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Beautiful Poppies by Julia Chaschihina from Moscow

    Hello, everybody, ♥ I have some gorgeous Poppies to show you by Julia Chaschihina (Chasc) Юлия Чащихина from Moscow. I met Julia when I travelled to her beautiful city a few years ago and was privileged to see her beautiful pieces. Julia was taught by her Grandmother and her mum and her teachers […]

Girl Reaching by Tricia Jordan

  Girl Reaching, one of our very popular embroidery panels   This gorgeous embroidered piece was made by the talented Tricia Jordan from High Bickington in North Devon.  Her teacher, Deborah Hastings sent the pictures at different stages of Tricia’s journey and don’t you just love what she made?   You are most welcome to contact […]

Pink Delight, Chapter 1 to 6 – Ribbon and Thread Kit

    This kit contains ALL the threads, ribbons, yarns and fibres that you require for Pink Delight, Chapters 1 to 6   It includes:   The first thread and ribbon kit for Chapter 1 to 3 contains: 15 skeins thread woolly yarn and fibre 10 packets of Di van Niekerk’s silk ribbon   The […]

A new store keeping my range of ribbons in Selkirk, NY

  A new store keeping my range of ribbons in Selkirk, NY   We welcome Bonnie Turner who is the co-owner of Log Cabin Fabrics in Selkirk NY which is just south of Albany (the capital of NY).   Log Cabin Fabrics is a well-rounded shop that carries quality cottons specifically for quilting, hand-dyed wool used […]

Pink Delight, Chapter 6 – Ribbon and Thread Kit

    Pink Delight, fourth and last kit - This is the ribbon, thread, bead and fibre kit for the Pink Delight Project Chapter 6          This is the fourth and final kit with all the ribbons, yarns, threads and leaves for Chapter 6 of the Pink Delight project which you can follow on my blog here.  The kit with threads […]

How to embroider a landscape in ribbon embroidery – Chapter 6

Good morning everybody, I know that some of you have been waiting anxiously for the final chapter, Chapter 6 and… here it is!       It’s a perfect way to learn online. From the beginner to the advanced, everyone will enjoy this lovely project. I am sure! For those seeing this for the first […]

How to make stumpwork shapes

  How to make stumpwork shapes   I hope you are having a good week.   Today I will show you how to make stumpwork shapes which are useful when you require dimension in your piece.     A shape like a leaf, for example, is made on a separate piece of fabric. The shape is […]

How to fill in a monogram or initial in raised stem-stitch

  Hello stitching world ♪♫♬♪   Today, I thought I would show you how to embroider a letter in raised stem-stitch — an ideal way to form a three-dimensional shape with a lovely texture.   The letter C filled in with raised stem-stitch. Click on the image to enlarge         When you need a personalised […]

Superb ribbon embroidery by Sonia Canlay from La Bouilladisse in France

  G’Day, stitching world ♫♬♪♫♬♪♫♬♪   Oh but I have a beauty for you today! A gorgeous piece by Sonia Canlay from La Bouilladisse, which is in Bouches-du-Rhône in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region of France.   Click on the images to enlarge          Irresistible Irises and Spring flowers! Don’t you just love them?     Sonia (Cоня Кленицка) wrote to me: […]

A little picture by Deborah Hastings

  Here is a sweet little piece of silk ribbon embroidery by Deborah Hastings from High Bickington in Devon. It was for her mum’s 86th birthday. Debbie used my range of silk ribbons and the ideas from my Monograms and Words book where the techniques are shown with the letter Z and in the poppy cameo […]

Bottom's Up (Children on the Gate) – A Downloadable Project

  Good news! for those who do not have my Dreamscapes book. As this book is out of print (and rather expensive on the second-hand market) you will be happy to learn that a newly released DOWNLOADABLE PDF/ e-book for the Children on the Gate (Bottoms UP) project is now available.          Newly released is […]

Bottoms Up (Children on the Gate) – the Complete Kit

  Complete Kit is now available for Bottoms Up from Dreamscapes by Di van Niekerk   Suitable for the complete beginner to silk ribbon embroidery.       ♥ Good News! The best-selling Bottoms Up (Children on the Gate) kit is now available as a downloadable lesson or project. And the complete kit is once […]

