Sign ups are now open for the February 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.
February Van Gogh Yarn Box – Irises
January’s Van Gogh Yarn Box will be based upon ‘Irises’. In 1889, the troubled Van Gogh committed himself to the asylum at Saint Paul-de-Mausole in Saint-Remy, France. During his stay he painted some 130 paintings with the surrounding gardens and clinic becoming his main subjects. Among these was ‘Irises’.
Upon receiving the canvas Van Gogh’s brother, Theo, submitted it, along with ‘The Starry Night’, to the Salon des Independants in September of 1889.
Irises is one of the most expensive paintings ever sold, selling for $54 million in 1987. ‘Irises’ is currently on display at The Getty Center in Los Angeles, California.
Boxes will be available to purchase until Friday February 15th 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’.
‘Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well’. – 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