Gift Ideas, Traditions and a bis of a year in review
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Hello Châtelainers!


How can Christmas be less than two weeks away and 2023 is on the horizon? The recent weather has certainly told us that winter is here – have you had snow? Those of you who follow me on Instagram will have seen that we have some here!


This issue brings you some ideas for gifts and traditions, your favorites of 2022 and a beautiful feature of a lesser known Châtelaine Design. Enjoy!

Christmas heirloom stitching



I am sure that many of you have stitched a Christmas gift or have a piece of stitching that comes out for the festive season. If you don’t have anything like that, why not plan to stitch one of the Christmas- and Winter-themed Châtelaine designs like Christmas Chrystals? With themes ranging from angels to animals, a nativity to a set of 24 seasonal ornaments, there is something for everyone. If you get started now, you will definitely have something new to hang in your home or gift to a friend next year. 

Châtelaine's Xmas and Winter Designs

Bestsellers of 2022



So, what was on your ‘must-have’ list for 2022? Or what is lurking in your stash pile to be stitched? Those were the Bestsellers of the year – is your favorite here or is there one that you keep meaning to get?


1. Evening in the Park

2. The Mushroom & Fern Mandala

3. Butterfly Lace Mandala

4. The Poison Garden

5. The Herbularius Garden Mandala


For some pictures and chatting, check out the post on Châtelaine’s Instagram!


Gift Vouchers



Even though Christmas is nearly upon us, there is still time for you to drop a hint about the Châtelaine gift vouchers to any of your family or friends. This way, you can ensure that you get something that you really want or perhaps, you would just like to treat yourself? Go on, you know you want to!


Gift Vouchers

Featured Design and Stitcher


White Hyacinth is a design that we don’t seem to see stitched very often but it is beautiful. Kerry Lewis stitched it on a dark background and because of that, it has a very wintery, Christmassy feel about it so is perfect to feature in this newsletter. The way the pale stitches are contrasted with the dark fabric, makes them seem like snowflakes or Christmas fairies. It is a lovely piece of work. Thank you Kerry for sending the pictures to us!

Have a look

If you would like your stitching to appear on the website, on social media, or in a future newsletter, then email us with your pictures and a bit of information about you. We love seeing your work and it’s great for future stitchers to be inspired by the work that you all do!

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Engage with us


Follow us on Instagram (@chatelaine_design) and tag us using #chatelainestitching so we can see your lovely work, your progress, and your finishes.

Also, make sure you join the great community of stitchers in The Châtelaine Support Group. You’ll find support, encouragement, and probably more than just a little bit of enabling! (Make sure to answer the joining questions.)

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Until next time!


Ela & the Châtelaine Team


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