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Lovely Ribbon Embroidery and Stumpwork by Patricia A. O’Brien

  Just in time for the long weekend! I received this lovely letter from Patricia A. O’Brien recently and I was so inspired by what I saw.    Patricia sent photos of her completed Flower Sampler from my RES book and this is what she wrote:     “My name is Patricia A. O’Brien and I […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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!     […]

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      

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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?   […]

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 […]

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…   […]

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, […]

Sling or Clutch bag with Roses on Felted Wool and Silk

  Sling | Clutch bag – Roses on Felted Wool and Silk   Good afternoon stitching world ^•^   I have a new concept to show you today which may inspire you to make a lovely gift for yourself or for that special person in your life… a lustrous sling | clutch bag with silk roses on felted wool […]

Inspiration on World Embroidery Day

  Hello, stitching world! I hope you are having a good weekend. It’s a cool and cloudy day in Cape Town, perfect for embroidery. Tomorrow the 30 July is World Embroidery Day and so I thought it was a good occasion to show you some new creations.  A Daisy cuff or bracelet Here I combined […]

It's finished!

  Hi, everybody,  I am delighted to tell you that the book is almost finished. It’s going to print next week! Here are some more projects in the book….. what do you think of them? I will write more about our new book, and the wonderful team that I worked with, once everything is done. Happy […]

Miniature roses for the new book

      ⊹⊱✿◕‿◕✿⊰⊹ Greetings to you from Newlands in Cape Town! Today I have something to show you for our new book: THE ART OF FELTING AND RIBBON EMBROIDERY   Do you like the colours?       I had so much fun with this and will show you more closer to the time  of […]

Working on our new book......

  A little purse for our new book ….   Click on the image to enlarge     Happy weekend stitching world!   Love Di      

Roses for you ♥

  G’Day to you…. It’s nearly weekend ♪♫♬♪ and to make your day I have something really lovely to show you by Инесса Тимонина (Inessa Timonina) from Moscow Russia   A beautiful rose for you…   Click on the image to enlarge.       And another exquisite rose…         Note:   The […]

Merry Christmas Hedgehog

  Good Morning! I have something really cute to show you just in time for Christmas. Embroidered by Kwok Wing Sum (Happy) who lives in Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong. Kwok Wing Sum wrote to me, and to everyone who will be celebrating Christmas tomorrow: “Hello everybody, I embroidered this hedgehog ^^ Merry Christmas ^^ I […]

Two beautiful roses from India

  Hello everybody, I have two beautiful roses to help brighten up your weekend! I recently received this mail from India:   “Hello Di Inspired by your Roses book, this is what I made. Just wanted to share with you. Love Dr Gurpreet Kaur. India.”     Click on the images to enlarge     […]

Wild Orchids, Violets, Roses and Blue Salvia with silk ribbon

  Hello stitching world ♬❤♬❤♬ I thought you would enjoy seeing this gorgeous piece      Claudia ordered the kit from us, titled JK4 Wild Orchids, Violets, Roses, Blue Salvia…. and this is what she made!   Don’t you think it’s fabulous? I just love the frame!   Click on the image to enlarge     […]

Ribbon Embroidery Masterpieces by Ludmila from Chisinau, Moldova

  Good morning everybody :-) Today I have something really special to brighten up your day and hopefully your week too….. exquisite masterpieces by Ludmila from Chisinau in Moldova.   Click on the image to enlarge         Don’t you just love her roses??   This is what her daughter, Adriana, wrote to […]

Roses, Fuchsias, Hydrangeas and Jasmine in silk ribbon

  Roses, Fuchsias, Hydrangeas and Jasmine in silk ribbon   Hello stitching world! I hope that you are creating beautiful things with your embroidery! I am sorry I have not blogged as often as I could have in the last two months. Things have been rather rough this side of the world. Renn has had […]

Silk ribbon embroidery - a lovely flower cart

  Hello everybody ^•^    Hope you had a lovely week….  I have something lovely to help brighten up your weekend.   Embroidered by Kwok Wing Sum (Happy) who lives in Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong….   Click on the image to enlarge           Close up detail…click on the images to enlarge […]

Trish Burr

  Hello! I hope you are well and happy, wherever you are in this world.   Do you live in Johannesburg or will you be travelling to Johannesburg in October?   Then I have good news for you….   My friend Trish Burr will be teaching there! Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity….   […]

A Beautiful Hussif by Jenny Kim Smith from Las Vegas, Nevada

    Hello Stitching World! I hope you are well and happy. I have something gorgeous to show you today – a lovely felt and silk ribbon Hussif or handy-hold-all.   Jenny sent me some photos of her lovely piece and this is what she wrote:   “Finished this last night or should I say early […]

