Join Baa Baa Brighouse for World Wide Knit in Public Day!

Exciting news! Baa Baa Brighouse will be hosting a World Wide Knit in Public Day event on Saturday June 21st. It will take place at Rastrick Library, Crowtrees Lane, Rastrick, Brighouse from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Tea, coffee and cake will be available and there will also be a woolly raffle in aid of Forget Me Not Children's Hospice with prizes from Baa Baa Brighouse. Bring your knitting or crochet project along or some yarn and knitting needles or a hook and join in the fun. Meet like minded people as they celebrate their craft with thousands of others across the world on the same day! Baa Baa Brighouse will also be launching its regular Knit and Natter Group which will meet at the same time and place on the first and third Saturdays of every month. World Wide Knit in Public Day began in 2005 as a way for knitters to come together and...

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...

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.    

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,...

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...

Baa Baa Brighouse Joins Brighouse Arts Festival 2014

Exciting news is afoot at Baa Baa Brighouse. We will be joining Brighouse Arts Festival 2014 to host a learn to knit workshop. The festival, which runs from September 15th to September 20th includes talks, exhibitions, music and of course craft workshops. 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. Planning is still very much in the early stages but we'll keep you posted as to the venue, date and time the Baa Baa Brighouse Learn to Knit Workshop will take place. We'll also let you know when and how you can register to take part.