Walk With Me by Annemarie Smuts

  A lovely piece, titled “Walk with Me” by Annemarie Smuts from Port Elizabeth in South Africa. Don’t you love it?       The panel and ribbons are available from us. Enquiries: info@dicraft.com … ask for the “Walk With Me” panel and ribbon kit.   ♥  Thank you, Annemarie, for sharing your talent with all of us!     #dicraftribbons  […]

Swan Cottage - the Complete Kit

  Complete Kit is now available for Swan Cottage from Dreamscapes by Di van Niekerk Suitable for the complete beginner to silk ribbon embroidery.     ♥ Good News! The best-selling Swan Cottage (on the cover of my Dreamscapes book) is now available as a downloadable lesson or project. And the complete kit is once […]

Swan Cottage - A Downloadable Project

  Good news! for those who do not have my Dreamscapes book which is out of print.               Newly released the Swan Cottage design from my Dreamscapes book (one of the four projects in this book). The Swan Cottage project and all its instructions are available in PDF format […]

Spring Wreath-a kit

  Due to popular demand, we are now packing a kit for the lovely Spring Wreath design.     The kit contains:       -the Spring Wreath design in full colour printed onto pure cotton fabric. Design is 16 cm x 16 cm (6,3″ x 6,3″) with a generous border of fabric around the […]

Beautiful Narcissus

  I have a beautiful creation for you today.Narcissus by the super-talented embroiderer, Marina Zherdeva, from Moscow.Marina used colours from my range of silk ribbons and if you would like us to pack a ribbon kit for you, contact us and ask for the ribbon pack for the Narcissus by Marina. Marina and I wrote our […]

Purple Rain design by Annemarie Smuts

  Hi, stitching world! Here is a lovely piece, titled Purple Rain by Annemarie Smuts from Port Elizabeth in South Africa. Don’t you just wish you were sitting in this garden?       Have a look at my Instagram Page for more delightful pieces to inspire you today.   The panel and ribbons are […]

Spring Wreath

  I have a lovely Spring Wreath for you today. If you’d like us to make this lovely design, you’re welcome to order the kit (which is on special at the moment). See this page for the kit.        Enjoy!       #dicraftribbons  #dicraftembroidery  #creativeribbonembroidery #divanniekerk #ribbonembroidery

Grab Stitch - How to make a small rosebud

  Hi to everyone! Today I’m adding a small clip to my Instagram page where I show how to form a little cute rosebud with a detached chain stitch (lazy daisy) and then how to make the calyx with a grab stitch. This technique helps to create a neater stitch with a narrow tip and […]

Bottom's Up!

Bottom’s up! Sent in by Deborah Hastings from North Devon.   Titled: “Bottom’s Up”. Look at these delightful pieces embroidered by Helen and Sue who are from High Bickington in North Devon, England. One with some real foliage from Arlington Court in North Devon. Helen’s red ball is a bead covered by her late mother, so it […]

A Step-By-Step Video. Monogram in Ribbon Embroidery

  Good morning, I’d like to show you a piece by the talented embroiderer and artist from Houston in Texas. Her name is Delaram Mowatt and we’ve known each other for quite a few years now and I’ve always admired her workmanship. Her art and the T-shirts that she makes are too beautiful. She has […]

Letter E - KIT

  This lovely kit contains the following:   Letter E – KIT       Ribbon Pack contains 4 packets of Di´s hand-painted ribbons:   1 x Di van Niekerk’s 2mm Silk ribbon 2 x Di van Niekerk’s 4mm Silk ribbon 1 x Di van Niekerk’s 7mm Silk ribbon       The Thread Pack […]

A beautiful garden by Desiree Coetzee

This beauty is the “Pink Delight” project embroidered by Desiree Coetzee from Tsitsikamma on the Garden Route in South Africa. Thank you, Desiree, for sharing your talent with all of us!   Note: there’s also a free series of step-by-step tutorials on my blog here.    Enjoy your weekend!        

