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New for Christmas! Jolly Red robin tapestry kits

New for Christmas! Jolly Red robin tapestry kits

We all love robins, our favourite garden birds. Today we are delighted to bring you two new robin-themed tapestry kits. You can stitch them for Christmas, or take your time, relax, and enjoy stitching them through the autumn months and over the Christmas period. Last...

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...

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! Strawberries and Daisies tapestry

New! Strawberries and Daisies tapestry

Our new Strawberries and Daisies tapestry kit is a wonderful design to stitch and make into a cushion or specs case. The juicy strawberries and delicate daisies will evoke memories of summer picnics, afternoon teas and days out in the sunshine. Wimbledon too, if...

New Indian Summer tapestry kit

New Indian Summer tapestry kit

Relax and unwind with our new Indian Summer tapestry, perfect to stitch at home or to take with you on holiday. The bright flowers glow against their indigo blue background. Indian Summer joins Wildflower Meadow and Moonlight Garden, popular designs which we brought...

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 the Jolly Red sewing team, here are a few reminders and suggestions: Check for missed stitches It's easy to miss stitches, particularly single 'dot'...

New for spring! Two new Alphabet tapestries

New for spring! Two new Alphabet tapestries

Spring is a busy time of year for stitchers who like to get a head start on their festive projects. If you'll be going on holiday or visiting friends and family a tapestry is the ideal project to accompany you on your adventures. Today we bring you two gorgeous new...

New! Moonlight Garden and Wildflower Meadow

New! Moonlight Garden and Wildflower Meadow

Spring is in the air and today we bring you fresh flowers! For your stitching delight we have a stunning new floral tapestry design in two very different colourways. Wildflower Meadow brings the sunshine in with its colourful flowers against a primrose yellow...

Buy a printed tapestry canvas without the wool

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...

New Alphabet Garden tapestry

New Alphabet Garden tapestry

Hello and welcome to our new Alphabet Garden tapestry. Teddy is a keen gardener and you'll often find him watering his plants or tending to his beehive. Everyone knows that bears like honey and this chap is no exception! Teddy is never short of company in the garden....

New! Conkers tapestry kit

New! Conkers tapestry kit

Our new Conkers tapestry kit will transport you to happy times of autumnal woodland walks, days with clear skies, bright sunshine, and crisp leaves underfoot. We moved from Bristol to South Somerset in the early 1990s and the village we were lucky enough to find...

Super Sleigh Bells! New Christmas stocking kit

Super Sleigh Bells! New Christmas stocking kit

Ding-a-ling! Sleigh Bells is the newest addition to our Christmas stocking tapestry kits. For those of you who like to keep count, Sleigh Bells is the ninth Christmas stocking in our range of 'slightly larger' Christmas stockings, the other size being a wee bit...

It’s apple season! New wedding tapestry

It’s apple season! New wedding tapestry

We have been so delighted with the response to our Apple Tree Wedding tapestry that we launched earlier this year that we have added a new colourway for you. Apple Season Wedding includes some adorable autumnal tweaks. Apple Tree Wedding was immediately popular...

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 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...

Woolly fabric for your tapestry

Woolly fabric for your tapestry

Our wool mix fabric provides a cosy and substantial backing for a cushion. It's hardwearing and has a slightly rustic feel. If you've finished a tapestry and need a sturdy and practical fabric for the backing, our woolly range may well be for you. We don't have as...

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

Grey Hearts is a Jolly Red tapestry that comes in regularly for our sewing ladies to make into a cushion. There are lots of different fabric options for your Grey Hearts tapestry if you've finished stitching one and are about to send it in to us for making up, so...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Tapestry kits to make into a specs case

Tapestry kits to make into a specs case

Whirligigs and Birds in a Tree are two new specs case tapestry kits. We photographed them last week alongside our Jolly Campervans. Over the years some customers have asked about stitching some of their favourite designs "in another size". Magic Circles is one of the...