Fabric for your tapestry

Fabric ideas for your Brighter Days Daffodils tapestry

Fabric ideas for your Brighter Days Daffodils tapestry

It's lovely to see so many of your finished Brighter Days Daffodils tapestries arriving in our workshop for making up. Thank you for sending them in. It's so warm at the moment that once we've stretched the canvases they are drying very fast, so our sewing ladies can...

Cotton fabric for your tapestry

Cotton fabric for your tapestry

Our range of cotton fabric continues to grow. Many of the shades that we stock have a 'faded bright' look to them, colours which work well with our tapestry designs. We also have some lovely bright colours so if you're looking for a clean and crisp finish to your...

Fabric for your Grey Hearts tapestry

Fabric for your Grey Hearts tapestry

A big thank you to everyone who has been sending in completed tapestries for our making up service in the last few months. We've been able to make some of them up very quickly as the canvases dry much faster in the warmer months. It's funny how designs appear in...

Jolly Red making up service for tapestry cushions

Jolly Red making up service for tapestry cushions

You've finished your tapestry, so now's the time to post it to us for our sewing ladies to work their magic. We've set out links to our fabric selections below, to help you choose the colours and fabric you'd like us to use when sending your tapestry to us for making...

Fabric choices for your Christmas stocking

Fabric choices for your Christmas stocking

The summer months mark the official start of Christmas stocking season in our topsy-turvy tapestry world. We receive Jolly Redders' stitched Christmas stockings all year for our Making up Service, but from July onwards the pace really picks up. If you've just finished...

Woolly fabric for your tapestry

Woolly fabric for your tapestry

If you've finished a tapestry and are looking for a sturdy and practical fabric for the backing, our wool mix fabric is a great all-rounder, providing a cosy and substantial backing for a cushion. Unfortunately, in recent years many of the woolly shades have been...

New fabric for your tapestry

New fabric for your tapestry

Hello! Today we bring you an exciting update about some new fabric that we have in stock. We are constantly looking for new colours to complement our tapestry designs, and to fill any colour gaps. I've been on a personal quest to find a 'proper yellow', and finally...

Velvet fabric for your tapestry

Velvet fabric for your tapestry

You've finished your tapestry and now it's time for the next stage, the making up. If zips and piping take you out of your comfort zone, help is at hand with our popular making up service. We have a team of skilled upholsterers who can make up your work for you, with...

Fabric for Alphabet Ark

Fabric for Alphabet Ark

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...

Fabric for your Arts & Crafts Owls tapestry

Fabric for your Arts & Crafts Owls tapestry

...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...

Love Birds & Congratulations

Love Birds & Congratulations

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...

Fabric for Patchwork Cat

Fabric for Patchwork Cat

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...

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 and then there are their smaller friends the Woodland Owls, measuring...

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 between the tree and the lower border of the design, there's always...

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

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 all manner of fabulous ideas when sending in their parcels for our...

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 tapestries, from grey woolly fabric through to orange velvet and lime cotton....

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 what's more there are absolutely no fiddly bits or pesky shading. Quite...

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 satisfaction of creating a unique gift that will last for very many years....

Baby talk! A-Z Animals for a handmade hello

Baby talk! A-Z Animals for a handmade hello

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...

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 making up, and we're sharing some of them today. They may inspire you...

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 Making up Service. If you're planning a visit, bear in mind that we don't...

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 it, if we all really try! Cold winter evenings? Stuck inside over the...