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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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July 11th 2020

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 masterpiece, the chan...

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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 many of our tapestry designs. Unfortunately there isn’t as wide a range of colours avai...

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February 1st 2018

Indian Elephant is a good tapestry to stitch at any time of the year. In the dark winter months the design’s strong shapes and clear colours make stitching in the evening stitching a pleasure, and what’s more there are absolutely no fiddly bits or pesky shading. Quite simply, you can rel...

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March 1st 2017

It’s visiting season in our Somerset HQ, and in the last few weeks there’s been a steady flow of people popping in to pick up new tapestry projects, or bringing in completed tapestries for our Making up Service. If you’re planning a visit, bear in mind that we don’t keep to f...

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February 18th 2017

I like February. There, I’ve said it. I’m probably one of the few people to have uttered those words as our shortest month seems to make everyone else who comments on it either fed up, impatient or cross. Usually the negative feelings are accompanied by a longing for spring but to this ...

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January 14th 2017

Our Christmas Photo Competition finished at the end of December. In the competition we asked stitchers to send in a photograph of a completed or part-stitched Jolly Red tapestry, or a new kit if they were receiving their first kit as a Christmas gift. Some lovely pictures came our way, with Christma...

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September 30th 2016

It’s Macmillan’s big Coffee Morning day! Thank you for helping us to get our latest Macmillan fundraiser off to a great start, and for enabling us to make our first payment of the year of £160 to Macmillan Cancer Support, from sales of our first batch of Coffee With Friends kits and can...

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September 28th 2016

We are sometimes asked what our opening hours are, which is never an easy question to answer. Our response is usually very accurate: “We don’t work 9-5.” The reality is that as a small business we work far longer hours than 9-5, but wherever possible we like to choose those hours. Friday is th...

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Kind words from happy customers

Margaret, Cambs.

"My son John is so pleased with the teacosy made for his 50th birthday. He liked the personal touches (name, initials and date). He will be able to continue his British tea ceremony in America especially when watching Wimbledon." - Margaret, Cambs.

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