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 July 2017 Yan Tan Tethera Yarn Club are now open!
Our dyer for July is the fabulous Louise Lavender of The Cryptozoologist based in Beverley, East Yorkshire. Louise is well known for her skilled use of colour and has been dyeing for the club for several years.
She will take her inspiration from the image, ‘Clough House Waterfall’, by Shutterspot Photography. The picture was taken at Clough House Wood in Slaithwaite, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. It captures a rich array of greens as the surrounding foliage is pierced by sunlight and reflected in the water.
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. Each month the gift will be different.
Louise will be using her unicorn sock base for the project which is a 70% wool/30% nylon mix, giving approximately 400m of yarny goodness per 100g skein.
Sign ups for the July 2017 Yan Tan Tethera Yarn Club are now open. All yarn parcels will be posted out in early July.
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.