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August 23rd 2020

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 as the centre of......

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July 28th 2020

How time flies! We’ve been in our new home for about a month and already it feels like home. Thank you so much for your very kind messages and cards. Some of you asked to see pictures of our workshop once we’ve settled in, so here we are with a glimpse into our new space......

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November 2nd 2019

Early this year Jolly Red was invited to take part in Hankyu’s annual British Fair in Osaka, Japan. The British Fair gives visitors to the store the chance to meet the faces behind British brands – such a lovely idea! The Fair dates were 9th-15th October and to begin with I was reluctant...

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February 22nd 2019

When you stitch a tapestry for a special occasion, even the smallest of designs will make a huge impression. Giving a handmade gift is such a lovely thing to do and with a tapestry you’ve created something unique, putting care and thought into each stitch. Today we’ll focus on our starte...

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November 22nd 2018

It’s always a pleasure to be able to transform forgotten needlework into fabulous cushions, and this year quite a few heirloom tapestries have made their way to our Somerset hideaway for a bit of workshop magic. Today we’ll focus on two recent arrivals, Georgina’s floral canvases. ...

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August 3rd 2018

This year we are celebrating 25 years of Jolly Red. A quarter of a century. Put like that it sounds quite amazing! We’d really like to thank all of you, our loyal customers, old and new, for stitching Jolly Red designs and enabling us to grow over the years. There will be some of you......

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February 9th 2018

Conjure up a cosy starry night with our new tapestry, Alcazar. This design has been a long time coming and we hope you like it. A few years ago I started to think about our lovely Alhambra Stars. It’s a popular design, and appears regularly in the workshop to be made into a bag or......

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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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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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February 1st 2017

Goodbye January, and hello February! It would be a shame to wish away the shortest month, as these next four weeks are valuable stitching time so let’s be positive, and embrace February. We can do it, if we all really try! Cold winter evenings? Stuck inside over the weekend? What a great c...

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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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September 28th 2016

We are sometimes asked what our opening hours are, which is never an easy question to answer. Our response is usually very accurate: “We don’t work 9-5.” The reality is that as a small business we work far longer hours than 9-5, but wherever possible we like to choose those hours. Friday is th...

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September 3rd 2016

We are delighted to announce a new tapestry design, Coffee With Friends, timed to coincide with Macmillan Cancer Support’s Annual World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on September 30th. The Coffee Morning events are a huge part of Macmillan’s fundraising calendar. Last year alone they ra...

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August 3rd 2016

Of all our tapestries, the A-Z Animals designs present some real design challenges. For one thing, there aren’t many squares/stitches to work with (only 96 each way) and each design has to encapsulate a feel good and timeless image of the letter depicted, and have equal appeal to boys and girl...

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Louise, Essex

"My cushion has arrived and I am really thrilled with it. Thank you so much." - Louise, Essex

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