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New Yarn: Ashford DK

September 16, 2021

Anyone ready for colourwork this fall? If so, be sure to check out this new addition in our fall line-up here at Baaad Anna’s. Ashford DK is another line of 100% pure New Zealand wool grown on sheep farms around New Zealand and spun in a small boutique mill in Hawkes Bay for Ashford, a name synonymous with the spinning wheel that has made this family company famous. This semi worsted yarn is a blend of Corriedale and Perendale, a traditional Double Knit (DK) weight yarn with a three-fold twist (three strands plied together) to give durability and great stitch definition.

© Ashford Handicrafts Ltd.

© Ashford Handicrafts Ltd.

MEET THE YARN

Fibres: 100% New Zealand Wool
Gauge: 20-22 stitches = 4 inches (10 cm)
Needles: 4.0 – 4.5 mm (US 6-7)
Weight: 8-ply DK (4)
Length: 100 g / 221 yards (202 m)

Hand wash cold. Lay flat to dry.

 

Ideal for knitting, weaving and knit/felt garments, accessories and projects. Ashford DK is a durable yarn that is perfect for long wearing knits. As it is non-superwash it also lends itself perfectly to felted items. Although it does soften with blocking it will have a true wooly feeling so some may find it not ideal for next to skin items.

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Available in an amazing selection of colourways from neutrals to both soft and vibrant colours at a budget-friendly price. So what to do with a sturdy, wooly, non-superwash DK? Here are some projects we think would be fantastic, and remember to always do your gauge swatch!

Hansen Slippers by Kristen Drysdale which combine both colourwork and felting.

© Kristin Drysdale

© Kristin Drysdale

 

With all the colours to choose from it would be great in both Andrea Mowry’s new Douglas Cardi, we are planning ours out as we speak!

© Andrea Mowry

© Andrea Mowry

 

As well as Stephen West’s Painting Bricks Shawl.

© Stephen West

© Stephen West

 

It has great stitch definition it is also one of the yarns we suggest for our projected Beyond the Basics: Brioche Star Class online via Zoom in which you work on the stunning Brioche Knots Hat designed by Katrin Schubert.

© Katrin Schubert

© Katrin Schubert

 

As mentioned, this yarn will felt and we think these Felted stripey mittens/Filtade randiga vantar by Eva Trotzig would be the sweetest for when winter arrives.

 

© Ullcentrum

© Ullcentrum

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Give Back Sundays

September 12, 2021

Welcome to a new school year, the upcoming harvest moon and the Fall solstice. As we settle into new schedules and routines, I would like to bring back one of our monthly reminders to focus on strengthening our community, both in our neighbourhood and beyond. Our Give Back Sundays is a monthly reminder that fibre arts can be a collective enterprise. There are so many ways to reach out with the medium of fibre and fabric. We have done charity knits, community programs and events, and I carve out the second Sunday of each month to challenge us to collectively think about this together.

 

 

With this month being considered for a new national day of recognition I want to share the Tiny Orange Shirt Project that has been quietly growing as a means of reflecting on the history and current legacy of the residential school on our Canadian heritage. Our neighbour, Iron Dog Books has a wonderfully curated selection of indigenous literature and yesterday I found this newly published account of Phyllis (Jack) Webstad’s story on the origins of the Orange Shirt story, and more importantly what it can mean going forward.

Check out the origins of the Orange Day shirt movement here.

 

The knitters behind the Tiny Orange Shirt Project share their intent in their Facebook page, where you can also find some pattern suggestions if you join:

This group is for people to connect who would like to create or contribute to a display of Tiny Orange Sweaters. The intent of the displays is to communicate to those harmed in Canadian Residential Schools that people are listening and we care. The displays are meant to signify empathy and support. The first one was 215 to represent the graves disclosed in Kamloops.

 

There will be tiny orange sweaters going up in our shop window. To us, each stitch contains a reflection of our past, the land we walk on, and our impact on the world around us. We each influence our community. We need to take control and responsibility for our impact.

