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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 […]

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….                         […]

International SRE competition - ends December 2018

  I have good news for silk ribbon embroiderers the world over… We are having another exciting International SRE (silk ribbon embroidery) competition which ends on 01 December 2018.     The  Magical Garden Collection (MGC) International SRE competition is here! It is my wish that everyone (from teachers to shop owners to embroiderers the world […]

Pansies and Bumblebees by the talented Olga Smirnova from St. Petersburg

  Pansies and Bumblebees by the talented Olga Smirnova from St. Petersburg   Hello, stitching world. I have something really gorgeous to share with you today by the much-respected ribbon embroiderer, Olga Smirnova from St. Petersburg. I had the great pleasure of spending time with Olga when I visited her beautiful city and we got on so […]

1. Ribbon Embroidery and Stumpwork Book (RES)

  The fifth book from the pen of well-known South African embroiderer designer, Di van Niekerk.  The book on the left is the Classic Volume (second edition) and the book on the right is the new, revamped, updated edition. When you place your order, we will write back to enquire which edition you would like. […]

Embroidering the letters of a word, name or sentence

    Embroidering letters     Good afternoon stitching world ♪♫♬♪ Today, I thought I would show you something about embroidering letters to form words, names and sentences. When you need a personalised gift for a special occasion or to make a decorative piece for your home: words, names and sentences can be very useful […]

Roses and Peonies by Christine Chan

♥ 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, […]

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     […]

Little Flowers - A Rose Wreath

    Good morning stitching world ♪♫•*      I hope you enjoyed your weekend! I have a lovely Rose Wreath to show you by the well-known Kristina Nilsson of CREATIVE EMBROIDERY OF SWEDEN   Kristina wrote to me:   “Dear Di! I was very inspired by your book “Little Flowers” and here is my interpretation of the […]

Lovely gifts by Dagmar Thiel from Germany

  Hello stitching world ◕‿◕ hope you are well and happy. I have some fabulous inspiration for you today by the extremely talented Dagmar Thiel from Beerfelden in Germany.   Dagmar wrote:   The parcel has arrived today and I am sooooooooooo happy! I finally have the books even with a personal dedication from you. […]

Purple Irises

  Hello everybody, I am busy with the latest newsletter which we should be sending out soon, and I thought in the meantime, that you would like to see Jacqui O’ Connell’s rendition of our new Purple Irises design. Don’t you think it’s cute?   Click on the image to enlarge     Hope you […]

Sunny Flowers by Olga Smirnova

  Sunny Flowers by Olga Smirnova   Hello! Today I have some beautiful embroideries to show you by the talented ribbon embroiderer, Olga Smirnova, from St. Petersburg.   I had the great pleasure of spending time with Olga when I visited her beautiful city and I was so impressed with her work!   Olga kindly […]

A NEW COMPETITION for all embroiderers

    The Circle Of Roses–Circle of Love design for the 2015 COMPETITION!     Read all about the competition here Or download the PDF here          Why not enter the Circle Of Roses–Circle of Love design for the 2015 COMPETITION!                   _____________________________________________________________       Every now and then […]

The Flower Seller by Manuela Scarpin from Italy

  Hello everybody ♫♥♫♫ I hope you are all well and happy!   I have been quite for a while as I have been teaching in Australia at the BATB Convention hosted by the beautiful Inspirations Magazine. What a wonderful time we all had and I will tell you more in my October newsletter.     Today, I have […]

Happy weekend!

  Hello! Something to inspire you…. beautiful silk ribbon embroidery by Rolene Bosman from the studio of Michelle Lilley in Pretoria South Africa :)   click on the image to enlarge         Thank you for sharing Rolene and her talented teacher, Michelle Lilly! Happy weekend stitching world ♥    

Sarah Kay designs for silk ribbon embroidery

  Good morning :-)   Latest news   The lovely range of Sarah Kay designs is only available until the end of this month. Our license for Sarah Kay expires on 31 March 2014.   If you would like to order any of the kits before they are discontinued, you are welcome to do so […]

Wicker Chair and Cosmos by Noelle Ferry from Virginia, USA

  Good morning everyone! Hope you had a good weekend. It is sizzling hot in Cape Town and we are melting here, so sending all the cold countries warm African sunshine! Today I have a beauty to show you…. Wicker Chair and Cosmos by Noelle Ferry from Virginia, USA    Click on the images to enlarge   […]

