Di van Niekerk Newsletter
       
   

Greetings to you from a cold but sunny Cape Town - I hope that you are well and happy! It has been a busy time at Crafts Unlimited in Cape Town. I have been working on fresh ideas for my international workshops and the team is busy making up the orders for our beautiful new book Little flowers in silk and organza ribbon. I am thrilled to tell you that it is flying off the shelves and we have had such positive feedback, our hearts are singing! To everyone who has taken the time to write, Marina and I thank you so much. It means a lot to us.

   
 
   
 

About Little flowers in silk and organza ribbon

This irresistible step-by-step project book is all about making little flowers in silk and organza ribbon. Using a combination of thread, ribbon embroidery, stumpwork and other techniques, you can produce gorgeous poppies, sweet strawberry blossoms, delightful daffodils and a ring of daisies. Or enjoy creating magnificent wild roses, chamomiles and meadow grass in 3D with butterflies and bees and so much more.

Packed with information and many new techniques, this book will inspire every silk ribbon enthusiast, from the beginner to the advanced, to share in the joy of learning how to make beautiful life-like flowers and little creatures in ribbon and thread.

All completed projects are smaller than A4 size and templates of all the original designs are included, with easy-to-follow instructions on how to layer the embroidery and stumpwork to achieve the exquisite three-dimensional effect. An extensive range of step by- step photographs as well as a complete gallery of stitches make it virtually impossible to go wrong. 

   
       
  There are 8 gorgeous projects in the book.  
 
1. Narcissus
2. Poppies
   
 
3. Chamomiles
4. Rose Wreath
   
 
5. Strawberries
6. Ring of Daisies
   
 
7. Double Roses & Blue Violets
 
   
 
8. Wild Roses and Pink Blossoms

How to order the book and the kits.

Each project is packaged into a lovely kit which contains everything that you will need to make each design.

Click on the photos to be taken to the correct page. Enjoy!

To order the book click here for more information.

   
 
Chamomiles

If you would rather place an order by e mail, you are welcome to contact us...

* Renn: renn@dicraft.co.za or Di: di@dicraft.co.za

* Download the order form and email or fax it to 021 671 4609 (internationally +27216714609)

* Phone 021 671 4607 or 4604 (internationally +27216714607)

Note : The book is available in English and Afrikaans. It will be available in Russian and French in 2015.

   
   

For more information about Little Flowers, you are welcome to visit our website here. We have dedicated, expert teachers and stockists across the world that keep my ribbons, books and embroidery panels. Why not make contact to enquire about classes and new products. To find the list, click here and, in the search bar, type your city or country.

   
  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 friendly faces again! Metz Press, Hazel Blomkamp and I will all be on one gorgeous stand, so do look out for us at Emperor's Palace, Centre Court 24-26 July 2014. I know that a lot of quilters are travelling from America and I am sure from many other countries too, so don't miss this golden opportunity, South Africans!

   
  BATB Australia  
   

Bookings for Beating around the Bush are well underway. Why not treat yourself to this wonderful week of fun with like-minded people. Have a look here for information about my workshops at the convention. Looking so forward to meeting you there!

   
       
 
By Tetiana Korobeinyk from Foggia Italy

Since my last newsletter, I have added new material on my blog page here . New free tutorials have been added here , and you are welcome to subscribe for free to stay in touch with the latest news and tutorials. It's a great way to share and learn! I have shared beautiful pieces by talented artists on my Facebook page and you are welcome to join here.

   
 

We have added some lovely new items to our Bonus Hamper and for every order over R950.00 you will qualify for a Bonus Hamper. Learn more about it here. Our exchange rate is incredibly helpful to anyone living outside South Africa... At the moment, 10 Rand costs less than 1 US$! When you place an order, you will find an updated feature to see the price in your own currency.

Until next time, may the weather be kind and enjoy your embroidery.

Kindest regards


and the Crafts Unlimited team in Newlands, Cape Town

   
 
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