“We have worked hard to create a real woolly paradise”

Lois Mickleburgh of Jenny Wren's Yarns, Ipswich

Lois Mickleburgh of Jenny Wren's Yarns, Ipswich - Credit: Archant

Ipswich independent yarn shop Jenny Wren’s Yarns has been voted a winner in the British Knitting and Crochet Awards 2018.

Lois Mickleburgh of Jenny Wren's Yarns with her store's second Britiish Knitting and Crochet Award.

Lois Mickleburgh of Jenny Wren's Yarns with her store's second Britiish Knitting and Crochet Award. Jenny Wren's Yarns shared with award with a yarn store in Faversham, Kent - Credit: Jenny Wren's Yarns

Owner Lois Mickleburgh said they were very proud and pleased to get an award for the second time.

Mrs Mickeburgh, who opened the store in 2012 in St Peter’s Street, collected the award at the awards ceremony in London on Thursday.

She said: “It was a great event. It was nice to meet up with a lot of other people from the industry, other shop owners and businesses, and yarn suppliers companies. It was really good to speak to people and make some good contacts.

“This year we won jointly with a yarn shop from Faversham in Kent. We got the same number of votes, which was pretty amazing.


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“We are thrilled to be the joint Best Independent Yarn Shop in the South East, and voted by our loyal customers and followers.

“Our vision when we opened Jenny Wren’s Yarns 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.

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“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.”

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