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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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"...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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New! Blossom Birds

New! Blossom Birds

Hooray for a spot of early spring stitching! Our new Blossom Birds are ready for sunshine and warmer days - perfect conditions for nest building. We do hope you like our newest needlepoint, which is...

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Fabric for Arts & Crafts Owls

Fabric for Arts & Crafts Owls

...and Arts and Crafts Tiles! Today we'll take a look at some of the fabric options for Arts and Crafts Owls and its partner tapestry, Arts and Crafts Tiles. If you're about to send in a finished...

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Love Birds & Congratulations

Love Birds & Congratulations

With wedding season approaching, today we'll look at our Love Birds and Congratulations tapestries, to give you inspiration for your lettering, as well as lots of examples of colours for backing...

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February Ramblings

February Ramblings

I like February. There, I've said it. I'm probably one of the few people to have uttered those words as our shortest month seems to make everyone else who comments on it either fed up,...

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Fabric for Patchwork Cat

Fabric for Patchwork Cat

All hail the Patchwork Cat! A marvellous moggie, whose timeless good looks work their charms on cat-loving stitchers and have also been known to bewitch others who claim little or no interest in...

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Wishing you a Happy New Year

Wishing you a Happy New Year

Hello and Happy New Year from all of us at Jolly Red. We hope you had an enjoyable and relaxing Christmas, with Santa bringing gift deliveries of the woolly variety! We still have many dark evenings...

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Jolly Japan!

Jolly Japan!

Early this year Jolly Red was invited to take part in Hankyu's annual British Fair in Osaka, Japan. The British Fair gives visitors to the store the chance to meet the faces behind British brands -...

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Macmillan update

Macmillan update

September is the month of Macmillan's World's Biggest Coffee Morning, a huge event in the charity's fundraising calendar. Throughout the country people are baking cakes, hosting coffee mornings, or...

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