Baa Baa Brighouse has teamed up with a number of Yorkshire based indie dyers to bring you the Yan Tan Tethera Yarn Club.
Sign up each month and you will receive an exclusive skein of quality Yorkshire yarn that has been sourced, spun and dyed locally by hand.
Our dyers will be taking their inspiration from photographs of the Yorkshire landscape and nature by Gary Turner of Shutterspot Photography.
Each dyer will use a different photograph guaranteeing that every monthly batch of yarn is beautiful and completely unique from the next.
The dyer will decide on the yarn most suited to the project but will aim to uphold our ethos of using only British breeds and Yorkshire yarns.
You can view previous yarns in the Yan Tan Tethera Archive
Need inspiration? Why not check out the brand new Yan Tan Tethera Yarn Club Gallery!
Want to buy a subscription now? Head straight over to the Yan Tan Tethera Subscription page
Sign ups for the March 2017 Yan Tan Tethera Yarn Club are now closed – sorry!
Our dyer for the March Yan Tan Tethera Yarn Club will be the wonderful Louise Lavender of The Cryptozoologist, based in Beverley, East Yorkshire.
Nothing says spring quite like a bunch of daffodils, so in keeping with the season Louise will be taking her inspiration from the image, ‘Garden’, by Shutterspot Photography. The picture was taken at the beautiful National Trust owned Beningbrough Hall, situated just outside York in North Yorkshire.
The present Beningbrough Hall is a 300 year old property initially owned by the Bourchiers, the Danways and then Lord and Lady Chesterfield. In 1939 it was requisitioned as a billet for British and Canadian airmen, returned to the Chesterfields in 1947 and eventually acquired by the National Trust in 1958. There are eight acres of formal gardens at Beningbrough inspired by classical Italian style.
All Yan Tan Tethera Yarn Club subscriptions are presented in a white gift box tied with satin ribbon and will include a copy of the inspiration photograph and a little complimentary Yorkshire gift from Baa Baa Brighouse.
Members of the March club received a lavender bag from Yorkshire Lavender, in April they received a Yorkshire Rose bath truffle from The Yorkshire Soap Company, in May they received a bag of traditional Yorkshire Mixtures from Dobson & Sons, in June they received a screen printed notebook from The Knitting Goddess, in July they received a strawberries and cream lip balm from natural skincare company, Sweet Cecily’s, in August boxes included Forget Me Not seeds from RHS Harlow Carr, in September members received a Baa Baa Brew yarn pop courtesy of Baa Baa Brighouse, in October a ball of Erika Knight British Blue Wool, in November a Herdy pin badge showing support for the Wovember campaign, in December a ball of Louisa Harding Cassia Prints, in January a set of Baa Baa Brighouse fabric buttons and in February a ‘Keep Calm and Cast On’ keyring. Each month the gift will be different.
Louise is planning to use her unicorn sock base yarn for the project which is a 70%/30% Bluefaced Leicester/nylon blend, giving 440 yards of woolly loveliness.
Sign ups for the March 2017 Yan Tan Tethera Yarn Club are now closed. Please call back soon for our April sign ups!
If you wish to participate in our lovely yarn club, simply purchase a subscription to receive a skein of exclusive yarn. If you would like more than one skein, simply add an extra subscription to your basket.
Calling Yorkshire Indie Dyers
Are you interested in joining our team of indie dyers in the Yan Tan Tethera Yarn Club? We’re always on the lookout for talented, creative people at Baa Baa Brighouse who are as passionate about British breeds, Yorkshire yarns and gorgeous colours as us. Why not contact us and tell us a little about yourself? We’d love to hear from you.