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A Fun Challenge for all stitchers!


A Nice Challenge!


♫♫♫◕‿◕♫   Do you feel like a fun challenge?



I have licensed this gorgeous design and it’s just perfect for, not only ribbon embroidery but all kinds of creative stitching.





The challenge is for all stitchers out there to test their boundaries and to create something to share with other embroiderers across the world. You can use anything you like, silk ribbon, any kind of thread, yarn, roving, fabric… whatever takes your fancy.

The only condition is that we all work on a similar printed fabric, a beautiful linen fabric that we will print for you in full colour.

After that, the sky is the limit! You can use anything you like, silk ribbon, any kind of thread, yarn, roving, fabric… whatever takes your fancy. It’s going to be fun!

If you would like us to assemble ribbons for you that will be suitable for this design, you are welcome to contact us with your request and we will add the ribbons to your order.



♫♥♫  The winners will be announced after the challenge ends on 31 May 2020. I will keep you posted. Please, subscribe to my blog to stay in touch, or join me on Instagram or Facebook for the latest updates and other creative ideas.


You will need to send us photographs of your completed piece, as many pictures as you like, as long as they are clear enough so I can share them on my blog, newsletter and social media posts. Also, when sending your entry, please confirm that you purchased the background fabric panel from us or from our stockists. Don’t forget to write a little about yourself or your sewing group or sewing classes, where you are from, how long you have been stitching, anything else that you would like to share.


It’s a small design (14 cm or 5.5” square) so it won’t take too long to make AND you will inspire so many people because every single entry will be shared on my blog and social media. 


The printed panel is to be found here.


♥ Enjoy!






3 Responses to A Fun Challenge for all stitchers!

  1. Wavatar Simme says:

    Dear Di Van,
    Thank you for giving me a chance to take the fun challenge of royal mug to share with embroidery lover across the world. However, a limited embroidery materials provided in home country particular in Hong Kong. May I ask whether we must follow the specified color and the varieties of flowers exactly on printed panel? Or similarly can acceptable? Your response is much appreciated. From Simme

    • Hi, Simme!
      You may use whatever you like, change the colours, whatever takes your fancy!
      The only requirement is that you use the panel that we make here in Cape Town. That’s all you need to be sure of. Otherwise, anything goes!
      Looking forward to seeing your creation!

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