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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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Roses for you...

  Good Morning, Goeie more, HOWDY, Buon Giorno, Bonjour, Guten Morgen, Selamat Pagi, Buenos Dias, God Morgen, Dobroye utro, Boker tov, kunjhani, Buenos Días, Wilujeng Enjing, Günaydin, Umhlala gahle, Bom Dia, добро утр-dobro utro,  Dobro jutro, G 'day, Góðan daginn, בוקר טוב!!!, Hyvää huomenta, Dzień Dobry, Sugeng Enjing, Cao An, Ohayo Gozaimasu,  Labas Rytas,  Bună Dimineaţa, ДОБЪР ДЕН, sanibonani, sugeng dalu ...   Sending you some beautiful roses by...

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All the way from Massachusetts...

A beauty from Boston, Massachusetts...      Good evening stitching world ♫♥♫♥♫   I hope you are having an enjoyable Tuesday.   I thought I would show you this beautiful piece to make your day!     Embroidered by Remya Suraj from Massachusetts it was entered in the SRE competition. Titled WH06 the curtain, I love the colours that Remya used in this piece and the way she formed the roses...

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Silk ribbon embroidery from Norway

  Good morning everybody – I hope you had a good weekend. Many of you on the East Coast of America did not, and I hope you are all safe and dry. We are thinking of you and hope that the damage from the storm is not too bad. Let us know how you are doing?   Click on the images to enlarge            ...

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A Fairy for you

  GOOD morning, stitching world ♫♬♪♫♬♪♫♬♪     A lovely Fairy for you by Marina Zherdeva from Moscow. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent with us Marina!                                                  For details please visit her website here The Scilla Fairy / Эльф Пролеска. Рисунок Cicely Mary Barker...

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A gift for you from Valentina...

    GOOD morning, stitching world ♫♬♪♫♬♪♫♬♪ It’s cold and its raining in Cape Town – a good day for embroidery..     Click on images to enlarge                             I thought you would enjoy this lovely piece by Valentina Ilkova уважением,Валентина from Nakhodka, Russia Here are some close-up photographs of her beautiful work   Click on the...

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Fourth Prize ….. International Silk Ribbon Embroidery competition

    Fourth prize 2011   Hulya Gondur Sonmez, (Belsu-Crafturk) Istanbul, Turkey  for her entry of a combination of Dreamscapes designs: WHLE25 and WH123 – the bicycles. Hulya has won a prize to the value of R3700.00 and her entry will feature in the beautiful Stitches Magazine        

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Third Prize ….. International Silk Ribbon Embroidery competition

    Third prize 2011   Marlize Meyer (Flowers & Thyme Studio) Pretoria, South Africa for her entry: WHLE54 – Ballerina at ease Marlize has won a prize to the value of R3800.00 and her entry will feature in the beautiful Inspirations Magazine.

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Second Prize .... International Silk Ribbon Embroidery competition.

  Second prize 2011 Maria de Graaff, Mossel Bay, South Africa for her entry of Garden Pond (Box full of lessons 7) Congratulations! Maria has won a prize to the value of R4000.00 and her entry will feature in the beautiful  Stitches Magazine

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First prize ... International Silk Ribbon Embroidery competition. Annamaria Kelly

    First prize 2011   Annamaria Kelly, Johannesburg, South Africa for her entry: WHLE25 – Country Garden.           Congratulations! Annamaria has won a prize to the value of R6000.00 and her entry will feature in the beautiful Inspirations Magazine issue #74 out in second quarter of 2012    If you are interested in the panel and the list of ribbons that were used in...

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African Sunset...

Good morning stitching world    ♥           I hope you all had a good weekend. It is a beautiful day in Cape Town and I thought — to brighten up your day — I would show you this lovely African Sunset by Andre Bester... The newsletter is going out today about the winners of the competition. Werner is working on it at this moment, and he will...

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