Welcome to January 2022

Happy new year one and all! I hope that after the holiday season you are finding some time to stitch and find some serenity. New designs for ’22 Many of you have asked me for more small projects. Small is great while you travel to work or play and also for those wanting to start […]

Spring into studio stitches needlepoint

Hello stitchers! I hope this finds you in good health and with a pile of projects and a stash of new ideas. Here in Adelaide, Spring has sprung and we are putting away our winter woolies and looking forward to the sunshine and more time to stitch. In the studio It’s busy time in the […]

Stitching the Sturt Pea

Hello stitchers! I hope this finds you all safe and enjoying your latest project(s). In the studio This month I am delighted to share my newest #needlepoint design, the Sturt Pea, the floral emblem of my home state, South Australia. It is the third in my series of iconic Australian Wildflowers. I know there are […]

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 […]

Needlepoint design with men in mind

Men too At every market and trade show I’ve chatted with men who enjoy the experience of needlepoint. Many of them complain they can’t find designs they’d like to stitch for themselves. With Father’s Day next month, I thought it might be time to remind us all that men like to stitch too! Indeed they have […]

Needlepoint sleep mask

Small needlepoint projects are always popular and for good reason as they are: ideal for those who are not quite sure they want to commit the time or money to a larger project perfectly portable for travel either on your daily commute or for longer holiday projects quick to stitch so are ideal for a […]

When is a cushion a chair?

A new year, a new stitching challenge I recently received this beautiful image of a needlepoint chair. It was photographed in City Needlework in San Mateo California and apparently stitched by the owner. This stunning chair got me thinking about needlepoint chairs and how you might go about putting one together.  I soon realised it would […]