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New for Christmas! Jolly Red robin tapestry kits

New for Christmas! Jolly Red robin tapestry kits

We all love robins, our favourite garden birds. Today we are delighted to bring you two new robin-themed tapestry kits. You can stitch them for Christmas, or take your time, relax, and enjoy stitching them through the autumn months and over the Christmas period. Last...

Choosing the right size tapestry frame

Choosing the right size tapestry frame

Here at Jolly Red we love tapestry frames, and wouldn't stitch without one. Choosing the right size of tapestry frame can be confusing so today we have some tips to help you if you're about to buy your first tapestry frame (for yourself or as a gift for a stitching...

Cotton fabric for your tapestry

Cotton fabric for your tapestry

Our range of cotton fabric continues to grow. Many of the shades that we stock have a 'faded bright' look to them, colours which work well with our tapestry designs. We also have some lovely bright colours so if you're looking for a clean and crisp finish to your...

Jolly Red making up service for tapestry cushions

Jolly Red making up service for tapestry cushions

You've finished your tapestry, so now's the time to post it to us for our sewing ladies to work their magic. We've set out links to our fabric selections below, to help you choose the colours and fabric you'd like us to use when sending your tapestry to us for making...

New Indian Summer tapestry kit

New Indian Summer tapestry kit

Relax and unwind with our new Indian Summer tapestry, perfect to stitch at home or to take with you on holiday. The bright flowers glow against their indigo blue background. Indian Summer joins Wildflower Meadow and Moonlight Garden, popular designs which we brought...

Sending a tapestry? Here’s a handy checklist

Sending a tapestry? Here’s a handy checklist

Hooray! You've finished your tapestry, so now it's time to have it made into a cushion. Before packing it up to post to the Jolly Red sewing team, here are a few reminders and suggestions: Check for missed stitches It's easy to miss stitches, particularly single 'dot'...

New for spring! Two new Alphabet tapestries

New for spring! Two new Alphabet tapestries

Spring is a busy time of year for stitchers who like to get a head start on their festive projects. If you'll be going on holiday or visiting friends and family a tapestry is the ideal project to accompany you on your adventures. Today we bring you two gorgeous new...

New! Moonlight Garden and Wildflower Meadow

New! Moonlight Garden and Wildflower Meadow

Spring is in the air and today we bring you fresh flowers! For your stitching delight we have a stunning new floral tapestry design in two very different colourways. Wildflower Meadow brings the sunshine in with its colourful flowers against a primrose yellow...

Buy a printed tapestry canvas without the wool

Buy a printed tapestry canvas without the wool

Hello tapestry friends! It's now really easy for you to order a Jolly Red printed tapestry canvas on its own (minus the wool). You no longer need to use a special code as we have added an official and very smart 'Canvas Only' option for each kit on our website. Shown...

New! Conkers tapestry kit

New! Conkers tapestry kit

Our new Conkers tapestry kit will transport you to happy times of autumnal woodland walks, days with clear skies, bright sunshine, and crisp leaves underfoot. We moved from Bristol to South Somerset in the early 1990s and the village we were lucky enough to find...

Super Sleigh Bells! New Christmas stocking kit

Super Sleigh Bells! New Christmas stocking kit

Ding-a-ling! Sleigh Bells is the newest addition to our Christmas stocking tapestry kits. For those of you who like to keep count, Sleigh Bells is the ninth Christmas stocking in our range of 'slightly larger' Christmas stockings, the other size being a wee bit...

It’s apple season! New wedding tapestry

It’s apple season! New wedding tapestry

We have been so delighted with the response to our Apple Tree Wedding tapestry that we launched earlier this year that we have added a new colourway for you. Apple Season Wedding includes some adorable autumnal tweaks. Apple Tree Wedding was immediately popular...

Fabric choices for your Christmas stocking

Fabric choices for your Christmas stocking

The summer months mark the official start of Christmas stocking season in our topsy-turvy tapestry world. We receive Jolly Redders' stitched Christmas stockings all year for our Making up Service, but from July onwards the pace really picks up. If you've just finished...

Woolly fabric for your tapestry

Woolly fabric for your tapestry

Our wool mix fabric provides a cosy and substantial backing for a cushion. It's hardwearing and has a slightly rustic feel. If you've finished a tapestry and need a sturdy and practical fabric for the backing, our woolly range may well be for you. We don't have as...

Fabric for your Arts & Crafts Owls tapestry

Fabric for your Arts & Crafts Owls tapestry

...and Arts and Crafts Tiles! Today we'll take a look at some of the fabric options for Arts and Crafts Owls and its partner tapestry, Arts and Crafts Tiles. If you're about to send in a finished canvas for our Making up Service, it's hard to know which colour - or...

New! Dachshund Stripes tapestry kit

New! Dachshund Stripes tapestry kit

Dachshund Stripes is a fantastic new tapestry kit for lovers of the adorable diminutive dogs! Dachshunds are such popular dogs and when Janine, our in house sewing lady, bought herself a dachshund puppy it was inevitable that a dachshund tapestry would join our range...

A-Z Animals tapestry kits for your new arrival

A-Z Animals tapestry kits for your new arrival

Our A-Z Animals kits are fabulous not-too-big tapestries to stitch for a new arrival in your family. They also make wonderful christening gifts, and look great whether made into a cushion or framed as a picture, or made into a personalised book bag. Decisions,...

New! Robin tapestry kits

New! Robin tapestry kits

There's something magical about robins! These little birds are a cheery sight all year round in our gardens, especially at Christmas. We are delighted to present two festive robin tapestry kits, Jingle Bell Robins and Starry Sky Robin. These adorable designs are...

Tapestry kits to make into a specs case

Tapestry kits to make into a specs case

Whirligigs and Birds in a Tree are two new specs case tapestry kits. We photographed them last week alongside our Jolly Campervans. Over the years some customers have asked about stitching some of their favourite designs "in another size". Magic Circles is one of the...

For hen lovers, Lay A Little Egg tapestry kit

For hen lovers, Lay A Little Egg tapestry kit

Hello, tapestry pals! Today we bring you a cheerful hen themed new tapestry to take you into spring, our new Lay A Little Egg kit. In the design hens and chicks scratch around in a sunny garden. There's a patchwork border of eggs and feathers, and a trio of little...

Christmas posting dates

Christmas posting dates

Christmas is very close now, and this year we need to be more organised than ever if posting gifts to friends or relatives. Our mail services are dealing with far higher volumes of parcels than they normally have, so please shop early if you can. Your local postie...

Well done, everyone!

Well done, everyone!

We've just passed that much-queried date on the tapestry calendar, the last date for UK tapestries to be sent to our making up service and arrive back home in time for Christmas. If you're reading this and aren't quite sure about the deadline date, we're afraid you've...

New fabric for your tapestry

New fabric for your tapestry

Hello! Today we bring you an exciting update about some new fabric that we have in stock. We are constantly looking for new colours to complement our tapestry designs, and to fill any colour gaps. I've been on a personal quest to find a 'proper yellow', and finally...

New! Grey Hearts

New! Grey Hearts

With autumn in the air, we bring you a new tapestry to snuggle up with on the sofa. With its greys, golds and pumpkin tones, Grey Hearts captures the colours of the season. Measuring 10.5" x 10.5" (approx, 27cm x 27cm) Grey Hearts is a lovely design to stitch and use...

We are moving!

We are moving!

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...