Jacqui O’ Connell’s JK3 Roses Fuchsias hydrangeas & Jasmine

  Hello Stitching World ◕‿◕  Today I have a lovely piece to show you …. Jacqui O’Connell JK3 Roses, Fuchsias, hydrangeas & Jasmine that will surely inspire you today.     Click on the image to enlarge       Jacqui is a very talented teacher and stockist from her studio: Ribbon Room in Randburg, Johannesburg […]

The Royal School of Needlework - Ribbonwork classes

  Hello Stitching World. It’s nearly Friday, thank goodness, and I am not sure what happens to the week — it seems to be a blur these days. I have some news to share with you from Bryna Black, the Marketing Manager for the Royal School of Needlework (RSN) at Hampton Court Palace in Surrey, UK.   […]

Lovely New Silk Ribbon Embroideries

  Elisa Franzin from Italy and Sheila Beswick from California   Today, I have something beautiful to show you by two talented embroiderers.    The first is Elisa Franzin from Italy.   Girl Reaching by Elisa Franzin   Click on the image to enlarge       Elisa Franzin’s teacher, Manuela Scarpin, teaches at the well-known Tombolo E Disegni, Viale […]

A limited Edition - a knitted handbag

  Hello everybody :) I have been so busy with the step-by-step photography for a new book and I’ve scarcely had time to breathe! But today, I am able to take a break. So I thought I would show you a new project which will be launched shortly. Do you like the concept?   Click on […]

Ribbon Embroidery-Marika Mamuchishvili

Hello stitching world!   I have something to inspire you today…   Beautiful ribbon embroidery by  Marika Mamuchishvili from Tbilisi in Georgia.   Marika wrote:   “I want to show you my  pictures and get some advice. I bought your DVD’s from Amazon. They  helped me a lot  and  introduced to me  the wonderful world of silk […]

I've been having fun with your silk and a Pleater

Hello everybody, I received this super idea from my friend Karen Fraser from California. Karen always comes up with innovative ideas and this one is brilliant…..   Click on the images to enlarge       Karen wrote:   These do not take long to make…. so… used a Pleater.  This is your 32mm silk […]

Roses and more by Vera Kryvogub from Kiev

  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 […]

Fuchsias, Roses & Delphiniums by Kristina Nilsson

  Hello everybody, it’s nearly weekend and to inspire you I have gorgeous ribbon embroidery to show you by the very talented Kristina Nilsson of   C R E A T I V E  E M B R O I D E R Y  O F  S W E D E N in Piteå, Sweden […]

Water Lilies for you ....

    Good morning everybody. It’s a beautiful warm day in Cape Town – hope you are having a good Tuesday!   Today I thought I would show you a lovely piece embroidered by Anna Dunaevskaya, originally from Kyiv, Ukraine, now living in Petit Paris, France I love the way she has twirled the stems […]

Wild Orchids and Roses

  Hello everybody ◕‿◕ We are back from the fabulous International Quilt Convention Africa and I thought I would show you Emma Kriegler and Jacqui O’ Connel’s gorgeous “Wild Orchids and Roses” that they created for the show. Hope this will inspire you today. For the latest news, you are welcome to visit this page on […]

Another beautiful blue bench in a rose garden

  Hello stitching world ♫♥♫ hope you are well and happy!        Here is PART 2 of the Blue Bench in a Rose Garden by Marina Kukuy from Russia.   Marina’s entry for the silk ribbon embroidery competition was also the Blue Bench in a rose garden, and here is her lovely rendition.         Bench […]

Ribbon embroidery by Kristina Nilsson from Sweden

  Hello everybody :) Today, I have something gorgeous to share with you. A lovely piece by the very talented embroiderer, Kristina Nilsson from Sweden.        Kristina wrote….   Hi Renn! The snow will soon gone and I have started to grow plants in my greenhouse. Spring is on the way to Piteå after […]

A beautiful window

  Hello stitching world ♬❤♬❤♬ I thought you would enjoy seeing this gorgeous window surrounded by beautiful roses by the gifted embroiderer Delaram Izadpanah from Houston in Texas, USA.    Click on the image to enlarge     Don’t you just love the curtain too?   I wrote a short tutorial on how to make these roses and to […]

Ribbon Embroidery by Tanya Yalaguzyan from Kyiv

  Hello Good morning everybody. It’s almost Christmas and to celebrate, I have beautiful pieces to show you by Tanya Yalaguzyan from Kyiv in the Ukraine.   Click on the images to enlarge       I had the pleasure of meeting Tanya when Hazel and I went over to Kyiv to give workshops, and […]

