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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 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...

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...

Home Sweet Workshop

Home Sweet Workshop

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...

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...

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...

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...

Velvet for your tapestry

Velvet for your tapestry

You've finished your tapestry and now it's time for the next stage, the making up. If zips and piping take you out of your comfort zone, help is at hand with our popular making up service. We have a team of skilled upholsterers who can make up your work for you, with...

Bloom-Pah-Pah and Ditsy Daisies

Bloom-Pah-Pah and Ditsy Daisies

With festival season in full swing, we're celebrating with a little flower power of our own - two new floral tapestries, Bloom-Pah-Pah and Ditsy Daisies. These gorgeous new designs join the popular Ba-Ba-Bloom and Ba-Ba-Birds, both of which have found homes on sofas...

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...

Animal Ark stocking

Animal Ark stocking

We are delighted to be able to reveal our our new Noah's Ark themed Christmas stocking, Animal Ark. Animal Ark has taken a long time to evolve, after several earlier versions. We already have a small Noah's Ark design - Noah's Christmas - but designing is never quite...

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...

New specs case designs

New specs case designs

Today we have two new specs case tapestry designs for you, Whirligigs and Birds in a Tree. We photographed them last week and Jolly Campervans insisted on being involved too, so don't worry if you can count three specs cases in our picture! Over the years some...