Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Natural Dye Studio Trunk Show - 11th November 2011

Well have we got an exciting month for you!!!  Since our opening in April the yarn which always get's you excited and promotes yarn envy amongst the many is The Natural Dye Studio yarn. 

So you can imagine how excited we are to be welcoming Amanda & Phil to Jumble Jelly with their Trunk Show on Friday 11th November 2011.

This basically means ooodles of yarn to feed even the most avid yarn addict, inspiration by the bucket load with Amanda's stunning motifs and a wealth of knowledge of natural dyes and delicious yarns.

They will be here all day so pop in at your leisure for lots of oooohing, ahhhhing and squeezing broken up only by tea, cake and chatting!

See you soon, Debs & Rox xx

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Spooky Times

Halloween is almost upon us and there are plenty of spooky crafty ideas at Jumble Jelly.  Amazing fabric covered in bats, pumpkins or skulls & crossbones to name just a few.  Jean Greenhowes Jiffy Knits means you can whip up a few knitted pumpkins, a witch and a ghost in next to no time and lots of felt squares to use on fancy dress costumes.

But fear not, if making is not your thing why not buy it ready made by us??  There are trick or treat bags in fantastic fabric, bunting kits which are so quick and easy to make or just great as a gift.

There will be some kids crafty fun on the Wednesday 26th October (half term) 2pm - 3.30pm, where they can decorate their own trick or treat bag OR decorate a halloween cape, this workshop is £12.50 per child.

So get haunting!!!!

Friday, 14 October 2011



We are making room for our winter yarns & fabrics so starting from NOW there will be 25% off Natural Dye Studio yarns and 25% off the following fabrics:  Amy Butler, Tanya Whelan and Heather Bailey.

We have also now received some of our Christmas kids craft kits which are on display - only 71 days til Christmas!!!!!

See you soon,
Debs & Rox xx

Sunday, 9 October 2011


Great News from Jumble Jelly - Mr Jelly has worked his magic and finished our comfy new knit & natter room! We are so excited because now it means we can have a NEW evening knit & natter!

Due to popular demand we have decided to do this along side a late night shopping evening.  So mid week suddenly gets a lot more fun! 
Jumble Jelly will now open from 9.30am-7pm every Wednesday and knit & natter will happen from 6pm-9pm.  As always knit & natter is FREE, so pop along.  You are welcome to knit, crochet, sew or just natter!  It's fun, friendly and hopefully a bit of creative inspiration will come your way too!

Don't forget you can find our list of Christmas Workshops on our website in case you get the urge to make some pressies for your nearest and dearest or decorate for the season  with some homespun magic.
There will also be kids Halloween workshops in the half term, where youngsters can come and decorate a trick or treat bag or decorate a cloak, ready for a spooky party.

Looking forward to seeing you soon, Hugs Debs & Rox xx

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

A little boob......

Did you know that 50,000 people every year in the UK hear those devastating words "you've got breast cancer".

Breast Cancer Awareness month starts NOW.  During October in Jumble Jelly there will be pink knit & natters, a pink raffle for boobie prizes of course!

So wear your pink ribbon or knit one or crochet one or sew one - you're getting the idea! THINK PINK!!

Monday, 12 September 2011

Mollie Makes & more.....

Yarn is my first love no doubt it is an uncontrollable addiction but it's certainly not the only one.

Magazines, I just love them, wonderful colour, inspirational people and new ideas to get my creativity flowing.

The most recent addition to the crafting world is Mollie Makes which has caused a real stir.  Page after page crafty goodness it certainly sent me in a spiral of dizziness.  Then came the trauma of getting hold of a copy, not a chance!   They were like hot cakes disappearing before my very eyes.

Drastic action need to be taken - STOCK THEM IN JUMBLE JELLY! 

So now Mollie Makes sits alongside Interweave Knits, Sew Hip, Simply Knitting and Inside Crochet all neatly arranged on the counter!

