Spinning Jenny was started by Mrs. Jennifer Whitaker of Bradley, near Skipton, some 40 years ago supplying needlework products throughout Great Britain and the world. Cross-stitch kits and tramme tapestries were her mainstay together with Appleton’s wool and DMC threads and needlework fabrics and canvas.
In 1996, Mrs. Wendy Riley purchased the business and moved it to Kildwick, near Keighley, carrying on the tradition of selling quality goods to the discerning embroiderer, locally, nationally and internationally. She was ably assisted by Mrs. Ann Briggs, giving service and advice on all matters stitching. After 11 years, the business was moved to its current location, Bark Hill, Flasby, where there’s a huge stock of hand-needlework products displayed in delightful rural premises overlooking the beautiful Yorkshire Dales countryside just outside Skipton. Trade via the internet has increased substantially and the web-site store is becoming a major part of the business. Ann retired after 25 years of exceptional service to Spinning Jenny and Wendy continues to offer the best of product, service and advice on all matters stitching – Spinning Jenny is THE needlework specialist.