A warm welcome to Jolly Red! From our Somerset studio and workshop, we create our unique range of colourful and distinctive tapestry kits, designed with you the stitcher in mind.
A little bit about us Here’s a brief synopsis of how we started and of how things have progressed. Jolly Red was set up by tapestry weaver Kelly Fletcher, shortly after her graduation from the Royal College of Art, London.
While at the RCA, Kelly received a commission for a needlepoint cushion design. This sparked an interest in tapestry kits and Kelly soon set about creating a small collection of modern and colourful designs, under the banner of Jolly Red.
Fast forward over twenty-five years and Kelly still creates each of Jolly Red’s designs. Having initially set out as a designer before the age of computer programmes, Kelly continues to enjoy designing in sketchbooks and on graph paper. Nowadays, there is the luxury of transferring the designs – square by square – to a computer so that a prototype can be stitched for each new design. This low-tech way of working gives Jolly Red designs their slightly naive quality, as well as their relaxed friendly feel.
Once you have completed your tapestry, we have a talented team of skilled upholsterers who can transform your completed needlepoint into beautiful cushions and other family heirlooms.
We hope you will enjoy exploring our kits. If you need any advice on any aspect of our kits or services, please call us on 01460 281111, message us on Jolly Red’s Facebook page, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.