Bryony bags Leeds’ knitting shop’s anniversary prize

Competition winner Bryony Anderson at Baa Ram Ewe.
Competition winner Bryony Anderson at Baa Ram Ewe.
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AN Amateur artist has bagged the chance to be part of a thriving Leeds business’s fifth anniversary celebrations.

Bryony Anderson, 30, scooped the top prize in the competition by knitting business Baa Ram Ewe.

The company, which has shops in Headingley and Harrogate, called on customers to come up with a celebratory bag design to mark the milestone.

Verity Britton, who founded Baa Ram Ewe in 2009, said: “It’s hard to believe we’re approaching our fifth anniversary. The time has flown and so much has happened since we first opened.

“Our philosophy has always been that anyone can get involved with knitting and creativity, and this competition reflects that.

“Our bags are used around the world – wherever Baa Ram Ewe products are found – so this is a great opportunity.”

As part of her prize, Bryony will have her design printed on thousands of tote bags over the next year. She will also be given several tote bags and a Baa Ram Ewe hamper.

Bryony, from Boroughbridge, said: “I was so excited when I found out I had won the competition – I never win anything!

“It’s great to see my design on the Baa Ram Ewe bags. It’s very strange to think people will be buying them, but I can’t wait to see them in use by knitters all around Yorkshire.”

Competition organiser Katherine Johnson said: “We had a lot of really great, creative entries from YEP readers, our Facebook and Twitter followers, and our customers.

“It was hard to choose a winner, but we decided Bryony’s design had it all – our sheep design, the business name, the number five – and a sense of fun, which is really important to us.”

The bags are now on sale at Baa Ram Ewe on Otley Road in Headingley, or at the Harrogate store on Cold Bath Road.

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