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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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Ten reasons to use a tapestry frame

Ten reasons to use a tapestry frame

Here at Jolly Red, we are big fans of tapestry frames. For those of you who have never used a frame before and are thinking about trying one, we all got together in the workshop and jotted down some...

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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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Bloom-Pah-Pah and Ditsy Daisies

Bloom-Pah-Pah and Ditsy Daisies

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...

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Stitched one? Stitch two!

Stitched one? Stitch two!

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...

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Paradise Birds

Paradise Birds

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...

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Animal Ark stocking

Animal Ark stocking

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...

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Small tapestry…big surprise

Small tapestry…big surprise

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...

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Fabric for your Owls Christmas stocking

Fabric for your Owls Christmas stocking

Our owl-themed Christmas stocking kits are available in each of our two Christmas stocking shapes. First, we have the larger Owls stocking, measuring 19″ x 14″ (48cm x 36cm) at tallest/widest points...

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Home Sweet Home Teacosy

Home Sweet Home Teacosy

Forget the tinsel and fairy lights! We're off on a trip to the country with our new teacosy design, Home Sweet Home. The tea and gardening themed tapestry features picturesque thatched cottages,...

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Fabric for your Tree of Life

Fabric for your Tree of Life

Tree of Life is one of our most versatile tapestry designs. It'll take pride of place at home on your favourite armchair or sofa, and will look wonderful in a conservatory or summerhouse. With space...

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New! Country Cottage

New! Country Cottage

Today we have a treat for you, a travel sized stash-busting printed canvas. Wherever you are this summer, you'll need to take a Country Cottage canvas with you. Stick it in your bag, rucksack or...

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Camel Trek, friends for Camelcade

Camel Trek, friends for Camelcade

We are delighted to present Camel Trek, a fantastic new partner tapestry for our very popular Camelcade. Finally we can solve the mystery of where our original camels were heading - it was to meet...

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Cool cats get in early

Cool cats get in early

A big sunny hello! It's midsummer, that time of year when we gently remind you to send in your finished tapestries for our Making up Service. It's a busy time of year in the garden, but it would be...

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Jolly Campervans Beside The Sea

Jolly Campervans Beside The Sea

It's time to head to the beach with our two new tapestry designs, Jolly Campervans and Beside The Sea. These new sun-filled tapestry kits have been designed to be made up in several different ways,...

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Fabric for your Camelcade tapestry

Fabric for your Camelcade tapestry

Colours! Neutral, or bold? One fabric, or mix them up? It's decision time, the next step when you've completed a tapestry and want to have it made into a cushion. Jolly Red stitchers come up with...

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Woodland Owls Christmas stocking

Woodland Owls Christmas stocking

We love Christmas stockings and are delighted to share with you our newest one, Woodland Owls. The design is based on the original Owls Christmas stocking - Stanley in the picture below - that we...

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Fabric for Ba-Ba-Bloom and Ba-Ba-Birds

Fabric for Ba-Ba-Bloom and Ba-Ba-Birds

Today we're looking at fabric for Ba-Ba-Bloom and Ba-Ba-Birds tapestries. If you're sending your tapestry in for our making up service there are many choices and combinations for these two...

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New! Alcazar tapestry

New! Alcazar tapestry

Conjure up a cosy starry night with our new tapestry, Alcazar. This design has been a long time coming and we hope you like it. A few years ago I started to think about our lovely Alhambra Stars....

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Fabric for your Indian Elephant

Fabric for your Indian Elephant

Indian Elephant is a good tapestry to stitch at any time of the year. In the dark winter months the design's strong shapes and clear colours make stitching in the evening stitching a pleasure, and...

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Fairytale and Owls Christmas stockings

Fairytale and Owls Christmas stockings

More gorgeous Christmas stockings! Today it's the turn of Fairytale and Owls to find a space on our blog. Each of these two designs is in the larger of our two stocking shapes. Let's start with...

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Cats and Dogs, and Angels stockings

Cats and Dogs, and Angels stockings

In today's Christmas stockings update we're looking at two quite different designs, Angels and Cats and Dogs stockings. Each of these designs is in our larger size, so would sit well alongside...

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Christmas Alphabet Stockings

Christmas Alphabet Stockings

A veritable A-Z of festive imagery, Christmas Alphabet is a wonderful tapestry stocking kit to stitch if you enjoy  seeing how much you've achieved at the end of a stitching session. With its...

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Toy Box Christmas stockings

Toy Box Christmas stockings

Hands in the air, and a big wave to Father Christmas as he arrives on a steam train to deliver the Christmas tree for the toys in the nursery. It's the turn of our Toy Box Christmas stocking to bask...

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