Fabulous silk ribbon embroidery by Helen Eriksson

  Hello! Compliments of the season to you. May it be a good year for you and your family!  To inspire you today, I have fabulous silk ribbon embroidery creations by my gifted friend Helen Eriksson, from Walkerville, Adelaide, South Australia to show you. As a matter of fact, today they were expecting to be the […]

Silk Ribbon Embroidery Deluxe

  Greetings from a warm and sunny Cape Town Hope you are well and happy and enjoying your day, wherever you are in this world. It’s Thanksgiving and I have some inspirational pieces to show you at this special time. Something really lovely by Annisa Lam and Vivian Lee from Hong Kong. Annisa teaches a […]

Saying Goodbye to André

  Hello everybody.  I have been quite for some time and I thought it was right to let you know that my life-long partner and my very best friend, André has died. We are all so sad here in Cape Town and today I want to pay tribute to a kind and gentle man who […]

Silk Ribbon at ABILMENTE-FIERA DI VICENZA Fair in Italy

  Hello! Hope you are having a good weekend! I have something beautiful to show you by Manuela Scarpin, a gifted silk ribbon teacher at Tombolo E Disegni, Viale Martiri della Liberta 10, Grado (Gorizia) 34073, Italia.   They will be exhibiting at the fair:  ABILMENTE-FIERA DI VICENZA, from the 17 to the 20 of October […]

Beautiful creations with silk ribbon

  Hello everybody…hope you are well and happy! I am content and so is my friend, Marina. After many months of very hard work:  Little flowers in silk and organza ribbon by Di van Niekerk and Marina Zherdeva is done! YAY! I love this book and I hope that you will too!   ♥ This is […]

Silk Ribbon Embroidery good for the soul

  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 […]

Silk Ribbon Roses by Olga Smirnova

  Hello! Today I have a beauty to show you by Olga Smirnova from St. Petersburg. A work of art in silk ribbon titled: Stop and Smell the Roses.   I had the great pleasure of spending time with Olga when I visited her beautiful city and I just liked her so much!   She […]

Strawberries and baskets, roses and wicker chairs - a beautiful combination

  Good morning stitching world! Long time no write….  and there is a good reason for this :)   I am working non-stop on a set of new designs for a beautiful book which I am writing with Marina Zherdeva from Moscow.   I am sure many of you will agree: when this kind of […]

Downloadable eBook - silk ribbon embroidery: a collaboration of artists

  NEW eBook! Silk Ribbon Embroidery – a collaboration of artists from around the world….   Hello stitching world I have good news for you!    Silk Ribbon Embroidery – a collaboration of artists from around the world is now ready to order as a downloadable eBook in PDF format for R80.00, which is about $8 US.   You will be […]

A Still Life in silk ribbon embroidery

  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 […]

Latest news about the world competition book

    ♫♥♫♥♫ Latest News: the book is now ready to download as a PDF. Click here for more information.   Good morning Stitching World  I have the latest news about the world competition book …    The book is ready and Werner is doing his magic to turn it into an e book or a book […]

Little Girl reaching by Meridy Haswell from Uvongo

    Hello from a freezing cold and wet Cape Town… thought this would brighten up your day! A beautiful embroidery piece by Meridy Haswell from Uvongo on the South Coast of KZN, South Africa…       Don’t you think it is a beauty?          I just love the way Meridy […]

Silk ribbon embroidery - a Ballerina by Christine Chan from California

  Ballerina by Christine Chan from Arcadia in Los Angeles County, California     Good Morning, Goeie more, HOWDY, Buon Giorno, Bonjour, Guten Morgen, Selamat Pagi, Buenos Dias, God Morgen, Dobroye utro, Boker tov, Buenos Días, Wilujeng Enjing, Günaydin, Umhlala gahle, Bom Dia, добро утр-dobro utro,  Dobro jutro, G ‘day, Góðan daginn, בוקר טוב!!!, Hyvää […]

Geraniums and roses

    Hello stitching world *-* Hope you are having a good Monday. To inspire you…. I have a lovely piece to show you by Elena Shadrina from Moscow. I had the pleasure of meeting Elena last October in Moscow and was so impressed with her work.   Here is an example of a lovely landscape. Click […]

Sunflowers in silk ribbon by Julia Chaschihina from Moscow

        Hello everybody ^•^ I have some gorgeous Sunflowers to show you by Julia Chaschihina (Chasc) Юлия Чащихина from Moscow. I met Julia last year when we traveled to her beautiful city and saw her lovely work.     Julia learned to knit and sew from her Grandmother and her mum and good teachers at school […]

The winners of the International Silk Ribbon Embroidery Competition 2012!

