The Tennis Ball Thief

The Tennis Ball Thief

Hands up if you love a Jack Russell terrier! Yes, we do too – and we are just as besotted with our new tapestry kit, The Tennis Ball Thief. In our tapestry we’ve tried to capture both the traditional feel and the sense of mischief of William Morris’s...
New! Campervan Road Trip

New! Campervan Road Trip

It’s holiday season! Time to head to the beach or plan your perfect adventure. Campervan Road Trip is a wonderful tapestry to stitch at home or to relax with while you’re away. The new campervans join the popular Jolly Campervans. The design has space in...
New Jolly Red website

New Jolly Red website

Hello, and welcome to our new website. Regular visitors to our old site will notice that things look a little different. Everything from our old site has been moved across, but It’s a bit like moving house – you’re in your new home and know that all...
Send in your tapestry!

Send in your tapestry!

Hello all! It’s a wet weekend, perfect weather to settle down and finish your current Jolly Red tapestry. Click on the links below to see our fabric selections, to help you choose colours and fabric you’d like if you’ll be sending your tapestry to us...
New! Townhouse Day & Night

New! Townhouse Day & Night

Hello, stitchy friends! Today we have two stunning new townhouse designs for you. They are perfect to stitch for your own home or to make as special handmade gifts for any occasion – a big birthday, housewarming, wedding or anniversary. Townhouse Day (below,...
A-Z Animals tapestry kits

A-Z Animals tapestry kits

Our A-Z Animals kits are fabulous not-too-big tapestries to stitch for a new arrival in your family. They also make wonderful christening gifts, and look great whether made into a cushion or framed as a picture – or even made into a personalised book bag....
New! Lay A Little Egg

New! Lay A Little Egg

Hello, tapestry pals! Today we bring you a cheerful new tapestry to take you into spring, our new Lay A Little Egg kit. In the design hens and chicks scratch around in a sunny garden. There’s a patchwork border of eggs and feathers, and a trio of little chicks...
Sending a tapestry? Here’s a handy checklist

Sending a tapestry? Here’s a handy checklist

Hooray! You’ve finished your Jolly Red tapestry, so now it’s time to have it made into a cushion. Before packing it up to post to us, here are a few things tips/suggestions: Check for missed stitches It’s easy to miss stitches, particularly single...
New Year – and we’re here!

New Year – and we’re here!

A warm hello, and a very Happy New Year from all of us at Jolly Red. While we are in lockdown, our small team is very fortunate to be able to continue to work in our spacious and airy Somerset HQ. We are packing and posting kits, and our sewing ladies are once again...
Christmas posting dates

Christmas posting dates

Christmas is very close now, and this year we need to be more organised than ever if posting gifts to friends or relatives. Our mail services are dealing with far higher volumes of parcels than they normally have, so please shop early if you can. Your local postie...
Well done, everyone!

Well done, everyone!

We’ve just passed that much-queried date on the tapestry calendar, the last date for UK tapestries to be sent to our making up service and arrive back home in time for Christmas. If you’re reading this and aren’t quite sure about the deadline date,...
New fabric for your tapestry

New fabric for your tapestry

Hello! Today we bring you an exciting update about some new fabric that we have in stock. We are constantly looking for new colours to complement our tapestry designs, and to fill any colour gaps. I’ve been on a personal quest to find a ‘proper...
New! Grey Hearts

New! Grey Hearts

With autumn in the air, we bring you a new tapestry to snuggle up with on the sofa. With its greys, golds and pumpkin tones, Grey Hearts captures the colours of the season. Measuring 10.5″ x 10.5″ (approx, 27cm x 27cm) Grey Hearts is a lovely design to...
Cotton fabric for your tapestry

Cotton fabric for your tapestry

Our range of cotton fabric continues to grow. Many of the shades that we stock have a ‘faded bright’ look to them, colours which work well with our designs. We also have some lovely bright colours so if you’re looking for a clean and crisp finish to...
Home Sweet Workshop

Home Sweet Workshop

How time flies! We’ve been in our new home for about a month and already it feels like home. Thank you so much for your very kind messages and cards. Some of you asked to see pictures of our workshop once we’ve settled in, so here we are with a glimpse...
Fabric choices for your Christmas stocking

Fabric choices for your Christmas stocking

It’s mid-July, the official start of Christmas stocking season in our topsy-turvy tapestry world. We receive Jolly Redders’ stitched stockings all year for our Making up Service, but from July onwards the pace really picks up. If you’ve just finished...
We are moving!

We are moving!

After twelve years in our Monk’s Dairy Workshop, we are bursting at the seams and it’s time to move on. We are thrilled to have found larger premises, just five minutes drive away from Monk’s Dairy. We will be moving into our new workshop next week,...
Buying a printed canvas on its own

Buying a printed canvas on its own

If you are a keen stitcher, it’s easy to amass a lot of spare wool from your tapestry projects. What’s to be done with all that wool – long bits, short bits, and the occasional whole skein? Well, one way of having fun and using some of it up is to...
Fabric for Alphabet Ark

Fabric for Alphabet Ark

First of all…yes we are working! We are still posting kits and tapestry frames, and Royal Mail is still bringing your canvases to us. If you are using your time at home to stitch we can make up your finished tapestry, and perhaps even provide you with your next...
We’re still here!

We’re still here!

Good morning! It’s the start of another very strange week for all of us, and we want to reassure you that we are still working, making up tapestries and sending out kits from our Somerset HQ. Since the launch of our new Blossom Birds tapestry, we’ve been...