The Design Collective - CHRISTMAS - Book by Inspirations Studios, Australia, Featuring 12 Designers

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  In the second volume of The Design Collective series, we’re celebrating Christmas in stitch.

We asked twelve of the world’s most talented needlework artisans to each design a project to celebrate Christmas with stitch.

Each designer was given the same brief. There were no rules. No guidelines. The only criteria: a connection to Christmas.

The result? A fabulous range of unique responses, including ornaments and decorations for your home, special gifts and a spectacular bonbon for the Christmas table.


Featured Projects

'The Design Collective - Christmas' features the following projects:

  • The Nutcracker by Natalie Dupuis
    A beloved Christmas decoration depicted in or nué with additional embellishments to enhance the design
  • A Christmas Rose by Betsy Morgan
    Ornament with a stumpwork hellebore and gold star worked over a background of counted thread embroidery
  • A Sprig of Holly by Susan O'Connor
    Elegant brooch with holly berries and leaves worked with silk threads
  • Pat's Bonbon by Hazel Blomkamp
    A bonbon to use every year, adorned with sparkling poinsettias, flowers and leaves in three-dimensional beading
  • A Summer Christmas by Ana Mallah
    Wreath with softly shaded hydrangeas and berries to honour the different seasons around the world at Christmas
  • Folk Art Bird Ornament by Trish Burr
    Colourful bird with flowers and snowflakes inspired by Scandinavian folk art
  • Christmas Wreath by Di van Niekerk
    Wreath with Christmas reds and greens, framed in a hoop bound with hand-dyed silk ribbon
  • White Christmas by Di Kirchner
    White hanging ornament with a garland of leaves, beaded berries and twigs
  • Memories by Margaret Lee
    Centrepiece table mat sumptuously worked with Japanese-style bead embroidery
  • Box of Delights by Helen M. Stevens
    Large design of hellebores and small designs of sweet pea, fuchsia and morning glory
  • Secrets by Laurence Lieblich
    Pyramid box with surface embroidery in silk and metallic threads
  • Christmas Cheer by Katherine Duiguid
    Sparkling Christmas tree ornament embellished with metal thread, beads and crystals.

And what a wonderful gift for a stitcher!!