    The winners of the International Silk Ribbon Embroidery Competition 2012!   I am so honoured and so happy to publish the International Silk Ribbon Embroidery Competition 2012 list of winners! These are the world’s best entries and I am so proud of every one of you. There were so many exquisite entries and […]

Announcement next week of winners 2012 International Silk Ribbon Embroidery competition

  Good Morning stitching world :)       Just to let you know that the winners of the 2012 International Silk Ribbon Embroidery Competition will be announced next week!   Good luck everyone, I am holding thumbs for all of you! Love Di ♥ 31 January 2013: and the winners have been announced! Congratulations […]

PARIS WORKSHOP bookings have opened!

  ♫♬♪♫♬♪ Les ateliers de l’Aiguille en fête février 2013 (Workshops Aiguille en fête February 2013)   Bonjour à tous, Le planning des ateliers est enfin sorti! Merci encore de votre disponibilité! Les places seront en vente dès mercredi! Bonne soirée à tous Dépêchez-vous! LES ATELIERS DU SAMEDI 16 FÉVRIER 2013: Broderie au ruban – Di […]

Lavender and Blue

  Hello everybody ^•^  hope you had a lovely weekend…. I have some lovely pieces to show you by Tanya Yalaguzyan from Kiev and they are sure to brighten up your day :)   Tanya attended my workshop in Kiev in October and I was most impressed with her talent for ribbon embroidery.   I […]

Roses and Pansies

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, […]

Hello from Kiev in the Ukraine

  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 […]

From Moscow - a Flower Fairy for you

  Good morning from Moscow, Russia :))  Today I am spending the day with a very special person: Marina Zherdeva, my friend and stockist in Moscow.   I have her beautiful Flower Fairies™ to show you and they will surely brighten up your day :)   The Guelder Rose Fairies….       and close-up […]

Silk ribbon artwork to feed your soul

  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 […]

New release for silk ribbon embroiderers - Danielle

  ♥ Hello stitching world. Today I have released a beautiful new kit: Danielle cuddling her baby chick from the Sarah Kay range, embroidered by the talented Emma Kriegler…and it’s a beauty :)     Read more about it here …. and see the close-up photographs. It’s a perfect project for all embroiderers!   ☂ it’s raining […]

The latest news

“Anybody seen the sun?”   Just before the weekend and on Friday 13th, we have published our latest newsletter.    Read more about it here :))   https://dicraft.co.za/blog/july-2012/   Have a happy, creative weekend    Love   Di ♥

It's a beauty! House with a Picket Fence Kit

A new release 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 […]

Juliet in the field of Nasturtiums

  ♥ 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,  […]

Dimensional silk ribbon embroidery

  ♥ Good morning everyone — it’s a cold, rainy day in Cape Town — real embroidery weather :)   I have a gorgeous piece by Frances Squire Heymans from South Africa to inspire you today…   Click on the images to enlarge       This is Stonewall Cottage and I love the way […]

In Harmony with silk ribbon

  It’s Friday ♫♬♪ and I thought you would enjoy seeing this lovely design by Merlene Spies from Randburg, South Africa.   Merlene made this piece for last year’s competition and I just love it!   Click on the image to enlarge       Close up detail…click on the images to enlarge     […]

A Country Garden

  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 Rose garden

  Launch of a beautiful NEW Kit …   An exquisite Rose Garden   ♫♥♫ For all silk ribbon embroidery fans….   Click on the image to enlarge     For more information and close-up photographs, you are welcome to visit this page on my website:  PM073 Bench in Rose Garden complete kit   Enjoy your Saturday […]

A Very Beautiful place

  Good morning stitching world :-))   I hope you are having a good week so far. How time flies, don’t you think?   Today I have a spectacular version of A Beautiful Place to inspire you ♥   This exquisite Box Full of Lessons 9 is now discontinued as the license has expired, but for those […]

