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A-Z Animals tapestry kits

A-Z Animals tapestry kits

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 even made into a personalised book bag. Decisions,...

New! Lay A Little Egg

New! Lay A Little Egg

Hello, tapestry pals! Today we bring you a cheerful 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 chicks in the...

Sending a tapestry? Here’s a handy checklist

Sending a tapestry? Here’s a handy checklist

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

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! 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...

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 designs. We also have some lovely bright colours so if you're looking for a clean and crisp finish to your tapestry we...

Fabric choices for your Christmas stocking

Fabric choices for your Christmas stocking

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...

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...

Buying a printed canvas on its own

Buying a printed canvas on its own

If you are a keen stitcher, it's easy to amass a lot of spare wool from your tapestry projects. What's to be done with all that wool - long bits, short bits, and the occasional whole skein? Well, one way of having fun and using some of it up is to buy the printed...

Fabric for Alphabet Ark

Fabric for Alphabet Ark

First of all...yes we are working! We are still posting kits and tapestry frames, and Royal Mail is still bringing your canvases to us. If you are using your time at home to stitch we can make up your finished tapestry, and perhaps even provide you with your next...

We’re still here!

We’re still here!

Good morning! It's the start of another very strange week for all of us, and we want to reassure you that we are still working, making up tapestries and sending out kits from our Somerset HQ. Since the launch of our new Blossom Birds tapestry, we've been very busy....

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....

Fabric for Arts & Crafts Owls

Fabric for Arts & Crafts Owls

...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...

February Ramblings

February Ramblings

I like February. There, I've said it. I'm probably one of the few people to have uttered those words as our shortest month seems to make everyone else who comments on it either fed up, impatient or cross. Usually the negative feelings are accompanied by a longing...

Fabric for Patchwork Cat

Fabric for Patchwork Cat

All hail the Patchwork Cat! A marvellous moggie, whose timeless good looks work their charms on cat-loving stitchers and have also been known to bewitch others who claim little or no interest in cats. Could it be his/her smiling face that people find irresistible or...

Wishing you a Happy New Year

Wishing you a Happy New Year

Hello and Happy New Year from all of us at Jolly Red. We hope you had an enjoyable and relaxing Christmas, with Santa bringing gift deliveries of the woolly variety! We still have many dark evenings ahead, so January is the perfect chance to make some real progress...

Jolly Japan!

Jolly Japan!

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...

Macmillan update

Macmillan update

September is the month of Macmillan's World's Biggest Coffee Morning, a huge event in the charity's fundraising calendar. Throughout the country people are baking cakes, hosting coffee mornings, or raising funds for Macmillan in other ways. The official World's...

Woolly fabric for your tapestry

Woolly fabric for your tapestry

Our wool mix fabric is a tough fabric and a great all-rounder, providing a cosy and substantial backing for a cushion. As a backing fabric it's a very practical option, and we see it used regularly on many of our tapestry designs. Unfortunately there isn't as wide a...

Small tapestry…big surprise

Small tapestry…big surprise

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...

Fabric for your Owls Christmas stocking

Fabric for your Owls Christmas stocking

Our owl-themed Christmas stocking kits are available in each of our two Christmas stocking shapes. First, we have the larger Owls stocking, measuring 19″ x 14″ (48cm x 36cm) at tallest/widest points and then there are their smaller friends the Woodland Owls, measuring...

Fabric for your Tree of Life

Fabric for your Tree of Life

Tree of Life is one of our most versatile tapestry designs. It'll take pride of place at home on your favourite armchair or sofa, and will look wonderful in a conservatory or summerhouse. With space between the tree and the lower border of the design, there's always...

New! Country Cottage

New! Country Cottage

Today we have a treat for you, a travel sized stash-busting printed canvas. Wherever you are this summer, you'll need to take a Country Cottage canvas with you. Stick it in your bag, rucksack or suitcase or if you'll be travelling or going on holiday, or keep it...

Cool cats get in early

Cool cats get in early

A big sunny hello! It's midsummer, that time of year when we gently remind you to send in your finished tapestries for our Making up Service. It's a busy time of year in the garden, but it would be great if you could take a break to dig out (excuse the pun) any...