But the world is never out of our influence.

Remembrance, connection, possibility, invention, empathy, insight, correction, care and justice are all up to us.

 

Macrame YAY

September 9, 2021

We’ve seen such an upswing in interest in macrame over the summer that we want to share with you some of the amazing new fibre art materials available in store for the re-emergence of this awesome medium!

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Recently one of our fav Canadian family-owned yarny business, Estelle, sourced out beautiful cotton cord specifically for the art of macrame. They have an amazing range of colours, which may very well tempt me to take on yet another new fibre art soon!

 

In addition to cord, we have a great book of modern patterns and have just brought in some wooden rings with hoops soon also available. Also keep an eye out for a beginner workshop coming in the near future that will teach you how to make this great business card holder (or for the purists, a small plant holder!)…

Check out this macrame in action at our recent @thetravellingwoolery pop up!

 

Swing by to try your hand at another great fibre art. Will be sure to please!

 

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And one last sneak peek…

Coming soon from @sea.woven

12th Anniversary Sale TONIGHT

August 27, 2021

Happy twelve years!! Our 3 day anniversary sale starts TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT and goes until MONDAY MIDNIGHT.

To encourage safe shopping during Phase 3, this sale is only available through our ONLINE store.

For a full list of what’s on sale, check our PRODUCT LIST here or shop directly on our ONLINE STORE here. 

**No returns or exchanges on sale items**

 

Celebrating 12! Product Sneak Peak

August 23, 2021

Our lovely store and community at Baaad Anna’s has been here in Hastings Sunrise for TWELVE years!

As a huge thank you to all of our patrons, friends, and staff, we are holding our yearly anniversary sale from midnight August 28th to midnight August 30th. Today, we are releasing the list of goodies (scroll down) that will go on sale to let everyone plan their purchases and projects, and jump into a fall full of knitting!

To encourage safe shopping during Phase 3, this sale is only available through our ONLINE store.

 

We are also holding a Giveaway on Instagram! Here’s your chance to win a Hook, Line & Tinker embroidery kit.

To win, follow these simple steps:

  1. Like the Giveaway post on our Instagram at @baaadannas
  2. Save the post
  3. Tag a friend in the comments (each tag counts as an entry)
  4. Follow @baaadannas

The contest ends Wednesday and the winner will be chosen through a random draw of the entries. For 5 bonus entries, share our Giveaway post to your story and be sure to tag us @baaadannas so we see it!

 

Here is a sneak peek at what will be on sale:

25% off

Periwinkle Sheep Purpose Fingering regular price: $35.95; sale price: $26.96

Periwinkle Sheep Highland Wool Fingering regular price: $21.95; sale price $16.46

Ancient Arts Lascaux Fine 50g regular price: $17.95; sale price: $13.46

Ancient Arts Lascaux Fine 100g regular price: $31.95; sale price: $23.96

Periwinkle Sheep Purpose Fingering

 

30% off

Smith & Ewe Not Just Socks Mini regular price: $14.95; sale price: $10.47

Estelle Eco Paint DK regular price: $17.95; sale price: $12.57

Urth Yarns Harvest Worsted regular price: $29.95; sale price: $20.97

SpiritSong 2ply Worsted Cotswold/Merino regular price: $27.95; sale price: $19.57