No more driving from town to town to find a copy just pick it up while you're in for your weekly squeeze!

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Wool Glorious Wool

I hope you've all had a fab summer regardless of the weather!  It's been hectic here at JJ, what with unruly knitted teddies demanding cake at their tea party and looking at yummy things to stock for the Autumn/Winter  we have bear-ly coped under the strain!!

One amazing wool that we are now stocking is the divine Woolcake.  It's hard not to love natural wool from just over the border in Somerset, not messed with just spun into perfect 100g hanks ready to squeeze.  They come in chunky and aran weights in a colour range from a natural cream all the way through to a rich brown, just delicious.

We have the Woolcake patterns in stock and even a selection of ready made garments including these fab glamping socks - piece of cake!  (sorry I will stop now)

The new workshop dates have just gone onto our website including a Christmas workshop schedule, there should be something there to suit everyone!  Do keep checking back as there will be Kids Halloween workshops during the October half term where we will be busy with "Cloaks & Totes" - a perfectly spooky cloak or an eerie Trick or Treat bag and I know there will be more events happening over the next few months.

So many more things to tell you, this is just a little taster while you have your cuppa! 

See you soon!  Debs & Rox xx

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Charabanc to Fibre Fest???

So what do you think? 

A Jumble Jelly mobile for Sunday 21st August to Fibre Fest?? 

Anyone interested???

We can't wait!

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

World Wide Knit in Public

Thank you so much to everyone who came out into the sunshine last Saturday to
join us knitting in public at "World Wide Knit In Public Day 2011".  The sun made a very welcome appearance as we all gathered in the Westbury Gardens in Bradford-on-Avon. 

Our youngest knitter was a 5 year old who was really on her way to the swimming pool, we
managed to divert her and she was very happy to sit with Miss Elle to learn the
basics all the way up to our most experience knitter Sheila, whose age I am, of
course, not at liberty to disclose!

There were some beautiful projects on the go, ranging from tea cosies to shawls.  Naturally
Miss Elle was sporting her very stunning Veil of Isis, she also did a spot of drop
spinning along with Helen (KnitCave) impressing all!

We managed to persuade people to come from beyond the Bradford-on-Avon boundaries,
Bridgwater, Bath, Corsham and even Australia - not bad for our first event!  Miss Elle, Eleni and Knit Cave
have posted some photos over on their blogs, do take a peek.

I just wanted to say an extra thank you to Caroline who appeared with perfect timing to rescue me
wrestling banners and gazebo - I was so very pleased to see you!

Monday, 13 June 2011

Jumble Jelly's biggest compliment to date!!!

From day one, we have wanted Jumble Jelly to provide the mouth-watering appeal of a sweetie shop with lots of bright and cheerful colours, from buttons to wools to fabrics to cotton reels to crafting kits.

Well only last week, less than 2 months in, we received our biggest compliment yet!! Someone confused Jumble Jelly with one of the largest colourful jelly bean confectioners in the world!!!!  Yes, we were completely over-whelmed (and bemused)! 

Jelly Belly sell the most delightful colours and flavours of jelly beans and are the high profile American brand, selling jelly bean candy worldwide.

Our motivation is refuelled and we can take on the world!!! day we are a local Bradford-on-Avon shop, next we are being compared and confused with a global phenomenon!
But a warning just in case (!!):  Our products (including colourful buttons, fabrics, cottons reels and mouthwatering wools) are NOT edible!!!! 

Thank you for the compliment. 

Do come and see for yourselves, visit Jumble Jelly, 10 Silver Street, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, BA15 1JY (near the City of Bath, Somerset).

Friday, 3 June 2011

Just in case,

World Wide Knit in Public Day
there's a little black rain cloud

Make your way to the shop where we will knit & crochet in 
the dry! 

Thursday, 2 June 2011

World Wide Knit in Public 2011

Jumble Jelly would like to invite you to Knit In Public!!
(but feel free to crochet too!)