Greetings from Québec, Canada

  Hello stitching world :) I received this lovely e mail from a talented embroiderer, Gilberte Beaudin from Québec in Canada. Her letter is in French and I will translate it into English for you…   Framed behind glass: Juliet in a field of Nasturtiums     “Bonjour!   Je garde toujours un excellent souvenir de nos […]

A Ballerina in silk ribbon embroidery by Karen Fraser from California

  Hello! Today I have something special to share with you. At BATB in Adelaide Australia, I was fortunate enough to meet an extremely talented silk ribbon embroidery teacher, Karen Fraser. Karen attended my workshops and was kind enough to help me teach silk ribbon embroidery to many students in the class. We have become […]

Girl Reaching by Pravi Mohan

Good Morning stitching world! I have a  lovely rendition of “girl reaching” by Pravinya Mohan to show you today. Thank you, Pravi for sharing with all of us :)   Happy day everybody. It’s the last week to work on new book Little Flowers in silk and organza ribbon by Di van Niekerk and Marina Zherdeva…. […]

Handmade by Annie Plum

  Hello stitching world! It’s a beautiful sunny day in Cape Town and I thought you would enjoy seeing these special hand-stitched labels by Annie Plum from Hoekwil on the Garden Route in South Africa.   Fig and rosemary jam… Tomato and chilli chutney, pickled chillies, tomato chutney, tomato jam…. don’t they all sound delicious?   […]

Silk ribbon embroidery by Carol Anderson of Carol's Yarn Barn in Scottburgh, Natal

  Greetings from a very windy and chilly Cape Town Hope you are well and happy and enjoying your embroidery wherever you are in this world. I have something lovely to show you by Carol Anderson who owns the legendary Carol’s Yarn Barn in Scottburgh on the South Coast of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa […]

QUILT AND STITCH ART 2013 Dubai

  QUILT AND STITCH ART 2013 Dubai         GOOD morning everybody ♫♬♪♫♬♪♫♬♪   Hope you are having a good day. If you are in or travelling to Dubai, you may wish to see this stunning quilt exhibition! From May 17th – 25th, Craftland – our stockist in Dubai, is holding this wonderful exhibition […]

A beauty in silk ribbon from Dubai

  Hello stitching world   I hope you all enjoyed a little break yesterday for Mayday. It was a beautiful Autumn day in Cape Town. How I love this time of the year when it isn’t too hot or too cold and everywhere you look the squirrels are busy, busy collecting for winter. I lost […]

A shawl of Roses

  Hello everybody ^•^ I hope you had a lovely weekend…. I have something beautiful to help brighten up your day. Titled “Lady with a Shawl of Roses” and embroidered by the talented Irina Shehvorostova from Simferopol in the Ukraine.   Click on the image to enlarge         I love the shawl of Roses… […]

A garden in silk ribbon embroidery by Natalia Polozkova

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, […]

Ballerina in silk ribbon embroidery

Greetings from a warm and sunny Cape Town! Today I have something spectacular to share with you — a gorgeous ballerina made by Marlize Meyer (Flowers & Thyme Studio) Pretoria, South Africa.   Her beautiful ballerina is featured in the much-loved Inspirations magazine, issue 77 which is out now.   Click in the images to enlarge   […]

L'Aiguille en fête février Paris 2013

  Hello stitching world :) If you will be in Paris from  14 to 16 February, you may wish to visit a wonderful show:  L’Aiguille en fête … I will be signing books at my French publisher:  EditionsTutti Frutti,  stand F42, on Thursday 14/02 and Friday 15/02 from 11h00 to 12h00 . Also on Saturday 16/02 from 14h30 to […]

Gorgeous stumpwork trinket boxes

  Hello everybody ♥ Hope you are having a good week. Today I have beautiful stumpwork to show you by Margott Jenek from Regensburg, in the south of Germany. Margaret (or Margott, as she is known) is originally from Poland and she loves stitching, especially dimensional embroidery and cross stitch. Don’t you just love her trinket […]

Happy New Year!