Lovely ribbon embroidery from Sri Lanka

  ♬❤♬ Hi stitching world, I want to show you some gorgeous pieces by Pradeepa Sandamali from Sri Lanka. Don’t you just love her ribbon embroidery?         Pradeepa is 31 years old and she looks after the home. She has a degree in art but, most of all, she loves embroidery. She first […]

Colour Chart - Di van Niekerk's ribbons

    If you would like to download and save the Ribbon Chart for easy reference to the colours and codes, here is the chart which has 5 pages of swatches.   Please, let us know if you have any questions by emailing info@dicraft.com Thank you!   Di van Niekerk’s Silk and Organza ribbons Di […]

A free design for your collection

        This pretty Rose design is perfect for ribbon embroidery… to make for your own home or for someone special or use it for small projects such as on a lid of a jewellery box or for a journal cover, make a little handbag or purse… use in a quilt and for […]

African Sunshine - Noordhoek Beach via Chapmans Peak

  I have another stunning photograph filled with African Sunshine to warm up all the cold embroiderers in the North.   This is a photo that Linda Rose took on our hike up to Chapman’s Peak. It was a beautiful hike and this is what we saw…   Click on the image to enlarge.       […]

KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE STARS KIT

  These beautiful quotes printed on fabric, ready to embroider with thread or ribbon, make a great gift for you to embroider for that someone special or why not gift the panel to an embroiderer friend! The design is printed on pure cotton or linen cloth – ready to embroider and it’s now available in […]

THE LOVE OF A FAMILY Kit

  These beautiful quotes printed on fabric, ready to embroider with thread or ribbon, make a great gift for you to embroider for that someone special or why not gift the panel to an embroiderer friend! The design is printed on pure cotton or linen cloth – ready to embroider and it’s now available in […]

DMC MOULINÉ ÉTOILE COLLECTOR'S TIN

   Back in Stock!   MOULINÉ-ÉTOILE-COLLECTORS-TIN A beautiful collector’s piece at a special price, while stocks last.   Premium Embroidery Thread with a Twinkle Effect (Six-strand, 8m skeins x 35 skeins in a beautiful tin) Size of the tin is 35 x 20 x 1.3 cm     This exclusive tin includes 35 colours of […]

Ribbon Pack for Purple Rain by Karen Nell

  This beautiful piece, titled Purple Rain by Karen Nell from Lyndhurst in Johannesburg, was one of the winners in the 2018 International Silk Ribbon Embroidery Competition.   Click on the image to enlarge You are welcome to download Karen’s notes here. Thank you, Karen, for your kindness.    We have packed a ribbon kit for Karen’s version of Purple […]

Ribbon Pack for Purple Rain by Kitty Wong

  This beautiful piece, titled Purple Rain by Kitty Wong from Hong Kong, was one of the winners in the 2018 International Silk Ribbon Embroidery Competition.   Click on the image to enlarge       You are welcome to download Kitty’s notes here. Thank you, Kitty, for your kindness.    We have packed a […]

How to embroider a landscape in ribbon embroidery – Chapter 5

  How to embroider a landscape in ribbon embroidery – Chapter 5   This is Chapter 5 of the Pink Delight project, a project that I have been teaching online.   If you are seeing this for the first time, please see: chapter 1 here chapter 2 here  chapter 3 here chapter 4 here   Pink Delight from the Magical Gardens […]

Pink Delight, Chapter 5 – Ribbon and Thread Kit

  Pink Delight, third kit – This is the ribbon, thread, bead and fibre kit for the Pink Delight Project Chapter 5        This is the third kit with all the ribbons, beads, threads and fibres for Chapter 5 of the Pink Delight project which you can follow on my blog here.  The kit with threads […]

Lady in Red by Poorna Kularatne from Sri Lanka

  Lady in Red. A lovely design that we have for ribbon embroidery enthusiasts. Embroidered by the talented Poorna Kularatne from Sri Lanka. To see the panel, you are welcome to visit my blog, here. This is the A3 large panel, but the A4 medium panel also looks good! Happy stitching, have fun!     […]

