Autumn news from Studio Stitches needlepoint

Adelaidians commonly refer to this month as Mad March. That’s because there is so much going on in our beautiful little city. Writer’s Week, The Adelaide Festival, The Fringe and before COVID a very noisy but exciting car race. While the public festivities have been restricted by COVID rules, the city is looking its best […]

Needlepoint – a social fabric

You can talk, watch TV, listen to podcasts, radio, music, and importantly, other people while you stitch needlepoint. In the latest Selvedge https://www.selvedge.org/magazine an article entitled, The Social Fabric by #Dani Drew writes, ” Cloth is undoubtedly a ‘social tissue’ it exists as the threshold between an individuals and community and has expressed identity and […]

Banksia, an Aussie wildflower icon

Happy New Year and thank you for your support in 2020! To celebrate the new year here’s the first hand painted Studio Stitches needlepoint kit for 2021, the Banksia cushion. The second in my wildflower series of floral Aussie icons and just in time for Australia Day. This design has been months in the making […]

November needlepoint news

Welcome to the Studio Stitches Novembers news! What’s happening in the studio this month? It’s hard for me to believe that it’s almost the end of this strange and difficult year. Things are cranking up for Christmas in the studio. I have finally, after many stops and starts, finished the Banksia design. this is the […]

Unfinished needlepoint and their stories

A gift I was recently given a huge box of unfinished #needlepoint. They were all from the same man, a retired tailor, who took up needlepoint when he stopped work.  The box contained at least fifty canvases in various stages of completion, with some untouched. There were also hundreds of boxes of tapestry wool, most […]

The joy of floral needlepoint

With Spring in the Australia air it’s time to shake off the winter blues and take some time to smell the flowers. Foral designs are always popular and it’s always enjoyable to stitch with the varied strong colours and shapes. Studio Stitches needlepoint now has a range of beautiful  blooms to inspire you to bring […]

My August update

Hello stitchers! Thank you to those of you who have been in touch this last month. I love hearing from you. So many of you picking up your needlepoint, some after many years, to help you get through this terrible pandemic. I believe that needlepoint has the potential to feel like a calming meditation and […]

Staying in the loop in July

Hello dear subscribers! I hope this finds you safe and healthy and madly stitching! Inspiration from the past We have been very lucky here in Australia. Watching world events has been sad, and worrying but it has also been a productive time for me and for many of you too, if the emails and photos […]

What do WW1 soldiers and the Royal School of Needlework have in common?

Six years ago as I was searching for needlepoint related books, I came across a couple of very old English magazine called Weldon’s Tapestry. In one there was mention of the World War 1 Soldiers Embroidery Industry, which taught disabled soldiers to do needlepoint and other embroidery as part of their rehabilitation. I was fascinated […]

The Studio Stitches Flash Sale for February

Your reward Many of you who visit the Studio Stitches website will know that I heavily discount one kit every month in the Flash Sale. This allows you to stock up on favourite Studio Stitches #needlepoint kits at a fabulous price but at the end of the month the kit goes back to its regular […]