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July 20, 2021

For those that still know that news comes out on paper, we are thrilled to share Baaad Anna’s Fibre Library project made the front page of our local The Vancouver Sun yesterday!

 

This article shares our love of community building and making our craft accessible, and I hope it will spark others near and far to perhaps build, fill or host a fibre library. What is a Fibre Library you may ask? Check out our launch of this project as well as the success we have already found along the way! We even have a map of current locations where you can find these libraries, and we hope to add more to this each month!

 

 

And if you are interested in hosting your own, or are up for building one for your community, check out our resource page here on ideas on how to get started! We want to put a call out to any woodworkers (or friends of) that are looking for a summer project: we aim to see at least 5 new boxes/libraries built, and if you don’t have a host we would be happy to help partner you with one!

Click on map to find exact addresses of current Fibre Library locations!

 

Help us spread the love of, and accessibility to, fibre arts!

 

 

Wollmeise Extravaganza Online Sale!

July 11, 2021

We have been chosen as one of only three locations worldwide to offer a Rohrspatz & Wollmeise one-off skeins at discount, with a SUMMER SIZZLER of a Wollmeise Extravaganza SALE!

 

Starting July 12nd we are launching an eight-day sale of our large selection of Nobody’s Perfect Wollmeise yarn! With a new selection of yarns and savings daily, from July 12 to July 19 we are offering Lacegarn NP and Pure NP at some great deals! The discount will increase as the week unfolds (although the selection might thin out!), so pick your poison with this unique sale!

 

 

As happened last year, this sale is in partnership with Rohrspatz & Wollmeise and The Loopy Ewe and each location will have a different selection and stock availability. But we are thrilled that Baaad Anna’s is the only yarn store in Canada that was chosen to collaborate on this Extravaganza Sale!

 

Here is what you can expect this week:

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These are one-of-a-kind “Nobody is Perfect” skeins of Wollmeise, German hand-dyed 100% superwash merino yarn. Although they are named colourways, these skeins are slightly off the traditional colour mixtures of their named counterparts (either in saturation, intensity, or colour combinations). You will receive a grab-bag skein within the colourway family-name as pictured; If there are multiple skeins available, they might not match.

Some Nobody’s Perfect skeins are denoted with a ‘K’ which means although the colour is same as its named counterparts it may have a more than 1 knot in the skein.

 

Lacegarn Exclusive NP

Fibres: 100% Superwash Merino
Gauge: 32 stitches = 4 inches (10 cm)
Needles:  2 – 4 mm (US 0 – 6)
Weight: Lace (0)
Length: 300 g / 1722 yards (1575 m)

Lacegarn Semi-solid NP

Fibres: 100% Superwash Merino
Gauge: 32 stitches = 4 inches (10 cm)
Needles:  2 – 4 mm (US 0 – 6)
Weight: Lace (0)
Length: 300 g / 1722 yards (1575 m)

Lacegarn Variegated NP

Fibres: 100% Superwash Merino
Gauge: 32 stitches = 4 inches (10 cm)
Needles:  2 – 4 mm (US 0 – 6)
Weight: Lace (0)
Length: 300 g / 1722 yards (1575 m)

 

Pure NP

Fibres: 100% Superwash Merino
Gauge: 28 stitches = 4 inches (10 cm)
Needles:  2 – 2.5 mm (US 0 – 1.5)
Weight: Fingering (1)
Length: 150 g / 575 yards (525 m)

 

We also have some regular Wollmeise named skeins of various bases currently available at full price. Only the Nobody’s Perfect skeins are currently being offered at a discount from the regular price of their named skein counterparts.

No returns/exchanges on sale items.

Sunday Surprise!

July 10, 2021

We hope this Sunday stays as sunny as can be for this great deal on Cascade Cloud. Cloud is a blend of merino and alpaca heavy-worsted or aran weight yarn, chain plied in a cable construction that gives you excellent stitch definition. It is squishy and soft, great for everything from sweaters to accessories.

You know the drill by now– starting tonight at midnight for the whole of Sunday, get Cascade Cloud at 50% off through our ONLINE store only.

No exchanges or refunds on Summer Sale items.

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As a heavy worsted weight yarn, the possibilities of Cloud are endless! Check out Ravelry’s Project page for some inspiration or our October Project of the Month for some great details on “Vested Interest”.

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Fibres:  70% Merino / 30% Baby Alpaca
Gauge:  18 stitches = 4 inches (10 cm)
Needles:  5.5 mm (US 9)
Weight:  chain-plied Worsted / Aran (4)
Length:  100 g / 164 yards (150 m)

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“Vested Interest” from Canadian Warmth. Read more about this pattern in our October Project of the Month.