Knitted bag with silk ribbon embroidery

  Hello stitching world ♫♬♪♫ Hope you are well and looking forward to the weekend.    To inspire you this weekend….   A hand-knitted African mohair and wool handbag with silk ribbon roses…   Click on the image to enlarge     This is one of the projects that I will be teaching in next year […]

Girl Reaching

  Hello stitching world :) Today I have a happy scene to brighten up your day… …the popular Girl Reachingdesign.   This design has been discontinued as the license has expired, but for those who are fortunate enough to have bought the panel beforehand, this picture will guide you.   Click on the image to […]

Ribbon embroidery from Kristina in Sweden

  ♥ 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 Kristina Nilsson of C R E A T I V E  E M B R […]

Picture-perfect silk ribbon embroidery

  ◕‿◕  Good morning everyone — it’s a beautiful sunny day in Cape Town ♥   To brighten up your week I will show you picture-perfect Poppies in silk ribbon by the multi-talented: Valentina Razenkova from Saint Petersburg, Russia.    Valentina sent me this landscape masterpiece to share with you … do have a look […]

Ribbon embroidery from Nakhodka

Bright and cheerful…   ◕‿◕ Good morning to you… I have more beautiful designs to brighten up your weekend!   By Valentina Ilkova from Nakhodka Russia. Don’t you just love her colours?   Click on the images to enlarge     Valentina Ilkova lives in Russia, in the small town of Nakhodka. She teaches silk ribbon embroidery […]

Silk ribbon embroidery by Irina

  Hello  :-)) Hope your Tuesday is a good one – to make it even better, I have some lovely pieces to show you by Irina Podolyak (Ирина Подоляк ) from Moscow.   Click on the image to enlarge       Irina teaches silk ribbon embroidery and other kinds of embroidery as well. She […]

A Beautiful new kit for you

  G’Day, stitching world ♫♬♪♫♬♪♫♬♪   Oh but I have a beauty for you today! A Beautiful Place by the talented teacher and friend: Annamaria Kelly, from Fourways in Johannesburg, South Africa. Click on image to enlarge This beauty is now packed into kit form especially for you and… it is eligible for the International Silk […]

Wicker Chair and Cosmos

  ◕‿◕ Good morning to you…  I think you will  love this gorgeous masterpiece by Rabia Motala from Ridgeway in Johannesburg — a wicker chair in a garden of Cosmos, Roses and Delphiniums…   Don’t you wish you were sitting in this lovely garden?   Click on the image to enlarge     …. and the […]

Smell the roses

  ♥♫♥♫♥ G’day, hope you are having a good Wednesday.  This beautiful piece will surely make your day a happier one :)    Click on the image to enlarge   Embroidered by the extremely talented Emma Kriegler, it is one of the new kits in the Dreamscapes series.   To read more about the Dreamscapes […]

Yellow Sunshine

  Hi everyone, hope you are all having a good week. I see that it is so cold in Europe so I am sending you a beautiful, sunny cushion made by the exceptionally gifted ribbon embroiderer and author: Helen Eriksson from Walkerville, Adelaide, South Australia.   Click on the image to enlarge…     Thank you […]

A beautiful box.....

  Good morning stitching world – hope you had a good weekend :))   I am delighted to show you a magnificent piece by Hülya Göndür Sönmez of Art Design Studio, Belsu Shop in Istanbul,Turkey. Her creation is featured in our South African needlecraft magazine: Stitches - the February/March 2012 issue number 26.  Hülya Göndür Sönmez has […]

More Roses to inspire

  ◕‿◕ Good morning to you…   I hope you had a good weekend…it is very hot here – 34 degrees Celsius (93 Fahrenheit) is HOT and humid at the coast, so I am sending everyone who has snow around them some African Sunshine to warm you up :))   I have more beautiful roses to brighten […]

Roses and Lace

  Good morning ♫♬♪♫♬♪♫♬♪   It’s a beautiful, sunny day in Cape Town and to brighten up your day…I have some gorgeous roses by Irina Kruts (ирина круц) from Kiev in the Ukraine         Don’t you think this cushion is a masterpiece? I love her colours and the way she has used the […]