SpiritSong 2ply Worsted Mule Spinner regular price: $29.95; sale price: $20.97

Vegan Yarn Pakucho Cotton Worsted regular price: $15.95; sale price: $11.17

Unique Needle Felting 1 Needle regular price: $2.95; sale price: $2.07

Unique Needle Felting 3 Needle regular price: $13.95; sale price: $9.77

Unique Needle Felting 7 Needle regular price: $17.95; sale price: $12.57

Sarah Elizabeth Baaad Sarah regular price: $15.95; sale price: $11.17

Urth Yarns Uneek Sock Kit regular price: $29.95; sale price: $20.97

Cascade Magnum regular price: $29.95; sale price: $20.97

Estelle Bulky regular price: $17.95; sale price: $12.57

BC Garn Semilla Sport regular price: $12.95; sale price: $9.07

BC Garn Sarah Tweed regular price: $25.95; sale price: $18.17

Cascade Heritage Sock regular price: $16.95; sale price: $11.87

Cascade 220 Worsted regular price: $12.95; sale price: $9.07

Estelle Macrame Braid regular price: $9.95; sale price: $6.97

BC Garn Semilla Sport

 

40% off

Wollmeise Pure Nobody is Perfect regular price: $49.95; sale price: $29.97

Wollmeise Pure regular price: $49.95; sale price: $29.97

Sarah Elizabeth Animal Loom Medium regular price: $35.00; sale price: $21.00

Sarah Elizabeth Animal Loom Small regular price: $15.00; sale price: $9.00

Cascade 220 SW Sport Multi regular price: $9.95; sale price: $5.97

Cascade 220 Sport regular price: $9.95; sale price: $5.97

Ashford Tekapo 3 Ply regular price: $15.95; sale price: $9.57

Lang Twin Soxx regular price: $19.95; sale price: $11.97

Lang Super Soxx Colour regular price: $19.95; sale price: $11.97

Lang Super Soxx 8 ply regular price: $19.95; sale price: $11.97

Cascade Hampton regular price: $14.95; sale price: $8.97

Uneek Chunky regular price: $32.95; sale price: $19.77

Sugar Bush Crisp regular price: $9.95; sale price: $5.97

Sugar Bush Bliss regular price: $12.95; sale price: $7.77

Sarah Elizabeth Animal Weaving Looms

 

50% off

Mini Soak 5mL regular price: $1.10; sale price: $0.55

Soak Handmaid regular price: $9.95; sale price: $4.98

Cascade El Cielo regular price: $18.95; sale price: $9.48

Knitting Essentials Accessory Kit regular price: $11.95; sale price: $5.98

Urth Yarns Merino Sock regular price: $27.95; sale price: $13.98

KFI Luxury Indulgence Hand Painted regular price: $24.95; sale price: $12.48

Premier Sweet Rolls regular price: $8.95; sale price: $4.48

Premier Candy Shop regular price: $10.50; sale price: $5.25

Cascade Eco Peruvian Tones regular price: $34.95; sale price: $17.48

Americo Cotton Flamme regular price: $25.00; sale price: $12.5

Americo Abrazos regular price: $28.00; sale price: $14.00

Wollmeise Lacegarn Exclusive NP regular price: $94.95; sale price: $47.48

Wollmeise Lacegarn Semi-solid NP regular price: $94.95; sale price: $47.48

Wollmeise Lacegarn Variegated NP regular price: $94.95; sale price: $47.48

Wollmeise Lacegarn regular price: $94.95; sale price: $47.48

Cascade Eco Peruvian Tones

 

60% off

Sugar Bush Motley regular price: $17.95; sale price: $7.18

Americo Eco Alpaca DK regular price: $28.00; sale price: $11.20

Cascade Cloud regular price: $19.95; sale price: $7.98

Lang Jawoll Magic regular price: $21.95; sale price: $8.78

Merlin Merino SW regular price: $12.95; sale price: $5.18

Sugar Bush Trickle regular price: $9.95; sale price: $3.98

Sugar Bush Shanty regular price: $17.95; sale price: $7.18

Sugar Bush Dawson regular price: $16.50; sale price: $6.60

Sugar Bush Motley (top), Americo Eco Alpaca DK (bottom)

 

**No returns or exchanges on sale items**

Sunday Surprise!

August 21, 2021

Another Sunday, another sale! Today is your chance to grab Estelle Eco Cotton DK at 25% off!

