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February 18th 2018

Colours! Neutral, or bold? One fabric, or mix them up? It’s decision time, the next step when you’ve completed a tapestry and want to have it made into a cushion. Jolly Red stitchers come up with all manner of fabulous ideas when sending in their parcels for our needlepoint Making Up Ser...

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October 27th 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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August 11th 2017

Stitching a tapestry for a wedding or anniversary is a real pleasure, on many levels. For you the stitcher, there’s the enjoyment of creating it and while doing so you are filled with the quiet satisfaction of creating a unique gift that will last for very many years. For your special couple t...

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July 1st 2017

This is a busy and very exciting design year for us at Jolly Red. The process of tapestry design is not exactly instant, and as perfectionists we like to keep reworking and tweaking designs until they feel right. For us, this usually involves hiding half-finished designs away for several months at a...

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May 25th 2017

A while ago we had a visit from a very nice man, Steve. He arrived at our workshop, relieved to have found us as he was on a secret mission to get a tapestry made up for his wife, Roxanne. The tapestry was one that Roxanne had been stitching on and off for years, a very......

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April 27th 2017

In recent months lots of A-Z Animals tapestries have been sent in for our Making up Service. As we discussed in an earlier blog post, the A-Zs are great little kits. They don’t take too long to stitch and the imagery in them appeals equally to boys and girls. Whether the tapestries are framed...

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March 11th 2017

It’s time for an update about our Coffee With Friends tapestry which we launched last year in time for Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. We’ve had some gorgeous completed tapestries in for making up, and we’re sharing some of them today. They may inspire you t...

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March 1st 2017

It’s visiting season in our Somerset HQ, and in the last few weeks there’s been a steady flow of people popping in to pick up new tapestry projects, or bringing in completed tapestries for our Making up Service. If you’re planning a visit, bear in mind that we don’t keep to f...

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January 4th 2017

It’s that time of year, tapestry folk – time to finish off your neglected tapestries, no matter how long it was since you last picked them up. New Year, new enthusiasm The start of a New Year is a great time for having a bit of a sort out and finishing things off, and even the weather&...

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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 11th 2016

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 as though it would withst...

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November 2nd 2016

A big November hello! Hooray for the crisp days, the piles of crunchy leaves and best of all the long, dark evenings. We adore the fluffy slipper loveliness of a cosy night in, as it provides the ideal conditions for contented and uninterrupted stitching sessions. We had a lovely email from one stit...

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October 6th 2016

October’s here, and for many stitchers that means one thing – the deadline to send in their completed tapestry so that we can return it in time for Christmas*. We’re always amazed at how many tapestries come in during this busy month, and we can tell from the number of calls and em...

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September 26th 2016

Ah, lovely autumn! With the shorter days and cosy evenings, now is a wonderful time to stitch a special gift for a 2017 wedding or anniversary. Big dates have a way of creeping up on us all. By starting now (or at least some time this year!) you’re giving yourself plenty of time to make......

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"I was so thrilled with the tapestry you made up! Excellent customer support!" - Caroline, Reading

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