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 […]

Autumn news from Studio Stitches needlepoint

Adelaidians commonly refer to this month as Mad March. That’s because there is so much going on in our beautiful little city. Writer’s Week, The Adelaide Festival, The Fringe and before COVID a very noisy but exciting car race. While the public festivities have been restricted by COVID rules, the city is looking its best […]

What to do with your scraps of tapestry wool?

A wooly nest is best I am currently working on a new needlepoint design and a couple of commissions so my scraps basket is overflowing with lovely bits of brightly coloured wool. As I sat outside stitching in the winter sun today, I watched fascinated as birds flitted around me picking up straw and bits of twigs ready […]

Reasons to stitch: the joy of learning

  There are many reasons to stitch and at different times in our lives we have all probably stitched for a range of reasons including: wanting to make something original making a gift enjoyment and relaxation and in days gone by, to save money. but recently I have added a fifth reason to my list and that is stitching to learn. […]