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everything silk ribbon embroidery and more…

Here you will find the latest news and updates, learn more about stitches and techniques, see beautiful embroidered pieces to inspire you, learn from work in progress… and I will show you gorgeous embroideries by talented artists the world over!

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Walking the Dog

  WH1999-32 Walking the dog. Don’t you just love this scene? It’s perfect for creative embroidery. Embroidered by Annamaria Kelly from Fourways in Johannesburg. Thank you, Annamaria, for sharing your talent so that others may also learn. Use this lovely picture as a guide and enjoy your embroidery Love Di van Niekerk ♥       Happy weekend, […]

Lazy Sunday embroidered

  Hello everyone, we are busy packing all the Black Friday Weekend orders and soon, they will be on the way to you! Today I want to show you a gorgeous garden scene, embroidered by the talented Christine Chan from Arcadia in Los Angeles County. Christine shares so generously with all of us, and for […]

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        


  WORKSHOPS IN AUSTRALIA-BATB 2020   I am delighted to tell you that I have been invited to teach at the world’s most beautiful needlework convention in Australia. To be held from 30th September to 7th October 2020, it is the prestigious, internationally acclaimed BATB, Beating Around the Bush 2020.   Click on the images […]

Workshops in England in 2021

  I am excited to tell you that I will be teaching at Lady Anne’s Needlework Festival in Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria, England 4th-17th July 2021   Click on the image to enlarge     This two-week event will be a celebration of historic needlework and include workshops from the best embroidery tutors in the world. You […]

Workshops in Hawaii in 2021

  Who feels like joining me in Hawaii?   I have more good news. Together with Inspirations Magazine and Needlework Tours Pty. Ltd. Based in Melbourne, Australia, I have been invited to teach at their Inaugural World Needlework Convention to be held in Honolulu, Hawaii from April 25th to May 3rd, 2021.   This International premier nine-day […]

A Fun Challenge for all stitchers!

  A Nice Challenge!   ♫♫♫◕‿◕♫   Do you feel like a fun challenge?     I have licensed this gorgeous design and it’s just perfect for, not only ribbon embroidery but all kinds of creative stitching.       The challenge is for all stitchers out there to test their boundaries and to create something to […]

Did you know about our personalised GIFT VOUCHERS?

  Did you know about our personalised GIFT VOUCHERS?   We make each Gift Voucher to suit your requirements. We can add the receiver’s name and your message to them as well.   Email us at info@dicraft.com with your requirements: how much you’d like to spend on each voucher, how you would like to personalise it.  […]

The M and N Monograms in ribbon embroidery

  Hiya everybody!  I’d like to show you more beautiful pieces 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 a […]

Marvellous Creations by Anna Moiseenko

Good morning, stitching world ◕‿◕   I have something spectacular to share with you today, by a very talented ribbon embroiderer, Anna Moiseenko (Анна Моисеенко) from Sevastopol - a city on the Black Sea.   Here is her first creation titled, Magnolias in bloom… Isn’t it lovely?       and another masterpiece titled, Autumn Rhapsody… Love the colours!     […]

Don't you love this one?

   ♥ Greetings, Stitching World, from a cool and rainy Cape Town. I have a lovely piece to show you today. It’s the WHLE07 panel and it was embroidered by the talented embroiderer, Jane Stilgoe from Booleroo Centre in South Australia. I had the pleasure of meeting Jane in one of my workshops when I […]

Ribbon Embroidery from Foggia, Italy

  Hello, stitching world!  Hope you are all looking forward to the weekend ♥   Today I want to show a beautiful piece which Татьяна Коробейник (Tetiana Korobeinyk) from Foggia in Italy. Tetiana is so talented with needle and ribbon and I am sure this will beauty make your day!   Click on images to […]

Garden By The Sea by Christine Chan

  Hello everyone! I’m back from beautiful Vancouver BC, have caught up with the backlog and today I want to show you a gorgeous garden by the sea, embroidered by the talented Christine Chan from Arcadia in Los Angeles County.     Don’t you love the rich texture and the colours that she chose? I […]

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 […]

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