Friday, March 1, 2013

Designer of the Month - Carolyn Mitchell

March 2013 launches our "Designer of the Month" event at Gitta's.  Every month will feature a different Canadian Designer, with some of their models on display, workshops on their specific needleart techniques, and some "Meet the Designer" days.  To see the full line up of the participating designers visit Gitta's Event page.

Our first Designer is Carolyn Mitchell.  Carolyn's greatest talent is her extensive knowledge of threads – their uses and colour ranges; this is evident in her many designs.  She is a canvas work designer, but is equally creative with her hardanger designs.    All of her embroidery designs incorporate a variety of stitches and fibres; her charts are easy to follow with step by step instructions and clearly labelled stitch diagrams.

Carolyn is a certified teacher with both the NSCAE (the National Standard Council of American Embroiderers) and the EAC (Embroidery Association of Canada), and teachers both in the US and Canada.  She has even taught twice at Gitta's (see Kathrin's blogs for Sunday November 11, 2012 and Friday November 18, 2011)

Drop by the shop this month to view Carolyn's designs and receive a 10% discount on all her designs.  This special will also be extended to all web orders of Carolyn's designs during the month of March 2013.


By dropping by you will also be able to pick up Carolyn's FREE contribution pattern to the "Designer Collaboration Sampler". 

Carolyn's is the first design to be added to the sampler.  Here is how the sampler looks so far.  Can't wait to see it completed.
The FREE border pattern that unites all the designs can be found at Gitta's or 
on my Thursday February 7th, 2013 blog.


  1. Kathryn, is there going to be a way for those of us who cannot come to get the charts for this sampler. I live in SC in the USA so not an easy drive for me! :)
    Kathy aka The MadStitcher

    1. Hi Kathy, although this Free project is to encourage stitchers to drop by the shop and see what the designers have to offer, we do realize this may be an impossible task for some. If you order something from our website we will include the free pattern. If you only want the pattern we would charge a $3.00 postage rate.