We will be gathering in the Westbury Gardens in Bradford on Avon (outside the Tourist Information Centre, opposite the Library, a mere second’s walk from the train station!)
on Saturday 11th June 2011 from 11am-3pm.

So come along with your pic nic rug & munchies, knitting needles & yarn to meet lots more knitters and crochet nuts, have lots fun.
Here’s to a fabarooo day!

Wednesday, 1 June 2011


The sun shone (honestly) not for long but long enough for Jumble and Jelly to be
enticed into the hurdles.  They are rather partial to sheep nuts, not off the
ground of course, only by hand!

So the shearing began.  Poor Jelly wasn't completely convinced being wrestled to the ground by
a stranger to have her fleece removed - the indignation!  Although a stranger to her
Steven Bennett's help was very much appreciated by us, we have
not tried our hand at shearing yet and decided that taking up an offer of help
would be a good idea!  Jelly had no idea of how she could have looked without his help.

But here she is, Jelly sporting her new summer look - very trendy I think.

Soon to follow was Jumble, who looks rather proud of his appearance.

I'm not sure it was entirely fair of our two pigs (Millie & Amelia) to stand
and laugh but by now I think Jumble & Jelly were just relieved that the ordeal was over.

Monday, 30 May 2011

Ramblings of a yarn geek in cyberspace

I can talk about yarn for days, I can crochet up a blizzard of snowflakes all in the time it takes Mr Jumble to watch a movie, hook a scarf and matching mittens on a wet Sunday afternoon.  I have had a fabric stash for many years, long before I was given a sewing machine - something about textiles makes me giddy and excited, my heart gets jittery at the mere thought of some hooky time. 

A cup of tea and an inspirational book full of colour, textures and new ways of exploring textiles is my idea of utopia.

But computers, YUCK,  my words dry up, the interest is lost and my brain begins to ache.  I think really it's a fear, computers seem to think for themselves when you least expect it and yet when you want to find something it's gone!

So when Jumble Jelly found itself of Facebook I very quickly and happily gave this to Mrs Jelly - she is much better at Facebook than I am.  My personal account (as all my friends there will testify) is shockingly neglected.  I am probably missing something wonderful but I'd rather have a skein of yarn......

Then Jumble Jelly went on Twitter, it was only fair for me to take some responsibility.  I duly learnt my username and password and learnt how to Tweet!  I was so very proud of myself, I am even able to achieve this unsupervised and with no direction or instruction. That immense pride and self worth came tumbling down around me when only a few days ago I discovered that my cyber skills are still sadly way behind my youngest child.  I have spent the last few weeks completely unaware that lovely people out there had sent messages, tried engaging in conversation with us, all without my knowledge meaning they got no response.

I am so sorry but you see I am just a yarn geek in a world way beyond my comfort zone, desperate to spend all my days talking hooks, yarn and fabric but I apologise for my appalling cyber skillls and promise that I will try to be better or if that fails ply Mrs Jelly with chocolate brownies and make such a bad job of it that she will feel compelled to rescue the general public from the yarn geek!

On a more cheery note Jumble & Jelly (the woolly ones, not myself and Mrs Jelly) have a rather big day ahead of them tomorrow - it's shearing day!  We are hoping for a warm and sunny day so that losing their fleecy coats is not too much of a shock.  I promise to update with pictures tomorrow evening.

Monday, 23 May 2011

Children's Half Term Workshops

Children’s Half Term Workshops

Tuesday 31st May 2011, 2pm-4pm (age 6yrs & over)
£10 per child to include materials

Wednesday 1st June 2011, 10am-12pm (age 8yrs & over)
£10 per child to include materials

CROCHET FOR KIDSThursday 2nd June 2011, 10am-12pm
£10 per child to include materials
Pop in to Jumble Jelly to book any of the above workshops

Jumble Jelly ON TOUR at King Edwards Pre-Prep and Nursery School in Bath

Jumble Jelly had a fab day at King Edwards Pre-Prep and Nursery School in Bath on Saturday 21st May 2011.  It was lovely to see so many families out enjoying the sunshine and having fun together on the school's "Fun Day".  We were over-whelmed by the high numbers of crafters among the younger people, with many already proficient at embroidery, knitting and sewing.  Its great to see such enthusiasm for getting creative.

