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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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Working with two needles

Click on image to enlarge When working with two needles: always ensure that one of the needles (with thread or ribbon) lies on the top of your work whilst you stitch with the other. This way, the thread and ribbon won’t become tangled at the back of your work  

Stem stitch

Click on image to enlarge Stem stitch. A slight variation on the traditional stem stitch, this is a way to form a finer line which works well with this kind of embroidery. Instead of making the traditional slanted stitches, insert the needle along an imaginary or drawn line as shown. Longer stitches of 1 to […]

How are you today?

  Good morning from a hot and sunny Cape Town   Sending you some African Sunshine   …..have a beautiful day ♥   Click on the image to enlarge – isn’t he magnificent?                     © Bruce van Niekerk 2010 Bukela Africa Safaris  “Africa With Pride”

New member of the family..

  Good morning, everybody ♫♬♪♫♬ Thought I would introduce you to Milly  ♥ the new baby in the house….   Click on the image to enlarge                           And the baby sleeps… peace in the house at last :)   Welcome Miss Milly Muffett […]

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