Saturday 10 December 2011

Make A Date * Amy Mitten Tutorials * Starting 25 January 2011

Oh, ho, ho! What a treat this way comes!
Winders Keepers are three new projects by Amy Mitten, one of Canada's great stitching designers - as if I needed to say....
These projects offer countless learning opportunities in one project. The chart, stitch diagrams and instructions are in a black & white PDF, which you can print for easy reference. Registration also provides a link to a password protected Tutorial Website containing step-by-step photos and some video clips to guide you through the complete project. This will provide you with a virtual hands-on experience of participating in a needlework class. For those that wish to print some or all of the color photos from the website, a downloadable PDF for all of the stitching and finishing instructional photos shown in the Tutorial will also be available. There is a Journal on the Tutorial Website where Amy will post notes on her inspirations for the design, supplementary historical information related to the project, answer student questions, and post project pictures submitted by students
The are three different themed projects: Quaker, Vierlander and Friesland.
At the top of this post you can see examples of the outside of the projects and below the interiors which show you the incredible attention to the design details.
And, I mustn't forget the numerous little accessories, the draw string toggles, the pin-balls and the interior of the thread winders. Click here for more details now.


  1. Well, the 25 January is my birthday. And guess what it will be my present?

  2. Wow these are very beautiful!
    I wish you happy holidays! For me I will have the holdays in hospital for a long long time.
    I miss you Jacqueline an also Erica. Only take together can make these war to an end.
    Love Liliane

  3. These designs are exquisite. As I rush around trying to find the time to finish my own very simple Christmas gifts, it astonishes me that someone has made these beauties. The evident skill, patience and artistry speak of a long ago time. It's fabulous to see this quality can still be found.

    Thank you for showing us how we might find out how to try to follow these patterns.

    Best wishes.

  4. I can't even imagine how she designed these...the amount of work and time it took to complete. They are just stunning...such workmanship! Have a great day. Susan