A big thank you to King Edwards Pre-Prep and Nursery School for inviting Jumble Jelly to take part in a fantastic "Fun Day".

Debbie and Roxana xxx

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Man Knitting at Jumble Jelly

You see what happens if you hang around Jumble Jelly for more than 30 minutes?!  Yes it really is an OH who was gently introduced to the realm of knitting one Knit & Natter morning last week.  The scary part of this story is that he is really enjoying his new found hobby and came back again today!

The only negative that I can find is that I see him casting an eye over my stash, which is not a good thing as I have plenty of yummy yarns in there that are NOT for his use.  I guess this means we will have to have a Man Stash, any suggestions welcome!

Tuesday, 10 May 2011


Wow what an afternoon! 

We were honoured to have a visit from Amanda & Phil of The Natural Dye Studio this afternoon.  They came to Jumble Jelly armed with a huge pile of their delicious natural, hand dyed yarns!  Much squeezing, adoration and general merriment took place.  We now have an amazing stash of the most lovely yarns which we are ready to share......please note rationing may be enforced!!!!!

Debbie & Rox xx

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

The Arrival of Jumble & Jelly.....

I hope you all had a wonderful extended bank holiday weekend, ours was wonderful.  So many lovely people popping in on Saturday to chat about "the dress" and "the parties", so much fun and we love the buzz of the community that seems to be growing around the shop, it's so much more than we had even dreamt of.

Then two days off, amazing, our poor children took all of Sunday to work out who we were, but have no fear, by Monday they were back in the swing of things!

Monday was such an exciting day for us because we went to see our very own Jumble & Jelly, who are two of the most lovely North Ronaldsay sheep, who are classified as "Endangered" on the RBST List (Rare Breed Survival Trust).  We are fortunate enough to have a small woodland and pasture where we have bred rare breed pigs and sheep in the past, along with endless poultry.  So Jumble and Jelly arrived at their new home today and are settling in well.  Our aim is to, as always, preserve and ensure conservation of our nations breeds of livestock, which through general commercialism have declined to endangered levels.  This means we need to find sustainable reasons for keeping and breeding them in the future.

The North Ronaldsay sheep provide dense, knittable and beautifully coloured fleeces which make wonderfully warm and durable outdoor jumpers.  We will be shearing, cleaning, carding and spinning (not all by ourselves I hasten to add!) then selling this fabulous wool at Jumble Jelly - thus ensuring a reason to keep and breed these wonderful animals for future generations.

Rox and Debs xx

Saturday, 30 April 2011

JUMBLE JELLY - Haberdashery, Fabric and Yarn / Wool shop - 10 Silver Street, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, BA15 1JY (near the Heritage City of Bath, Somerset)

Hello again!  We have now been open for 2 weeks!  What an amazing time and a very steep ramp up, which has been very exciting and thoroughly enjoyable.  Jumble Jelly opened its doors to the world on Thursday 14th April 2011.  Well we were overwhelmed by the positive comments, the support and keen interest from so many local Bradford-on-Avon people right from day one.  A big, big, big thank you to everyone!!

In the last 2 weeks we have met so many lovely people from all over Wiltshire and Somerset, as well as many people that have travelled from further away.  Again, a massive thank you for all your interest, kind wishes and support. 

We recognise that our customers are very important to us, so we are keen to listen, learn, adapt and evolve into a shop that delivers the products and services that our customers' desire.  We maintain a WISH LIST in-store for increasing our products and services to further achieving customers' wants and needs.  In some cases we can satisfy your requests very quickly, in others that are more challenging, we promise to continually make progress, but in a controlled and sustainable manner.

