Sign ups are now open for the May 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.
June Van Gogh Yarn Box – Flowering Plum Orchard
June’s Van Gogh Yarn Box will be based upon ‘Flowering Plum Orchard’. Painted in 1887, it is based on Utagawa Hiroshige’s Plum Garden in Kameido. Van Gogh was a great admirer of Japanese art and accurately reproduced the composition but made the colours much more intense. He replaced the black and grey of Hiroshige’s tree trunk with red and blue tones. He also added the two orange borders with Japanese characters for a decorative and exotic effect.
Boxes will be available to purchase until Monday June 17th 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’, February’s Van Gogh Yarn Box which took its inspiration from ‘Irises’, March’s Van Gogh Yarn Box which was inspired by ‘Sunflowers’ and April’s Van Gogh Box which was based on ‘The Night Cafe’.
“An artist needn’t be a clergyman or a churchwarden, but he certainly must have a warm heart for his fellow men.” – 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