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Baaad Anna’s provides affordable, diverse, and eco-friendly yarn, knitting supplies and classes. We strive to create a community space for diverse crafters, parents, artists and non-conformist knitters in the East Van Neighbourhood. Not your Mama’s yarn store!


2667 E. Hastings St (check out a map here)

Vancouver, BC



by CAR: There is free one hour parking right on Hastings in front of the store, and unlimited free parking at any of the cross streets.

by BUS: From downtown you can take any bus running east along Hastings (except the Victoria) and ask driver to drop you off at the Slocan Street bus stop. We are kiddy corner across from the bus stop.

in the AREA: great coffee at Laughing Bean, books and games at Irondog Books, fun projects at The Learnery

Hours of Operation:

Mon – Wed 11am – 2pm

Thurs – Sun 11am -6pm



Paula Lindner – owner

Paula took ownership from Anna in April 2015 and has been in knit heaven ever since! Having knit for over ten years learning from friends and family, she values the community that comes with this skill set. Building on the amazing foundation that Anna laid, Paula aims to continue the creation of a space where people could come together and learn from each other, and have a sense of community while crafting, creating and conspiring!

Paula bikes from the Renfrew Heights neighbourhood just up the street from the store, raising two little humans and two mischievous cats alongside a very patient and supportive partner.




Sarah L. – store manager

Sarah has worked at Baaad Anna’s since summer 2015. She is a knitter, crocheter and crafter. Sarah loves to travel and drag her husband to foreign yarn stores. When not at the store Sarah can be found hanging out with cats at parties and causing trouble with her sister, husband and cat.

Check out our full Spotlight on Sarah L. here.






Cheryl K. – eCom coordinator

Cheryl swooped onto the Baaad Anna’s team in May 2017 to help launch the new online store. A background in IT comes in handy resulting in a very happy merger of both her techie and crafty sides. When not in front of her computer, she is knitting, crocheting, sewing, weaving, and in general neglecting house chores, husband, teenage daughter, and their cat Lily. Cheryl looks forward to assisting you in person and online.

Check out our full Spotlight on Cheryl K. here.


Janice – classes coordinator

Janice is our amazing Classes Coordinator she joined the team in February 2020.

Check out our full Spotlight on Janice here.








Nadia K. – retail

Nadia joined us in September 2020 and keeps the shop looking amazing.


Laura W. – seasonal

Laura is a generational knitter from the North Shore, learning from her Grandmother when very young. An avid knitting podcast watcher she loves learning about new independent dyers, techniques and fun projects! She would get more WIPS done (works in progress) if she could get off Ravelry and Instagram where she dreams of her next projects. She is eager to hear about your next project, so stop by and let her help enable your knitting knowledge and your stash!





 Rebecca G. – teacher

Rebecca Glazier teachers knitting, crochet and natural dyeing classes and workshops at Baaad Anna’s.  Not only is Rebecca one of our teachers, she is also the dyer behind WildWestDye yarns, a knitwear designer, the host of the Meet Up virtual knitting group Knit 1 Tea 1, a pole dancing enthusiast, and an all around awesome human being. Rebecca began teaching at Baaad Anna’s in early 2020 and teaches a broad range of beginner to intermediate classes.

Check out our full Spotlight on Rebecca here.




Holli Y. – teacher

Holli has been a long-time teacher at Baaad Anna’s, first teaching specialty workshops and now teaching more regularly on beyond beginner and advanced topics. Her focus on fine craftsmanship, teaching skills that enable knitters to feel pride in their finished objects, and helping knitters deepen their understanding of the choices they making in their projects are just some of the reasons students love Holli’s classes.

Check out our full Spotlight on Holli here.



Mel B. – teacher

Mel has been teaching the love of all things felting since 2015, both in-store at Baaad Anna’s, and with our Classes, Teachers and Community Outreach programs. Working with us at local schools and fibre events, like the annual sheep shearing at Maplewood Farm. In fact even during the pandemic, Mel has taken to Zoom to teach felting in schools to kids online within their own classroom. You can learn more about our school programs here.