Already, the general feedback is that having Jumble Jelly providing a diverse range of products, covering the essentials of haberdashery to the wide range of knitting wools and yarns, to the plain and designer fabrics, all under one roof, is a positive asset to Bradford-on Avon.  So again, thank you and we will endeavour to keep increasing the diversity of ranges and stock levels to achieve your expectations.

We have had significant interest in our on-site workshops, in particular for crochet, knitting and sewing.  We are in the process of planning the calendar of events and this will be published very soon.  Please come in and ask. 

To support the widespread interest in the workshops, we have decided to expand already.  The premises in Bradford-on-Avon lends itself to significant expansion having 3 storeys and we originally planned to allow this to evolve over a longer period of time.  However, due to the interest, some of this planning has been brought forward and we are already preparing one large workshop room upstairs which should be finished in the next 2 weeks, with a plan for a second workshop room downstairs in the coming months.

Well that's probably enough blurb for now.  Thank you again to everyone for kind wishes, comments, feedback, interest, support and for giving us the opportunity to meet you all.

See you soon.  Have a good weekend and Bank Holiday!

We are open again from Tuesday at 9.30am.

Debbie and Roxana
10 Silver Street, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, BA15 1JY
(15-20 minutes from centre of Bath, Somerset)

Monday, 25 April 2011

JUMBLE JELLY - Haberdashery, Fabric and Yarn / Wool shop - 10 Silver Street, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, BA15 1JY (near the Heritage City of Bath, Somerset)

Wow!  Its been a hectic few months! 

Opening a new shop with a new brand, in the current challenging economic climate, could be viewed as crazy?  We think not...and hope not!

We decided a few months ago to set up a new haberdashery, fabric and yarn shop for a few reasons. 

We wanted to feed our love for being creative.  Knitting, crochet, sewing, felting and all the many related crafts are contagious obsessions.  So we wanted to provide the resources, in terms of products, and access to learning, to a wider number of people from children to adults, at all skill levels.  Spreading the passion and creating a wider, open and social community that is local and readily accessible to people.

We want to make our mark in connecting modern life with the essence of traditional crafts that have somehow become lost and forgotten in many areas of our 21st Century lives.

We also wanted to fill a major gap in the market, that the internet cannot fulfil, that supermarkets cannot fulfil, nor can the long established, specialist and old-fashioned, cluttered shops.  The shopping experience is everything to us.  We want people to enjoy spending time in our shop, nattering and catching up, sharing ideas and gossiping (and hopefully buying the odd item or two,...but not essential!).

So under one roof we want to create an environment for people to just enjoy.  Where people can meet, socialise and shop under no pressures and with no expectations. 

We want to provide workshops and other approaches (such as Knit and Natter) to assist people in learning these great crafts and to gain the confidence to make a new gift, new jumper, scarf, socks, bunting, dolly, teddy bear etc...etc...  The beauty is that there are so very few boundaries to creativity.

Initially we planned on locating the shop in an area of Bath called Widcombe.  The theory was that Widcombe is not too close to other haberdashery, fabric and wool shops so as to tread on any toes (approx one mile distance to the nearest) and we were in an area that was relatively straightforward to access and park.

Thank goodness we didn't sign the contracts, but what a close shave!  We were pushing forward with contracts on the premises and in fact it was the landlord and their agents that were dragging their heels at the time.  This turned out to be such an amazing positive as we were able to keep reviewing the decision and keep considering all other options...

During this period, we considered Bradford-on-Avon due to its location.  Its much closer to our homes.  Its a lovely location for spending time, and the local people and community are so welcoming and friendly.  Its also much, much further from all other competitor, haberdashery, fabric and wool shops being in a completely different town.  So no arch rivals!  In fact we were excited about the possibility of building friendly relationships with similar shops in the surrounding towns.

