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 August 2017 Yan Tan Tethera Yarn Club are now open!
Our dyer for August is the super talented textile artist Jaki Bogg of Hot Butter Yarns based in Skipton, North Yorkshire. Jaki is primarily a hand stitcher but has been dyeing yarn for some time now. Her work takes inspiration from the passage of time and she endeavours to stitch, dye and draw mortality, absence and the celebration of the everyday wear and tear of life into her work.
For the August Yan Tan Tethera Yarn Club, Jaki will take her inspiration from the image, ‘Hoverfly’, by Shutterspot Photography. The picture was taken in the garden of Baa Baa Brighouse HQ, a 17th Century cottage which was a bricks and mortar yarn shop from the 1940s to the 1960s, with plans to become one again.
All Yan Tan Tethera Yarn Club subscriptions are presented in a 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 2016 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, in February a ‘Keep Calm and Cast On’ keyring, in March a Marie Curie daffodil scented candle, in April a ball of Louisa Harding Cassia from Baa Baa Brighouse and in May a Bluebell Bath Bomb from The Soap Company, Keswick which creates fantastic employment opportunities for disabled and disadvantaged people. In June, boxes included a skein of Susan Crawford Fenella and in July some locally handmade tea tree and aloe vera soap. Each month the gift will be different.
Jaki will be using a Bluefaced Leicester and Masham Markbe DK yarn for her project, giving approximately 240m of yarny goodness per 100g skein.
Sign ups for the August 2017 Yan Tan Tethera Yarn Club are now open and will close as soon as all available spaces have been filled. All yarn parcels will be posted out in early August.
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.