Carolyn Mitchell Designs

CHRISTMAS IN CANVASWORK



I love Christmas.  Every year I say to myself no more Christmas ornaments and then I

find myself being called to create something new because someone challenged me.  I

hear a word and an image comes to my mind.  I see a thread that just has to be stitched

or a bead or crystal that just says "pick me"!  I love the colours, the lights and the smells

of Christmas and every ornament and book are my favourites!    As I hang the ornaments

from years before, I remember people, the fun we had with each and everyone. I hope

you too enjoy the love and beauty that Christmas brings.  These are the items that will

last forever because we use them for a short time and carefully put them away for the

following year.  They make excellent gifts and traditions are born!!



WONDERLAND SPLENDOUR


An elegant collection of six small

ornaments 40 mesh by 40 mesh (2 1/4"

square) worked on #18 mono canvas,

white.  Each ornament features a

challenging stitch such as the Large Four

Way Queen stitch, a unique Waffle Stitch,

a beautiful Walneto stitch all worked in

white or ecru and accented in silver, gold

or bronze metallic.  Crystals and beads

shimmer on the tree.

Proficiency:  Intermediate to Advanced

Suggested Retail Price: $16.00




Gourmandize Gem Collection


A delightful collection of ten small

ornaments worked on #18 count canvas in

various sizes and shapes. They are stitched

in antique mauves, pink and chocolate

brown using a large variety of stitches and

fibres. They are embellished using crystals

and braids for sparkle. Suggested finishing

is the Lacy Binding Stitch.

Proficiency:  Intermediate to Advanced

Suggested Retail Price: $20.00



MEDIEVAL MOMENTS


Eight fascinating two sided ornaments

represent the  ladies in Henry VIII's life - six

wives and two daughters.



Worked on #18 count canvas, they are 40

by 40 mesh (2 1/4" square) worked in

eitherTrebizond Silk or Perle Cottons in

Mulberry and Ponderosa Green. Each

ornament features Blackwork plus various

Canvaswork stitches and a delightful Lacy

Binding Stitch including beads and crystals!


PLEASE NOTE: that on the design Anne

Boleyn in the Blackwork section, #47 is

missing so please just travel from 46 to 48.

Thank you.



Proficiency:  Intermediate to Advanced

Suggested Retail Price: $20.00




SISTERS AND FRIENDS


A total of eight charming two sided

ornaments worked on #18 count canvas and

are 40 by 40 mesh (2 1/4" square). They are

worked in #5 Perle Cotton #712 and gold

metallics. A large variety of stitches

including the Binding Stitch.


(The other three are featured on the back cover)

Proficiency:  Intermediate to Advanced

Suggested Retail Price: $16.00



SISTERS IN STITCHING


Seven two sided ornaments dancing in

Christmas cheer!


Worked on #18 count canvas and are 40 by

40 mesh (2 1/4" square). They are stitched

using #5 Perle Cotton #712 with red and

green metallics. A large variety of stitches

plus beads and crystals

including the Lacy Binding Stitch.

Proficiency:  Intermediate to Advanced

Suggested Retail Price: $16.00




LET'S GO SHOPPING BOOK I


Have fun creating these six elegant little

bags using  #18 count white Mono Interlock

canvas.  The threads are: Perle Cotton and

Kreinik Ribbons and Braids with an accent

of Mill Hill beads  They are shown in cream

and red but are beautiful in white and

royal blue.  They are created with a large

selection of stitches offering wonderful

texture. They can be used as ornaments,

dress your door knobs, or make great table

favours for your guests.  You can tuck a little

gift inside as a surprise.


Proficiency:  Intermediate to Advanced

Suggested Retail Price: $20.00


Canvaswork Christmas Stocking pillow


ANTICIPATION


An elegant stocking worked on Victorian

Green #18 Mono canvas. A variety of

stitches and fibres creates the many shades

and textures of this design.  The

background offers an open design that will

work up quickly.  The three red crystals give

additional sparkle. A great mate for

Expectations. This pillow or picture can

quickly become part of Christmas traditions.


Proficiency:  Intermediate to Advanced

Suggested Retail Price: $16.00


LET'S GO SHOPPING BOOK II


Six more enchanting little bags using #18

count white Mono Interlock canvas, Perle

Cotton and Kreinik Ribbons and Braids with

an accent of Mill Hill beads. They are shown

in cream and red or white and royal

blue colour.  They offer a large

selection of stitches creating wonderful

texture.


Each bag is stitched as one piece

and then assembled.


They can be used as ornaments, hang on

your door knobs or grace your Christmas

table.


Proficiency:  Intermediate to Advanced

Suggested Retail Price: $20.00


This is the design featured in the header

on this page.



EXPECTATIONS


An exciting crazy patch stocking worked on

Victorian Green #18 Mono canvas. A variety

of stitches and fibres create the many

shades and textures of this design.  The

background offers an open design that will

work up quickly.  You can add your own

special treasures to this pattern. The three

red crystals give additional sparkle.  This is

a great mate for Anticipation and a design to

enjoy year after year.



Proficiency:  Intermediate to Advanced

Suggested Retail Price: $16.00



GLIMMERING TRIO


Three enchanting three sided ornaments

worked in rich reds, greens and golds. They

are worked on Victorian Green #18 Mono

canvas and are approximately 40 by 40

mesh or (2 1/4" by 2 1/4 by 2/14). A large

variety of threads, stitches and beads.  They

could be worked two sided as well.  The

three sided ones just give a little more

movement to the ornament.


They look excellent in Royal blue, white and

silver.  Do not be afraid to change the

colours to please yourself.

 


Proficiency:  Intermediate to Advanced

Suggested Retail Price: $16.00