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Blog > 2. Dreamscapes

Feel Like a New Project?

Feel like a new project? This is a most enjoyable one – Floral Vista with easy to follow downloadable instructions, suitable for the complete beginner to silk ribbon embroidery. It is a generously large kit so you’ll have lots of ribbon and thread left over for the future. Have a look here for more details​...  Complete Kit is now available for Floral Vista from Dreamscapes by Di van Niekerk...

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Bottom's Up (Children on the Gate) – A Downloadable Project

  Good news! for those who do not have my Dreamscapes book. As this book is out of print (and rather expensive on the second-hand market) you will be happy to learn that a newly released DOWNLOADABLE PDF/ e-book for the Children on the Gate (Bottoms UP) project is now available.          Newly released is the DOWNLOADABLE PDF/ e-book for Bottoms Up (Children on the Gate) design. One of the...

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Bottoms Up (Children on the Gate) – the Complete Kit

  Complete Kit is now available for Bottoms Up from Dreamscapes by Di van Niekerk   Suitable for the complete beginner to silk ribbon embroidery.       ♥ Good News! The best-selling Bottoms Up (Children on the Gate) kit is now available as a downloadable lesson or project. And the complete kit is once again available!          And when you purchase the complete kit, you...

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Swan Cottage - the Complete Kit

  Complete Kit is now available for Swan Cottage from Dreamscapes by Di van Niekerk Suitable for the complete beginner to silk ribbon embroidery.     ♥ Good News! The best-selling Swan Cottage (on the cover of my Dreamscapes book) is now available as a downloadable lesson or project. And the complete kit is once again available!    The downloadable PDF is as follows:  This detailed 24-page project, with an...

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Swan Cottage - A Downloadable Project

  Good news! for those who do not have my Dreamscapes book which is out of print.               Newly released the Swan Cottage design from my Dreamscapes book (one of the four projects in this book). The Swan Cottage project and all its instructions are available in PDF format for you to follow on your computer or tablet screen. The downloadable PDF is as...

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Lornie Street's beautiful piece

  Hi everybody! I have something to show you which will surely brighten up your Monday! By Lornie Street who lives on a game farm in South Africa.   This is her rendition of Bottom's Up or Children on the gate from my Dreamscapes book. Don't you think it's gorgeous!   Click on the image to enlarge...       Don't you love the way Lornie filled in the trees...

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