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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 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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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 9th 2019

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 as...

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February 22nd 2019

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 focus on our starte...

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December 28th 2018

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 16″ x 12″ (41cm x 30cm)...

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November 22nd 2018

It’s always a pleasure to be able to transform forgotten needlework into fabulous cushions, and this year quite a few heirloom tapestries have made their way to our Somerset hideaway for a bit of workshop magic. Today we’ll focus on two recent arrivals, Georgina’s floral canvases. ...

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October 7th 2018

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 customers have asked about stitch...

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September 14th 2018

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 the option to stitc...

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August 3rd 2018

This year we are celebrating 25 years of Jolly Red. A quarter of a century. Put like that it sounds quite amazing! We’d really like to thank all of you, our loyal customers, old and new, for stitching Jolly Red designs and enabling us to grow over the years. There will be some of you......

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July 25th 2018

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 nearby in your wool bag i...

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July 16th 2018

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 from our thr...

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Kind words from happy customers

Louise, Essex

"My cushion has arrived and I am really thrilled with it. Thank you so much." - Louise, Essex

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