Happy Customers

“Am enjoying making up my recent purchase of “Birds in a Tree”. As a novice to tapestry I was delighted to find the accompanying instructions super clear.

Thanks for such prompt dispatch and delivery by the way.”

AB, Durham

Happy Customers

“The staff at Jolly Red work as an amazing team to create my tapestries into the most beautiful Cushions with the utmost high standard of sewing. My family and friends have enjoyed receiving their beautiful cushions. The staff are extremely approachable, of a professional manner to assist me with any queries I may have, which are solved instantly.”

SY, Cheshire

Happy Customers

“They’ve just arrived, and they are PERFECT! Thank you so much! My niece and nephew are going to love these for many years to come, thank you for doing such a brilliant job. Couldn’t have asked for better.”

AMW, London

Birds of a Feather

£9.25£18.50

Birds of a Feather is a great first tapestry project for beginners, a lovely patchwork of hearts and birds.

Once stitched, frame your Birds of a Feather tapestry as a picture or make it into the centre of as cushion. All Jolly Red beginner tapestry kits have a 3″ border of plain canvas around the printed design, to allow for the designs to be personalised.

Choose the Complete kit for colour printed canvas, wool, needle and threader. Click on Canvas Only if you already have lots of wool. Both options come with a Jolly Red bag with colour illustration on the front.

Birds of a Feather tapestry kit is a needlepoint patchwork of hearts and birds. The tapestry is suitable for all levels of stitcher including complete beginners, as well as being a lovely quick project for more experienced stitchers.

Kit Contents - Complete Kit

  • Red rope-handled bag with colour illustration
  • Colour printed canvas (10hpi)
  • Eight whole skeins of Anchor tapestry wool
  • Alphabet chart, and stitching instructions geared towards beginners
  • John James tapestry needle (size 18)
  • Needle threader
  • Clear instructions for half cross stitch

Kit Contents - Canvas Only

  • Red rope-handled bag with colour illustration
  • Colour printed canvas (10hpi)
  • NO WOOL
  • Alphabet chart, and stitching instructions geared towards beginners
  • John James tapestry needle (size 18)
  • Needle threader
  • Clear instructions for half cross stitch

Design Size

Printed canvas area: 4" x 4" (10cm x 10cm)

Canvas size 10" x 10" (25cm x 25cm)

Choosing a Tapestry Frame

Do I need a frame? A tapestry frame is not essential but using one will help to keep your work in shape. Using a frame also makes it easy to resume stitching the following day or after a break. Young stitchers may find it easier to focus on and enjoy their tapestry if they don’t have to physically hold on to the canvas as they stitch.

We stock a good range of British-made no-sew tapestry clip frames which are easy to assemble. Once the four sides are put together, simply attach your canvas in the grooves at the top and bottom using the sturdy clips provided.

Which size of frame is best for a beginner? One of our 12" wide clip frames - CF129 - is a good size. If you wish to progress to larger designs in the future, choose one of the wider frames with code ending in '9' - CF189 is 18” wide, CF219 is 21” wide and CF249 is 24” wide.

Design Size

Printed canvas area: 4" x 4" (10cm x 10cm), canvas size 10" x 10" (25cm x 25cm)

Additional information

Kit Options

Complete Kit, Canvas Only

Choosing a Frame

A tapestry frame is not essential, but does help to prevent your work going out of shape and makes it easy to resume stitching the next day or after a break. We stock a good range of British made no-sew tapestry clip frames which only take a few minutes to assemble. As the canvas is attached by clips, the frames allow you to switch between projects if necessary.

For Birds of a Feather, we recommend a CF129 frame but choose one of the larger frames with code ending in ‘9’ if you think you will stitch larger projects in the future.

Measurements

Printed canvas area: 4″ x 4″ (10cm x 10cm), canvas size 10″ x 10″ (25cm x 25cm)