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WIN a Skein of Wollmeise!

April 25, 2019

Sign up for our knit fast, die warm eNewsletter and be entered in to win a limited-edition skein of Wollmeise!

This newsletter aims to connect the larger fibre arts community with articles in how to we can all share skills and resources, while showcasing some of the yarns and fibres that feeds our love of fine base materials.

Winner drawn from all subscribers on Mother’s Day, Sunday May 12th.

We will continue to post happenings on our blog here as your immediate connection to the local fibre arts scene. We invite you to subscribe and hope you will join us soon in our new online space!

 

On the Road Again…Mid Island Edition

April 22, 2019

We are thrilled to announce our lineup for our 2019 Baaad Anna’s baaadass BC roadtrip… this time we are heading West!

On April 30th we will be starting on the crisp shores of the open Pacific in Ucluelet with a pop up in the gardens of the Heartwood Kitchen with a joint trunk show with Ukee Knit Designs, Tofino Knit Co, and The Den Studio. Then we will be working our way across Mid-Island with stops in Port Alberni, Coombs, and Campbell River.

This year we will also be participating in the Vancouver Island Fibre Fest from May 3rd-5th which we are pretty excited about. As always, more details to come on each of our stops over the next two weeks to get a peek at some of the amazing fibre arts treasures troves across our beautiful province!

Easter Weekend Hours

April 19, 2019

Whoops: dates updated!

Baaad Anna’s will continue their regular hours throughout this Easter Weekend:

Friday, April 19th  11am – 6pm

Saturday, April 20th  11am – 6pm

Sunday, April 21st  11am – 6pm

Monday, April 22nd  11am – 6pm

 

Happy Knitty Easter!

Woolith Fair Yarn Crawl Soon!

April 18, 2019

The West Coast Knitters Guild’s annual Lower Mainland yarn crawl, Woolith Fair is now one short week away! With 22 fibre arts destinations opening their doors for yarn crawlers with new spring lines, special events and discounts, this is a great way to expand your yarny ‘hood by exploring parts unknown (or not recently visited)!

Woolith Fair is an event for yarn lovers and fibre artists from the Lower Mainland and beyond.  Organized by the West Coast Knitters’ Guild, this three-day yarn crawl is designed to get you out and about, and visiting as many Local Yarn Stores (LYSs) and fibre-related businesses as possible! The event is open to everyone as you do not need to be a Guild Member to participate.

 

This year Baaad Anna’s will:

  • Have extended store hours to open from 10am to 6pm all three days
  • Offer 10% off ALL YARNS and FIBRE storewide!
  • Host a trunk show by an amazing fibre artist that we first met on our first Baaadass BC Roadtrip: Sarah Elizabeth Fibre Arts all weekend long
  • Offer a Circular Weaving class (no weaving experience necessary!)
  • Sarah Elizabeth will offer a free of charge lecture on breed and fibre choices at 1pm on Sunday
  • Sign up for our new Knit Fast, Die Warm newsletter and you will be entered to win a skein of an exclusive Wollmeise colourway!

Here’s a sneak peek of some of Sarah Elizabeth‘s amazing Ecowash colourways…

 

We first met Sarah on day one of our premier beautiful British Columbia baaadass roadtrip in Castlegar when she was the chair of the Selkirk Weavers and Spinners Guild. At that time we came home with a trunkful of her gorgeous hand-carded spinning batts. We have crossed paths with her a number of times since and she has always amazed us with her fibery talents.

She has also produced a line of this eco wash hand painted solely in natural Indigo dyes; what she calls the dye that changed the world…

 

And as a special presentation for the Woolith Fair weekend, Sarah Elizabeth will also be hosting a pretty awesome Circular Weaving workshop. With no previous weaving experience necessary, this is a great way to get hands on a fibre art you may have not yet played with!

SIGN UP ONLINE HERE!

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SHOP UPDATE: More Shawl Cuffs

April 14, 2019

April 14th UPDATE: We just re-stocked on these Shawl Cuffs in store and online.

 

We just received our top-up order of the gorgeous Knox Mountain Knit Co shawl cuffs. What are shawl and cowl cuffs? Check my post from a few days back to see what all the excitement is about. Also check out @knoxmountainknitco April 1st Instagram post for a video on how to style your shawl cuff!

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In the meantime, pick yours up in our online store as they are sure not to last long! And browse all the amazing shawl, cowl and other knit patterns from the super talented Knox Mountain Knit Co here as well! Thank you Willow and Sasha for sharing your talents with us!

How to wear a shawl cuff as seen here on the Larch Shawl. Photo credit KMKC.

