Jantzen measures 38 x 30 cm

Every kit includes;

  • a hand painted canvas in full colour
  • 2 needles
  • all the wool you need
  • detailed instructions
  • a practical calico bag to keep it all together and tidy.



Jantzen is a mid-century design translated into a new needlepoint

Jantzen in Sand

The Jantzen needlepoint design was inspired by the mid-century fabric of a pair of  1940’s mens bathers I bought in a charity shop. I’ve had them for over 20 years but only rediscovered them while tidying up my studio during the isolation of the Covid-19 pandemic.

I’d always thought this beautiful diamond pattern had potential for needlepoint and I’m delighted with the results of this hand painted design.

The Jantzen brand is synonymous with Australian beaches, but after a little research I learnt that it is in fact an American brand, brought to Australia by American soldiers on R&R during World War 2.

A factory was later set up in Australia in the 1940’s. These bathers proudly display a “Made in Australia” label so I think they must have been made around that time.

Hand painted canvas

The benefits of hand painted designs is that you, the customer can commission a unique colour scheme to compliment your special space at not extra cost.

Contact me, barbara@studiostitches to discuss your commission.

A mid-century classic

While this design was inspired by mid-century fabric, the beautiful mix of vibrant colours and geometric shapes are a perfect combination for contemporary interiors.

Jantzen is also available in Slate.https://studiostitches.com.au/product/jantzen-a-mid-ce…w-in-needlepoint/

Additional information

Dimensions 38 × 33 cm


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