Collins Street


The finished Collins Street  cushion measures 45 x 43 cm.


Collins Street, is a hand painted needlepoint cushion kit. The base colour scheme includes:

  • a French Blue central and corner motifs
  • a white background
  • plus a feature colour (here in pistachio green) and tonal highlights of a lighter green on the square grid.
The Collins Street series of cushion is blue and white plus the feature colour, in this example, a beautiful pistachio green, with tonal lined highlights in a lighter shade.
So far I have also painted Collins Street in:
  • Pink
  • Teal blue
  • Sky blue ( a commission)
  • Lemon yellow
  • Ochre/brown
As this is a hand painted design you can commission your favourite colour at no extra cost.

Inspired by the fabrics of the 1960’s

The Collins Street design has a very interesting story which includes a generous friend, a lovely uncle and his hoard of fabric swatches from his travels to Europe to buy silk and other luxurious fabrics for Australian fashion houses in the 1960’s.  You can read more here.

From a 1960’s silk swatch a needlepoint grows

Commission your own colour scheme

As this is a hand painted design you can decide on the feature colour of your choice at no extra cost.

To commission your unique colourway, contact me to discuss the details.

Here are some samples of the beautiful colourways I prepared earlier:

Collins Street in Ochre

Collins Street in Teal

Collins Street in Gold






As well as the hand painted canvas, every kit includes:

  • DMC 100% wool. All you need (and extra if you run out)
  • 2 tapestry needles
  • full instructions, and follow support as needed
  • a “studio stitches” cloth label
  • a wonderfully practical calico bag to store your project as you stitch.

Free workshop

For those of you who live in Adelaide, I offer a one hour free workshop with every kit. The workshops are approximately one hour, here in my studio and I promise to get you stitching confidently before you leave.

Collins Street with Forget-me-nots

Bring a friend, have a cuppa and get stitching.

I hope you find a spot for a Collins St cushion (or two) in your home and join me in the wonderful craft of needlepoint.

Happy stitching!



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