hello@jennywrensyarns.co.uk - 01473 805208

14 St Peters Street, Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 1XF

The End of the Road

Posted: January 2, 2019

I’ve decided that Jenny Wren’s Yarns will be closing it’s doors in Spring 2019. The lease runs out at the end of April and I have decided not to renew. I have really enjoyed the life of a yarn shop owner. I’ve met and made friends with some interesting and inspiring people who I wouldn’t have known otherwise and I also got to share my love for nice yarn with our customers. But, all good things come to an end and I feel it’s time to move on and head in a new direction.

We are aiming to close by the end of March 2019, until then we are open as normal.

I will miss my little woolly wonderland and the people who frequent it a lot. There will, of course, be a clearance sale so keep your eyes peeled for that. The classes that are currently in the schedule will still happen, as will the regular knit groups. Our opening hours may change and reduce in the coming weeks but we will be sure to post about that on the website and social media.
I’d like to thank all our customers past and present for their custom over the years. Keep stitching! And if anyone wants to buy a beautiful yarn shop then come and talk to me…

 

A Manifesto for a Yarn Shop

Posted: October 5, 2018

Here at Jenny Wren’s Yarns we were recently lucky enough to win a second British Knitting and Crochet Award. We were voted joint Best Independent Yarn Shop in the South East by our loyal customers and followers and we are thrilled!

The vision when we opened JWY in 2012 was to bring quality, natural fibres to the people of Ipswich and we’ve tried to stay true to that as much as possible. Many years ago, as a very new knitter, I found it difficult to buy yarn in my home town. Synthetic yarns seemed to be widely supplied in Ipswich, and they still are, but the natural fibres I wanted to use were harder to find. That’s where the idea for Jenny Wren’s came from!

What you will find on our shelves are timeless, quality yarns from some of the best suppliers in the UK and Europe including super soft merino’s, luxury silk blends and hard working cotton yarns for both knitters and crocheters. After all, if you’re using your time to lovingly create knitted or crocheted garments and other items, we believe you should be using the best quality yarns available to you.

That’s not to say our yarns aren’t affordable. We stock a wide range of mid price yarns, with our best sellers from as little as £2.99 per 50g ball for cotton/silk blend or a wool/acrylic mix.

We also stock beautiful British yarns from Baa Ram Ewe and West Yorkshire Spinners. These companies are helping to preserve rare breeds of British sheep which is something we wholeheartedly agree with here at Jenny Wren’s Yarns!

It’s not only the yarns you choose that are important. The tools you use should be of the best quality too. We predominantly stock Knit Pro needles and hooks. The laminated birch wood Symfonie needles are my absolute favourite but we also stock Zing, the colour coded metal needles.

We have worked hard to create a real woolly paradise for the knitters and crocheters of Ipswich and we are proud of what we have achieved over the years. Our knit groups have decorated the area with yarn bombings and firm friendships have been forged over tea, biscuits and yarn. We have helped to promote indie dyers and crafters from the area with pop up shops and workshops. Our classes have spread the love for knitting and crochet to new audiences with many dozens of people having successfully learned new skills with us over the years.

We’d like to thank everyone who has shopped with us, it’s down to you all that we are so successful. Thank you!

Summer Sale now on!

Posted: May 22, 2018

There are some great savings to be had in our Summer Sale.
All these lines are reduced to clear, so once they’re gone they won’t be back!

West Yorkshire Spinners Aire Valley Aran was £4.99, now £3.74
Debbie Bliss Odin was £6.95, now £5.21
Wendy Mode DK was £2.55, now £1.91
Adriafil Knitcol was £5.15, now £3.86
Adriafil Regina was £4.20, now £3.15
Wendy Supreme Cotton DK was £4.25, now £3.19
West Yorkshire Spinners Wensleydale Gems was £8.50, now £6.38
Baa Ram Ewe Titus was £16, now £12
Baa Ram Ewe Dovestone DK was £14 now £11.25
Debbie Bliss Rialto Sock was £11.50, now £8.63

While stocks last!