Ribbons – “You and I” Palette

Di van Niekerk’s silk ribbons   “You and I”  Palette     19 packets of ribbon 3 packets free Colours packed in this kit as shown below. Contents: 4 x 2mm packs 8 x 4mm packs 4 x 7mm packs PLUS 2 x 2mm pack 1 x 4mm pack Free!  19 packets of Di van Niekerk […]

Ribbons - "Walk with Me" Palette

  Di van Niekerk’s silk ribbons   “Walk with Me” Palette     19 packets of ribbon   3 packets free   Colours packed in this kit as shown below.   Contents:   4 x 2mm packs 8 x 4mm packs 4 x 7mm packs   PLUS   2 x 2mm pack 1 x 4mm pack […]

Ribbons - "Lazy Sunday" Palette

  Di van Niekerk’s silk ribbons   “Lazy Sunday” Palette   19 packets of ribbon 3 packets free   Colours packed in this kit as shown below.       Contents:   4 x 2mm packs 8 x 4mm packs 4 x 7mm packs   PLUS   2 x 2mm pack 1 x 4mm pack Free!  […]

The Winners of the International Silk Ribbon Embroidery (SRE) COMPETITION 2018

  The Winners of the International Silk Ribbon Embroidery (SRE) COMPETITION 2018   Hi everybody! Good news, we have the results for this prestigious International Silk Ribbon Embroidery Competition 2018!   There are 4 winners and I must say that the 10 judges all had a very hard time choosing. None of the judges knew the names of […]

A trinket box for precious things that you love

This trinket Box with the word LOVE on the lid is perfect for keeping all your precious things in… I made this for my book “Monograms and Words” It was fun.       Have a look here on my Instagram page.   Looking forward to seeing you there! #dicraftribbons #dicraftembroidery  #creativeribbonembroidery      

Happy New Year!

  Happy New Year! May 2019 be a good year for you, with lots of time to stitch and to create beautiful things!Love from Di          ***When you have a moment, have a look on my Instagram page for a series of tutorials on Summer Garland.   Enjoy!   Summer Garland – […]

Summer Garland - a short little tutorial on Instagram

Summer Garland – a short little tutorial on Instagram @divanniekerk     Hi Stitching World. Hope you are having a good time. I am showing Summer Garland, one of my favourite pieces that I made a few years ago on my Instagram page. Many have asked how to make it… and I will show you […]

Happy Christmas!

    To everyone who is celebrating Christmas, may this Christmas end the present year on a cheerful note and make way for a fresh and bright New Year.  Here’s wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!      Love Di  

How to make a lovely little rose tree- a free tutorial

  Hi everybody, nearly Christmas time and I hope you will be able to take a break and spend time with friends and family at this special time of the year.   I am writing this tutorial for those who are taking some me-time to embroider something pretty! Hopefully, many of you will, it’s good to […]

Lily's Embroidery Group - Adelaide, Australia

  Hiya Stitching World! I have something lovely to show you from a talented embroiderer in Adelaide. Her name is Lily and she embroidered this gorgeous “Shades of Summer” panel.       Lee wrote about her friend, Lily: “ Our group meet every Tuesday for embroidery and lunch at Lily’s house in Adelaide but […]

Lornie Street's beautiful piece

  Hi everybody! I have something to show you which will surely brighten up your Monday! By Lornie Street who lives on a game farm in South Africa.   This is her rendition of Bottom’s Up or Children on the gate from my Dreamscapes book. Don’t you think it’s gorgeous!   Click on the image to […]

How to embroider a landscape in ribbon embroidery – Chapter 4

  This is Chapter 4 of the  Pink Delight project, a project that I have been teaching online. If you are seeing this for the first time, please see: chapter 1 here chapter 2 here  chapter 3 here Pink Delight from the Magical Gardens series is turning out to be a beauty – a most enjoyable project. I […]

Ribbons-Purple Rain Palette

  Di van Niekerk’s silk ribbons      Purple Rain Palette 18 colours in total   16 packets of ribbon 2 packets free   Colours packed in this kit as shown opposite.   Contents:   4 x 2mm packs 8 x 4mm packs 4 x 7mm packs   PLUS   1 x 2mm pack 1 x […]

