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March 9th 2018

We love Christmas stockings and are delighted to share with you our newest one, Woodland Owls. The design is based on the original Owls Christmas stocking – Stanley in the picture below – that we launched last year, but is in the slightly smaller boot shape. Welcome, Amelia! Look closely...

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January 14th 2018

More gorgeous Christmas stockings! Today it’s the turn of Fairytale and Owls to find a space on our blog. Each of these two designs is in the larger of our two stocking shapes. Let’s start with Fairytale. This is a really joyful Christmas stocking as there’s so much going on. There...

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January 8th 2018

In today’s Christmas stockings update we’re looking at two quite different designs, Angels and Cats and Dogs stockings. Each of these designs is in our larger size, so would sit well alongside Fairytale, Silent Night, Owls, Toy Box and Christmas Alphabet. Of all of our Christmas stocking...

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January 2nd 2018

A veritable A-Z of festive imagery, Christmas Alphabet is a wonderful tapestry stocking kit to stitch if you enjoy  seeing how much you’ve achieved at the end of a stitching session. With its patchwork of alphabet squares from ‘a’ for angel, to ‘zzz’ a sleepy child in ...

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December 30th 2017

Hands in the air, and a big wave to Father Christmas as he arrives on a steam train to deliver the Christmas tree for the toys in the nursery. It’s the turn of our Toy Box Christmas stocking to bask in the festive limelight. Toy Box is one of our larger shaped Christmas stocking kits, a......

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December 29th 2017

Now for a look at some of the smaller Christmas stockings that you’ve been busily stitching this year. We present a very happy gathering of Noah, Puppies, Santa and Dreaming Christmas stockings. First up, Puppies Christmas stocking, demonstrating that the name panel has plenty of space for a l...

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December 26th 2017

It’s time for the annual celebration of the Jolly Red Christmas stockings that have been sent in to our Somerset workshop for our making up service. This year we’ve assembled albums of finished stockings so that you can see them here on our blog. We hope that seeing them together will he...

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September 29th 2017

Look who’s come to say hello! It’s our new Christmas Owls, on their very own stocking. We think they will receive a very warm welcome, as the latest addition to our larger shaped Christmas stockings. The Owls Christmas stocking is a wonderful partner tapestry to Alphabet Owls if you̵...

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July 19th 2017

Hooray! You’ve finished your tapestry, so now it’s time to have it made into a cushion. It’s tempting to parcel up your woolly masterpiece and rush off to the post office immediately to send it to us in our Somerset HQ. However, if we can take a moment to go through a few detai...

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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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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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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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