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

Mother Hen


Mother Hen beginner tapestry kit, a gorgeous mini needlepoint of a hen and chick. Once stitched, Mother Hen can be used as the centre panel in a cushion or book bag. Kit includes colour printed canvas, whole skeins of Anchor tapestry wool, needle and threader and clear instructions.

Mother Hen starter tapestry kit is an adorable beginners kit featuring a scene of a hen and her chick, with bunting and flowers. Mother Hen is suitable for beginners, as well as being a lovely quick project for more experienced stitchers. Once the design is stitched, there will be plenty of spare wool so that you can extend it and personalise the border with patterns, stripes and/or a name.

Once stitched frame your Mother Hen as a picture, make it into the centre of a larger cushion, use it as a centre panel for a cushion, or a bag for a favourite bedtime book.

As a rough age guide, Mother Hen is suitable for children age 7+.

Kit Contents

Each Jolly Red Mother Hen tapestry kit comes in a red rope-handled bag with colour illustration and includes:

  • Colour printed canvas (10hpi)
  • Eight whole skeins of Anchor tapestry wool
  • Reference chart with additional alphabet chart, and instructions
  • John James tapestry needle (size 18)
  • Needle threader
  • Clear instructions for half cross stitch

Choosing  a Tapestry Frame

A tapestry frame is not essential, but if beginners use a frame it will enable them to concentrate on stitching, and let the frame do the job of holding the canvas.

For Mother Hen starter kit, we recommend a CF129 tapestry frame. Choose one of the larger frames (CF189, CF219 or CF249), ie one with code ending in '9' if you intend to stitch larger projects in the future. These will allow you to attach a canvas wider than 12". See all our frames together in our Frames and Accessories category.

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 is particularly useful for beginners as it leaves both hands free for stitching. 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 Mother Hen, 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.


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