Ribbons-Lady in Red Palette

  Di van Niekerk’s silk ribbons     Lady in Red Palette   18 colours in total   16 packets of ribbon 2 packets free   Colours packed in this kit as shown opposite.   Contents:   4 x 2mm packs 8 x 4mm packs 4 x 7mm packs   PLUS   1 x 2mm […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

  Thanksgiving wishes from me to you across the ocean!      Grateful and happy that you are part of my stitching world and I hope that your Thanksgiving is filled with blessings and joy! Love        

Pink Delight, Chapter 4 – Ribbon and Thread Kit

  Pink Delight, second kit - Ribbon and thread kit for the Pink Delight Project Chapter 4       This is the second ribbon, thread and fibre kit for Chapter 4 of the Pink Delight project which you can follow on my blog soon. The second kit with thread and ribbons for chapter 4 contains: 6 skeins thread Yellow woolly  […]

Gathered Leaves or Petals

  This is an ideal technique to use when you want to make large leaves or long, upright flowers like Lupins.       Usually, the 4 or 7mm silk or organza ribbon is used, but for larger shapes, you can use the wider 13mm, 20mm or 25mm ribbons. Work with one or two strands of a matching […]

The possibilities are endless with silk ribbon...

  Good afternoon, stitching world, hope you had a good weekend! I have some lovely projects to show you today. Created by Gill Colthart from Scotland.  Gill lives live near Edinburgh and she is a designer and teacher with many years of experience in the creative field. She teaches on cruise ships and enjoys spreading creativity wherever […]

Back from BATB and other news...

  Latest news and new kits and books… Hello, stitching world! Hope you’re having a good day today. I am back from teaching at BATB in Australia and what a fabulous time I had. Worked hard, but loved every minute of it! Thank you to every student who attended my workshops and thanks to those who […]

Medallion Rose button kit

  A cute little button kit. 3 buttons to make.       Three rose buttons for you to make or gift the kit to a special friend who enjoys crafts.   Make your own embroidered buttons!   Inside this kit:   3 buttons, 29 mm (1 1/8”)in diameter. Includes back of the button. A piece of […]

Two-Fuchsias KIT

    A lovely little kit – to make two gorgeous Fuchsias   When I went to BATB in Australia to teach, I took some small Fuchsia packs for the workshop and they were extremely popular. So I decided to add a kit named the  “Two-Fuchsias Kit” for those who wish to make just the […]

Beautiful Mandala Panels for Creative Embroidery

      Good morning, stitching world. Hope you are well and enjoying your embroidery!   Our new book, Freestyle Embroidered Mandalas has arrived in Cape Town and we also launched it at BATB in Adelaide, Australia earlier this month. I think it’s a gorgeous book – very happy with the results. Hopefully, you too will like […]

Freestyle Embroidered Mandalas – Spring Panel

    This lovely mandala design is printed in full colour on fabric and is ready to embroider.  Printed to the highest standards on pure cotton or linen of heirloom quality. Happy Stitching!   *Refer to the instructions on page 46 in the book or use your own artistic license.   This beautiful Mandala design […]

Freestyle Embroidered Mandalas – Snowflake Panel

    This lovely mandala design is printed in full colour on fabric and is ready to embroider.  Printed to the highest standards on pure cotton or linen of heirloom quality. Happy Stitching!   *Refer to the instructions on page 39 in the book or use your own artistic license.   This beautiful Mandala design by […]

Freestyle Embroidered Mandalas – Reflection Panel

    This lovely mandala design is printed in full colour on fabric and is ready to embroider.  Printed to the highest standards on pure cotton or linen of heirloom quality. Happy Stitching!   *Refer to the instructions on page 20 in the book or use your own artistic license.   This beautiful Mandala design by […]

Freestyle Embroidered Mandalas – Daisy Chain

      Freestyle Mandala Embroidery Panel     This lovely mandala design is printed in full colour on fabric and is ready to embroider.  Printed to the highest standards on pure cotton or linen of heirloom quality. Happy Stitching!   *Refer to the instructions on page 27 in the book or use your own artistic […]

