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BC Road Trippin’: Oliver!

June 15, 2018

Next up, Baaad Anna’s is excited to return to Oliver, BC and this year we are cozying in to the Maker Place for an evening of Yarn Tasting on June 30th from 6:30-8:30pm. (tickets here)

We are so excited to partner with master seamstress Dianne Gibson of Maker Place on this event. This unique location creates a space to gather and share creativity while learning and sharing idea’s in a studio environment. If you find yourself in Oliver, this is a unique workshop where DIY projects can be shared and created with ease and enjoyment. Hosting a variety of visual art events, this amazing shop has paint nights, upcycling clothing workshops and sewing bee’s all year round, in addition to offering an open artist studio.



Oliver is a town near the south end of the Okanagan Valley in the Southern Interior of British Columbia, Canada, with a population of over 4,000 people. It is located between Osoyoos and Okanagan Falls, and is labeled as the Wine Capital of Canada by Tourism British Columbia



Want to join us? Tickets are limited, but you can pick them up here!

BC Road Trippin’: Summerland!

June 14, 2018

Baaad Anna’s will be revisiting Summerland on Tuesday June 19th at the Tuesday Farmer’s Market from 9am -1pm. We enjoyed meeting the local knit community as well as the variety of other makers and growers at this gorgeous Okanagan lakeside town last year; and are thrilled to bring along some woolly goodness again to this event.

Baaad Anna’s hits Summerland Farmers Market 2017.


Summerland (2011 population 11,280) is a town on the west side of Okanagan Lake in the interior of British Columbia, Canada. The district is between Peachland to the north and Penticton to the south. The largest centre in the region is Kelowna, approximately 50 km to the north (via Highway 97), and Vancouver is approximately 425 km (264 mi) away to the west. The district is famous for “Bottleneck drive”, a system of roads connecting a large number of wineries.

BC Road Trippin’: Penticton!

June 14, 2018

Baaad Anna’s second stop will be to quench its thirst at Pentiction’s Cannery Brewing with a pop-up beer knit night!

Cannery Brewing is a go-to micro-brew located amongst the breathtaking scenery of the South Okanagan. Using only the natural ingredients, Cannery Brewing is proud to provide unpasteurized beers with a fresh, crisp taste. Come join us with your needles for a brewskie and a yarn squeeze!

Announcing Our 2018 Road Trip

June 10, 2018

We are thrilled to announce our lineup for our 2018 Baaad Anna’s baaadass BC roadtrip…



We will be starting in Kelowna at the first annual Yarn Okanagan event on June 16th and will continue with pop-up shops and yarn tasting throughout the Okanagan, Shuswap and Kootenay regions. More details to come on each of our stops over the next two weeks!


Get Out and Knit!

June 8, 2018

With the west coast rains moving in this weekend, its a perfect time to get cozy with your knits for the World Wide Knit In Public Day happening tomorrow! And to encourage all the knits, we will have ALL NEEDLES, HOOKS and SETS at 20% off in store and online! Pick up some Lykke, Addis or Knitters Pride that you’ve been eyeing and then join us to knit wherever you feel like throughout the day!



Our couch is always available for a meetup with friends, or go chat up non-knitters with the siren call of pretty yarn art!

We will also be hosting our monthly Give Back Sundays knit-for-others event this weekend. We have currently collected 27 pairs of socks towards our goal of 52 pairs for our Kaslo Modular Housing Welcome Package project so if you want to pick up some free donated yarn to cast on a pair and help out, please pop in any time this weekend or join us to knit or crochet from 1-3pm this Sunday!


Pairs 17 to 28 of our Kaslo Street Temp Mod Housing welcome package project!


Mothers’ Day Knit In and THANK YOU

May 9, 2018

Our monthly Give Back Sundays event happens this Sunday from 1-3pm and we welcome all mothers, but also fathers, daughters, or sons to join us our monthly all-welcome, free-of-charge, community-building knit-in.


