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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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Enjoy and looking so forward to meeting you all here!


Piecemakers, California

Some news from California… Hello stitching world ♫♬♪♫   I thought you would enjoy seeing a happy group of embroiderers who attended the Ribbon Embroidery & Stumpwork course with the talented Karen Fraser at Piecemakers in Costa Mesa, California   This is what they wrote to me:   A great time was had by all […]


It's c-c-c-cold...

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, kunjhani, 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, ДОБЪР ДЕН, […]


Belgium: Kalken, Belgium

  Our stockist in Kalken Belgium   Jovita’s Patchwork Atelier in Kalken, Belgium   Click on the images to enlarge                     Jovita has been sewing since she was four years old. She loves hand-work including appliqué, embroidery and quilting. By machine she sews patchwork, clothing and […]


Knotting ribbon ...

  Making a looped knot   Step 1 Thread the ribbon onto a needle.   To make a looped knot at the end of the ribbon: fold the long end of the ribbon once or twice and pierce it with the threaded needle….     Click on the images to enlarge         […]


Live, Love, laugh

  Good morning stitching world ♫♬♪   I have a lovely design for your collection today…   …. something for you to make for a special person, or for yourself :))     Click on the image to enlarge                               The […]


Threading ribbon ...

    Threading ribbon:   Step 1 Use a chenille or tapestry needle that has a large (long) enough eye for the ribbon to fit into….   Click on images to enlarge                     Step 2 Pierce end of the ribbon that you inserted into the needle…. […]


China. Hong Kong.

  Our stockist in China. Hong Kong.   Annisa Lam – Dancing Needles   Contact phone no. (852) 90198123 Dancing Needles  runs “Di Van Niekerk Ribbon Embroidery & Stumpwork Certificate course”, regular Flower Fairies workshops, Mixed form embroidery course   Course co-ordinator, supervisor & tutor: Annisa Lam (experienced embroidery tutor)   Click on images to enlarge   […]


South Africa. Fourways, Johannesburg.

  Our stockist in Fourways Johannesburg Annamaria Kelly   click on images to enlarge                         I have known Annamaria for many years (we both share a love of little Yorkies!) and I have always admired her flair for silk ribbon embroidery.       […]


Sweden. Pitea

    Our stockist in Pitea Sweden.   Kreativt Broderi in Pitea Kristina Nilsson is a gifted teacher and owner of Kreativt Broderi in Pitea, Sweden.   Click on the images to enlarge                     She holds classes and workshops in silk ribbon embroidery, and she stocks […]


Germany. Ernst

  Our stockist in Germany. 56814 Ernst. Stoff-und-Faden.de                     Monika Schuler owns and manages her website where you are able to order my products online.   Monika teaches silk ribbon embroidery and she keeps my books, ribbons, DVDs and the printed panels for embroidery.   Click […]


New Zealand, Auckland

  Our stockist in Auckland, New Zealand   The Ribbon Rose (don’t you love the name?) is a beautiful shop in the heart of  Ellerslie Village in Auckland, New Zealand.   Click on the images to enlarge                             Stephen & Heather Forlong […]


England. Norfolk

  Our stockist in Norfolk England   Click on the images to enlarge               A beautiful shop in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk where you will find my books, embroidery panels, ribbons and kits.                         Contact details:   Susan Todd […]


USA. Orange County in Southern California

  Our stockist in Orange County, Southern California   Piecemakers Country Store, Orange County in Southern California   Click on images to enlarge                       An exceptionally talented team of embroiderers and quilters with a wealth of knowledge and experience. Piecemakers Country Store in Adams Avenue […]


May/June 2011

Newsletter May/June 2011 Hi from a sunny and cool Cape Town. I hope you enjoyed your long weekend and that you managed to rest for a while. My new Roses book is at the printers and it will arrive by ship between 13 and 20 June…not long to wait now! I am very proud of […]


Italy. GRADO, ITALIA.

  Our stockist in Italy – GRADO, ITALIA   TOMBOLO E DISEGNI is owned by TOLLOI GIANFRANCA, an exceptional embroiderer and teacher.     Click on the images to enlarge                         TOMBOLO E DISEGNI is located at VIALE MARTIRI DELLA LIBERTA’ 10, in Grado […]

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