Freestyle Embroidered Mandalas - Country Living Panel

        Freestyle Mandala Embroidery Panel     This lovely mandala design is printed in full colour on fabric and is ready to embroider.  Printed to the highest standards on pure cotton or linen of heirloom quality. Happy Stitching!   *Refer to the instructions on page 64 in the book or use your […]

A Lovely Little Rose Tree

  Good morning stitching world! I have been so busy with the preparations for my workshops in Adelaide, Australia that I haven’t had much time to blog! But I have made a lovely new kit for you that I think you will love.       It’s small and uncomplicated and a perfect gift for a […]

A Lovely Little Rose Tree - Kit

  A lovely little rose tree kit has been released. Perfect for a friend who would like to start out or to make for yourself!   Click on the images to enlarge     Size of design is approximately 14 cm x 10 cm (5.5″ x 4″)   The kit includes :   – The linen […]

How to embroider a landscape in ribbon embroidery – Chapter 3

  Hi everybody! Hope you enjoyed your weekend. It’s been raining nicely in Cape Town and there’s snow in the mountainous areas. The fire is going and everyone is happy ♥       This is Chapter 3 of the  Pink Delight project, a project that I have been teaching online. See chapter 1 here and […]

A gorgeous Fairy by Renee Hatfield

  Hi everybody, Hope you are having a good week! To brighten up your day, I think you will just love this little Fairy made by Renee Hatfield from Clayton, NC in the USA!  Have a look at her Red Clover Fairy…   Click on the image to enlarge     Don’t you just love the little […]

a Beautiful piece from Georgia

  Hello stitching world! I have something to inspire you today… Beautiful ribbon embroidery by  Marika Mamuchishvili from Tbilisi in Georgia. Tranquil Waters   and more detail…   Click on the image to enlarge   THANK you Marika, for sharing your awesome talent with all of us! I love your swans! Let’s hope her beautiful masterpiece […]

A talented painter and embroiderer from Romania

  ♫♥♫♫♥ Hello stitching world! I have something beautiful to show you today, really lovely ribbon and thread embroidery by Leahu Marina Pavel (Ляху Марина) who is originally from Romania and now living in Moscow. I just love her style! Click on the image to enlarge     Maria wrote to me: “Several years ago I found your […]

Through our eyes

  Good morning! I thought you would like to see what I see on our hikes around Cape Town. We are a group of 5 or 6 friends (we call ourselves the Walky Talkies for obvious reasons!) and we try to hike every weekend as it’s such a good way to stay fit and to […]

Mandala Book - Introduction

            A Sanskrit word meaning circle, ‘Mandala’ essentially refers to a circle with a centre point from which a symmetrical design radiates. Found in so many natural forms like flowers, snowflakes, starfish, spider webs, etc., the mandala has been used in many cultures as a spiritual or ritualistic symbol representing […]

BATB 2018

  International workshops – BATB 2018   It is a great privilege to be invited to teach at the prestigious event, BATB 2018 which will be held in Adelaide, Australia in October 2018. BATB is the International Needlework Convention and embroiderers from all around the world, from the complete beginner to the advanced, gather to […]

Felted cushion - countryside flowers and a little Sun bird

  Felted cushion with countryside flowers and a little Sunbird –  page 142    A Beautiful new kit for the new book: The Art of Felting and Silk Ribbon Embroidery    *** Do you have the book?  You will need to follow the instructions on page 142 of the felting book. Read more about it here.     This […]

Freestyle Embroidered Mandalas

  Author/s: Di van Niekerk, Hazel Blomkamp, Monique Day-Wilde ISBN: 9781928376392 Format: Softcover Pages: 112 Dimensions: 260 x 190 mm Publication Date: 2018 RRP: R240.00 ETA: October 2018     Freestyle Embroidered Mandalas More than 60 stitches and techniques in inspiring combinations When top artists from various disciplines collaborate, the result is bound to be greater than the sum of the individuals’ […]

THE JOURNEY panel - ready to embroider

  These beautiful quotes printed on fabric, ready to embroider with thread or ribbon, make a great gift for you to embroider for that someone special or why not gift the panel to an embroiderer friend! The design is printed on pure cotton or linen cloth – ready to embroider. The size of the image […]

