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.

Congratulations Pat on being a big winner at this year's 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 stitcher.

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 and did OFF THE BEATEN PATH 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 others.

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 a few factors.  First, the stitching itself has be be spot on! Secondly, the design has to be appealing.  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 FACTOR that catches the judges eyes!!

The judges in North Carolina know a WINNER when then 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 her ALLURE.

Other 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 compliments.

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 homes.  When you purchase one of my designs, work with the shop and have them pull my thread colour. Place them on the table 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 DREAMS 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.  There are eleven months done, 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 month.

NOTE from Carolyn

I am happy to say I am now working on MARCH MOODS and plan to have it complete in 2016.

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 an excellent photo.  Congratulations, on completing
a challenging design.

Kilmeny put her own interupation on ALLURE and took the grand prize at her local fair!  Her mother claimed ownership immediately.  Way to go, Kilmeny!!!

Carmen completed her ANALOGOUS FUSION in record 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 weeks!! 

I FEEL IT HAS AN OLD WORLD CHARM!  Keep up the good work Jenny!

Congratulations to Pat for winning first prize with
FLOWING FRIENDSHIPS.  I love the addition of the little "coins"!!

Jenny took OFF THE BEATEN PATH 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.