Carolyn Mitchell Designs


On this page, view some of the beautiful designs that my clients have completed and the

delightful ways they have done so.  If you have completed one of my designs and would

like to share it, please send me a ."jpeg" format with your permission to have it viewed.

Please include comments on the design, colour and/or fibres you used to make it your

own. Did you win a prize?  Many have done so, in this fabulous group of stitchers!

Above is a portion from Bayberry Garden.

I have been so fortunate to have met so many

stitchers along the highway of life. When I

had my shop in Winnipeg I hosted a stitch-in

on Thursday afternoons.  Pat was one of the

frequent attendees and decided to join one of

my Clubs which was a year long

commitment.  This year is was 12 Little

Shopping Bags and they could be worked in

red and gold or in blue and silver. 

Pat was a fun person and had a great Irish

sense of humour.  She worked hard and

completed each one.   She really enjoy

stitching but she would get to the finishing

someday.  She had six childern and

everything she stitched was for one of them.

Pat was in her nineties when she passed.

Her eldest daughter was taking care of

things she discovered many unfinished items.

She is a stitcher too and began to the finish

the projects, giving them to her siblings

as her mother would have wanted her too.

This year her one sister will be receiving this

beautiful collection, to cherish for many years

to come!  This is LOVE

Sharon was in a test class for Elusive

Dreams.  Now my design is in pale

colours, however I do encurage the

students to do the colours they like.

Sharon did just that and WOW do I like!

She has also sent me some close up

sections that I am including.

Congratulations, Sharon on a job well


Congratulations Diane for sharing your

award winner, Echoes of Glass with us!!

You stitched this very quickly starting in

mid April, finishing it, and having it framed

in time for the summer fair!

You made a good frame choice as it

compliments the stitching.

I always find this design very uplifting.

It certainly is one of my most popular

designs today!

Thank you for sharing, Diane.

Congratulations Pat, on being a big

winner at the Fair.

Pat actually was in class with

Denise, however they used

different canvas colours and

achieve neat results.

The texture in your picture is very

evident  throughout, showing you

have excellent tension control on

your stitches, Pat.

I am always so happy to see my

students shine at these

competions, because I supply the

design with the suggested stitches,

fibres and colours.  However, it is

the person with needle in hand that

can make the design sing and win

praises from the judges!

I am looking forward to your next

win, Pat.  Your are a talented


Denise, has completed Echoes

of Glass
which she drove to

Cochrane, Alberta to attend the

class at Stitching Corner.

She did a lovely job of blending

her colours to create the Tiffany

Glass look.

She told me that she

discovered, when she attached

the beads she used differrent

thread in the top section from

the other two sections.  She

noticed it does make a

difference.  This is especially

true with crystals and the

translucent beads.

Her stitching is very defined and

features an exquiste quality.

Thank you Denise for sharing

your talent!

I am alway so proud of my clients

 and students who enter shows

and fairs and win big!!

Cheryl, did just that!  She signed up


with the ANG's cyber classes.  I am

always so happy to be selected as

one of their teachers so I can share

my knowledge and designs with


This was a four month course

working through a yahoo site and

besides the posted lessons the

students can ask questions and I

can answer them.  Plus, the

students get close up pictures of

how a stitch is created. 

This is a delightful way to learn and

to expand your knowledge,

especially if you do not have a guild

or needlework shop close by.

When Cheryl was complete she

took her stitching to her favourite

framer and discussed how she

invisioned the finished piece.  The

framer came through with exactly

what she wanted.  This is such an

innovated presentation.

Many people wonder what makes

a piece a winner?

It is a combination of factors.

First, the stitching itself has be

spot on!

Secondly, the design has to be


Thirdly, the finishing has to suit the

design and be attractive. Good

finishing must not overwhelm the

design, but be an asset.

These three factors must come

together to create the WOW

that catches the judges


The judges in North Carolina know

 a WINNER when they see it!!


was one of the classes I

taught at Seminar 2013 in

Winnipeg .Cathy met me in Toronto

this year and told me she finished


Of course I had to see it.  She

did a beautiful job of stitching and

having her piece framed.

Unfortunately, the beautiful gold

frame on the edge has been lost

part away around.

Cathy says "It was a pleasure to

stitch and now holds a special

place in my front foyer."

It makes me happy to receive such


Leigh is pleased to have Creative

Persuasion complete and in her favourite colours


I encourage stitchers to stitch my designs

in their own colour choices to match their

home decor.  When you purchase one of

my designs, work with the shop and have

them pull my thread colours. Place them

on the table or counter and match your

colour family by putting your lightest colour

where my lightest is and so on. Then the

depth and shadows are created in the

same places.

Have fun, just like Leigh did.

Carrie says, "I am so excited about

finishing this project. It has been so

much fun".  She also tells me she is

going to do a second PARALLEL

in green and purple.

Carrie, you have a beautiful hand for

this work!!

 Denise has enjoyed stitching

SEPTEMBER MORN which is one

of my Months.  All the months are

complete.  Each one telling a

story in stitches about the month.

Each month features different

stitches and different fibres.  They

are all the same size 88 stitches by

88 stitches so you can have a box

and just change the top each


Colleen took ALLURE at Seminar

2013 in Winnipeg with me and she

did a fabalous job.  I love her

framing which compliments the

design.   This is a delightful

photo.  Congratulations, on

a challenging design.

Kilmeny also took Allure at Seminar


She did her own interupation and

took the grand prize at her local


Her mother claimed ownership


Way to go, Kilmeny!!!

Carmen completed her


time and created an awesome bed

pillow. What a clever idea and

doesn't it look fabulous?

Thanks Carmen!!

Jenny did ECHOES OF GLASS at

 Stitching Corner in Cochrane,

Alberta.  She had all the threads

from the store that her eyes could

drink up.  She changed the colours

and WOW look what she

accomplished in less than two



CHARM!  Keep up the good work


Congratulations to Pat for winning

 first prize


the addition of the little "coins"!


at seminar in Winnipeg in

 2013 and elected to do the three

 designs separately.  She finished

 the designs in different methods

 including this neat bag for a friend.