Jolly Red relax and stitch sessions

Jolly Red relax and stitch sessions

Last weekend we held our first ever ‘relax and stitch’ sessions for Jolly Red stitchers. The venue was the stunning Hurds Hill in Langport, just up the road from our tapestry workshop in Isle Brewers. What fun we had, and our hosts David and Clifford...
New for Christmas! Jolly Red robin tapestry kits

New for Christmas! Jolly Red robin tapestry kits

We all love robins, our favourite garden birds. Today we are delighted to bring you two new robin-themed tapestry kits. You can stitch them for Christmas, or take your time, relax, and enjoy stitching them through the autumn months and over the Christmas period. Last...
Choosing the right size tapestry frame

Choosing the right size tapestry frame

Here at Jolly Red we love tapestry frames, and wouldn’t stitch without one. Choosing the right size of tapestry frame can be confusing so today we have some tips to help you if you’re about to buy your first tapestry frame (for yourself or as a gift for a...
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 tapestry designs. We also have some lovely bright colours so if you’re looking for a clean and crisp...
Jolly Red making up service for tapestry cushions

Jolly Red making up service for tapestry cushions

You’ve finished your tapestry, so now’s the time to post it to us for our sewing ladies to work their magic. We’ve set out links to our fabric selections below, to help you choose the colours and fabric you’d like us to use when sending your...
New! Strawberries and Daisies tapestry

New! Strawberries and Daisies tapestry

Our new Strawberries and Daisies tapestry kit is a wonderful design to stitch and make into a cushion or specs case. The juicy strawberries and delicate daisies will evoke memories of summer picnics, afternoon teas and days out in the sunshine. Wimbledon too, if...
New Indian Summer tapestry kit

New Indian Summer tapestry kit

Relax and unwind with our new Indian Summer tapestry, perfect to stitch at home or to take with you on holiday. The bright flowers glow against their indigo blue background. Indian Summer joins Wildflower Meadow and Moonlight Garden, popular designs which we brought...
Sending a tapestry? Here’s a handy checklist

Sending a tapestry? Here’s a handy checklist

Hooray! You’ve finished your tapestry, so now it’s time to have it made into a cushion. Before packing it up to post to the Jolly Red sewing team, here are a few reminders and suggestions: Check for missed stitches It’s easy to miss stitches,...
New for spring! Two new Alphabet tapestries

New for spring! Two new Alphabet tapestries

Spring is a busy time of year for stitchers who like to get a head start on their festive projects. If you’ll be going on holiday or visiting friends and family a tapestry is the ideal project to accompany you on your adventures. Today we bring you two gorgeous...
New! Moonlight Garden and Wildflower Meadow

New! Moonlight Garden and Wildflower Meadow

Spring is in the air and today we bring you fresh flowers! For your stitching delight we have a stunning new floral tapestry design in two very different colourways. Wildflower Meadow brings the sunshine in with its colourful flowers against a primrose yellow...
Buy a printed tapestry canvas without the wool

Buy a printed tapestry canvas without the wool

Hello tapestry friends! It’s now really easy for you to order a Jolly Red printed tapestry canvas on its own (minus the wool). You no longer need to use a special code as we have added an official and very smart ‘Canvas Only’ option for each kit on...
New Alphabet Garden tapestry

New Alphabet Garden tapestry

Hello and welcome to our new Alphabet Garden tapestry. Teddy is a keen gardener and you’ll often find him watering his plants or tending to his beehive. Everyone knows that bears like honey and this chap is no exception! Teddy is never short of company in the...
Tapestry kits for dog lovers

Tapestry kits for dog lovers

A big hello! Our range of tapestry kits for dog lovers continues to grow so we’ve rounded up our doggie designs here in one place for you. With so many kits to choose from, we hope you’ll enjoy selecting your next tapestry project, large or small. We have...
New! Conkers tapestry kit

New! Conkers tapestry kit

Our new Conkers tapestry kit will transport you to happy times of autumnal woodland walks, days with clear skies, bright sunshine, and crisp leaves underfoot. We moved from Bristol to South Somerset in the early 1990s and the village we were lucky enough to find...
Super Sleigh Bells! New Christmas stocking kit

Super Sleigh Bells! New Christmas stocking kit

Ding-a-ling! Sleigh Bells is the newest addition to our Christmas stocking tapestry kits. For those of you who like to keep count, Sleigh Bells is the ninth Christmas stocking in our range of ‘slightly larger’ Christmas stockings, the other size being a...
It’s apple season! New wedding tapestry

It’s apple season! New wedding tapestry

We have been so delighted with the response to our Apple Tree Wedding tapestry that we launched earlier this year that we have added a new colourway for you. Apple Season Wedding includes some adorable autumnal tweaks. Apple Tree Wedding was immediately popular...
Velvet fabric for your tapestry

Velvet fabric for your tapestry

You’ve finished your tapestry and now it’s time for the next stage, the making up. If zips and piping take you out of your comfort zone, help is at hand with our popular making up service. We have a team of skilled upholsterers who can make up your work...
Fabric choices for your Christmas stocking

Fabric choices for your Christmas stocking

The summer months mark the official start of Christmas stocking season in our topsy-turvy tapestry world. We receive Jolly Redders’ stitched Christmas stockings all year for our Making up Service, but from July onwards the pace really picks up. If you’ve...
Fabric ideas for your Brighter Days Daffodils tapestry

Fabric ideas for your Brighter Days Daffodils tapestry

It’s lovely to see so many of your finished Brighter Days Daffodils tapestries arriving in our workshop for making up. Thank you for sending them in. It’s so warm at the moment that once we’ve stretched the canvases they are drying very fast, so our...
Woolly fabric for your tapestry

Woolly fabric for your tapestry

Our wool mix fabric provides a cosy and substantial backing for a cushion. It’s hardwearing and has a slightly rustic feel. If you’ve finished a tapestry and need a sturdy and practical fabric for the backing, our woolly range may well be for you. We...