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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 […]

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 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, Part 1 and 2 - Ribbon and Thread Kit

  Pink Delight, first kit - Ribbon and thread kit for the Pink Delight Project Chapter 1 and 2     This is the first ribbon, thread and fibre kit for Chapter 1 and also Chapter 2 (and also Chapter 3 which will be published soon) of the Pink Delight project which you can follow on my blog […]

Happy Christmas!

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

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 […]

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 […]

YOU and I

  This gorgeous landscape is just perfect for ribbon embroidery and it comes in 2 sizes: A3 large or A4 Medium.   Click on the image to enlarge         To order the size that you like…   A3 (Large) click here   A4 (Medium) click here   Enjoy!   → Read more about […]

WALK WITH ME

  This gorgeous landscape is just perfect for ribbon embroidery and it comes in 2 sizes: A3 large or A4 Medium.   Click on the image to enlarge       To order the size that you like…   A3 (Large) click here   A4 (Medium) click here   Enjoy!   → Read more about the […]

PURPLE RAIN

  This gorgeous landscape is just perfect for ribbon embroidery and it comes in 2 sizes: A3 large or A4 Medium.   Click on the image to enlarge         To order the size that you like…   A3 (Large) click here   A4 (Medium) click here   Enjoy!   → Read more about […]

PINK DELIGHT

  This gorgeous landscape is just perfect for ribbon embroidery and it comes in 2 sizes: A3 large or A4 Medium.   Click on the image to enlarge       To order the size that you like…   A3 (Large) click here   A4 (Medium) click here   Enjoy!   → Read more about the […]

LAZY SUNDAY

  This gorgeous landscape is just perfect for ribbon embroidery and it comes in 2 sizes: A3 large or A4 Medium.   Click on the image to enlarge         To order the size that you like…   A3 (Large) click here   A4 (Medium) click here   Enjoy!   → Read more about […]

LADY in RED

  This gorgeous landscape is just perfect for ribbon embroidery and it comes in 2 sizes: A3 large or A4 Medium.   Click on the image to enlarge         To order the size that you like…   A3 (Large) click here   A4 (Medium) click here   Enjoy!   → Read more […]

LADY IN RED – A4 (Medium) embroidery panel, ready to embroider

  This lovely, medium-size design — printed onto pure linen or cotton cloth — is ready for you to embroider.   Approximate size of design A4 (medium): 27.9 cm x 21 cm (10.98 inches x 8.27 inches)   The image is printed onto pure linen or cotton cloth, to the highest standards to ensure your […]

YOU AND I – A4 (Medium) embroidery panel, ready to embroider

  This lovely, medium-size design — printed onto pure linen or cotton cloth — is ready for you to embroider.   Approximate size of design A4 (medium): 27.33 cm x 21 cm (10.75 inches x 8.27 inches)   The image is printed onto pure linen or cotton cloth, to the highest standards to ensure your […]

PURPLE RAIN - A4 (Medium) embroidery panel, ready to embroider

  This lovely, medium-size design — printed onto pure linen or cotton cloth — is ready for you to embroider.   Approximate size of design A4 (medium): 27.9 cm x 21 cm (10.98 inches x 8.27 inches)   The image is printed onto pure linen or cotton cloth, to the highest standards to ensure your […]

PINK DELIGHT - A4 (Medium) embroidery panel, ready to embroider

    This lovely, medium-size design — printed onto pure linen or cotton cloth — is ready for you to embroider.   Approximate size of design A4 (medium): 27.23 cm x 21 cm (10.72 inches x 8.27 inches)   The image is printed onto pure linen or cotton cloth, to the highest standards to ensure […]

LAZY SUNDAY - A4 (Medium) embroidery panel, ready to embroider

  This lovely, medium-size design — printed onto pure linen or cotton cloth — is ready for you to embroider.   Approximate size of design A4 (medium): 27.41 cm x 21 cm (10.79 inches x 8.27 inches)   The image is printed onto pure linen or cotton cloth, to the highest standards to ensure your […]

WALK WITH ME - A4 (Medium) embroidery panel, ready to embroider

  This lovely, medium-size design — printed onto pure linen or cotton cloth — is ready for you to embroider.   Approximate size of design A4 (medium): 27.53 cm x 21 cm (10.84 inches x 8.27 inches)   The image is printed onto pure linen or cotton cloth, to the highest standards to ensure your […]

