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Silk ribbon embroidery on hand-felted backgrounds


Good morning stitching world  


I have been quietly working on a new book: “silk ribbon embroidery and hand-felted backgrounds” 


and here are some of the projects…



A handbag


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A Hussif or handy-hold-all

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I keep my silk ribbons inside this Hussif but it could hold threads, scissors and needles.

 Also perfect for jewellery and other precious things.



A Rose sampler

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What do you think?

Do you like the concept?



I will be travelling to Kiev in the Ukraine during October 2012 to teach this technique (silk ribbon embroidery on hand-felted backgrounds) and will also visit Moscow and St. Petersburg to meet up with Marina Zherdeva and Valentina Razenkova  two embroiderers I have admired for a long time.


I am happy to tell you that I will also be teaching the Blue Hussif (handy-hold-all) at the 2013 Craft Retreat in Stavanger, Norway

If you are able to attend the workshop, which is on 27 or 28 September 2013, you are welcome to e-mail Tone to book your place. Hope to see you there!



Have a peaceful weekend.







28 Responses to Silk ribbon embroidery on hand-felted backgrounds

  1. Wavatar claire says:

    I wonder if you have any update on this book? will it still be coming out? I would buy it in a heartbeat if it were – this combination of colours and fibres is so beautiful!

  2. Wavatar Margo says:

    Boskie hafty – ulubiony filc z haftem wstążeczkowym !!!!

  3. Wavatar delaram says:

    I am iranian girle
    Your work so beautifule . Thanks very very much .
    I hope you learn to us all kind of your beautifule tread step to step . Thanks

  4. Wavatar محبوبه says:

    من ایرانی هستم و از تصاویر تابلوهای شما در کارهای خودم استفاده می کنم ، کارهای شما زیباست اما بعضی از گل های روبانی سخت هستند ، امیدورام آموزش این گلها رو هم تو سایتتون قرار بدین
    موفق باشید.

  5. Wavatar parisa says:

    I am a teacher
    please advise how soon we may order this from you?
    Are there this book in Amrica? thank you
    parisa of Iran

  6. Wavatar nasrin says:

    very very good and beautifull. tankyo very much.

    nasrin of Iran

  7. Wavatar zoha ghorbany says:

    سلام من دانشجوی طراحی لباس از ایران هستم
    چند ماهی است با سایت شماآشنا شدم
    بسیار سایت زیبا و جالبی دارید
    از خیلی از تصاویر تابلوهای شما در سال تحصیلی گذشته برای درسم استفاده کردم
    طرح های تابلوهای شما بسیار بسیار زیباست
    موفق باشید

  8. Wavatar sahra says:

    these are so beautiful

  9. Wavatar Sharon says:

    I simply love your beautifully crafted Silk Roses and greenery on hand felting… Such dimension and celebration of colour. I also love to embroider on felt…
    Your work is exquisite, full of spirit… Thank you so much for sharing… blessings… Sharon

  10. Wavatar Diva Silva says:

    Wonderful, just amazing work, thank you for share.

  11. Wavatar Anonymous says:

    Hi Diane: Love the concept – can see many,many possibilities – can hardly wait to see what else you come up with! Cheers, Adrienne

  12. Wavatar Anonymous says:

    WoW! This is just amazing! I’m speechless, this is so beautiful!

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  14. Wavatar Teri says:

    Just breathtakingly beautiful! Almost too pretty to use. :)

  15. Wavatar joan gunton says:

    All of your projects are so inspirational!

  16. Wavatar Mandy Currie says:

    Hello Di,
    These designs are gorgeous, I can’t wait to see the book, I hope you will let us know when it’s available. I really love the hussif and would like one for myself. Will you provide them as a kit, I would certainly buy that one. I also love the bag, they are beautiful, please tell us more.

  17. Wavatar Deb Fick says:

    They are so lovely! Sure wish I was able to take your class!

  18. Wavatar Anonymous says:

    What gorgeous projects. I have been doing felting and these projects look wonderful. Can’t wait until your book comes out. Save one for me!!!

  19. Wavatar Kate says:

    I can’t wait for this book to be released! Please advise how soon we may order this from you.

  20. Wavatar anita says:

    quelle délicatesse et harmonie, j’adore, bravo!
    bonne journée

  21. Wavatar MEUNIER Domie says:

    C’est magnifique !!!!

    A quand des kits avec laine à feutrer et broderies,,,???? SUBLIME !!!

  22. Wavatar Eve says:

    Great job!!!! I like it!

  23. Wavatar Susan says:

    Hallo Di,
    You have combined two natural fibres with exquisite charm & beauty. The woollen texture is such a soft background for the silk glowing in its glory. Just love them. I am sure the students will enjoy the classes & gain great satisfaction from making these.
    Congratulations. lol Susan

  24. Wavatar odette says:

    extraordinaire bravo bravo

  25. Wavatar Anonymous says:

    it’s beutiful

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