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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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June 19th 2020

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 canvas......

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April 17th 2020

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 project if you’ve got the ...

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March 23rd 2020

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. Many of our customers ...

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March 13th 2020

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. Almost as soon as we launched B...

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March 10th 2020

…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 even w...

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January 3rd 2020

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 with this year’s stitching. ...

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November 27th 2019

Hooray! You’ve finished your tapestry, so now it’s time to have it made into a cushion. It’s tempting to parcel up your woolly masterpiece and rush off to the post office immediately to send it to us in our Somerset HQ. However, if we can take a moment to go through a few detai...

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November 22nd 2019

Christmas is very close now, and we’re all starting to plan our festive shopping. Set out below are our last dates for posting tapestry kits. We’ve concentrated on the parts of the world that we send to most regularly. Posting to UK addresses (including Channel Islands) Wednesday 18th De...

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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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September 27th 2019

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 Biggest Coffee...

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September 20th 2019

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 most of our tapestry designs. Starting with the reds, which go from Bright Red JRWR01 through...

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June 29th 2019

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 around the country an...

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April 29th 2019

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 that I wanted ...

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March 30th 2019

Our wonderful range of cotton fabric continues to grow. Many of the shades that we stock have a ‘faded bright’ look to them, which work well with Jolly Red designs, and non-Jolly Red ones too if you’ve accidentally stitched a tapestry from another company. Recently – and in r...

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Kind words from happy customers

Caroline, Reading

"I was so thrilled with the tapestry you made up! Excellent customer support!" - Caroline, Reading

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