We will have yarn and treats available for you to work on any style of community-building fibre arts together. And we have been the grateful recipients of huge amounts of unloved yarns (redistributed to local schools and hospital knit groups) as well as many finished knits that will go towards giant holiday package to the Downtown Eastside Womens Centre at Christmas, or the many, many baby hats for the the Purple Crying project in November.

Check out this amazing donation of finished cowls, hats and scarves which will be directed as holiday gifts later this year to recipients within local non-profits.


And we still have an ongoing challenge out for collecting 52 pairs of socks for the Kaslo Modular Housing welcome packages. So far we have collected 19 pairs with more arriving every day… please join us in trying to reach our goal! Read more here.


Thank you to all that have already participated, and come join us on Sunday afternoon to pick up some yarn, take a give-back project home, or drop off any knits you want to add to our knit-for-others collections!

Circular Weaving Wed Workshop

May 3, 2018

Call us at (604) 255 2577 to register for next Wednesday’s workshop!

Woolith Fair 2018 is ON!

April 27, 2018

Come stop by the store for sales, events and yarny friends at this year’s Vancouver Yarn Crawl! And if you’re not in town, we also celebrate with a YARNHEADS FLASH SALE on our webstore with 10% off EVERYTHING at all weekend long!


Friday! Open 11am -6pm, with Iron Dog Books from noon to close.

Saturday! Open 11am -6pm, with a trunk show from pluckypigeonknits.

Sunday! Open 11am -6pm, with 20% off all Hedgehog Fibre and Yarns in store.

Yarnheads Mini Sale THIS WEEKEND!

April 26, 2018

As part of the 3rd annual West Coast Knitters Guild Woolith Fair Yarn Crawl, Baaad Anna’s will have 10% off ALL STOCK in store AND online this FRIDAY, SATURDAY and SUNDAY! In addition to this we have some in-store show specials including SUNDAY HEDGEHOG MADNESS where we take 20% off all of our Hedgehog Fibres yarns (which we just received a large new order of!).


We even have this new, special addition colourway named Anemone that can be found in one of Joji’s new patterns for her book Interpretations vol.5!


And also our in-store only YARNHEADS MINI SALE for our yarn crawling participants! Here’s a list of our additional Woolith Fair specials available all weekend long:

50% off

Diamond Luxury Regal Alpaca Regular: $25.95 Sale: $12.97

Diamond Luxury Caravan Regular: $12.95 Sale: $6.47

Debbie Bliss BFL Regular: $10.95 Sale: $5.47


30% off

Lana Grossa Aloha Regular: $17.50 Sale: $12.25

Lana Grossa Bronx Regular: $17.50 Sale: $12.25

Lana Grossa Magico II Regular: $17.50 Sale: $12.25

Cestari Monticello Regular: $17.95 Sale: $12.56

Sugar Bush Bliss Regular: $12.95 Sale: $9.06

Drunk Yarns Regular: $26.95 Sale: $18.86


20% off

Briggs & Little Sport Regular: $6.50 Sale: $5.20

Sarah Elizabeth Fibre Batts: Various Prices

Cascade Magnum Regular: $28.99 Sale: $23.19


Focus on Local Trunk Show: pluckypigeonknits THIS SATURDAY!

April 25, 2018

At this weekend’s Woolith Fair yarn crawl, we are please to bring the work of another young local designer to the store. Caitlin Sheperd of pluckypigeonknits is a super-talented designer of kids and adult garments. She will be hosting a Trunk Show at Baaad Anna’s from 11am to 4pm this Saturday April 28th.


Photo credit: Caitlin Sheperd.


She brings together locally-inspired fair-isle elements with wonderfully East Van-symbolic pigeons and bicycles, or enhances classic rustic garments a touch of delicate lace.


Photo credit: Caitlin Sheperd.


With her inspiration to design coming from what she herself would like to create for her loved ones, her creations hold elements of tenderness and keepsake. And Caitlin is hoping to launch a few new patterns at this weekend’s show! Come by to check out some knit-up versions of her designs, pick up hard-copies of the patterns and let our staff help you pair up her design with the perfect yarn!


Pigeons pigeons on parade; Photo credit: Caitlin Sheperd.