This is your time to Unwind!

About Us

For people who care about design, Unwind Studio offers totally unique, artist-designed crafts you can’t find anywhere else. You get the satisfaction of making something with your own hands, and because we work with contemporary artists from all over the world, you’ll feel proud to decorate your home with your artwork at the end of the process. It’s a fun, creative way to de-stress and unwind, while making your own affordable art.

We want to give people an antidote to modern life.

The ability to not only find their inner calm and creativity, but to make something truly unique with their own hands in the process, which they can treasure for a lifetime.

We want to live in a world where everyone takes their pleasure seriously.

Why? Because the time we give to taking care of ourselves is the best investment we can make – it helps us do everything else better in life.

Following our pleasures isn’t just fun, it’s essential for self-care. In a busy, chaotic, 24-7 world, they’re the one thing that can help us find our way back to ourselves.


Empowering Creativity

We believe creativity is a quality that needs to be nurtured in everyone. Whatever our ‘day jobs’, having a creative outlet is vital. That’s why crafts are so important. Making time for creativity keeps our imaginations rich, our spirits light, and it stimulates fresh ideas which invigorates everything we do. No two needlepoint canvases will come to life exactly the same way. There are unlimited possibilities to interpret the design and that’s what makes every project so unique – and so empowering.

Promoting Self-care

We believe that by taking good care of ourselves, we’re better able to take care of others. (You know the in-flight mask analogy.) Making time for self-care is essential, and crafts uniquely gives us a way to unwind and create at the same time. It’s not passive, like other forms of relaxation. You’re doing something manual with your hands and focusing your attention, which is a powerful way to switch out of ‘stress mode’ into ‘the zone’. Thinking freely, enjoying the process, feeling relaxed, inspired and happy to be investing in yourself.

Championing Artists

We believe in supporting talented artists – people who have bravely followed their passions and dedicated their lives to making art. We’re proud to be building a community of artists from all over the world, and every time you buy a canvas from Unwind Studio, you’re making a difference to them.

It’s a collaboration of love: Designed by artists, curated by us, created by you!

Unwind Studio female founder Cristina Cerqueira


Unwind Studio founder, Cristina Cerqueira was ahead of the curve in the ‘great reset’. She’d suffered burnout from a career in data engineering, and her ah-ha moment came on maternity leave when she started needlepointing again. As a child, she’d spent most of her vacations stitching, but fell out of love with it by college because of the outdated designs. Now as a new mom, she picked up an unfinished canvas and it sparked an idea... to create a business combining two of her biggest passions: art & illustration and needlepoint. Unwind Studio was launched early 2020.