Project of the Month: Bounce Blanket

April 12, 2019

Have we mentioned how much we love West Coast Colour?! If you’ve been in our store over the last while, you may have seen their Fits of Giggles Too DK or their colourful Falkland fibre on our shelves. We’re excited to announce we are now carrying the newest addition to their yarn line — West Coast Colour Home Grown.

 

 

 

Home Grown is a worsted weight yarn made from Canadian CVM/Romeldale sheep raised right on the West Coast Colour farm — and on a neighbouring farm — in Tappen.  It’s processed and milled locally near Tappen at a mill that uses spinning machines to produce true woollen spun yarns. The yarn is then dyed on the farm using low-impact fibre reactive acid dyes.

The process results in a light bouncy yarn with a rich colour profile that creates texture and depth.

 

 

Our Project of the month uses 13 shades of Home Grown to create this stunning Bounce Blanket designed by Tin Can Knits. It’s a must-have for chilly summer nights and even colder winter days.

One skein of each colourway is enough to make the largest size of the blanket. Personalize your blanket by mixing and matching colours to suit your unique style!

 

 

Visit our store, or purchase the yarn and the pattern online.

E-newsletter Launches!

April 7, 2019

On March 21, Baaad Anna’s took a giant leap into cyberspace with the launch of our knit fast, die warm e-newsletter. This newsletter aims to connect the larger fibre arts community with articles in how to we can all share skills and resources, while showcasing some of the yarns and fibres that feeds our love of fine base materials.

At Baaad Anna’s we believe that local yarn stores (LYS) should be a place for community and shared space to celebrate the love of playing with string. We wanted to introduce a forum for yarn-lovers worldwide to network and share their passion for fibre — our e-newsletter is the place! This new offering will be a venue for communicating news and trends in the yarn world, and for sharing local, national and international yarn related points of interest with the community in the Lower Mainland and beyond.

We will continue to post happenings on our blog here as your immediate connection to the local fibre arts scene. We invite you to subscribe and hope you will join us soon in our new online space!

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More Shawl Cuffs!

April 3, 2019

We just received our top-up order of the gorgeous Knox Mountain Knit Co shawl cuffs. What are shawl and cowl cuffs? Check my post from a few days back to see what all the excitement is about. Also check out @knoxmountainknitco April 1st Instagram post for a video on how to style your shawl cuff!

BUY NOW

 

In the meantime, pick yours up in our online store as they are sure not to last long! And browse all the amazing shawl, cowl and other knit patterns from the super talented Knox Mountain Knit Co here as well! Thank you Willow and Sasha for sharing your talents with us!

How to wear a shawl cuff as seen here on the Larch Shawl. Photo credit KMKC.

NEW YARN: OceanParkYarns

April 2, 2019

We’ve been quietly working with Noa of OceanParkYarn to launch her Vancouver LYS debut for a few months now, and once Fibres West wrapped up we were able to bring on two full lines of her amazing yarn!

A small selection of the amazing semi-solids and speckles of the new Organic Merino Superwash Sock line.This only a small selection of the amazing semi-solids and speckles of the new Organic Merino Superwash Sock line.

Hailing from White Rock just south of Vancouver, OceanParkYarns have been previously available on Etsy but we are now thrilled to highlight two of her new lines: Organic Merino Superwash Sock and Eco-dyed Sport yarn lines in store and across the province as Road Trippin’ season begins!

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The Organic Merino Superwash Sock also come in these awesome 5x 23g mini braids.

This line celebrates colour with pleasantly saturated tonal solid colourways and hints of oceanside influences to her speckles.

With a love of bright colours and soft yarn, Noa shares: I’ve found that dyeing the yarn myself enhances the whole experience. I think it’s mesmerizing to watch the yarn soak up the dye solutions and emerge from the dye pots completely transformed.

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In addition to saturated tonals, there are gorgeous neutrals to mellow out flashes of colours as can be seen in this selection of the EcoWash Sport line.

Come check out the full selection of her colourways now on display, or shop online here if you are not afraid to celebrate bright beautiful colours with us!

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4 Years and Counting!

April 1, 2019

Happy April Fool’s Day! This is always a milestone for me as it’s also the day I took ownership of this amazing little local yarn store, and my life has been better every day since!

Thank you to everyone in this amazing yarny community that has welcomed and partnered with me on this adventure! As August will be Baaad Anna’s 10th year in existence, let’s celebrate much in the days ahead! Keep an eye out for more interesting yarns, events and prizes in the days, weeks and months ahead!