Hand painted canvases

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Hand painted canvases are an exciting new addition to the studio stitches range of kits.

Why hand painting?

The yellow version.

Unlike digital printing (which requires large print runs to make it economical) I can hand paint just a few of the same design at a time, which allows me to experiment with more designs and colour.

Another benefit of hand painting is that I can be more responsive to customers needs. If you want a particular colour scheme I am able to personalise the design to suit you at no extra cost.

Canvases drying in the sun

Hand painted canvases drying in the sun

I love the immersive process

Even though it is time consuming for example, an average sized cushion takes about two to three hours to paint the results and flexibility make it all worthwhile.

A hand painted canvas means every customer is buying a “one off”  as each canvas is painted individually so, no two will be exactly same. That makes your needlepoint just that little bit more special.

What do you get when you order a hand painted canvas

Hand painting the HaNoi Flower canvas.

My hand painted canvases are sold as kits with all the necessary wools, needles, instructions, and a studio stitches cloth label.  You will also receive a wonderfully practical zip bag to store your project as you stitch.

So all you need to do is unpack your kit and start stitching!

I have a number of prototypes in development and am stitching madly to get them ready for you to see.

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The range of hand printed needlepoint kits includes:

Collins Street

The first version of Collins St

Collins Street is my latest hand painted design. It is my tribute to Melbourne always a centre of fashion and design innovation.
It is a large cushion 45 x 43 cm.
It features three colours, blue, white and the feature colour of either;
  • pink
  • red
  • green
  • orange
  • teal
  • brown

HaNoi Flowers

The HaNoi Flower cushion is the latest studio stitches design. Available in turquoise blue and gold.

The yellow version.


The HaNoi Flower cushion is the latest Studio Stitches needlepoint kit. It is available in turquoise and gold colour ways.

 Forget me nots and Jeannie cushions

One design three very different cushions.

Inspired by the Forget-me-nots of last summer this beautiful design features large bold shapes and colours on a single coloured background.

This design is available in three colour variations:
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  1. Blue with green stems
  2. Blues Jeannie bluewith black stems
  3. Bright warm colours with black background



Your finished cushion will help you remember summer all year round.

Spring – pincushion or framed picture

Spring a perfect beginner kit

Spring a perfect beginner kit

This pretty small project measures 12.5 x 12.5.

See  small projects on the home page and follow the link for more information.

Spring is perfect for a beginner stitcher.



Wattle and tea cushion


This dramatic still life of Wattle flowers and Banksia leaves with tea-cup is a personal favourite. The strong blue and white colour scheme make it a perfect focus cushion or add a little extra colour and pair it with the Forget-me-not cushion.