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August 11th 2017

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 satisfaction of creating a unique gift that will last for very many years. For your special couple t...

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June 21st 2017

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 great if you could take a break to dig out (excuse the pun) any tapestries that......

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May 25th 2017

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 tapestry was one that Roxanne had been stitching on and off for years, a very......

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April 27th 2017

In recent months lots of A-Z Animals tapestries have been sent in for our Making up Service. As we discussed in an earlier blog post, the A-Zs are great little kits. They don’t take too long to stitch and the imagery in them appeals equally to boys and girls. Whether the tapestries are framed...

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April 22nd 2017

A few weeks ago a Facebook post from the Bishop’s Palace Gardens in Wells alerted keen garden visitors to the fact that their spring displays were looking pretty spectacular and worthy of a visit. Their contemporary garden, the Garden of Reflection, had been planted with 3,000 red tulips all o...

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March 11th 2017

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 making up, and we’re sharing some of them today. They may inspire you t...

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February 1st 2017

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 it, if we all really try! Cold winter evenings? Stuck inside over the weekend? What a great c...

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January 4th 2017

It’s that time of year, tapestry folk – time to finish off your neglected tapestries, no matter how long it was since you last picked them up. New Year, new enthusiasm The start of a New Year is a great time for having a bit of a sort out and finishing things off, and even the weather&...

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November 24th 2016

What a lot of birth sampler cushions we see in our hideaway HQ! The lovely thing about the tapestries is that they are all so different, with their own little tweaks here and there. The name panel on each one is unique too, which is just as well as we often have designs with the......

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November 19th 2016

We are often asked by prolific stitchers if it’s possible to buy a Jolly Red tapestry canvas on its own (ie a printed canvas minus the wool that comes with the complete kit). Easy answer: yes, it is! We’ve been offering this as an option for a while now whenever customers call up and m...

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November 2nd 2016

A big November hello! Hooray for the crisp days, the piles of crunchy leaves and best of all the long, dark evenings. We adore the fluffy slipper loveliness of a cosy night in, as it provides the ideal conditions for contented and uninterrupted stitching sessions. We had a lovely email from one stit...

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September 26th 2016

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 starting now (or at least some time this year!) you’re giving yourself plenty of time to make......

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August 19th 2016

Sometimes you’ll stitch a design that is ‘portrait’ format rather than ‘landscape.’ Traditionally, such a design would have found its way to the picture framer as the portrait format lends itself very well to being framed. While framing is definitely an option, it is st...

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July 22nd 2016

Summer is here! The gardens are going a bit mad, and it’s holiday season. The schools are about to break up – it’s all go! Before the great outdoors starts to take up all of your time, we’d love it if you could stop and cast your mind back to any unfinished tapestries from la...

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June 18th 2016

We always have a steady flow of tapestries arriving at our Somerset workshop for our Making up Service. For the most part we make up our own Jolly Red tapestries, but we also welcome quite a few Ehrman tapestries, in particular the Klimt tapestries, designed by Candace Bahouth. Stretched tapestrie...

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Louise, Essex

"My cushion has arrived and I am really thrilled with it. Thank you so much." - Louise, Essex

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