Finally we signed the lease, Jumble Jelly ( was going to be born at 10 Silver Street in Bradford-on-Avon, BA15 1JY, pressure was on.....

The previous tenants had stripped the building of everything including the hot water boiler...  We had our work cut out turning a previous butchers and cafe/restaurant into a mouth-watering colourful and functional haberdashery, fabric and wool shop.

4 weeks later we opened the doors to the world!  Jumble Jelly ( was finally born.  We are so grateful to everyone for their hard work in getting to where we are today and most of all to all our new customers who are being so supportive and positive.

Of course its early days.  We are listening to all feedback (the overwhelming positives and especially the recommendations) and we aim to keep increasing our stock levels, brands and diversity to keep our customers happy.  This includes achieving broad choices of stock to cater for all budgets, keeping affordable and mainstream yarns and fabrics, right through to keeping designer fabrics and the finest wools.  We are keen to listen and learn, keeping a 'wish list' for our customers so that we tailor our future stock to matching our customers' wants, desires and needs.

Debbie and Roxana
10 Silver Street, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, BA15 1JY
(15-20 minutes from centre of Bath, Somerset)

Thursday, 21 April 2011

JUMBLE JELLY - Haberdashery, Fabric and Yarn / Wool shop - 10 Silver Street, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, BA15 1JY (near the Heritage City of Bath, Somerset)

NEW: Haberdashery, Fabric and Yarn / Wool Shop
Bradford-on-Avon, BA15 1JY, Wiltshire (near the Heritage City of Bath, Somerset)

Tel: 01225 866 033

10 Silver Street, Bradford-on-Avon, BA15 1JY, Wiltshire
(near the Heritage City of Bath, Somerset)

Jumble Jelly is run by two friends, Roxana and Debbie, who have a passion for all things homespun and an appreciation for the beauty of vintage pieces.

Whether you are a proficient seamstress - making entire wardrobes and soft-furnishings - or a quilting queen, we have the loveliest Amy Butler fabrics among many. 

For those who love a knit and natter, we stock wonderful yarns, local and from all over the world that will get you knitting everything from tea cosies to fireside blankets. Have a go at felting with locally sourced felting tops, or turning recycled sweaters into cushions and bags.

We have what you want to be inspired and all you need to get creative.

Jumble Jelly stocks a huge array of haberdashery, cascades of bright buttons, baskets full of vintage beauties. We have all the bits and pieces you need for recycling, reinventing or just fixing: you can mend the worn-through bits of your favourite cardi and … if there’s something we don’t stock, we can get it for you!

If the idea of following a pattern doesn't make you giddy and excited, there are kits galore, so anyone can get creative: you can felt a bag with a  Gillian Gladrags kit, or make your shopping tote with Hamble & Jemima.

An Aladdin’s cave of creative inspiration for children too –

Your mini creators are not excluded: there are children’s sewing kits, Knitting Nancys and a pick-and-mix of felt, buttons, ribbons and string for them to design their own sock puppets. 

We are keen to enthuse you with our wares and we invite you to share our passion. So, take your time, pull out fabrics, touch the yarns and ask us for help on techniques. If you've never finished knitting that blanket for your teddy, then dig out the dusty bag with your needles and yarn that have been lurking under your bed and we will get you started again over a cuppa.
If just a glance at your sewing machine fills you with dread, then…

Come along to one of our workshops and we will make sure you leave with the confidence to create. 

We are so excited to have found a home for Jumble Jelly in Bradford-on-Avon: the buzzing community spirit fits our vision for making a place to meet and get creative.
We look forward to seeing you and your family!

NEW: Haberdashery, Fabric and Yarn / Wool Shop
Bradford-on-Avon, BA15 1JY, Wiltshire (near the Heritage City of Bath, Somerset)

Tel: 01225 866 033

10 Silver Street, Bradford-on-Avon, BA15 1JY, Wiltshire
(near the Heritage City of Bath, Somerset)