Di van Niekerk Newsletter
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Exquisite masterpiece by Ludmila from Chisinau in Moldova
   
 
Hello, I hope you are well and happy! The seasons are a changing and soon it will be warm again... or cool for us in the Southern Hemisphere.

Don't you love it when the seasons are about to change? There is something exciting about it and even the little creatures living in the forests and gardens seem to be eager for the new season to arrive.
   
 
We hiked to the Spes Bona Forest on Saturday and saw a little mongoose. He followed us through the forest as if to say "don't go, please stay and chat for a while" So Wilsia left him some almonds for his dinner. The King Proteas we saw in the wild were as large as dinner plates. It's a magical time of the year in Cape Town. Not too hot, not too cold. Just perfect.

This time of the year is a busy one for creative people too. Everyone seems to find that extra burst of energy for a new project.
   
       
   
Many of you have written to say how much you are enjoying your embroidery and as a treat I have some gorgeous new embroidered pieces to share with you. Don't you love this collage of pictures of a beautiful piece by Tanya Yalaguzyan from Kiev in the Ukraine? May it brighten up your day and inspire you to start on your very own creation. If you too would like to have this kit, it is available here.

Note: Don't forget about the fabulous Bonus Hamper which you will receive with every order above R950.00 (approximately US$ 90)!

♫♬♪ Our exchange rate is incredibly helpful to anyone living outside South Africa... 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.
   
 
   
   
I have shared exquisite masterpieces by Ludmila from Chisinau in Moldova here And... on my Facebook page you will find the quaintest little mouse ever! On a handbag made by Catherine Tasminskaya from Moscow.
   
 
New Stockists

I would like to extend a very warm welcome to our new stockists. May we spend many happy years working together.

To find dedicated and talented teachers and stores worldwide who keep my products and books, you are most welcome to search here.
   
  New Book  
     
       
   
I am happy to announce that the advance copies of "Little flowers in silk and organza ribbon" have arrived and I am overjoyed with this book. It is a beauty and I cannot wait to hear what you think of it.
   
 
   
   
The main shipment has left the printers in Singapore and it is on the water, heading for our shores. As soon as Little Flowers arrives I will let you know. You are welcome to subscribe for free to stay in touch with the latest news.

  • Little Flowers is available for pre-order here
  • Or contact you nearest stockist to place your order.


There are 8 gorgeous designs in this book - something for everyone, from the complete beginner to the advanced needle crafter and I hope that you will enjoy making them as much as Marina and I did!
   
       
 
The old and the new
 
     
 
The endearing Sarah Kay range will be discontinued on 31 March 2014, as my license to print them will expire. Hopefully you will see this message in time and if you were planning to make some of these quaint pieces, now is the time to place your order before they are no longer available.
   
   
I am busy licensing the most beautiful designs you can imagine by an Australian artist, Jill Kirstein and I will introduce them to you in the next few months as soon as they are ready... so you see, as needle crafters, we don't have the time to grow old for we still have so much to do!
   
       
 
Workshops and shows

Soon we will be packing for BATB in Australia. It's going to be a fabulous opportunity for you to meet up with fellow embroiderers and teachers from all over the world! I look forward to seeing you there. For more information click here.
   
 
International Quilting Convention Africa

Don't miss Africa's premier quilting, stitch craft and textile art event.

Time: July 24, 2014 to July 26, 2014
Location: Emperors Palace Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Hope to see you there!
   
   
To conclude, I would like to share with you Chris McLennan's exquisite rainbow at Cape Point, not far from here. My wish is for peace and love in our world, always.
   
       
 
Until next time, be safe, mooi bly and enjoy your embroidery

Kindest regards

and the team in Newlands, Cape Town
   
 
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