Yarn Shop Day Competition Winner

I am pleased to announce the winner of our Yarn Shop Day Facebook Competition to win a Scruff the Dog Knit Kit from Gift Horse Knit Kits is Greta Milne. Greta liked and shared our competition post over on our Facebook page to be in with a chance of winning and this morning (May 5th), her name was pulled from the hat! Greta can choose the kit in one of our available colours - tan or red - and it will be packaged up in our beautiful Baa Baa Brighouse wrap and ribbon and posted off for her to enjoy. Gift Horse Knit Kits are also available as robots, dolls and bunnies - why not take a look? They are suitable for beginners and come packed with everything you need to create your very own crafty treasure. My thanks to everyone who entered. If you weren't lucky enough to win this time around, don't worry, we'll be running another competition...

Knit for Victory!

Brighouse 1940s Weekend is set to take place next month on June 7th ad 8th, 2014. Here at Baa Baa Brighouse we've been commissioned to knit a men's vintage style 1940s tank top. But we're asking all of our customers to show their support for the event, the wonderful town of Brighouse and for their new local yarn shop by 'Knitting for Victory'. We're asking you all to share your vintage knits with us on Twitter using the hashtag #BrigKnitforVictory - so if you've knitted something recently or you're planning a special woolly project to wear for Brighouse 1940s Weekend, we want to know about it! In the coming weeks, we'll be holding a Knit for Victory competition and we'll be giving away a free knitting pattern for Baa Baa Brighouse Red, White and Blue Bunting to get you in the true patriotic spirit. Brighouse 1940s Weekend attracts...

Baa Baa in the Brighouse Echo

The opening of Baa Baa Brighouse is featured in this week's copy of local newspaper, the Brighouse Echo. If you haven't managed to get your hands on a copy yet, follow the link to read the full story online. Brighouse Echo Article

Save 10% – Yarn Shop Day!

Yarn Shop Day Celebrate Yarn Shop Day here at Baa Baa Brighouse! To all of our lovely customers save 10% all day by simply entering the voucher code YARNDAY10 at the checkout. Take a look around and pick up something pretty. Our yarns are not only 100% British but they are also 100% Yorkshire! Happy shopping!

Count Down to Yarn Shop Day – 10% Discount!

Yarn Shop Day Here at Baa Baa Brighouse we're counting down the hours to Yarn Shop Day which will be celebrated by knitters and crochet enthusiasts alike across the UK tomorrow (Saturday May 3rd, 2014). To mark the event we are offering all of our lovely customers 10% off their orders when they buy online with us on Yarn Shop Day. The offer begins at midnight, so why not take a look around and make yourself a wishlist of all the goodies you'd like to stock up on. Our yarns are not only 100% British but they are also 100% Yorkshire! Happy shopping!

Baa Baa Brighouse in the News

Brighouse Echo Baa Baa Brighouse is in the news! There's a fantastic story on the opening of our online store in this week's local newspaper, the Brighouse Echo. If you're local to Brighouse, don't miss out - make sure you pick up your copy and read all about your brand new Yorkshire yarn store.

Yarn Shop Day

This Saturday (May 3rd, 2014), will see independent yarn shops across the UK celebrating Love Your Yarn Shop Day, organised by Let's Knit Magazine. The campaign aims to celebrate bricks and mortar stores which provide hubs of creativity for thousands of knitters and crochet enthusiasts in villages, towns and cities up and down the country. Baa Baa Brighouse, an online hand knit and Yorkshire yarn store, is also lending its support to the campaign as ultimately our aim is to provide a physical shop for our customers and local community. In the meantime, we will be out and about at local artisan craft markets and also plan to host workshops to enable us to build on that all important community link. To celebrate Yarn Shop Day, we will be hosting a Facebook competition, so do pop over to our page to find out more and from midnight on May...

Baa Baa Brighouse – Have you any Wool?

Baa Baa Brighouse is a brand new online knitwear and yarn store which opened its virtual woolly doors to the public this week. The shop, which specialises in unique hand knitted accessories and Yorkshire yarns has been set up by former Halifax Courier journalist, Elaine Jinks-Turner, 36. Elaine, a mother-of-three, was taught to knit as a child but rediscovered her passion for the craft following a lengthy bout of post-natal depression following the birth of her daughter, Florence, aged three. She has since turned her “therapy” into a business and has sourced beautiful knitting yarns from across Yorkshire, the home of the woollen industry, in order to showcase the very best the county has to offer. Elaine said: “I knit a range of accessories from the finest yarns available including scarves, shawls, wraps, hats, gloves and bags...

We Accept Card Payments!

Great news! Baa Baa Brighouse is now registered to accept card payments, making it even easier for you to shop with us. As well as paying for your woolly goodies via Paypal, we now offer the quick and convenient option of payment via all major credit and debit cards. We use Stripe, a recognised payment provider, meaning you can buy from us with absolute confidence, knowing your details stay safe and secure at all times. Take a look at our lovely handmade knits and Yorkshire yarns - happy shopping!

We Review West Yorkshire Spinners’ Signature 4 Ply

West Yorkshire Spinners is one of the few remaining worsted spinning mills left in the UK and the fact that it is situated on our doorstep in West Yorkshire makes me incredibly proud to be a stockist of their yarn. The Signature 4 Ply Range is marketed as being ideal for socks but I have to tell you, it is so much more than just a plain old sock yarn! Consisting of 25% nylon and 75% wool, 35% of which is luxurious bluefaced leicester, it is soft, squashy, so easy to work with and if I were limited to saying just one thing about it, it would be that it really is the yarn that just keeps on giving. At 400m to every 100g ball, the possibilities literally are endless! From just two skeins, I've been able to knit a cowl, a scarf, fingerless gloves, a bag and wait for it...I still have yarn left over. Signature 4 Ply combines both quality...