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 second in my wildflower range which I will add to over time.

The wonderful Yvonne has just finished off the last few stitches of the sample cushion, while I am busy hand painting painting canvases.  Here’s sneak preview.

Banksia will be the first new kit for 2021.

The small Meadow shoulder bag is also finished. Now it is being sewn also ready for early next year.

I have a number of other fresh,contemporary hand painted designs ready for the new year including, cushions which are always popular, a Japanese inspired craft/knitting bag and a number of small projects which customers have asked for.  So watch this pace for updates.

Christmas gift wrapping

I thought that I’d make a special effort with my Christmas wrapping for Studio Stitches this year.  I’m currently cutting a lino block to make cards which I’ll individually hand colour. All Christmas orders can be gift wrapped and include a card and message.

Ideally, orders need to be placed during November to ensure  you get the kit you want in time for Christmas.

Out and about

Here in Adelaide we are gradually getting back to normal, so much so that I was able to visit the Art Gallery of SA for the first time in many months. It was wonderful to just be in one of my favourite spaces.

I thought you might enjoy this work by Annabell Collette, a local artist, who sadly died last year. The work spanned two walls of these Knitted Forms. Repeated forms with slight variations are arranged over the walls. It was a lovely reminder of how everyday domestic objects can be transformed on a gallery wall.


The Flash Sale

The kit this month is the large, sunny Tutti-fruity cushion. The  cushion measures 48.5 x 43 cm

A close up of the wire basket motif

The bright red background is textured with orange patterns reminiscent of the Laminex tables so popular in Australian kitchens during the 1950’s and 60’s.

The modern design features my wire fruit basket on the kitchen table, laden with summer fruit from the garden.

For November only, it’s not $125 but just $90.

Don’t forget to visit my shop for Christmas ideas, especially the stocking fillers, eye mask and glasses pouch.

As always, take care, and happy stitching! Barbara



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