LADY IN RED - A3 (Large) embroidery panel, ready to embroider

  This lovely, large-size design — printed onto pure linen or cotton cloth — is ready for you to embroider.   Approximate size of design A3 (large): 38.4 cm x 29.7 cm (15.12 inches x 11.69 inches)   The image is printed onto pure linen or cotton cloth, to the highest standards to ensure your […]

YOU AND I - A3 (Large) embroidery panel, ready to embroider

  This lovely, large-size design — printed onto pure linen or cotton cloth — is ready for you to embroider.   Approximate size of design A3 (large): 39 cm x 29.7 cm (15.35 inches x 11.69 inches)   The image is printed onto pure linen or cotton cloth, to the highest standards to ensure your […]

PURPLE RAIN - A3 (Large) embroidery panel, ready to embroider

  This lovely, large-size design — printed onto pure linen or cotton cloth — is ready for you to embroider.   Approximate size of design A3 (large): 39.2 cm x 29.7 cm (15.38 inches x 11.69 inches)   The image is printed onto pure linen or cotton cloth, to the highest standards to ensure your […]

PINK DELIGHT - A3 (Large) embroidery panel, ready to embroider

  This lovely, large-size design — printed onto pure linen or cotton cloth — is ready for you to embroider.   Approximate size of design A3 (large): 38.4 cm x 29,7 cm (15.12 inches x 11.69 inches)   The image is printed on pure linen or cotton cloth, to the highest standards to ensure your […]

LAZY SUNDAY – A3 (Large) embroidery panel, ready to embroider

  This lovely, large-size design — printed onto pure linen or cotton cloth — is ready for you to embroider.   Approximate size of design A3 (large): 38.72 cm x 29,7 cm (15.24 inches x 11.69 inches)   The image is printed onto pure linen or cotton cloth, to the highest standards to ensure your […]

WALK WITH ME - A3 (Large) embroidery panel, ready to embroider

  This lovely, large-size design — printed onto pure linen or cotton cloth — is ready for you to embroider.   Approximate size of design A3 (large): 39 cm x 29,7 cm (15.35 inches x 11.69 inches)   The image is printed onto pure linen or cotton cloth, to the highest standards to ensure your […]

Pansies on Nuno Felt

  Pansies on Nuno Felt – page 83     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 83 of the felting book. Read more about it here.     Learn how to make […]

Tablet cover - Miniature Roses on Felted Wool

  Tablet cover – Miniature Roses on Felted Wool – page 89    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 89 of the felting book. Read more about it here.     Click on […]

Nasturtiums on silk paper

*** Sorry, this item is sold out. Nasturtiums on silk paper – page 96    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 96 of the felting book. Read more about it here.   […]

Clutch bag. Wild Roses on Wool and Silk

  Clutch bag. Wild Roses on Wool and Silk – page 102       A Beautiful kit for the new book: The Art of Felting and Silk Ribbon Embroidery  Learn how to make gorgeous three-dimensional wild roses on a rich and textured hand-felted background. The background is handmade from African wool and mohair and rich silk fibers […]

Fuchsias on Felted Wool and Silk

    Fuchsias on Felted Wool and silk – page 106      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 106 of the felting book. Read more about it here.     Click […]

Beaded Scarf-Vintage Roses on Felted Wool

  Beaded Scarf-Vintage Roses on Felted Wool. Page 124   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 124 of the felting book. Read more about it here.     This is a really enjoyable […]

Needle Case-Wild Poppies

Needle Case-Wild Poppies -page 134   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 134 of the felting book. Read more about it here.       This gorgeous needle case is sure to attract […]

Bracelet – Daisy Bracelet or Cuff

  Bracelet – Daisy Bracelet or Cuff. Page  129    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 129 of the felting book. Read more about it here.     This Marguerite Daisy […]

Bracelet - Medallion Rose Bracelet

  Medallion Rose Bracelet – page 139 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 139 of the felting book. Read more about it here.       This Medallion Rose Bracelet is sure to […]

Woollen blanket/throw with countryside flowers and a little sunbird

Woollen blanket/throw 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 […]