A spectacular landscape in ribbon embroidery

  Good morning ◕‿◕ Welcome to 2012!   I hope you enjoyed Old Year’s Eve and are ready to get back into the swing of things in 2012…. I have a feeling it’s going to be a good year for all of us :)   I have something really remarkable to show you to start off the […]

Penelope Roses

  Penelope Roses by Helen Eriksson     Hi everyone, hope you all had a good week and all ready for the weekend and the big party ahead!   Today I have something special to show you… Penelope Roses by the exceptionally gifted ribbon embroiderer: Helen Eriksson from Walkerville, Adelaide, South Australia.   Click on […]

Precious Peonies

  ♫♬♪  Good morning…a beautiful day in Cape Town. I hope you had a good weekend!   Today I am sending you precious Peonies from the extremely talented  Nigar Hikmet from Yeşilyayla köyü – Düzce in TÜRKİYE   Click on the images to enlarge       Close-up detail…     More detail…     […]

A masterpiece from Perm in Russia

  It’s nearly Christmas  and as a special gift for your eyes today….   …. a masterpiece in Roses by Lyudmila Deineko (Дейнеко Людмила) from Perm on the banks of the Kama River, in the European part of Russia near the Ural Mountains.   Click on the images to enlarge     Don’t you think her Roses […]

Pink Roses and Pansies

  Pink Roses and Pansies by Ingrid Lee from Melbourne Australia     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 […]

Red Poppies

  GOOD morning, stitching world ♥     Red poppies made by Rabia Motala from Johannesburg to brighten up your day :)       This is the KS071 basket of Poppies from my Dreamscapes series and it’s still one of my absolute favourite designs.             Have a good Monday everybody ♫♬♪♫♬♪♫♬♪ […]

Tranquil Waters

    Tranquil Waters (Black Swans) in ribbon embroidery     Good morning :)   Many have asked for the much-loved Tranquil Waters design too and now the license has expired, but many of you were lucky enough to purchase the panel. Here are a few tips :)     Tranquil Waters… click on the image to […]

Shades of Summer

  Hello everybody, I have some good news! Many  have asked for the much-loved Shades of Summer design and…   The license has expired and the panel is no longer available but for those who were fortunate to have already purchased the panel, the following tips should help…     I thought I would show you the […]

Floral Vista...

  Good afternoon :))   To brighten up your weekend, I have a lovely piece to show you by Mrs R du Plessis from Bloemfontein in South Africa.   Titled “Floral Patio” it is a beauty!     Mrs du Plessis entered her Floral Patio in the International silk ribbon embroidery competition, and I love the […]

A lady with a little dog...

  Hello everybody …hope you are having a good day :))   Today I thought I would show you a beautiful piece by Annamaria Kelly, a talented teacher and stockist from Fourways in Johannesburg, South Africa.   Click on the image to enlarge     This design Annamaria entered in our International Silk Ribbon Embroidery […]

A special piece...

  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,  […]

A beautiful Garden ...

  GOOD morning, stitching world ♫♬♪♫♬♪♫♬♪ I hope you had a good weekend   Today I thought I would show you this lovely piece by By Kari Aske from Norway. Don’t you think it is gorgeous?                             Close – up of her Roses […]

Shaping stitches made in ribbon...

  Shaping stitches made with ribbon ….   Ever wondered how to make leaves and petals look more realistic?   Essentially, you can use needle, thread and tiny stitches to “show” the ribbon what you want it to do — how you want it positioned on the design.     Gently lift the stitch up […]

Gift idea...

  Hello everybody – hope you’re having a good day :))   Here is an idea for you to make a useful gift for a special friend — a scissors case that I made out of white felt.                                       […]

A Ballerina.....

    Hello everybody  ♥   Just before the weekend, I thought I would introduce you to a gifted embroiderer: Olga Smirnova from Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation.   She made this exquisite ballerina for my International Silk Ribbon Embroidery competition….. and this is sure to brighten up your weekend :))))   Click on the images to […]

So lovely.....

  A very good morning to you! The sun is shining this side and it is a beautiful day in Cape Town. We have had lots of rain so the dogs and I have not been able to any walking and we all have cabin fever. So guess what we will do today as soon […]

A beauty from England ....

  Good morning stitching world :)))   I have a beautiful design to show you today.   Entered in the SRE competition by Judy Shepherd from England, I do love this gorgeous piece.         For those of you who wish to make this lovely design: We do have a complete kit for […]

Spring Flowers.....