THE POWER OF FINDING BEAUTY panel – ready to embroider

  These beautiful quotes printed on fabric, ready to embroider with thread or ribbon, make a great gift for you to embroider for that someone special or why not gift the panel to an embroiderer friend! The design is printed on pure cotton or linen cloth – ready to embroider. The size of the image […]

THE LOVE OF A FAMILY panel – ready to embroider

  These beautiful quotes printed on fabric, ready to embroider with thread or ribbon, make a great gift for you to embroider for that someone special or why not gift the panel to an embroiderer friend! The design is printed on pure cotton or linen cloth – ready to embroider. The size of the image […]

KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE STARS - purple panel – ready to embroider

  These beautiful quotes printed on fabric, ready to embroider with thread or ribbon, make a great gift for you to embroider for that someone special or why not gift the panel to an embroiderer friend! The design is printed on pure cotton or linen cloth – ready to embroider. The size of the image […]

KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE STARS - pink panel – ready to embroider

  These beautiful quotes printed on fabric, ready to embroider with thread or ribbon, make a great gift for you to embroider for that someone special. Or why not gift the panel to an embroiderer friend! The design is printed on pure cotton or linen cloth – ready to embroider.   The size of the […]

IT'S GONNA BE OK panel – ready to embroider

  These beautiful quotes printed on fabric, ready to embroider with thread or ribbon, make a great gift for you to embroider for that someone special or why not gift the panel to an embroiderer friend! The design is printed on pure cotton or linen cloth – ready to embroider.       The size […]

I'D RATHER HAVE FLOWERS panel - ready to embroider

  These beautiful quotes printed on fabric, ready to embroider with thread or ribbon, make a great gift for you to embroider for that someone special or why not gift the panel to an embroiderer friend! The design is printed on pure cotton or linen cloth – ready to embroider.     The size of […]

The Power of Finding Beauty in the Humblest of Things - KIT

  The power of finding beauty in the humblest of things – KIT   ♫♫♫  A lovely new kit is available and it is perfect for making a gift for a best friend or special family member or occasion! At the moment this lovely kit is available at a special price because it’s our 30th birthday! […]

How to embroider a landscape in ribbon embroidery – Chapter 2

     How to embroider a landscape in ribbon embroidery – Chapter 2 Good morning, it’s freezing here in Cape Town, we have had such good rains and there is snow on the mountains and Capetonians are ecstatic. We were all planning for day zero, “Day Zero” when Cape Town was set to turn off […]

Twirled Ribbon Rose

  Twirled ribbon rose The twirled ribbon rose is a wonderful stitch to use when making roses and rosebuds.   Here I used my 7mm silk ribbon no. 43 on a size 18 chenille needle…       1. Come up in the centre and gently twist the needle to form a neat tubular shape.     2. […]

Pink Delight Project, Chapter 1 to 3 - Ribbon and Thread Kit

  Pink Delight, first kit - Ribbon and thread kit for the Pink Delight Project Chapter 1, 2 and 3       This is the first ribbon, thread and fibre kit for Chapter 1 and also Chapter 2 and Chapter 3 of the Pink Delight project which you can follow on my blog here.   The […]

How to embroider a landscape in ribbon embroidery - Chapter 1

  How to embroider a landscape in ribbon embroidery   Chapter 1     ♪♫•*¨*• Hi everybody! I hope you have had a good week. It’s COLD in Cape Town and everyone is so thankful for the lovely rain which we so desperately need. Our dams are still too low for the summer season. Cape Town […]

Feather Stitch

  Feather Stitch   Feather stitch is a good choice for shrubs and hedges and fills up detail quickly. Best used with one or two strands out of the six-strand threads for landscape designs, it is worked the same way as fly stitch but, instead of making a single stitch, insert the needle to the […]

Happy Christmas!

  Wishing you and your loved ones a very Happy Christmas! May Peace be your gift and your blessing all year through!         

