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 have asked about stitching some of their favourite designs “in another size”. Magic Circles is one of the requested designs, and the new Whirligigs is a mini interpretation of the larger cushion design. As always in the world of tapestry designing, it’s not just a case of shrinking the original. It’s back to working it out square by square, and in this case figuring out the optimum size to suit specs case dimensions, bearing in mind that the design needs to be folded neatly in half if it is to become a specs case.

Tree of Life is another popular design that we are asked about. Have you seen our blog post when we showed seven Tree of Life tapestries, which all arrived in the workshop at the same time to be made into cushions? It was amazing!

The new Birds in a Tree is a nod in the direction of Tree of Life, and would make a perfect gift for any wildlife lover or bird watcher…that’s pretty much anyone we know!

Specs case designs are great projects to stitch. They don’t take too long, they grow quickly and their small size makes them ideal projects to take on holiday or have with you if you travel around a lot. Most people wear glasses of some description so a gift a specs case will always be appreciated.

Let’s have a quick look back at other designs that make good specs cases. Shown below are: Indian Elephants, Flying Felines, Pigs and PigletsAlhambra Stars and Pop Art Puppies. You can see from Alhambra Stars that there’s usually space to personalise with a name and/or date even in our small designs.

What’s in a kit? Our specs case tapestry kits come with the following kit contents: colour printed canvas, a generous supply of Anchor tapestry wool, reference chart, needle and stitching instructions and have a glossy rope-handled red bag for you to keep your wool in as you stitch.

Below is Jolly Campervans to give you an idea:

Before we go, another look at Whirligigs and Birds in a Tree:

All of these small tapestry designs are extremely versatile and as well as making fantastic specs cases also lend themselves to being made into the centre of a larger cushions, or a panel in a tapestry bag.

Update, 2022! We are delighted to welcome a new design that looks wonderful made into either a cushion or a specs case. For dachshund lovers everywhere, we proudly present Dachshund Stripes

This adorable dachshunds tapestry kit features dachshunds young and old, brown and black, in all their lovely quirkiness against a fabulous background of rainbow stripes.


We have another fabulous tapestry design that looks fantastic as a specs case. You definitely won’t lose your glasses if you keep them safely tucked away in Paradise Birds – shown below as a cushion. Paradise Birds makes a wonderful gift, and there is space to add initials on the hearts should you wish to do so.Paradise Birds 800 800

Incidentally, our kits include instructions on how to make your finished tapestry into a specs case if you would like to do that for yourself. If you’d prefer to hand the making up over to our skilled team of sewing ladies take a quick look at our making up service section, or give us a call on 01460 281111 if you would like more information.

And we now have a new category for specs case designs on our website, very handy if you’d like to see all the designs together at a glance.

Best wishes and happy stitching,


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