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BC Road Trippin’: Castlegar!

June 12, 2017

Baaad Anna’s will be launching its first ever Baaad Ass Roadtrip with a stop in Castlegar this Saturday, June 17th! We’ll be taking the show on the road and our very first whistle stop in Castlegar, BC will be a joint venture with the Selkirk Weavers’ & Spinners’ Guild of the West Kootenays.



The Selkirk Weavers’ & Spinners’ Guild has been active in the West Kootenays since 1972. The objectives of this non-profit are to foster the art and craft of weaving and spinning, to mentor the skills and development of beginning weavers, to encourage achievement of high standards in members’ work and to collect literature for the use of members. They provide rental equipment, workshops, seminars, wholesale yarn supply and an extensive and growing library to its members, and additionally an opportunity to participate in the Guild’s annual exhibit and sale each November.




During the summer, from June to mid-September, the Guild operates a gift shop of handcrafted works at the Doukhobor Discovery Centre. On June 17th, Baaad Anna’s will be joining the Guild at Doukhobor for their annual picnic and launch of summer! If you can’t join us that day, be sure to drop in throughout the summer as the Guild demonstrate the traditional art of weaving and spinning in this unique museum. Throughout the rest of the year Guild meetings are held once per month at the Centre where guests are welcome. The Selkirk Weavers’ & Spinners’ Guild can be contacted through their Facebook page.



Castlegar is the second largest community in the West Kootenay region of British Columbia, Canada and is located within the Selkirk Mountains at the confluence of the Kootenay and Columbia Rivers. Castlegar is a regional trade and transportation centre, with a local economy fueled by forestry, mining and tourism. Castlegar was recently cited as one of the Top 8 Places in British Columbia for most promising growth. It is home to Selkirk College, a regional airport, a pulp mill, and several sawmills. The population of 7,259 people includes a large number of Doukhobors, who were largely responsible for much of Castlegar’s early development and growth.

World Wide Knit In Public Day

June 10, 2017

Happy World Knit In Public Day today! Incelebration we at Baaad Anna’s Yarn Store put everything in store at 10% off all weekend long! Hope wherever you are there’s something pretty on your needles!

BC Road Trippin’: Kamloops!

June 9, 2017

Baaad Anna’s will be visiting Kamloops on June 21st on our first ever Baaad Ass Roadtrip! We’ll be taking the show on the road and our whistle stop in Kamloops, BC includes a sold out yarn tasting event at Knit2 Yarns.


Yarn mecca in Kamloops!


Carla Fawcett was able to make her dream come true in record time when Kamloops got its newest yarn store. Knit2 Yarns is happily in its second year of business but started when a thought turned into to a reality in only 3 short months. Carrying an amazing selection of yarns, patterns and notions, Carla would love for you to drop by when on route to or passing through this gorgeous town that sits on the Thompson River.


One of Knit2 Yarns selection of BC-local lines currently available.


Kamloops is a city in south central British Columbia in Canada at the confluence of the two branches of the Thompson River near Kamloops Lake. It is the largest community in the Thompson-Nicola Regional District and the location of the regional district’s offices. The surrounding region is more commonly referred to as the Thompson Country.


BC Road Trippin’: Lytton!

June 7, 2017

Watch out Lytton, Baaad Anna’s is planning a visit on June 22nd as a stop on our first ever Baaad Ass Roadtrip! We’ll be taking the show on the road and our whistle stop in Lytton, BC includes a yarn tasting event partnered with Klowa Arts & Handicrafts.



Klowa Art & Handcrafts (est. 2016) is the Fraser Canyon’s artistic hub, with indigenous art and other locally handmade goods, a colourful selection of yarns (including Lytton’s own Garden Gate Yarn), knitting supplies, and more. It’s a refreshing place to stop in Lytton. You can find inspiration in the knitted finished objects, dream over some handdyed yarn, or in July enjoy a coffee in the soon to open Klowa Café courtyard!
Klowa began in a 100-sq-ft space known as Lytton Knittin’, where owner Meghan Fandrich introduced the Lytton area to fine yarns such as luscious Malabrigo or the well curated Vegan Yarn, and offered knitting & crochet workshops as well as patterns from some of the newest knitting designers. Lytton Knittin’ moved two doors down and Klowa began – and suddenly local artists began appearing with their beautiful handmade goods. Meghan (seen below with the one-year-old Klowa Baby) is inspired by the artistic community of the Canyon who make Klowa what it is: a vibrant artists’ centre.
Lytton in British Columbia, Canada, sits at the confluence of the Thompson River and Fraser River on the east side of the Fraser. The location has been inhabited by the Nlaka’pamux people for over 10,000 years, and is one of the earliest locations settled by non-natives in the Southern Interior of British Columbia, having been founded during the Fraser Canyon Gold Rush of 1858–59, when it was originally known as “The Forks”.