Marvellous Creations by Anna Moiseenko

Good morning, stitching world ◕‿◕   It’s nearly time for the holidays and I hope all the preparations are going well!   I have something spectacular to share with you today, by a very talented ribbon embroiderer, Anna Moiseenko from Sevastopol on the Black Sea.   Here is her first creation titled, Magnolias in bloom… Isn’t it lovely?   […]

Lucky Give-Away Winners

˙·٠•●Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ●•٠·˙ I have good news for three lucky winners this month!   In my last newsletter, I wrote:   ” To celebrate our new beginnings we are having a fabulous giveaway! Every silk ribbon embroidery kit that is ordered and shipped for our customers from today until the end of November will go into a draw and […]

A Medallion Rose and other news

    Hello, stitching world ◕‿◕ I hope you are looking forward to the weekend! Today, I have a gorgeous medallion Rose to show you! Created by well-known embroiderer and teacher. Kristina Nilsson of Creative Embroidery of Sweden… and it’s gorgeous!   Kristina wrote:  “I want to thank you for all your great ideas and tips […]

Mary Corbet's Stitcher’s Christmas 2017 Give-Away 1: Ribbon Embroidery on Felt Kits & Books!

    Good morning! Today I have good news for  all embroiderers and here is  a message from Mary Corbet:   Good Morning All Around! I’m so excited this morning! Why? Because it’s time to launch this year’s series of pre-Christmas give-aways, A Stitcher’s Christmas, 2017! Yay!! If you’ve been following along with Needle ‘n Thread for […]

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

  HAPPY THANKSGIVING stitching world, enjoy this special time!         ***** Our Black Friday Sale starts tomorrow and ends on Monday! Don’t miss out.  Check back in tomorrow!        

Needles: Multipurpose Needle Pack

  Multipurpose Needle Pack    ★★★★★  Have you heard about our very popular and useful NEEDLE PACK for Ribbon embroidery and stumpwork?   In this pack we include all the needles you will need for any kind of ribbon embroidery, creative embroidery and stumpwork.   This pack contains:   Chenille needles size 16 needle pack – […]

Kit - DESIGNER RIBBON ROSE ON A CLIP

    A Kit – Designer Ribbon Rose on a Clip       To attach onto jackets, scarves, shoes, handbags, hair or anything else you can think of!     Also makes a lovely gift for any friend or family member who likes to make things with their hands…   This kit contains: Di van […]

A beauty from Sandnes....

  Hello stitching world ♫♬♪♫♬♪♫♬♪  to brighten up your week I thought I would show you this gorgeous design by Kari Huffman from Norway.   Sent in by her teacher: Tone K Henningsen of Bitteliten studio in Sandnes, Norway.  I just love the colours in this design….                         […]

Inspiration on a Wednesday

  *´¨) ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨) (¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Good afternoon ♥ *´¨) I hope you’re having a good day today.   I thought I would inspire you and show you some stunning ribbon embroidery pieces that were made in the studio of the talented teacher, Michelle Lilley from Pretoria, South Africa.  Here are some of her student’s masterpieces…   […]

How to make interesting leaves with silk ribbon

.. Hi everybody….    Today, I thought I would show you how to make interesting leaves with silk ribbon…       How to make long, pointed leaves   To make long leaves like the Yucca plant (above) start in the centre of the plant and make long twisted straight stitches for some leaves and use ribbon […]

Mandala in silk ribbon

Good Morning, Goeie more, HOWDY, Buon Giorno, Bonjour, Guten Morgen, Selamat Pagi, Buenos Dias, God Morgen, Dobroye utro, Boker Tov, kunjhani, Buenos Días, Wilujeng Enjing, Günaydin, Umhlala gahle, Bom Dia, добро утр-dobro utro,  Dobro jutro, G ‘day, Góðan daginn, בוקר טוב!!!, Hyvää huomenta, Dzień Dobry, Sugeng Enjing, Cao An, Ohayo Gozaimasu,  Labas Rytas,  Bună Dimineaţa, […]

Needles: Dolls or soft sculpture needles

Needles: Dolls or soft sculpture needles, used in the RES book and the DVD series. Useful for making leaves in Picot stitch. 2 needles in the pack.                                  

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