Vancouver Art Gallery

July 8, 2021

Come visit our Travelling Woolery this weekend on the front lawn of the Vancouver Art Gallery for the VHS Maker’s Market!

 

And mark your calendars for our next few weeks of roadtrips to share the love of Fibre Arts into neighbouring communities!

 

What is The Travelling Woolery? Baaad Anna’s wee little fibre arts pop up shop on wheels is outfitted with an array of amazing intro-level fibre art kits from needle felting, macrame, weaving, embroidary and other easy-to-learn tactile artforms, and we have been invited to host our curated collection at local farm and art markets throughout the Lower Mainland this summer. We also share a selection of our most up-to-date indie lines with yarn-lovers that may be too far to visit our East Van store! Be sure to pop by when we are in your neighbourhoods and check us out!

 

Mark Your Calendars! The Travelling Woolery officially joined the Baaad Anna’s family just before the start of the pandemic but managed a few socially distant outdoor markets throughout last summer and early Fall. With sanitizer and masks in hand, we have already launched the market season and here’s our next 3 confirmed locations:

  •  VHS Maker’s Market! Saturday July 10th & Sunday July 11th, 11am-6pm (downtown Vancouver)
  • Deroche Farmer’s Market, Saturday July 17th, 10am-2pm (Mission/Harrison)
  • Shop the Block Food Truck Fest, Saturday August 14th, 11am-5pm (Brentwood Mall, Burnaby)
  • more to come, possibly at the Fort Langley Village Farmers’ Market, Steveston Farm Market and if there are other markets you’d like to see us at let us (and them) know!

 

Neighbourhood Fibre Libraries

July 5, 2021

We are thrilled to be able to announce the launch of 3 more new neighbourhood Free Little Fibre Library boxes having been placed and filled with yarny goodies in the Hasting/Sunrise, Renfrew/22nd and Cedar Cottage areas of Vancouver!

 

Check these out…

Renfrew:

Hastings-Sunrise:

Cedar Cottage:

These join the two that were already previously launched in the Olympic Village and Lynn Valley (North Van) neighbourhoods, to make a grand total of FIVE to date! Click here for a map with locations of all of the local Fibre Libraries (and you can find out the address of the nearest if you click on any location within).

 

 

Stop by and give a little, take a little of anything you see fit; we are so happy to hear that the underloved yarny contents have been finding new homes quickly as every box that has been put out fibre arts supplies has thinned out the within days! We have done some top-ups already on almost all of these boxes in addition to the large Launch Kit we have passed along to each Library Host from our Upcycling Program. If you have underloved fibre arts supplies, feel free to drop a donation off at Baaad Anna’s in any of our regular workday hours and we will redistribute amongst the boxes, or drop off (in ziplock bags please) directly into your local Fibre Library!

 

Launch package of Upcycled Fibre Arts donations.

 

And if you’re interested in getting involved, email us at baaadannas@gmail.com if:

  • You are willing to build a library (with new or from upcycled furniture!)
  • You are wanting to host a library (on your own property)
  • You are interested in keeping these boxes filled!

And we’ll try to hook you up! We would love to host a ‘make-a-little-library-DRIVE’ with a goal of having 5 more libraries built by the end of the summer, so if you would like a summer woodworking project please consider building one of these!

 

This one in Renfrew was built as part of a Girl Guide merit badge for community service!

Sunday Surprise!

July 3, 2021

Happy July with a gorgeous hand-painted yarn, get KFI Indulgence Hand Painted at 50% off. This sale starts at midnight tonight for the whole of Sunday. To encourage safe shopping while we move into Phase 3, this sale is only available through our ONLINE store for shipping or in-store pick up.

No exchanges/refunds on Summer Sale items.

 

 

As a beautiful DK-weight yarn, the KFI Indulgence Hand Painted is perfect for a variety of projects to create that stripy or variegated look. Check out the Ravelry project page for some yarny inspiration!

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Fibres: 100% Superwash Merino
Gauge:  21 – 24 stitches = 4 inches (10 cm)
Needles:  3.75 – 4.5 mm (US 5 – 7)
Weight:  DK (3)
Length:  100 g / 240 yards (220 m)

Price: $24.95; : Sale Price: $12.47

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Earl Grey Top Up

July 2, 2021

Sleepy summers never stop us yarn lovers at Baaad Anna’s! We just received another top up from the wonderful Earl Grey Fiber Company. We are still carrying the Washington-based fingering-weight Gunpowder Sock and Darjeeling Sock— perfect for shawl, sweater, and sock patterns that highlight beautiful hand-dyed looks.

Browse full line up here.

 

Gunpowder Sock

A hearty Merino and Yak blend with gorgeously deep colorways.

