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March 5th 2021

Our A-Z Animals kits are fabulous not-too-big tapestries to stitch for a new arrival in your family. They also make wonderful christening gifts, and look great whether made into a cushion or framed as a picture – or even made into a personalised book bag. Decisions, decisions! Which letter to ...

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January 9th 2021

A warm hello, and a very Happy New Year from all of us at Jolly Red. While we are in lockdown, our small team is very fortunate to be able to continue to work in our spacious and airy Somerset HQ. We are packing and posting kits, and our sewing ladies are once again whirring......

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October 24th 2020

We’ve just passed that much-queried date on the tapestry calendar, the last date for UK tapestries to be sent to our making up service and arrive back home in time for Christmas. If you’re reading this and aren’t quite sure about the deadline date, we’re afraid you’ve j...

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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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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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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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June 21st 2018

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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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 9th 2017

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 you how a mitred border can literally add a bit extra to a finished tapestry. A mitred border is ...

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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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Caroline, Reading

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

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