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July 14th 2017

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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February 18th 2017

I like February. There, I’ve said it. I’m probably one of the few people to have uttered those words as our shortest month seems to make everyone else who comments on it either fed up, impatient or cross. Usually the negative feelings are accompanied by a longing for spring but to this ...

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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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December 28th 2016

Hello all! We hope you’re enjoying a lovely Christmas and New Year break, and that Santa found his way down the chimney to fill up the many Christmas stockings that have been stitched for children, adults and pets over the years. 2016 was another busy year for Christmas stocking kits, so thank...

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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 11th 2016

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 her friend, Kaye. The tapestry was stapled on to a board and didn’t look as though it would withst...

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September 30th 2016

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 Macmillan Cancer Support, from sales of our first batch of Coffee With Friends kits and can...

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September 28th 2016

We are sometimes asked what our opening hours are, which is never an easy question to answer. Our response is usually very accurate: “We don’t work 9-5.” The reality is that as a small business we work far longer hours than 9-5, but wherever possible we like to choose those hours. Friday is th...

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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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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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Caroline, Reading

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

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