Starting tonight at midnight, through the whole of Sunday, this offer is available through our ONLINE store only. Eco Cotton DK is 100% Organic Cotton and has been GOTS Certified – this silky soft cotton is perfect for summer tops, lighter accessories and baby items. Machine washable on cool, lay flat to dry.

A DK-weight cotton is the perfect yarn to use for your summer-y needs! Check out the Ravelry project page for some inspiration.

 

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Fibres:  100% Cotton
Gauge:  22 stitches = 4 inches (10 cm)
Needles:  4.0 mm (US 6)
Weight:  DK (3)
Length:  50 g / 136 yards (125 m)

Original Price: $5.95; Sale Price: $4.46

SHOP HERE

No returns/exchanges on summer sale items.

Mark your Calendars

August 21, 2021

Our 12th year Anniversary Sale is coming up August 28th-30th!

A full list of products and prices will be posted on Monday– a great chance to plan your fall knits before the sale starts!

Summer Time Blues, Indigo Blue

August 17, 2021

No need for the end of summer time blues with our Indigo Dyeing Workshop on the horizon! Join our teacher Rebecca in some outdoor, back lane indigo vat dyeing on Sunday August 29th (so long as we don’t get rained out)!

In this hands-on workshop you will prepare your yarn and discuss ways to get different results; colour depth and resist techniques. This is an introductory class so NO EXPERIENCE is necessary, and all materials will be included (including a 100g skein of 75% Merino/ 15% Cashmere/ 10% Silk single ply yarn). You are also welcome to bring in a second skein from your own stash to overdye!

Indigo Dyeing Workshop

Two workshop time slots available!

DATE: Sunday August 29th

  • 10:00 am – 1:00 pm PDT ∼or
  • 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm PDT

THIS IS AN IN-PERSON WORKSHOP held outside at Baaad Anna’s and adhering to social distance protocols. For the health and safety of our staff and participants we require masks to be worn at all times. Weather dependent. 

(We will notify of cancellation — with full refund — in the case of rain on Sunday morning by 9am).

Learn how to make your own Indigo Thiox Vat!

In this hands on workshop you will prepare your yarn and discuss ways to get different results; colour depth and resist techniques.
We will also discuss and discover the fun of over dyeing your own stash.
Come away with your very own hand dyed yarn and pattern to make WildWestDye’s Whispering Shore Shawl.
No experience needed.
INSTRUCTOR: Rebecca Glazier

Rebecca has been knitting since she was 7 years old and has always had a love for textiles and colour. Teaching people how to knit expresses one of her greatest joys; sharing her creativity and passion with people. Originally from the UK, she has called Vancouver her home for the last 5 years.

To register call 604-255-2577, or register online here!


See here to see more of our upcoming Fall Classes including our Beginner Knitting Class Online.

Sunday Surprise

August 14, 2021

Calling all sock lovers! This Sunday get Uneek Sock Kit at 30% off! This offer starts at midnight tonight and lasts the whole of Sunday through our ONLINE store only.

From Urth Yarns, the Uneek Sock Kit range is hand dyed, full of vibrant colours and soft to the touch. Each kit is individually boxed, and contains two pre-wound matching 50g balls!

 

Knit plainly, these socks beautifully self-pattern, but used with different knits, there are a world of possible socks to make! Check out the Ravelry project page to see what others what made with the Uneek Sock Kit

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Fibres: 75% Extra-Fine Superwash Merino / 25% Nylon
Gauge: 28 – 32 stitches = 4 inches (10 cm)
Needles: 2.25 mm – 3.25 mm (US 1 – 3)
Weight: Fingering (1)
Length: 2 x 50 g / 220 yards (200 m) = 100g / 440 yards (400 m) total

Original Price: $29.95; Sale Price: $20.95

SHOP HERE

Wanna Win Some Yarn?

August 9, 2021

Check out our Stories on the @baaadannas Instagram account, for a quick 10 question survey!