Jenney Wren - gorgeous and unique bags and accessories - handmade in England
Beautiful bespoke bags and accessories, all handmade in England from vintage and contemporary fabrics sourced from around the World.
characterful combinations of high-quality outers, linings and handles, many trimmed with pretty ceramic heart-shaped buttons on each handle fixing, finished with our exclusive laser-etched hardwood Jenney Wren label.
- beautiful contemporary fabrics
- luxury Liberty velvets
- up-cycled hop and grain-sacks of yesteryear
- hand block-printed fabrics by Jenney Wren
- unusual finds, hand picked whilst on our travels
The Monogram range are special finds - up-cycled vintage hop or grain sacks bearing initials of the companies that used them.Take a browse to see if your initials are amongst our collection!
We were absolutely thrilled that one of our Monogrammed hopsack bags featured in the Country Living Magazine.
We have a number of original monogrammed grain sacks, which can be made into a bag of your choice - we currently have a large selection of unique monogrammed sacks, all ready to be made into your very own bespoke Shoulder, Tote or Shopper!
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Bespoke Monogrammed Bags
We can also embroider initials of your choice - drop me an email for more information.
Our bags can be made to order, so if you would like slightly longer handles, an additional pocket or popper, then please email us.
Sadly any plans to return to India are on hold for the time being, however we've been in constant contact with all of our friends in Jaipur and are pleased to hear everyone is well and business is slowly returning to normal.
After many weeks of bouncing across ideas and designs, I'm delighted to have received a long awaited delivery of stunning new printing blocks, including the larger 'Camden Block' which you can read about in my blog.
Jenney Wren Out and About
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We're delighted and proud to be a member of the Heritage Crafts Association - HCA.
The HCA is the advocacy body for traditional heritage crafts. Working in partnership with Government and key agencies, it provides a focus for craftspeople, groups, societies and guilds, as well as individuals who care about the loss of traditional crafts skills, and works towards a healthy and sustainable framework for the future.
Block-printing is currently on the red list of endangered craft.
Crafts classified as ‘endangered’ are those which currently have sufficient craftspeople to transmit the craft skills to the next generation, but for which there are serious concerns about their ongoing viability.
You can read more about the HCA and how they're working towards safeguarding craft skills and knowledge.
India - A Journey of Discovery
In 2019 we had an incredible two weeks in Jaipur to hand block print our Portuguese wool and vintage linen, print and dye the noil silk & velvet and source vintage textiles.
We travelled to a remote and beautiful part of Bagru to block print using a traditional Dabu printing technique and hand dye the velvet and noil silk with natural dyes. Using a combination of the Dabu printing and dyeing with pomegranate husks and kassis we created some incredible colours and prints. It was a wonderful opportunity to explore colour, pattern & traditional techniques.
Dabu printing & naturally dyed silk velvets
Hopefully when travel resumes we'll return to Porto to source a wonderful selection of coloured wools, including dusky pink, amber, teal, poppy and our ever popular Joanna Lumley's rose pink
Drawing inspiration from the decorative Portuguese tiles or 'azulejos' in Porto, we thought how lovely it would be to block print onto the wool! Using these beautiful old blue and white ceramic tiles we designed an image suitable for printing, had a block carved in Sanganer and printed the Amber wool in russet orange.
Our little block was such a success, we've printed linen and pashmina shawls in teal and russet orange to match the wool.