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Knit in Public Day RESCHEDULED!

Posted: May 19, 2015

UPDATE! We are holding a re-run of the abandoned KIP event. This time it’s outside the shop on Sunday 21st June as part of the St Peters Street Market. We’ll have deckchairs out, there’ll be buskers and you can buy drinks from the pub opposite or tasty treats from Baker and Barista. The market runs from 10am-4pm with plenty of craft, jewellery and vintage stalls to browse and buy from. Everyone welcome!

I’m arranging a picnic in Christchurch Park Arboretum on Saturday 13th June for Worldwide Knit in Public Day. Join us between 11.30am-1.30pm near the bandstand. Bring your knitting or crochet projects, food/drink to share and blankets or chairs. Kids, partners etc welcome. Don’t forget the sunscreen and hats!

P.s if it rains we’ll have to cancel so fingers crossed!

Love Your Local Yarn Shop!

Posted: April 29, 2015

Image  copyright What Associates

Image copyright What Associates

With Yarn Shop Day 2015 fast approaching it has got me to thinking why you, my lovely customers, might choose to shop with Jenny Wren’s rather than online or anywhere else.
Hopefully, you’ll agree with some (or all) of the reasons below!

1. Customer Service – We are able to give you personal service during your visit, and help you to pick out suitable yarns for your particular purpose. We can advise you on yarn substitutions, talk you through pattern choices and we offer a yarn lay away service so you can keep your dye lots intact.

2. Advice – If you get stuck on any of the patterns you have bought from us, we will try our very best to help you through. This is not something you will be able to get so easily from an online store or at one of the large chains.

3. Instant Gratification – You know what it’s like, you need a project and want to start as soon as possible. You could shop online, but then you will have to sit and wait for the postie to deliver. Or you could come down to the shop, pick out the perfect yarn and take it right home and cast on. I know which I would prefer!

4. Touch and feel – Knitting is a very tactile hobby. The colour and feel of the yarn is very important. No matter how good the photos are online, they don’t always reflect the true colour of the yarn, and obviously you don’t get to feel it either. We also try and have many display garments in store so you can see how the yarn works up.

5. Personal touch – If you get to know your local store by using it regularly there is also the chance that the store will get to know you. Your previous projects will be remembered and asked after, and if you bring them in we will probably beg you for a photo for the “show and tell” gallery. We love to see customer’s finished work and share in the joy.

6. The social side – Knitting and crochet can be a solitary hobby. Not at Jenny Wren’s! We run two knit groups each week and have brought together fibre enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds over a shared love of craft. Friendships have been forged in our shop and we have helped newcomers to the area to make new friends.

I know I can’t compete with the internet and large chains on price, but I hope we provide a value added service that our customers appreciate.

Yarn Shop Day 2015

Posted: April 13, 2015

We had such fun last year we have decided to do it all again in 2015! This year our Yarn Shop Day celebrations will be bigger with more taster classes and opportunities to get involved.
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Join us from 10am on Saturday 2nd May. Activities on offer will include crochet and knitting taster sessions. There is also the chance to show off your knit and crochet skills by entering our craft show. There will be prizes for best garment, accessory, toy and colourwork. Call into the shop for an entry form or download one here.
You can also have a go at the lucky dip or buy raffle tickets to win some fantastic prizes. And we are holding a silent auction for your chance to get your hands on some of our ex-shop samples.
There will be 10% off all full price stock all day.

Taster session programme;
11am – Beginner Crochet. Please bring a 4mm crochet hook if you have one.
12pm – Make a toy from your knitted squares (please bring your own squares. Cast on 28 stitches and knit until square. We will provide the toy stuffing)
1.30pm – Beginner Crochet. Please bring a 4mm crochet hook if you have one.
2.30pm – Crocheted butterflies or coasters. Please bring a 4mm crochet hook if you have one.
3.30pm – Knitted Bangles. Please bring 3.25mm dpns if you have them. This session would be a great introduction to knitting on DPNs(double pointed needles).
There is no charge for these classes, however donations to Autism Suffolk would be appreciated.
Just turn up on the day or book to ensure a place.