarn per ball. Baa baa Brighouse will also be stocking a lovely...

Learn to Knit with Baa Baa Brighouse

Baa Baa Brighouse has joined forces with Brighouse Arts Festival 2014 for a Learn to Knit Workshop. The provisional date of the workshop is Saturday September 20th 10.30am to 12.30pm at Rastrick Library, Crowtrees Lane, Rastrick. The learn to knit workshop will be aimed at absolute beginners, so no previous knitting knowledge is required. Materials including yarn, needles and instructions will be included and will be yours to keep after the event. The festival, which runs from September 15th to September 20th includes talks, exhibitions, music and of course a variety of craft workshops. We'll keep you posted once the venue, date and time of the Baa Baa Brighouse Learn to Knit Workshop has been confirmed along with details of how you can register to take part. The workshop will be limited to a maximum of 10 participants to ensure...

Knits for Dad

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 Signature 4 Ply – ideal...