About Us




Not your mama’s yarn store!


We provide 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.


2667 E. Hastings St (check out a map here)
Vancouver, BC
[email protected]


Special Update: Our hours and business offerings have adapted recently to meet your yarny needs in a variety of new ways. As of September, our bricks and mortar store is OPEN  daily from 11am-2pm and with longer hours to 6pm Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. We will be supporting the community through virtual (Zoom) classes and workshops, and offer numerous introduction fibre arts kits. Additionally, almost all of our in-store offerings can be found at our online store. Come visit us in-store or virtually and help support our fibre arts community if you are able.

Current In-Store Hours (September):

Mondays: 11am – 2pm

Tuesdays: 11am – 2pm

Wednesdays: 11am – 2pm

Thursdays: 11am – 6pm

Fridays: 11am – 6pm

Saturdays: 11am – 6pm

Sundays: : 11am – 2pm



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 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.
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.