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Hi! My name is Di van Niekerk, the artist and designer behind Dicraft Embroidery. I am also a professional fibre arts instructor and author and have specialised in dimensional embroidery, ribbon embroidery and stumpwork. I love how these forms bring art to life.

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The Dicraft team carefully prepares and exports popular products, lessons and books for anyone wanting to learn how to do all kinds of creative embroidery like silk ribbon embroidery and stumpwork, needle painting and thread work. We create specially prepared needlecraft kits and panels and a lovely range of hand-painted silk and organza ribbons for embroiderers, studios and shops all over the world.

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Here I share inspirational stories and free lessons in the form of tutorials and guides. I also share needlework tips, tricks and I teach stitches and techniques that you may find helpful. It is a great resource for any creative wanting to learn or find inspiration for their embroidery. See the Blog tab at the top of this page. Below are a few of my latest blog posts. Enjoy!

Love Baby Blocks - Creative Embroidery by Carman Chan from Hong Kong
Blog post by Di van Niekerk. There’s a talented group of embroiderers in Hong Kong and I just love their work! Carman Chan and I have become friends over the years, and she kindly sent me this lovely baby block embroidery design she has made for her friend’s birthday!
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Ribbon Embroidery - What’s New and More!
Hello from a bright and sunny Cape Town. Although it’s winter here, we’ve had a lovely season so far. I was in the winelands with some friends over the weekend and look how beautiful the sky was. I so love this time of the year! Not too hot for hiking or walking along the sea.
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Feedback from Dicraft Customers

  We have received some lovely feedback from our customers and for this I say: "you made our day and...

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The Embroidery Heart Challenge - an International Embroidery Competition

The Embroidery Heart Challenge - an International Embroidery Competition by Di van Niekerk

NEW Launch.
Do join embroiderers from all over the world in the  The Embroidery Heart  Challenge 
Embroider this lovely panel in thread or ribbon (or whatever you feel like using) to make a heart to frame or to fill with toy filling or wadding to hang up on a looped string or ribbon. Or a wedding gift or… whatever you feel like making with it. The possibilities are endless! 
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Use this hashtag to share your embroidery work on Instagram or Facebook. Others will be able to view it and we will be able to see your lovely pieces and share or feature them.

It can be anything Dicraft has inspired whether you have used my ribbons, designs, kits, books, lessons, tutorials or if we inspired any of your own pieces.

Looking forward to see your lovely work!

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Learn from my website and blog, books, lessons and kits...

Learn how to create your very own masterpiece - the easy way. All of us at Dicraft enjoy creating for you to learn and to enjoy yourself too!


Letters received from our customers
We do so enjoy your feedback...

My order has arrived quicker than I get deliveries from U.K. shops! Many thanks. The organza ribbons are delicious colours. Thank you so much.

Lynn From Windsor, UK

07 March 2024 Oh wow, thankyou for the beautiful book you sent!!! I will try out some of the ribbon embroidery designs. It was quite a delight to receive more than I expected!! Thank-you and have a lovely evening.

Robyn from Gauteng in South Africa

I have received my parcel and can’t wait to start stitching. Your products are fabulous as always. Thank you so very very much for ALL the lovely gifts, what a wonderful surprise.

Teresa from Parys, South Africa

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