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Welcome to my Blog. This a place to share and learn all things embroidery. Here I post inspirational stories and free lessons in the form of tutorials and guides. I also share tips, tricks and teach stitches and techniques.

You will also find free patterns and designs for you to unlock your creativity. It is a great place for any creative looking to learn or find inspiration in this art form.

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Happy Thanksgiving Stitching World!

  Happy Thanksgiving!! Sending Warm and Heartfelt Wishes to you from across the ocean. With love from the Dicraft team in Cape Town ♥    

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A wonderful shop in Rangiora, New Zealand-HANDZON

My friend, Riana, who is gifted in all things needlecraft, has her own shop named Handzon and this is a happy place! Based in the beautiful and buzzing township of Rangiora in the Waimakariri district of New Zealand. They supply classes, materials and tools for ribbon embroidery, knitting, crochet, sewing, quilting, hand embroidery and machine embroidery to crafters in Canterbury and beyond. Riana believes that creating is therapeutic and contributes to mental wellbeing....

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Happy Halloween Hedgehog by Kwok Wing Sum

  Good morning! I have something really cute to show you just in time for Halloween! Embroidered by Kwok Wing Sum (Happy) who lives in Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong. Kwok Wing Sum wrote to me, and to everyone who will be celebrating Halloween tomorrow: “Hello everybody, I embroidered this hedgehog ^^ Happy Halloween ^^ I wish you a Happy Halloween ^^ ….. and this is what Kwok Wing Sum made!...

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The Hammock by Leoni van Loggerenberg from Mtunzini in South Africa

Hi Good Morning from Cape Town! I have this gorgeous piece to show you titled: The Hammock by Leoni van Loggerenberg from Mtunzini in KZN, South Africa  Don't you just love it? __________________________   I love the texture in this design, the colours too are sublime! I love her gentle texture with the ribbon embroidery in the foreground. Her teacher is Annamaria Kelly who has now moved to Kloof...

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Tanya of The Common Thread in Bedfordshire, England
Hi good morning! I want to tell you about a gifted embroiderer and teacher in England...
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Don't You Wish You Were Here?

Silk Ribbon Embroidery Good morning! Aren't you happy that it is nearly the weekend? I saw this lovely piece in our archives yesterday and this is what I think many of us would love to be doing, sitting in this garden on Saturday and Sunday too! This is one of our kits, embroidered by the talented Rabia Motala from Johannesburg. Rabia teaches from her studio and if you would...

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Wood Anemones in a Beautiful Book

Coming Soon | A Passion for Needlework 4 Every book is a treat, but A Passion For Needlework | The Whitehouse Daylesford really is something special. A Passion for Needlework | The Whitehouse Daylesford is Inspiration Studios' fourth book in the Passion series and will be officially released on 23rd September. In anticipation of this exciting occasion, this week we wanted to share with you a few of the ‘behind...

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Ribbon Embroidery by Karen Fraser

Silk Ribbon Embroidery ♪♫•*¨*•.¸ Happy Tuesday to you, stitching World! To brighten up your week here is a happy picture in happy colours.   Don't you just love this lovely piece by Karen Fraser from California? Karen is a gifted teacher and she teaches at Piecemakers in Costa Mesa, California. This kit is from our Anne Cotterill range, have a look here if you are interested. Enjoy and have...

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Crazy Quilting & Silk Ribbon by Pam Peugh

Crazy Quilting & Silk Ribbon by Pam Peugh Hi Stitching World! Don’t you just love this gorgeous piece by Pam Peugh from Kearney in Missouri, US? It’s a panel/kit from us here at Dicraft (Tranquil Waters) and she added her own special crazy quilting by piecing the borders before starting on the panel. After completing the panel, she embellished the seams of the borders by adding more silk ribbon...

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A Passion for Needlework | The Whitehouse Daylesford

  I am so proud to be part of this gorgeous book titled: A Passion for Needlework | The Whitehouse Daylesford Compelled by the belief that every embroidery has a story waiting to be told, ‘A Passion for Needlework’ is a series of books that tell these stories. Stories of beautiful needlework set in stunning, unique locations. A Passion for Needlework | The Whitehouse Daylesford is the 4th release...

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