Inspirations Design Collective 2 - Christmas

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For Christmas 2023, we have the perfect way to celebrate…

The second edition of our Design Collective series is now available, celebrating Christmas in stitch with 12 exceptional projects.

From nutcrackers to wreaths, trees to bonbons, 12 of the world’s most talented designers have shared their celebration of Christmas through the eye of their needle, creating some of the most exquisite, breathtaking embroidery you’ve seen.

Never before have Inspirations dedicated an entire book to the festivity and beauty of a stitched Christmas

"Introducing the second volume in The Design Collective. 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."


  • 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 Diuguid – Sparkling Christmas tree ornament embellished with metal thread, beads and crystals.

220 pages, lift-out pattern sheets