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 requested designs, and our new Whirligigs is a mini interpretation of the larger cushion design. 

Our new Birds in a Tree would make a perfect gift for any wildlife lover or bird watcher, which is pretty much everyone 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.

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 a recyclable 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

Another update, autumn 2022! Our specs case tapestry kit range has increased enormously this year. In the spring we launched Brighter Days Daffodils as a fundraising design for the people in Ukraine, donating £10 from the sale of each kit to the Disasters Emergency Committee working in Ukraine. We are still making Daffodils kits, and continue to donate to the DEC. So far Brighter Days Daffodils kit sales have raised over £2200. Thank you to everyone who has bought a kit!

This year, we have added Dachshunds Blue to join their stripey friends. Jolly Jack Russells have to come to play with the dachshunds – and we have brand new Conkers, inspired by autumnal countryside walks.

For 2023 we have added Moonlight Garden and Wildflower Meadow to our range of tapestry kits for specs cases, seen here with Paradise Birds (left) and Birds in a Tree (right).

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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