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It’s all about learning and sharing

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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Montpon-Ménestérol in France

  24700 Montpon-Ménestérol in France   A warm welcome to Valérie Simonin of Le chat qui brode in Montpon-Ménestérol in FRANCE   Le chat qui brode in Montpon-Ménestérol now keeps my ribbons and the panels/designs and ribbons  for my books.   Click on the images to enlarge               Valérie Simonin address details are:   Name of the business: […]


International Quilt Convention Africa

  International Quilt Convention Africa     Soon we will be travelling to Johannesburg for the International Quilt Convention Africa.   My publisher, Wilsia Metz of Metz Press and I met last week to design our stand and it’s going to be beautiful!   I am so excited and can’t wait to see all the […]


Overlooking Hout Bay

Hiking in Silvermine…. Overlooking Hout Bay.    Click on image to enlarge      


Jonkershoek Nature Reserve

  Jonkershoek Nature Reserve outside Stellenbosch – a hiker’s paradise!   Click on the images to enlarge                


Sand dunes near Fish Hoek

  On the way back from Peers Cave above Fish Hoek Sand Dunes…   Click on the images to enlarge                


Olive Owl by Lena Thiel from Sweden

  Hello stitching world :) Today I have a beautiful project to share with you, created by Lena Thiel from Sweden. Lena made this remarkable iPad cover by combining silk ribbon embroidery, thread work and felting — an outstanding fusion of crafts and I thought that you would enjoy seeing her creation. This piece Lena […]


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 […]


Hike up to Chapman's Peak via Noordhoek beach

Hello! This is what my friends and I did on Mother’s day… Treated ourselves to a wonderful hike up Chapman’s Peak via Noordhoek beach. A most magnificent day. Thank you Linda and Sumi and Anita!   Click on the images to enlarge                 Highly recommended.  Happy Monday to […]


My Classes at BATB in Australia, the International Needlework Convention

  Hello stitching world, I have some exciting news! It has been confirmed that I will be travelling to Australia to teach at BATB in Adelaide, South Australia. BATB or Beating Around the Bush is an International Needlework Convention that offers fun, friendship and stitching with the world’s best needlework teachers and you are welcome to join, no matter where you […]


Blue Bench in a Rose Garden

    Hello!  Today I have a free tutorial for you with some really good ideas for silk ribbon embroidery fans. By the master-embroiderer, Marina Zherdeva. Her winning piece is shown in part 1 of a book written by Annine van Reenen featuring all the winners of the silk ribbon embroidery competition in 2012.  Enjoy […]


V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

  At the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town :)   Click on the image to enlarge      


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 ♥    


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, […]


A King Protea above Kalk Bay

A King Protea above Kalk Bay on our hike to the very special Spes Bona Forest    Click on image to enlarge    

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