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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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How to Trapunto the Periwinkle Fairy

  Hints and tips from Di van Niekerk   Trapunto   Trapunto (from the Italian word trapungere meaning to embroider) is an ideal method for raising a shape (such as a Fairy) up off the surface of the design. It is a form of padded embroidery where the shape is outlined in small stab stitches, […]


  HAPPY NEW YEAR! I wish you Peace, Joy, Love and Happiness in 2020.  May it be a very good year for you and your family! My wish for 2020 is that all the fires in Australia are extinguished by many days of soft, soaking rain. Sending you the angels from Cape Town. 

Happy Christmas!

    ♥ Wishing you and your loved ones a very Happy Christmas!          

A Beautiful Gift Voucher

  ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ Hello, stitching world, it’s nearly time for the holidays and you may be interested in a lovely Gift voucher for that special stitcher in your life!    To order a beautiful, personalised gift voucher, please email me directly at di@dicraft.com    Have a good week ♥     . . . #dicraftribbons  #dicraftembroidery  #creativeribbonembroidery […]

Latest News from Di van Niekerk

  The latest Newsletter is here.   Read about all the workshops, hope to see you there!    

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!     […]

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