Sampler: English Rose on Felted Wool and Silk

Sampler – English Rose on felted wool and silk – page 75. A Beautiful new kit for the new book: The Art of Felting and Silk Ribbon Embroidery  Learn how to make gorgeous three-dimensional roses on a rich and textured hand-felted background. The background is handmade from African wool and mohair and rich silk fibres have been added for […]

Handbag - Roses on felted wool and silk

  Handbag – Roses on felted wool and silk – page 69  A Beautiful new kit for the new book: The Art of Felting and Silk Ribbon Embroidery      Learn how to make gorgeous three-dimensional roses on a rich and textured hand-felted background. The background is handmade from African wool and mohair and rich silk fibres have […]

A Medallion Rose Bracelet

  Good Morning, Goeie more,    I hope you had a lovely weekend ^•^  Here’s something new to brighten up your Monday – a medallion rose bracelet which is featured in our new book:     THE ART OF felting & silk ribbon embroidery   by Di van Niekerk with Toody Cassidy      Created by […]

A Needle case

  Needle case for the new book. Really had fun making this one   Happy weekend, stitching world!         Can’t wait to show you the cover of the book soon, I think you will like it as much as I do!   Love Di    

A new collection

    Hello stitching world ♬❤♬❤♬ I thought you would enjoy seeing this pic of various projects underway for our new book.  Hopefully you will be inspired :)       Have a good weekend!   Love Di    

WHLE27 Embroidery Kit

An exciting re-launch of a very beautiful project!!   For a short period only, so don’t miss out!   WHLE27 Girl with a White Horse   Embroidered by the gifted, Emma Kriegler.        Click on the image to enlarge     Complete kit   This beautiful kit contains:   1. The embroidery panel […]

Two weeks left

  Hi everybody, several of our popular designs will expire on 20 October 2015 and for those of you who were planning to make these gorgeous pieces, this may be your last chance!   I am not sure which of the following designs I will re-license again.   They are:   A Beautiful Place   […]

Circle of Roses (A5) x 2 small panels

  This lovely Circle of Roses — printed onto pure cotton cloth — is ready to embroider.   Size of this design is 14.85 cm (approx. 6 inches) in diameter. Note:  there are 2 printed panels in this pack   The image is printed onto a large 100% cotton cloth — big enough to fit in your hoop or frame. […]

WH06- The Curtain, Embroidery kit

This beautiful kit design, embroidered by Emma Kriegler, contains: the printed panel (in A3 two foolscap page size) all ready to embroider the ribbon pack which contains 2 packets of 4mm silk ribbon, 25 packets of 7mm silk ribbon, 1 packet of 38mm organza ribbon for the curtain – a total of 28 packets of […]

Cadillac complete kit

 The Cadillac: complete kit     ♫♥♫♥♫  I am pleased to tell you that the CADILLAC has been relaunched for a short time, due to popular demand.    This beautiful kit contains:   1. The embroidery panel with the image which is A3 in size, printed onto a large 100% cotton cloth – ready to embroider.   Note: The large […]

Box 1 - Wish you were here complete kit

    Wish You Were Here/Box Full of Lessons 1 The complete kit     ♫♥♫♥♫  An ideal kit for the complete beginner to silk ribbon embroidery!   This beautiful kit includes:   The embroidery panel: the A3 size design, printed onto pure cotton fabric,  in full colour — ready to embroider Note: Average size of […]

Poppies Silk embroidery panel

  Silk embroidery panel for Poppies design     The line drawing of the Poppies design in Little Flowers book is printed onto pure Dupion silk fabric, ready to embroider.   It has heirloom quality cotton voile backing over-locked onto the silk — all ready to place inside your hoop.   Size of panel is […]

Narcissus silk embroidery panel

  Silk embroidery panel for Narcissus design       The line drawing of the Narcissus design in Little Flowers book is printed onto pure Dupion silk fabric, ready to embroider.    It has a cotton voile backing (heirloom quality) which is over-locked onto the silk — all ready to place inside your hoop.   […]

Box of Lessons 15 (Vintage Roses) Complete Kit

    Sorry, this item is completely sold out.        ♫♥♫♥♫ Beautiful NEW! Vintage Roses kit for the complete beginner and the advanced   Box Full of Lessons 15…      Click on the images to enlarge       Learn (step-by-step) how to create beautiful Vintage Roses with fabric and ribbon and use […]

