Whatever the season, the seaside town of Stonehaven has much to offer. The stunning Dunottar Castle, Art Deco open air swimming pool (it’s heated!), infamous Fire Ball Swinging, Folk & Harbour Festivals, award-winning ice cream and of course, Baa! A small but beautiful space, Baa! is home to a range of quality and luxury yarns from some of the best producers, independent spinners, dyers and designers from the UK and beyond. Each brand has been carefully chosen with the emphasis on quality in natural fibres.
Owner Janice Anderson tells us more, “When I opened Baa! my vision was for a space which welcomed everyone. A place to drop in, have a cuppa, knit, crochet and chat. The shop immediately became home to our already established knit group who previously met in my home. However, I quickly realised this would not meet the needs of the enthusiatic fibre folk of Stonehaven and surrounding area. Two years on we have three weekly groups and it has been such a joy to enable the development of friendships, listen to the varied topics of conversation, sharing of skills and laughter.”
“I fell in love with the Rowan brand as a textiles student in Aberdeen where my local fibre haunt was Harlequin, a beautiful little yarn shop which once stood in the West End of the city. Back then it was Rowan yarn, design and photography that inspired my love of handknitting. During the following 30+ years I spent time as a freelance knit designer, and a Rowan Design Consultant and tutor. So, its not at all surprising that the Rowan brand features heavily on the shelves of my own little yarn shop!”