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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!

Yarn Shop Day Saturday 12th May 2018

Posted: April 24, 2018

This years Yarn Shop Day is fast approaching and we have been busily planning events at Jenny Wren’s Yarns.


10 reasons to visit us this Yarn Shop Day…

  1. Goody Bags for the first 20 customers to spend over £20
  2. Pop up shop from local indie dyer, weaver and spinner Jo of Lime Green Jelly
  3. Visiting local knitwear designer Anni Howard bringing her latest designs
  4. Charity raffle
  5. Book Tombola
  6. Big discounts on selected yarns
  7. ‘Fill a Bag’ mega event! Fill one of our carrier bags from the selection of sale yarns available for just £15
  8. Drop in Knit and Natter all day long – with cakes!!
  9. Crochet Dreamcatcher Workshop at 11am with Emma. (This will cost £5 to be donated to our charity for this year) Booking details below.
  10. Because why wouldn’t you want to spend the whole day in a yarn shop!!

This year we are raising funds for the Stroke Association in memory of our dear friend and knit group member Janis. All the monies raised from the raffle, tombola and workshop will go direct to them so please give generously.

If you’d like to join us for the Dreamcatcher Workshop please email to reserve a place