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A-Z Animals tapestry kits

A-Z Animals tapestry kits

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,...

New Year – and we’re here!

New Year – and we’re here!

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...

Christmas posting dates

Christmas posting dates

Christmas is very close now, and this year we need to be more organised than ever if posting gifts to friends or relatives. Our mail services are dealing with far higher volumes of parcels than they normally have, so please shop early if you can. Your local postie...

Well done, everyone!

Well done, everyone!

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...

Home Sweet Workshop

Home Sweet Workshop

How time flies! We've been in our new home for about a month and already it feels like home. Thank you so much for your very kind messages and cards. Some of you asked to see pictures of our workshop once we've settled in, so here we are with a glimpse into our new...

Fabric choices for your Christmas stocking

Fabric choices for your Christmas stocking

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...

We are moving!

We are moving!

After twelve years in our Monk's Dairy Workshop, we are bursting at the seams and it's time to move on. We are thrilled to have found larger premises, just five minutes drive away from Monk's Dairy. We will be moving into our new workshop next week, so there will be...

We’re still here!

We’re still here!

Good morning! It's the start of another very strange week for all of us, and we want to reassure you that we are still working, making up tapestries and sending out kits from our Somerset HQ. Since the launch of our new Blossom Birds tapestry, we've been very busy....

February Ramblings

February Ramblings

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...

Stitching for a new baby? It’s as easy as ABC!

Stitching for a new baby? It’s as easy as ABC!

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...

Remembering

Remembering

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...

Coffee With Friends September Update

Coffee With Friends September Update

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...

Squaring up a rectangular design

Squaring up a rectangular design

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...