Sign ups are now open for the April Van Gogh Themed Yarn Box
New for 2019, Baa Baa Brighouse is celebrating the paintings of post impressionist Dutch Master, Vincent Van Gogh. Each month we will take our inspiration from one of his most famous artworks and produce a hand dyed yarn interpretation. Each yarn box will contain 200g of limited edition British Bluefaced Leicester Baa Baa Brew DK inspired by that month’s painting along with a selection of Vincent inspired extras.
April Van Gogh Yarn Box – The Night Cafe
April’s Van Gogh Yarn Box will be based upon ‘The Night Cafe’. Originally titled, ‘Le Cafe de nuit’, it was painted in Arles in 1888 and depicts the scene inside one of many such all-night establishments that so often became havens for drunkards and prostitutes. Paintings like this are what set Van Gogh apart as an artist, that he chose to comment upon society and infuse his works with emotion. He once described the painting as, “One of the ugliest pictures I have done.”
Boxes will be available to purchase until Friday April 19th and will be posted out at the end of the month.
Take a look at the product gallery to see January’s Van Gogh Yarn Box which took its inspiration from ‘The Starry Night’ and February’s Van Gogh Yarn Box which took its inspiration from ‘Irises’.
“There may be a great fire in our hearts, yet no one ever comes to warm himself at it, and the passers-by see only a wisp of smoke.” – Vincent Van Gogh.
Yarn: British Bluefaced Leicester Wool
Length: approx 225m/244yds
Tension: 28rs x 22sts – 10cm/4”sq
Care: Hand wash only, 30 degrees, do not tumble dry