  Happy New Year! May the sun always shine for you. Thank you for everything.   Love Di   ♥       

Beautiful stumpwork

  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 […]

A wonderful flower-maker from London

  ♥ Good morning!   Today I have some exquisite creations by Yelena Smirnova — a talented accessories designer from London.  These are sure to brighten your day …         Yelena wrote to me: “I love your flower-inspired page and blog, beautiful! Your fab tutorials are very helpful to learn silk ribbon embroidery techniques […]

Beautiful embroidery from St Petersburg, Russia

  Greetings from St. Petersburg in Russia :)   I am spending time with embroiderers from St. Petersburg today and I thought you would like to see some beautiful pieces by two very gifted stitchers: Valentina Razenkova and Olga Smirnova.   I spent the day with Valentina yesterday and with my very special friend and […]

Success in Kyiv, Ukraine

  Greetings from Beautiful Kiev in the Ukraine :))   I am very pleased to tell you that my workshops were a success! We all had a wonderful time and I am humbled by the vast talent of the Ukrainian and Russian embroiderers.   The work that I have seen is magnificent… out of this […]

Some lovely ideas for making gifts in silk ribbon embroidery

  Good afternoon stitching world ^•^   Today I have some concepts to show you which may inspire you to make a lovely gift for someone special. Using letters, words and names, you can make a gift which is unique and personal …. and it is sure to brighten up their day :)         To […]

A rose and a bird from Paris

  Good morning stitching world :))   I have a gorgeous bag to show you by Françoise Marchal from Paris, France.   The rose….       The bag….       and the little bird :)       Françoise wrote to me: “Hello everyone!! My name is Françoise, I am French and I am […]

Valentina Razenkova

  ♥ 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 […]

Marianne

~ ♥ ~ New release     I am happy to tell you that this delightful Sarah Kay design titled: Marianne in the vegetable garden is now available in kit form.    You will find the close-up photographs and kit information on this page:   https://dicraft.co.za/blog/marianne-in-the-vegetable-garden-complete-kit/     Enjoy! Love   Di

Box full of lessons 10 is released

  Hello stitching world   I have good news for everyone who has been waiting for a popular little girl ~ ♥ ~   Box Full of Lessons 10 (Girl Reaching) has just been released…        On this page you will find the details and close-up photographs   Hope you are having a good Monday. The sun is […]

Pansy Smiles

  *´¨) ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨) (¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Good morning ♥ *´¨)   Thought I would show you these enchanting Pansies by my good friend, Helen Eriksson from Walkerville, in South Australia.   Helen is renowned internationally for her magnificent ribbon embroidery and she shares these Pansies with you to brighten up your day   Click […]

Киев, Украина Мастер-классы Ди ван Никерк

  Master classes in Kiev, Ukraine by Di van Niekerk in October 2012         С 12 по 14 октября 2012 года в Киеве состоится 6 Международная выставка «Золотые руки мастеров» и 4 –й Международный салон кукол «Модная лялька». Выставки проходят два раза в году и вызывают яркие впечатления у посетителей и участников. […]

Silk ribbon embroidery on hand-felted backgrounds

  Good morning stitching world ♫♬♪    I have been quietly working on a new book: “silk ribbon embroidery and hand-felted backgrounds”    and here are some of the projects…     A handbag   Click on the image to enlarge         A Hussif or handy-hold-all Click on the image to enlarge […]

A little girl in silk ribbon embroidery

  Good morning stitching world ♥ I have a lovely piece to show you by Carol Bianconi from Huntington Beach in California: Girl Reaching — one of my favourite designs.   Don’t you just love her? Click on the image to enlarge     Carol has entered her work for the International Silk Ribbon Embroidery 2012 competition and […]

An outstanding achievement

  Good Morning :))   Today I want to share with you a very special piece by Nicole Hancock from South Africa.   17 Year old Nicole won 1st place for her Embroidery at the International Student Convention in the USA.     Click on the image to enlarge         Nicole wrote to […]

First International Quilt Convention in Africa

    Hello stitching world ♥ I have some good news for you…   South Africa is hosting the FIRST International Quilt Convention Africa at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg from 27 – 29 July 2012.   This amazing event includes an exhibition of over 250 quilts from overseas as well as Africa.    Click on the image to enlarge   […]

A gifted textile artist Betty Pillsbury

  ♥ Good morning everyone — it’s another beautiful sunny day in Cape Town. Colder in the mornings and at night, but the glorious sunshine makes up for it! To brighten up your day I have something special to show you by Betty Pillsbury from America   Click on the image to enlarge       […]

Olive the Owl

  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 […]

Little Bee Eaters by Trish Burr

  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 […]

A little Fairy by Debbie

  It’s Friday ♫♬♪ I thought you would seeing this little Fairy this weekend :)    Made by Debbie Gardiner Welman from Johannesburg, South Africa — I just love her little face.   Click on the image to enlarge     Debbie wrote:   Hi Di,   Here is the picture with my Book Fairy.  When I […]

