Carolyn Mitchell Designs

Carolyn Mitchell Designs

The heading above is a section from the design MY WAY

Summer 2019!

School is going back in session, the gardens are yielding their bounty all indicating

Autumn is quickly decending upon the earth.

I recently had the opportunity to do a podcast with Gary Parr on August 25th.  Below

is the link to hear the hour long conversation with me talking about how I started in my

journey in Needlearts up to today.

Gary has been doing this for quite awhile now and every Sunday he interviews a new

guest.  It can be a designer, teacher, a shop owner from the United States, Canada,

Australia.  Podcasts are great because you just listen, so you can be stitching, doing

dishes, or driving to your next appointment.  He also has a Wednesday broadcast

where he discuss general topics concerning needlework, like the tools we use, key words

we use in the needlework circle, judging at the fairs, you get the idea.  Check it out and

see how many designers you can listen too.


 I have three designs included in three issues of NEEDLEPOINT NOW including the July/August

and September October 2019 issues

Check out the TEACHING SCHEDULE for   pictures of the designs that will be in each issue along

with the instructions! This is a great way to check out my instructions.

Earlier Information:

The canvaswork designs from my teaching portfolio are:  Enchantment,  Autumn Foliage,

Elusive Dreams, First Snow, and Mystique;  are now available to everyone.  Many of the shops are

starting to carry these designs, if your shop does not just ask them to contact me and I will be happy

to assist them.

I have added to the Christmas Design section, NANCY'S NOEL which is now offered in book form.

I have added a NEW PAGE in the Client Gallery called Christmas Photos.  Come see and read

how one stitcher decided to take the Gourmized Gem Collection in a totally different direction and

spiced it using hot colours!!  View all the Student Gallery to see the new pictures of Have A Drink

On Me in cool colours!

Two Needlework Shops have been added to the Retail Listing In the United States.  Welcome

North Carolina and California.  Sheena's Gallery has reopened under new management in

Winnipeg, Manitoba.  We all need to support our shops, as they are what keeps the industry alive.

PLEASE visit the RETAILERS section on my site to see if your favourite retailer is listed. 

If not, mention to them that you would like to see my designs in their shop.

Now it is time I settle down and create my Christmas card for 2019!

I also have a few new things that will be appearing in the future.

Happy Stitching Everyone,



May the Joy of Christmas be in your Heart

All Year Long!!

I am having an issue getting this on line so

if you would like this design please email

me at:

and I will be happy to send you an email

copy that you can download.

It works up very quickly.

Merry Christmas!


This lovely elongated octagon design is

perfect for this beautiful box.

Worked on #18 Mono canvas in Eggshell. 

The threads consist of 12 ply Gloriana Silk,

Duchess Silk, 3/8" trim, #4 and #12 Braid,

Soie Cristale and bedecked with 2mm

pearls and a margerita crystal.

Stitches include:  Jessica, Hungarian,

Double Straight Cross, Trellis, Rice,

Diagonal, Smyrna, Four-way Contintential,

Cording and Hearts.  This was so much

FUN to do.

Book $20.00