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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...

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...

New! Blossom Birds

New! Blossom Birds

Hooray for a spot of early spring stitching! Our new Blossom Birds are ready for sunshine and warmer days - perfect conditions for nest building. We do hope you like our newest needlepoint, which is a natural progression from our already popular Birds in a Tree....

Paradise Birds

Paradise Birds

Three cheers for spring! Love is in the air, and the birds are in full song. Today's new design, Paradise Birds, is a joyful celebration of birds and romance. Paradise Birds was great fun to design - and stitch. I didn't follow a graph paper chart, and all I knew was...

Camel Trek, friends for Camelcade

Camel Trek, friends for Camelcade

We are delighted to present Camel Trek, a fantastic new partner tapestry for our very popular Camelcade. Finally we can solve the mystery of where our original camels were heading - it was to meet up with their friends! We photographed our Camel Trek canvas (left)...

New! Ba-Ba-Birds tapestry

New! Ba-Ba-Birds tapestry

Following on from the successful launch of Ba-Ba-Bloom earlier this year, we are delighted to announce a new and equally gorgeous partner tapestry, Ba-Ba-Birds. Ba-Ba-Birds radiates happiness with its cheery bands of birds, flowers, hearts and rainbows. We've kept the...

Arts and Crafts Owls tapestry

Arts and Crafts Owls tapestry

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...

Baby talk! A-Z Animals for a handmade hello

Baby talk! A-Z Animals for a handmade hello

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-ZsĀ are great little kits. They don't take too long to stitch and the imagery in them appeals equally to boys and girls. Whether...

Stitching for a new baby? It’s as easy as ABC!

Stitching for a new baby? It’s as easy as ABC!

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...