Fibres:  70% Superwash Merino / 20% Yak / 10% Nylon
Gauge:  28 stitches = 4 inches (10 cm)
Weight:  3-ply Fingering (1)
Length:  100 g / 437 yards (400 m)

(from left to right) Dark & Mysterious, Nightfall, Plum Tree, Grellow

 

Darjeeling Sock

A classic Merino sock; from full color skeins to beautifully speckled colorways.

Fibres:  75% Superwash Merino / 25% Nylon
Gauge:  32 stitches = 4 inches (10 cm)
Weight:  4-ply Fingering (1)
Length:  100 g / 463 yards (423 m)

Essence of Autumn Top Up

June 25, 2021

While the summer heat might be slowing everything down, we are busy stocking up more yarn in store! We’re so excited to have a top up on Essence of Autumn. Grab these beautiful, hand dyed colors in store now, or on our online store updated after this weekend.

Browse the full line up of Essence of Autumn here.

Our June Project of the Month featured Essence of Autumn yarn. Check out Janice’s Budding Brioche Blooms Shawl here.

Budding Brioche Blooms Shawl in Essence of Autumn

 

Essence of Autumn is one of the proud Canadian Indie Dyed yarns we carry in store. The brand is largely inspired by the seasons, particularly autumn of course! Here are some seasonal inspired colorways in the Gilded Merino.

(from left to right) Autumn’s Essence, October, Autumn Nights, Spring in Autumn

 

 

Essence of Autumn Gilded Merino

As if soft superwash merino wool wasn’t beautiful enough, add just a hint of shimmering, gold light to take it over the top. This 3-ply, gilded lily of a yarn will make any garment sophisticated and mesmerizing.

  • Fibres: 84% Superwash Merino / 16% Gold Stellina
  • Gauge: 27 – 32 stitches = 4 inches (10 cm)
  • Needles: 2.25 mm – 3.25 mm (US 1 – 3)
  • Weight: 3-ply Fingering (1)
  • Length: 115 g / 420 yards (384 m)

 

A shimmery sock is not for everyone, but a BFL most certainly is! Check out these new colorways in store of the Pasture Sock.

(from left to right) Saffron, Coldwater, Garden Party

Essence of Autumn Pasture Sock

Blue Faced Leicester wool is known for its strength, lustre, drape and excellent stitch definition. The 3-ply construction with added nylon makes this an ideal sock yarn. However, it is suited to a wide variety of finer knit or crochet garments.

  • Fibres: 80% Superwash BFL / 20% Nylon
  • Gauge: 27 – 32 stitches = 4 inches (10 cm)
  • Needles: 2.25 mm – 3.25 mm (US 1 – 3)
  • Weight: 3-ply Fingering (1)
  • Length: 115 g / 407 yards (372 m)

 

Essence of Autumn Prairie Worsted

With it’s smooth, round texture and 4 plies, this yarn will showcase intricate cable work to perfection. Sweaters, cardigans, hats, scarves, socks, wraps and so much more… The possibilities are endless for this classic weight yarn.

  • Fibres: 100% Superwash Merino
  • Gauge: 16 – 20 stitches = 4 inches (10 cm)
  • Needles: 4.5 mm – 5.5 mm (US 7 – 9)
  • Weight: 4-ply Worsted (4)
  • Length: 115 g / 210 yards (192 m)

Sunday Surprise!

June 19, 2021

This week we’re offering a great deal on a sport weight yarn! Cascade 220 Sport Solids is a great choice for colorwork and other fine gauge projects, and Cascade 220 SW Sport Multi is extra soft and squishy and has a unique variegation of colors. Get both for 50% off starting tonight at midnight, through the whole of Sunday on our ONLINE store only.

Cascade 220 Sport is great for fine gauge projects like hats, mittens, and colorwork sweaters. Check out the Ravelry project page for some yarny inspiration!

 

Cascade 220 Sport

Fibres:  100% Peruvian Highland Wool
Gauge:  22 – 24 stitches = 4 inches (10 cm)
Needles:  3.75 mm – 4.0 mm (US 5 – 6)
Weight:  Sport (3)
Length:  50 g / 164 yards (150 m)

Original Price: $9.95; Sale Price: $4.97

Cascade 220 SW Sport Multi

Fibres:  100% Superwash Merino
Gauge:  22 – 24 stitches = 4 inches (10 cm)
Needles:  3.75 mm – 4.0 mm (US 5 – 6)
Weight:  Sport (3)
Length:  50 g / 136 yards (125 m)

Original Price: $9.95; Sale Price: $4.97

After Hours

June 18, 2021

In case you ever wondered what yarn store employees do after they close shop?

 

During opening hours…

 

After hours…

(Click on image for some behind-the-scenes). Thank you Stephen West for always sharing your most glamourous knitty life.