Carolyn Mitchell Designs

CHRISTMAS IN CANVAS



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 stitch that says I will look great

as.... 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.  Every ornament and book are

my favourites!    As I hang the ornaments from years before, I remember people, the

music, concerts, games, and the fun we had on sleigh rides with each and every one.


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 store them away

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


NANCY'S NOEL


Have fun creating this elegant little

bag using  #18 count white Mono Interlock

canvas.  The threads are: Impressions,

Soie Cristale, Watercolours, Kreinik

Ribbons and Braids with an accent of red

crystals.

 
Seven stitches offers elegant texture.

Detailed insturctions for binding and

assembly are included.



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: $15.00



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

either Trebizond 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 for

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. Uses a large variety of stitches

including the Binding Stitch.


(The other three designs 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. Uses 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 to

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 or look lovely

stitched in white and royal blue.

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.  The

ornaments 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.


(Check the Student Gallery in the Christmas

Photos section to see other colours)



Proficiency:  Intermediate to Advanced

Suggested Retail Price: $16.00