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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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Noah, Puppies, Santa and Dreaming

Noah, Puppies, Santa and Dreaming

Now for a look at some of the smaller Christmas stockings that you've been busily stitching this year. We present a very happy gathering of Noah, Puppies, Santa and Dreaming Christmas stockings....

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Silent Night Christmas stockings

Silent Night Christmas stockings

It's time for the annual celebration of the Jolly Red Christmas stockings that have been sent in to our Somerset workshop for our making up service. This year we've assembled albums of finished...

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New! Owls Christmas Stocking

New! Owls Christmas Stocking

Look who's come to say hello! It's our new Christmas Owls, on their very own stocking. We think they will receive a very warm welcome, as the latest addition to our larger shaped Christmas...

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New! Ba-Ba-Birds tapestry

New! Ba-Ba-Birds tapestry

Following on from the successful launch of Ba-Ba-Bloom earlier this year, we are delighted to announce a new and equally gorgeous partner tapestry, Ba-Ba-Birds. Ba-Ba-Birds radiates happiness with...

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Tapestry for a handmade wedding

Tapestry for a handmade wedding

Stitching a tapestry for a wedding or anniversary is a real pleasure, on many levels. For you the stitcher, there's the enjoyment of creating it and while doing so you are filled with the quiet...

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Arts and Crafts Owls tapestry

Arts and Crafts Owls tapestry

This is a busy and very exciting design year for us at Jolly Red. The process of tapestry design is not exactly instant, and as perfectionists we like to keep reworking and tweaking designs until...

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Does my tapestry need a mitred border?

Does my tapestry need a mitred border?

In the Making Up Service area of our website at jollyred.co.uk, we mention something called a mitred border. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the term, we've compiled some pictures to show...

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Homestead Revival

Homestead Revival

A while ago we had a visit from a very nice man, Steve. He arrived at our workshop, relieved to have found us as he was on a secret mission to get a tapestry made up for his wife, Roxanne. The...

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Ba-Ba-Bloom! Your new favourite floral

Ba-Ba-Bloom! Your new favourite floral

What a wonderful response we've had to our new retro floral design, Ba-Ba-Bloom. Thank you so much for your orders, comments and all-round enthusiasm. This really is the floral design you've been...

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Coffee with Friends – six of the best!

Coffee with Friends – six of the best!

It's time for an update about our Coffee With Friends tapestry which we launched last year in time for Macmillan's World's Biggest Coffee Morning. We've had some gorgeous completed tapestries in for...

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Visiting our tapestry workshop

Visiting our tapestry workshop

It's visiting season in our Somerset HQ, and in the last few weeks there's been a steady flow of people popping in to pick up new tapestry projects, or bringing in completed tapestries for our...

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Sunny tapestry for your ray of sunshine

Sunny tapestry for your ray of sunshine

Goodbye January, and hello February! It would be a shame to wish away the shortest month, as these next four weeks are valuable stitching time so let's be positive, and embrace February. We can do...

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Remembering

Remembering

Earlier this year, Jackie, one of our Topsham friends, came to visit us in Somerset with two tapestries that she had stitched. She also brought with her an old but treasured tapestry on behalf of...

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Coffee With Friends September Update

Coffee With Friends September Update

It's Macmillan's big Coffee Morning day! Thank you for helping us to get our latest Macmillan fundraiser off to a great start, and for enabling us to make our first payment of the year of £160 to...

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Stitch now for a handmade spring wedding

Stitch now for a handmade spring wedding

Ah, lovely autumn! With the shorter days and cosy evenings, now is a wonderful time to stitch a special gift for a 2017 wedding or anniversary. Big dates have a way of creeping up on us all. By...

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