BC Road Trippin’: Grand Forks!

June 6, 2017

Baaad Anna’s will be visiting Grand Forks on June 18th as part of our first ever Baaad Ass Roadtrip! We’ll be taking the show on the road and our whistle stop in Grand Forks, BC will focus on an almost sold out yarn tasting event with Lynden Tree Yarns.



For over two years Lynn Relph has been supplying the West Kootenay region with fine yarns, patterns, accessories and finished products. Sourcing local and BC-made yarns, batts, project bags, pottery yarn bowls, purses and totes, buttons and scarf jewelry, be sure to stop in when next driving along Highway 3!

7375 – 2nd St. Grand Forks, BC




Grand Forks, population 4,049, is a city in the Boundary Country of the West Kootenay region of British Columbia, Canada. It is located at the confluence of the Granby River and Kettle River, a tributary of the Columbia. The city is just north of the US-Canada border, approximately 500 km from Vancouver, British Columbia and 200 km from Kelowna, British Columbia and 220 km from Spokane, Washington and 23 km west of the resort area of Christina Lake by road.




Baaad A@@ Road Trip Across BC!

June 1, 2017

Announcing Baaad Anna’s BC Roadtrip! We’re taking the yarn on the road this June! 

Join us here throughout the month to hear about our many stops across Beautiful British Columbia and journey with us while we explore various Guilds, Local Yarn Stores, and even help launch a brand new Fibre Festival in the Kootenays!

Maplewood Farm Sheep Shearing Festival

May 27, 2017

Baaad Anna’s is once again attending Maplewood Farm‘s Annual Sheep Shearing Festival this Sunday (tomorrow!) from 10am-4pm.


Damn fine dos.

Come join us in North Vancouver to see our yarn in its rawest form! Lorea Tomsin from Sidney, BC will be shearing the farm’s flock of sheep for the summer. Crafts, facepaint, duck herding, and hands on felting demonstrations for the kids.


Hugs all round.

This has been a tradition for Baaad Anna’s for a number of years; check out this little piece of history…


2012 Festival featuring Nicola!


May 22, 2017

Happy long weekend! We are open regular hours from 11am – 6pm so come by for chat, a knit or some yarn therapy!

Taste of Spring

May 11, 2017


We’ve got a plethora of new lovelies in our Spring lineup which we’d love to share over brunch. Join in our Spring Yarn Tasting event on Sunday June 21st from 10am to noon to try some Hedgehog Fibre Arts, Woolen Boon, Flock Fibre Arts, Julie Asselin Yarn, Cestari and Americo Yarns on your needles!

Our selection of yarns to be shared at our Spring Yarn Tasting



Yarnheads Countdown is On!

April 24, 2017

We have hoped to be able to host a FOCUS ON LOCAL TRUNK SHOW with Catherine from Gauge Dye Works (which used to be known as Caterpillargreen Yarns) since taking on the business two years ago. And now it is only five days away! This weekend the West Coast Knitters Guild launches their 2nd Annual Woolith Fair Greater Vancouver Yarn Crawl and we are celebrating by hosting a joint trunk show with dyer Gauge Dyeworks and designer UandIKnits. We have a full line up for the 3 day event.





On Friday April 28th we will have all yarns in store at 10% off! This includes our Wollmeise and Hedgehog, so time to do some Spring cleaning to make room for new yarns!


On Saturday April 29th we will host our trunk show with Gauge and UandIKnits… check out this gorgeous wearable art piece that combines three local talents: Gauge Dye Works self striping yarn + Sweet Georgia silk mist + a UandIKnits pattern! (Be sure to make a yarn crawl stop at Sweet Georgia’s studio as well!)

West Coast represent!



Then on Sunday April 30th we will continue to sell any of what’s left of the Gauge Dye Works inventory, including her Studio Seconds which will be marked down 25%… assuming there will be any left. Also, to celebrate spring, all cotton and cotton blends in store will be 15% off. Get your warm weather knits lined up!