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March 23rd 2020

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 very busy. Many of our customers ...

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March 13th 2020

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 a natural progression from our already popular Birds in a Tree. Almost as soon as we launched B...

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March 10th 2020

…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 canvas for our Making up Service, it’s hard to know which colour – or even w...

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February 16th 2020

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 your finished work. Both Love Birds and Congratulations are perfect to stitch for weddings or anniv...

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January 20th 2020

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 cats. Could it be his/her smiling face that people find irresistible or is it the perfect balance of plai...

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January 3rd 2020

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 ahead, so January is the perfect chance to make some real progress with this year’s stitching. ...

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November 22nd 2019

Christmas is very close now, and we’re all starting to plan our festive shopping. Set out below are our last dates for posting tapestry kits. We’ve concentrated on the parts of the world that we send to most regularly. Posting to UK addresses (including Channel Islands) Wednesday 18th De...

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November 2nd 2019

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 – such a lovely idea! The Fair dates were 9th-15th October and to begin with I was reluctant...

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September 27th 2019

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 raising funds for Macmillan in other ways. The official World’s Biggest Coffee...

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June 29th 2019

With festival season in full swing, we’re celebrating with a little flower power of our own – two new floral tapestries, Bloom-Pah-Pah and Ditsy Daisies. These gorgeous new designs join the popular Ba-Ba-Bloom and Ba-Ba-Birds, both of which have found homes on sofas around the country an...

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June 11th 2019

There’s something very satisfying about stitching a pair of tapestries. They can be cushions for two special chairs, or perhaps you picture them on either end of a sofa. Over the years several of our popular designs have acquired a friend, and these are the designs we’ll be talking about...

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April 29th 2019

Three cheers for spring! Love is in the air, and the birds are in full song. Today’s new design, Paradise Birds, is a joyful celebration of birds and romance. Paradise Birds was great fun to design – and stitch. I didn’t follow a graph paper chart, and all I knew was that I wanted ...

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March 30th 2019

Our wonderful range of cotton fabric continues to grow. Many of the shades that we stock have a ‘faded bright’ look to them, which work well with Jolly Red designs, and non-Jolly Red ones too if you’ve accidentally stitched a tapestry from another company. Recently – and in r...

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March 9th 2019

We are delighted to be able to reveal our our new Noah’s Ark themed Christmas stocking, Animal Ark. Animal Ark has taken a long time to evolve, after several earlier versions. We already have a small Noah’s Ark design – Noah’s Christmas – but designing is never quite as...

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February 22nd 2019

When you stitch a tapestry for a special occasion, even the smallest of designs will make a huge impression. Giving a handmade gift is such a lovely thing to do and with a tapestry you’ve created something unique, putting care and thought into each stitch. Today we’ll focus on our starte...

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"I was so thrilled with the tapestry you made up! Excellent customer support!" - Caroline, Reading

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