How it all began
Juey Jumbo Craft Tools was established in 2003 by me & Dad.
The idea came while I was promoting my previous brand of knitting yarn & kits in the USA. At a large exhibition in Atlanta I was intrigued with two guys who were knitting with giant needles working with up to multiple strands of yarn held together from lots of balls of yarn. The idea stuck in my head & I really wanted to give it a go. Their needles were very thick but not very long this was something I found a little weird over the pond, only as I knit with my right needle under my armpit (so need a longer needle) something I rarely saw in the States. Also the guys were making rugs but having to sew the pieces together to make a really big rug.
I returned home to the UK, told Dad who said he would have a go at making a pair of needles. But I did ask him to make them longer (600mm). I thought if they were longer I could make a really big rug or blanket all in one piece & not have to sew any together.
He made a pair. I couldn’t wait to try them out. I have collected quite a stash of yarn from previous work & just because I love anything yarn related. I was amazed how quick knitting a double blanket was I had it finished in 2 hours.
A dear friend who owns a fantastic craft shop offered to stock them if I would teach knitting lessons. I arrived armed with yarn & a dozen pairs of needles big enough to kill a vampire. The class was a great success. We sold all our needles & more were ordered & the Website was born. The rest is history.
It soon became apparent that crochet hooks were needed. These took quite a lot of time to get just right. Each hook is made individually by hand & we needed to find a way of getting the head & shank of the hook as smooth as possible. That’s Dads job he’s a perfectionist, so I left him to it. As much to say he created it & the 25mm crochet hook was born. Next was our cable needle. Then a little while later the Tunisian Crochet Hook. Again while in the States I learned this skill which is quite popular there. It’s so easy but not as well known in the UK. It’s a combination of knit & crochet very unlike anything else. If you find knitting a little hard to tackle, then give it a try as you only use one needle so lots of people find it much easier than knitting or crochet.
As time has gone on we have perfected our tools. We have even made a secret serum to oil them, which gives them great slip-ability this helps your yarn travel up & down much more easily. Our tools really do get better with age due to natural oils in your hands combined with the wood & serum they get smoother every time you use them.
We now supply a number of very well-known Companies who brand with their own logos and are happy to quote for wholesale orders. Also we sell on Amazon & direct to individual customers. We wish to thank each & every individual customer for trusting in us & feel honoured to supply you.
Thank you so much
Juey & Jimmy
Questions we get asked regularly
Why only 25mm size?
I have found that this size works the best with multiple strands of yarn or wool. Personally I like to use 2 strands of super chunky yarn to make a blanket etc.; our chart will help you decide the yarn you require to get the tension (thickness) of the finished knitting or crochet. Basically the more strands of yarn you use the more closer together your stitches will be. The less you use the more open your stitches will be
For years, we’ve been providing creative souls with the supplies they need to create masterpieces. Since our founding, our clients have relied on us for a well-stocked catalog as well as our exceptional service.
Juey Jumbo Craft Tools is growing every year, and we’re using it as an opportunity to improve our already impressive product selection. If there’s something you can’t find, please let us know - custom orders are always available. And of course feel free to reach out with any questions, we’re happy to help!