More Inspiration for you

From new book: Little flowers in silk and organza ribbon … click on the images to enlarge   Hello! In case you missed the latest newsletter, I thought I would show you some of the lovely pieces included in the latest news.       by Yalaguzyan Tanya from Kiev     ….. to see all the other masterpieces, […]

Box Full of Lessons 12A - The Blue Felted Rose sampler kit

  Sorry, this kit is out of stock.    Please see the Felting book kits for the Blue Hussif here and the green sampler here.   A Beautiful new kit in the best-selling Box Full of Lessons series:    Silk Ribbon Flowers on hand-felted backgrounds    A ROSE SAMPLER   Learn how to make gorgeous three-dimensional roses on […]

Box Full of Lessons 12B - The Blue Hussif (handy-hold-all) kit

  A Beautiful kit in the best-selling Box Full of Lessons series:    Silk Ribbon Flowers on hand-felted backgrounds    A ROSE HUSSIF or Handy-Hold-All   Learn how to make gorgeous three-dimensional roses on a rich and textured hand-felted background. The background is handmade from African wool and mohair and rich silk fibres have been added for lustrous effects. […]

Box Full of Lessons 11B - The Felted Rose Handbag kit

  A Beautiful new kit in the best-selling Box Full of Lessons series:    Silk Ribbon Flowers on hand-felted backgrounds    A ROSE HANDBAG   Learn how to make gorgeous three-dimensional roses on a rich and textured hand-felted background. The background is handmade from African wool and mohair and rich silk fibres have been added for lustrous effects. Learn […]

Box Full of Lessons 11A - The Felted Rose sampler kit

  A Beautiful new kit in the best-selling Box Full of Lessons series:    Silk Ribbon Flowers on hand-felted backgrounds    A ROSE SAMPLER   Learn how to make gorgeous three-dimensional roses on a rich and textured hand-felted background. The background is handmade from African wool and mohair and rich silk fibres have been added for lustrous […]

Gold and Blue Saucers & Cups KIT

  Gold and Blue Saucers & Cups KIT   The kit contains:   The lovely, medium-size design — printed onto pure cotton cloth — which is ready to embroider. Average size of an A4 design is 21cm x 29.7cm (8.30 by 11.70 inches)  The image is printed onto large 100% cotton cloth — big enough to fit […]

Cups on Hooks kit

  Cups on Hooks KIT   The kit contains:   The lovely, medium-size design — printed onto pure cotton cloth — which is ready to embroider. Average size of an A4 design is 21cm x 29.7cm (8.30 by 11.70 inches)  The image is printed onto large 100% cotton cloth — big enough to fit in your […]

What's new ...

  Good afternoon everybody – it’s a holiday in South Africa and I am enjoying the peace and quiet :)   I have just sent out my June/July newsletter which you will be able to read here.   You will read about:   Features on my new website click on images to enlarge     […]

6. Di Van Niekerk's Roses in Silk and Organza Ribbon book

Delicate and beautiful, the rose has been a symbol for love since ancient times, and if you love roses, then this is just the book for you. HARDCOVER Di’s tenth book book teaches more than 60 brand new techniques on a specially designed rose sampler. The beautiful silk roses and organza leaves will appeal to […]

Waxie, Cedar Waxwing, embroidery panel

This lovely medium-size design — printed onto pure cotton cloth — is ready to embroider.   Average size of an A4 design is 21cm x 29.7cm (8.30 by 11.70 inches)   The image is printed onto a large 100% cotton cloth — big enough to fit in your hoop or frame.   Comes with instructions […]

COMPLETE KIT for Roses book

  The complete kit for the new Roses book:   This kit contains: 1. The printed rose sampler from the Roses book – all ready to embroider – printed onto a large pure cotton block in full colour: the exact size used in the book.   2. The stumpwork shapes printed on a separate block […]

Colour 144 ribbon

Just to let you know that I have added a new colour to my range of ribbons: No.144 which is available in all the widths in silk and organza Colour: slasto Shades of dark brown grey navy and black This ribbon is for the bicycle in the WH06 (curtain design). Also useful for creating dark […]

What's new? Box Full of Lessons 8

  What’s new? Good morning and how are you all on this lovely Monday morning? I thought I would tell you about a new addition to the Box full of Lessons series, and it is a beauty!   Click on the image to enlarge   Titled: Box Full of Lessons 8 – PM025 Dream Cottage […]


 

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