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July 28th 2020

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 space......

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June 27th 2020

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 several days af...

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June 6th 2020

Hello everybody, and we hope you’re well. We’ve been so lucky to have been able to continue to work in our tapestry workshop since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. It’s involved some split shifts and some very long hours to ensure that we operate within the distancing guideli...

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March 23rd 2020

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. Many of our customers ...

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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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November 2nd 2019

Early this year Jolly Red was invited to take part in Hankyu’s annual British Fair in Osaka, Japan. The British Fair gives visitors to the store the chance to meet the faces behind British brands – such a lovely idea! The Fair dates were 9th-15th October and to begin with I was reluctant...

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September 27th 2019

September is the month of Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, a huge event in the charity’s fundraising calendar. Throughout the country people are baking cakes, hosting coffee mornings, or raising funds for Macmillan in other ways. The official World’s Biggest Coffee...

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December 12th 2018

Festive greetings from Somerset! Christmas falls on a Tuesday this year, which means that our last UK kit orders will need to be sent out the week before if they are to arrive on time for the 25th. If you’re going to buy a tapestry as a gift, or indeed if you fancy one for......

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November 29th 2018

Forget the tinsel and fairy lights! We’re off on a trip to the country with our new teacosy design, Home Sweet Home. The tea and gardening themed tapestry features picturesque thatched cottages, cups and teapots, a watering can, birds and a bird house, all within a border of chamomile flowers....

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August 3rd 2018

This year we are celebrating 25 years of Jolly Red. A quarter of a century. Put like that it sounds quite amazing! We’d really like to thank all of you, our loyal customers, old and new, for stitching Jolly Red designs and enabling us to grow over the years. There will be some of you......

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April 1st 2017

It’s holiday season. We have blue skies, blossom, and sunshine too so it’s a great time for outdoor adventures. Here in Somerset there is so much to see and do, and we often give advice over the phone to Jolly Red customers about places they might like to visit if they’re going to ...

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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 14th 2017

Our Christmas Photo Competition finished at the end of December. In the competition we asked stitchers to send in a photograph of a completed or part-stitched Jolly Red tapestry, or a new kit if they were receiving their first kit as a Christmas gift. Some lovely pictures came our way, with Christma...

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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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December 12th 2016

Hello, and happy Monday! The big day is fast approaching, not long now. The tinsel and baubles are out, trees are decorated (or soon will be, in our case!), fairy lights are sparkling, and in homes across the world gorgeous Christmas stockings are ready for Santa’s visit. We love seeing your...

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Kind words from happy customers

Philippa, Stroud

"Thank you so much for helping me select the backing colours...I am very pleased that you suggested this combination. I think it brings out the colours in the tapestry in the best possible way to make the cushion look terrific." - Philippa, Stroud

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