Check out our full Spotlight on Mel here.






20 Comments leave one →
  1. Linda permalink
    March 24, 2021 2:38 pm

    Thanks for the promptness in filling my order. I can’t wait to dig in and start something new. Super impressed by how much you could get into such a little bag. Well done!

  2. Carrie permalink
    April 1, 2018 2:15 am

    My daughter is interested in learning to knit. She is 6. I saw you had kids classes in the past. Will you be offering again?

    • baaadannas permalink*
      April 3, 2018 8:36 pm

      Yes we will although we don not have one scheduled at this time. Please keep an eye on our Classes section of our website, and I will try to give you a heads up when a new class is scheduled.

      Happy knitting!

  3. Diana Bourassa permalink
    October 22, 2017 9:22 pm

    I would like to know when you will be doing the Beginner Crotchet class again. It shows TBA. Is there a place to have my email added to your waitlist?

    Thanks Diana

    • baaadannas permalink*
      April 3, 2018 8:39 pm

      We have recently scheduled our next learn to crochet class (which will work towards a finished hat project) for Sundays on June 10, 17 & 24th from 2:00-4:00pm.

      Check out more information at

      Happy crafting!

  4. Barbara permalink
    January 1, 2016 10:28 pm

    How easy is it to get to your store? I will be staying on robson street near stanley park and don’t have a car

    • baaadannas permalink*
      July 12, 2016 7:00 pm

      Yes absolutely. We are right on the bus route for any bus that runs east along Hastings Street. It goes through some colourful neighbourhoods but it is safe and is served by frequent bus service. You can ask the bus driver to let you off at the Slocan St bus stop and we are just kiddie corner (and a few stores down) from where the bus drops you off. Additionally there is a great local coffee shop nearby, a gourmet olive oil dispensary, some fun vintage stores and many tasty & affordable food choices in the neighbourhood. Happy travels!

  5. Evelyn Devine permalink
    October 6, 2015 4:53 am

    I was wondering if you sell weaving supplies

    • baaadannas permalink*
      November 30, 2015 12:38 am

      We have Ashford Knitters Looms and supplies for those. Is there something specific that you are looking for?

  6. October 1, 2015 2:37 am

    Hello, I am desperately looking for a US Size 19 circular needles, at least 36”. Do you by any chance have such a creature? Thank you!

    • baaadannas permalink*
      November 30, 2015 12:37 am

      Hi, yes we do have them if you are still looking.

  7. Mein permalink
    July 26, 2014 5:53 am

    Hi. Realize I should have bought one more skein of Noro Silk Garden (colour 269, Lot J). May I ask you to hold it for me? I don’t live near the shop but will come by next Wednesday to pick it up. If it helps, I can pay through my credit card first.

    • baaadannas permalink
      July 27, 2014 5:58 pm

      I am happy to save it for you – was it colour 267? I can’t seem to find 269….let me know.

  8. June 24, 2012 5:24 pm

    I – from Germany/Switzerland – am here in Vancouver for some days (Conference/Holidays) . Can I Participate at your knit meeting this friday?!

  9. Anne Trosvig permalink
    May 9, 2011 11:12 pm

    I found your KNIT mug while browsing through knitting blogs and was wondering if it’s available for sale?

    I saw a darker brown version that I would be very interested in. It would be the perfect gift!

    Would you please let me know? Thank you

  10. Radhika permalink
    February 14, 2010 6:04 am

    wondering if you have any classes on monday nights/friday nights. am looking for a socks workshop. can’t do the weekend sadly.

  11. December 3, 2009 3:22 pm

    Great to have another LYS in East Van! Didn’t know you existed until I picked up a copy of WestCoast Families.

  12. Teresa Udell permalink
    August 25, 2009 4:05 am

    welcome to the ‘hood! we also have a wonderful yoga studio and a few great markets and lovely parks all close by. and a pub for and after hours beer. and with the addition of your new storefront, we are now complete.
    see you next week. happy! teresa


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