  Spring flowers…..   Beautiful Spring flowers for you by Valentina Razenkova from Russia   Click on images to enlarge                                                 Happy Spring day!   Enjoy your weekend stitching world  ◕‿◕   […]

Roses for you...

  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 gift for you from Valentina...

    GOOD morning, stitching world ♫♬♪♫♬♪♫♬♪ It’s cold and its raining in Cape Town – a good day for embroidery..     Click on images to enlarge                             I thought you would enjoy this lovely piece by Valentina Ilkova уважением,Валентина from Nakhodka, […]

A beautiful piece by Tetiana Korobeinyk (Татьяна Коробейник) from Italy ....

   Good morning from a rainy and cold Cape town   Hope you are all looking forward to the weekend   ♥   Today I want to show a beautiful piece which Татьяна Коробейник (Tetiana Korobeinyk) from Italy sent in for the International Silk Ribbon Embroidery competition.   Татьяна Коробейник is from the Ukraine, and now […]

Fourth Prize ….. International Silk Ribbon Embroidery competition

    Fourth prize 2011   Hulya Gondur Sonmez, (Belsu-Crafturk) Istanbul, Turkey  for her entry of a combination of Dreamscapes designs: WHLE25 and WH123 – the bicycles. Hulya has won a prize to the value of R3700.00 and her entry will feature in the beautiful Stitches Magazine        

Third Prize ….. International Silk Ribbon Embroidery competition

    Third prize 2011   Marlize Meyer (Flowers & Thyme Studio) Pretoria, South Africa for her entry: WHLE54 – Ballerina at ease Marlize has won a prize to the value of R3800.00 and her entry will feature in the beautiful Inspirations Magazine.

Second Prize .... International Silk Ribbon Embroidery competition.

  Second prize 2011 Maria de Graaff, Mossel Bay, South Africa for her entry of Garden Pond (Box full of lessons 7) Congratulations! Maria has won a prize to the value of R4000.00 and her entry will feature in the beautiful  Stitches Magazine

First prize ... International Silk Ribbon Embroidery competition. Annamaria Kelly

    First prize 2011   Annamaria Kelly, Johannesburg, South Africa for her entry: WHLE25 – Country Garden.           Congratulations! Annamaria has won a prize to the value of R6000.00 and her entry will feature in the beautiful Inspirations Magazine issue #74 out in second quarter of 2012    If you […]

How to embroider a tree ...

  Hi everybody — hope you are well and looking forward to the weekend. It’s COLD in Cape Town and it is raining ♫♬♪ We desperately need this rain as our dam levels are too low for the summer season.           Today I thought I would show you how to make […]

Beautiful Roses for you

♥   Spider-web and stem stitch roses     Click on the images to enlarge                                       First make a spider-web rose to form the centre… … then use stem stitches to form the outer petals.     […]

A wreath of flowers to share...

  Hi everybody ♥     It’s nearly weekend…… and today I want to show you this magnificent Flower Wreath by the multi-talented Julia Chaschihina, of Moscow, Russia.   Don’t you think it is spectacular?     Click on images to enlarge                       …and the […]

Twirled Ribbon Rose

  Good morning stitching world ♥   Today I am going to teach you how to make a Twirled Ribbon Rose.                     This is one of the roses that I teach in my new Roses book The twirled ribbon rose is a wonderful technique to use […]

A Favour

    A Favour   Good morning ♫♬♪♫♬   I just love the simplicity of this design.   Here, silk ribbon embroidery was used for the roses, the rose leaves and the green railing.         Simple stitches were used to embellish her dress and her hair was made by stitching it with […]

Thank you

  Good morning stitching world ♬❤♬                         The international SRE competition is over…..  and how I WISH you could see the magnificent masterpieces that I have received from all corners of the globe.   ♬❤♬❤♬❤♬❤♬ Thank you to everyone who entered – for all […]

A little lesson on Dreamscapes design – WH06 (the curtain)

Hi everybody – hope you are enjoying your Tuesday :) Today I thought I would teach you some of the sections from the  Dreamscapesdesign – WH06 (the curtain) About the curtain The curtain was made with 38mm organza ribbon number 103. There are two drops for this curtain. 1. Cut two lengths of ribbon long […]


 

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