tapestry

New! Buy a printed tapestry canvas without the wool

New! Buy a printed tapestry canvas without the wool

Hello tapestry friends! It's now really easy for you to order a Jolly Red printed tapestry canvas on its own (minus the wool). You no longer need to use a special code as we have added an official and very smart 'Canvas Only' option for each kit on our website. Shown...

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

New! Apple Tree Wedding for your happy couple

New! Apple Tree Wedding for your happy couple

Weddings are back for 2022 and love is in the air! We are thrilled to unveil our new wedding tapestry, Apple Tree Wedding, which joins Love Birds and Congratulations as a beautiful design to stitch for a romantic occasion. With our Apple Tree Wedding tapestry we've...

Fabric for your Grey Hearts tapestry

Fabric for your Grey Hearts tapestry

A big thank you to everyone who has been sending in completed tapestries for our making up service in the last few months. We've been able to make some of them up very quickly as the canvases dry much faster in the warmer months. It's funny how designs appear in...

It’s here! Stitch a Daffodils tapestry for Ukraine

It’s here! Stitch a Daffodils tapestry for Ukraine

Hello! We're here today with an update about our Brighter Days Daffodils tapestry, a special design that we've created as a fundraiser for the people of Ukraine. We were keen to do something to help in however small a way but at first we weren't sure quite what to do....

New! Bouncin’ Blue Cats tapestry kit

New! Bouncin’ Blue Cats tapestry kit

Hello cat lovers! Our new Bouncin' Blue Cats tapestry kit has come to join in the woolly fun, as friends for our Jumpin' Jack Cats tapestry. Jumpin' Jack Cats is a fantastic tapestry design, with its perfect balance of patterned and plain areas. However, sometimes one...

New! Dachshund Stripes tapestry kit

New! Dachshund Stripes tapestry kit

Dachshund Stripes is a fantastic new tapestry kit for lovers of the adorable diminutive dogs! Dachshunds are such popular dogs and when Janine, our in house sewing lady, bought herself a dachshund puppy it was inevitable that a dachshund tapestry would join our range...

A-Z Animals tapestry kits for your new arrival

A-Z Animals tapestry kits for your new arrival

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

Sending a tapestry? Here’s a handy checklist

Sending a tapestry? Here’s a handy checklist

Hooray! You've finished your 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 those that...

New! Robin tapestry kits

New! Robin tapestry kits

There's something magical about robins! These little birds are a cheery sight all year round in our gardens, especially at Christmas. We are delighted to present two festive robin tapestry kits, Jingle Bell Robins and Starry Sky Robin. These adorable designs are...

Fabric choices for your Christmas stocking

Fabric choices for your Christmas stocking

The summer months mark the official start of Christmas stocking season in our topsy-turvy tapestry world. We receive Jolly Redders' stitched Christmas stockings all year for our Making up Service, but from July onwards the pace really picks up. If you've just finished...

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...

For hen lovers, Lay A Little Egg tapestry kit

For hen lovers, Lay A Little Egg tapestry kit

Hello, tapestry pals! Today we bring you a cheerful hen themed 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...

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...

Woolly fabric for your tapestry

Woolly fabric for your tapestry

If you've finished a tapestry and are looking for a sturdy and practical fabric for the backing, our wool mix fabric is a great all-rounder, providing a cosy and substantial backing for a cushion. Unfortunately, in recent years many of the woolly shades have been...

Tapestry kits to make into a specs case

Tapestry kits to make into a specs case

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 included, which explains why you can see three specs cases in our photograph! Over the years some customers...

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...

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...

Velvet fabric for your tapestry

Velvet fabric 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...

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 your Arts & Crafts Owls tapestry

Fabric for your Arts & Crafts Owls tapestry

...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...