The Design Collective: Christmas

Volume 2


Twelve of the world’s most talented needlework artisans 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 book 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


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    300 x 230mm
  • Publisher
    Inspirations Studios
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