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Fabric for your tapestry

September 19th 2020

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 the search is ov...

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July 30th 2020

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 designs. We also have some lovely bright colours so if you’re looking for a clean and crisp finish to your tapestry we should be able ...

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July 11th 2020

It’s mid-July, the official start of Christmas stocking season in our topsy-turvy tapestry world. We receive Jolly Redders’ stitched stockings all year for our Making up Service, but from July onwards the pace really picks up. If you’ve just finished a festive masterpiece, the chan...

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April 17th 2020

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 project if you’ve got the ...

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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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February 16th 2020

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 stitch for weddings or anniv...

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January 20th 2020

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 is it the perfect balance of plai...

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September 20th 2019

Our wool mix fabric is a tough fabric and a great all-rounder, providing a cosy and substantial backing for a cushion. As a backing fabric it’s a very practical option, and we see it used regularly on many of our tapestry designs. Unfortunately there isn’t as wide a range of colours avai...

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December 28th 2018

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 16″ x 12″ (41cm x 30cm)...

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November 22nd 2018

It’s always a pleasure to be able to transform forgotten needlework into fabulous cushions, and this year quite a few heirloom tapestries have made their way to our Somerset hideaway for a bit of workshop magic. Today we’ll focus on two recent arrivals, Georgina’s floral canvases. ...

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September 14th 2018

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 the option to stitc...

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July 16th 2018

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 from our thr...

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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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April 18th 2018

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 needlepoint Making Up Ser...

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March 1st 2018

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. One thing to consider...

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"My son John is so pleased with the teacosy made for his 50th birthday. He liked the personal touches (name, initials and date). He will be able to continue his British tea ceremony in America especially when watching Wimbledon." - Margaret, Cambs.

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