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I can't begin to tell you how much I'm enjoying working with this beautiful piece and threads.  We are in the middle of winter here so the days are gray.  But I don't even care!!!!  I'm sitting here at me embroidery stand having the best time.  The only problem I have is forgetting to look at the clock!  Meal times, bed times, appointments can go by while I'm in my happy place!!!

Your customer service is outstanding and I can't thank you enough.  

I'll let you know when the package arrives!

Sherry from Tennessee, USA

My book arrived this morning and I am delighted with it thank you. Apart from having such beautiful illustrations the text is so easy to understand and the stitch diagrams, even for a newbie like me, are really clear . I have several other stumpwork and silk ribbon books but I think that Di's book is far better than any of them. I love it that she explains everything and when she says on page 32 that the instructions have been written for 'the total beginner in mind' that is really true.

Please tell Di how delighted I am with her book and thank her for putting the little inscription inside.

Now I am off to get started on a project.

Warmest regards,


Noelene  from Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

Wow, dinner was almost forgotten about last night, I received my parcel yesterday and sat for about an hour going through and playing with the ribbons for Roses and my panel.  Renn, thank you ever so much to you and Di, I really appreciate all the time and effort you girls have put into my order and assistance with it, and Di’s creations to give us inspiration to create lovely pictures for our homes, not to mention the peace we experience making up these lovely pictures, well thats when we dont have to reverse stitch, haha. thats a bugger.  Thank you too for the prompt postage, I wish you all the best in what you do and hopefully I will be able to catch up with you again one day.

Best regards

Marianne from Perth W.Australia

The parcel arrived about two weeks ago, while we were on vacation, so when I got home my new treasures were waiting for me. I am sure that you read this a lot, but I have to say that these are the most beautiful and by far the best ribbons I have ever tried. And for me it is a privilege and such an inspiration to be able to work with them. Ah, what a joy :)

If you don't mind looking at my humble creations, I am attaching the links to the first things I made using Di's ribbons, a poppy brooch inspired by the back cover of her latest book:

And a tulip brooch:

Thank you! I will definitely be back for more ribbons and very soon, too.

My best wishes to both you and Di. Hope you have a beautiful weekend!

Annamaria from Romania
I received my latest package with much joy as usual.

I get so excited to receive packages from you as it always feels like Christmas.

Hope your day is going well.



Conroe, Texas, USA

Hello Renn and Di,

Just a note to let you know that the order below has arrived safely in New Zealand. It is absolutely gorgeous, and the book is superb, everything is very much appreciated. Thank you also for the extra gift hamper you included, what a lovely surprise!

I look forward to working through the pattern and learning lots, and will tell my friends about your fabulous website and work.

Many Thanks,

Melissa from Auckland, New Zealand

Dear Renn,

Your parcel has arrived, thank you so much.  Having the postman deliver a parcel at the moment is miraculous.  You see we are experiencing the most horrific weather ever......hurricane-strength winds at times, no power (electricity)for nearly a week, trees fallen causing inability to travel on our roads and the floods !!! biblical levels nearly.  So the Dove has come with an olive twig...there is LIFE out there !!  My parcel of beautiful silk ribbons, threads and Design has arrived !!

Renn, you are so helpful and I love all the "goodies"in my parcel ! You remembered to include everything I needed eventhough I was not confident at all about what I needed.  Thank you so much once again.

We have family members in South Africa at the moment for a wedding and I believe weather is superb.  Send some of it this way !!

I hope you and Di are keeping well and I really treasure the enjoyment I get from the exquisite designs which pour from your wonderful creativity. Thank you so much...............  

Helen from Kiltrea, Enniscorthy in Ireland

I picked up my order from the post office this week. I was so excited to finally receive it.

Everything was perfect! And the bonus hamper was like opening a present on Christmas morning.

Thank you!! What a wonder surprise. I can't wait to get started.

Susan from Oklahoma, USA
A Perfect World in Ribbon Embroidery and Stumpwork book


Hi, Renn

I just thought I would show you pictures of my first panel.  I am so proud of how it came out (the pictures aren't great, but you can get the idea.)  I love my little dragonfly! I am learning so much from the book and I am having so much FUN!  The instructions are so clear and the wonderful photography throughout the book really makes learning new techniques easy. The ribbons and threads are so beautiful as well.  I can't wait to keep moving ahead on this piece!  I am already planning my next purchases, as I loved the garden scene that was in the recent email from Di.  Please tell her how much I appreciate her expertise and instruction. It is wonderful to live in a world of technology where we can learn from someone half way across the world!


Thank you Di and Renn for making these kits, books and materials available to us.



Sheila from Nova Scotia, Canada

I received my parcel today and I am so thrilled and anxious to begin my journey!  Thank you so much for your excellent customer service and your excellent products. I LOVE everything and I am so happy to have found you on the internet.

Renn - you are a sweetheart for putting up with my adding and adding to my order. You have the patience of a saint!  I certainly appreciate it very much.

I will keep in touch and let you know how I do. I am sure I will be ordering again.

Thank you very kindly,

Sheila Bergner-Landry from Nova Scotia, Canada


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