Monday, May 15, 2017

Jimmy's Journey, Day 15 of 15: Crystal Palace

Welcome to Day 15 of Jimmy's Journey to 15!

Have you heard about Jimmy's Journey to 15?! It's our 15th anniversary this year, and we will be sharing the story of JBW, year-by-year, here on our blog! Join us on the journey as we celebrate 15 years in business and highlight 15 partners in the yarn industry! Each day we'll kick off the blog post with a short clip of Jimmy (a.k.a. Laura) recounting one year of our history, while telling the story of a vendor who came along for the ride!



In today's video, Jimmy chats about meeting Hugh Jackman, how her friendship was formed with Crystal Palace Yarns, and the trials and tribulations of the 2017 flood & subsequent move to our new location!

Year 15 - the Year of Crystal Palace!

As crystal is said to be the traditional 15th anniversary gift, we couldn't think of a better Featured Friend to end our Jimmy's Journey to 15 with than Crystal Palace! Check out the amazing sales (between 25-50% OFF!!!) that we are offering for the following items: Inca Clouds Self Striping, Panda Pearl, Panda Silk, and Mini Mochi!

*click images for links to sale items*






BONUS! To sweeten the pot, we'll also include a small free gift in every order placed during our 15 days of Jimmy’s Journey, as a token of our gratitude to all of our amazing customers out there! 

Wool Watcher Alert: Crystal Palace

Keep an eye on our Wool Watcher page today - it's full of Crystal Palace & you won't want to miss out on these tempting deals!

Project Log: Oldies, but goodies!

The Beans have long loved Crystal Palace! Take a peek back at some of our projects from over the years...

*click images for links to projects*




2016 - Year 15 in Review!

2016 was a very exciting year for Jimmy and the Beans! The year started with a bang, when we teamed up with the Eddie the Eagle team to promote the film - Jimmy (and a few other Beans) were even lucky enough to meet the film's stars, Hugh Jackman & Taron Egerton! This was also the year of Toshstrology, Jimmy's first appearance on HSN, and our first participation with the Spellbinders program!

The start of Jimmy's English Garden Felted Carpetbag.
This was also the year that our good friends at Crystal Palace Yarns announced that they would be retiring the yarn portion of their business (they will still continue the needle portion!). In Jimmy's own words, "I met Susan and Andy through our sales rep, Marge - who also happened to be the designer Ann Norling. Susan and Marge had known each other for years and years. It was in the middle of the scarf craze of the mid 2000s - and Andy and Susan had created some of the hottest yarns on the market. It didn't take long before I started visiting with them at shows - and eventually went to visit their warehouse in Richmond, CA! My favorite memory is touring their warehouse in Richmond...I had never been to a yarn warehouse before - and I couldn't get over how huge it was...and was in awe of all the yarn!!" Jimmy's favorite Crystal Palace pattern is the English Garden Felted Carpetbag.

Thank you for joining us on Day 15, the final day of Jimmy's Journey to 15! We've had so much fun traveling down memory lane, and bringing you along with us - we hope that you've enjoyed the journey as much as we have! We are so grateful for you, our customers (who have turned into wonderful friends), and hope that you will join us for the next 15 years!

XOXO,

Jimmy & the Beans

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