An invitation from Istanbul

  Hello from a warm and sunny Cape Town :-))   I have some gorgeous embroidery to show you from Istanbul, Turkey.   Belma Aydin of Belsu-Crafturk in Istanbul sent them to me and I am in awe of the quality of the workmanship. Mrs Beyza Erguney is the teacher for all these projects   Click on […]

Ribbon Embroidery/Red Poppies

  Red Poppies by Marina Zheredeva   Today I have lovely red Poppies to brighten up your day…   Embroidered by the talented Marina Zherdeva from Moscow: my friend and stockists of all my ribbons, panels, books and DVDs.       …and here they are :-))    Click on the image to enlarge     Thank […]

An orange tree

  Hello! Hope you had a good weekend :)   I have a lovely cushion to show you by Susan Stelly-Adams from Port Saint Lucie, Florida, USA.    Susan has been needle-crafting for over 30 years, starting out with embroidery and cross-stitching. It has only been in the past 2 years that she started doing stumpwork.  […]

Beautiful Handbags

  Good morning ◕‿◕   Can you believe it’s the weekend again? How time flies! Today I have some gorgeous handbags to show you by Mona Emadi from Christchurch in New Zealand.    Click on the images to enlarge     and here is the close-up detail:       Mona wrote to me:    ” […]

Precious Roses

  ♫♬♪ Good morning… a beautiful day in Cape Town. Hope you are having a good week :)   Today I am sending you precious Roses from the exceptionally talented artist: Nigar Hikmet from Yeşilyayla köyü – Düzce in TÜRKİYE   Click on the images to enlarge     And another gorgeous rose…     And especially […]

Little birds in a Crazy quilt

  Greetings to you from Newlands in Cape Town! Today I have some delightful little birds to share with you by Lisette Root from Southern Oregon in the USA.   Click on the images to enlarge     Lisette wrote to me:   “Hello from beautiful Southern Oregon, USA! I sure love opening your emails; […]

Red Poppies from Larissa

  Hello stitching word — I hope your week has started out well :))))   To brighten up your day, I have some lovely Red Poppies to show you by Larissa Boychencko from Khmelnytsky in the Ukraine.   Click on the image to enlarge     Larissa wrote to me: “I like needlecraft, crochet, knitting—anything […]

Dandelion Flower Fairy

  Today I have a beautiful Fairy to show you…I am sure that many of you will enjoy seeing him, as he looks so happy under the Dandelions :)   The Dandelion Flower Fairy™, embroidered by the talented Marina Zherdeva from Moscow: my friend and stockists of all my ribbons, panels, books and DVDs.     This is the […]

From Tetiana

  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 […]

A beautiful book

  Good morning everybody ♫♬♪♫ I want to show you my friend: Hazel Blomkamp’s new book — it is fabulous!   Click on the image to enlarge   Crewel twists Fresh ideas for Jacobean embroidery Hazel Blomkamp Published by Metz Press     Here are some of the gorgeous designs in the book:  Click on […]

The Rose-Hip Fairy

  Good morning ´¯`•.¸.☀♥ I have a lovely Flower fairy to show you today: The Rose Hip Fairy by Shirin Vardak from Iran. I just love this little Fairy and the rich colours…   Click on the image to enlarge     Shirin wrote to me: “Firstly, I must say I love you and your work. I […]

Cute little Toadstools

  ♥  Happy Valentine’s Day — I hope you have all been spoiled today :)   I have some cute little stumpwork toadstools to show you by Susan Stelly-Adams from Port Saint Lucie, Florida, USA. Susan has been needle-crafting for over 30 years, starting out with embroidery and cross-stitching. It has only been in the past […]

Little bird and a bag

  It’s Friday ♫♬♪ and I thought you would enjoy seeing this beautiful bag by Françoise Marchal from Paris, France… Oh là là but I love the little bird!   Click on image to enlarge.       Françoise wrote to me: “Hello everyone!! My name is Françoise, I am French and I am living in […]

A Pygmy Kingfisher

  ◕‿◕ Greetings to you from a warm and sunny Cape Town. It’s nearly weekend  and I have something really special to show you today by world-renowned needlecraft artist: Trish Burr from Cape Town, South Africa.   Trish is famous for her beautiful  books and this is one of her best-sellers: Needle Painting Embroidery Fresh Ideas For Beginners— a […]

Delicate and beautiful

  G’Day ♫♬♪♫ It’s a beautiful day in Cape Town but I see that it is freezing cold in many parts of the world. So I am sending you lots of African Sunshine and…. to make your day, I have some spectacular Roses to show you by the super-talented Valentina Razenkova from Saint Petersburg in Russia.   […]

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