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June 27th 2020

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, so there will be several days af...

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June 19th 2020

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 buy the printed canvas......

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June 6th 2020

Hello everybody, and we hope you’re well. We’ve been so lucky to have been able to continue to work in our tapestry workshop since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. It’s involved some split shifts and some very long hours to ensure that we operate within the distancing guideli...

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April 17th 2020

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 project if you’ve got the ...

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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 27th 2019

Hooray! You’ve finished your tapestry, so now it’s time to have it made into a cushion. It’s tempting to parcel up your woolly masterpiece and rush off to the post office immediately to send it to us in our Somerset HQ. However, if we can take a moment to go through a few detai...

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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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Kind words from happy customers

Philippa, Stroud

"Thank you so much for helping me select the backing colours...I am very pleased that you suggested this combination. I think it brings out the colours in the tapestry in the best possible way to make the cushion look terrific." - Philippa, Stroud

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