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!!!....one 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).  http://www.jumblejelly.com/.

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.