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Back from BATB and other news...

  Latest news and new kits and books... Hello, stitching world! Hope you're having a good day today. I am back from teaching at BATB in Australia and what a fabulous time I had. Worked hard, but loved every minute of it! Thank you to every student who attended my workshops and thanks to those who travelled from so far to attend. I hope you enjoyed the classes as much...

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BATB 2018

  International workshops – BATB 2018   It is a great privilege to be invited to teach at the prestigious event, BATB 2018 which will be held in Adelaide, Australia in October 2018. BATB is the International Needlework Convention and embroiderers from all around the world, from the complete beginner to the advanced, gather to attend workshops and special events. The accommodation is superb, the hospitality is excellent and...

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Felted cushion - countryside flowers and a little Sun bird

  Felted cushion with countryside flowers and a little Sunbird –  page 142   A Beautiful new kit for the new book: The Art of Felting and Silk Ribbon Embroidery  *** Do you have the book?  You will need to follow the instructions on page 142 of the felting book. Read more about it here.   This is a really enjoyable project and you will learn how to make all kinds of wildflowers on a felted...

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Lucky Give-Away Winners

˙·٠•●Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ●•٠·˙ I have good news for three lucky winners this month!   In my last newsletter, I wrote:   " To celebrate our new beginnings we are having a fabulous giveaway! Every silk ribbon embroidery kit that is ordered and shipped for our customers from today until the end of November will go into a draw and you will have the chance to win a signed edition of the new felting book,...

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A Medallion Rose and other news

    Hello, stitching world ◕‿◕ I hope you are looking forward to the weekend! Today, I have a gorgeous medallion Rose to show you! Created by well-known embroiderer and teacher. Kristina Nilsson of Creative Embroidery of Sweden... and it's gorgeous!   Kristina wrote:  "I want to thank you for all your great ideas and tips in the latest book: The Art of felting and silk ribbon embroidery. This is...

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Mary Corbet's Stitcher’s Christmas 2017 Give-Away 1: Ribbon Embroidery on Felt Kits & Books!

    Good morning! Today I have good news for  all embroiderers and here is  a message from Mary Corbet:   Good Morning All Around! I’m so excited this morning! Why? Because it’s time to launch this year’s series of pre-Christmas give-aways, A Stitcher’s Christmas, 2017! Yay!! If you’ve been following along with Needle ‘n Thread for at least a year, you might remember we did this last year. It was...

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The Textile Artist Series

  Good morning, here is the cover of the Search Press edition.   Click on the image to read all about it...         Have a good weekend, stitching world, please be safe out there.   Love Di      

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A Sparrow on Nuno Felt - Purse

  A Sparrow on Nuno Felt Mobile bag or Purse – page 62  A Beautiful new kit for the new book: The Art of Felting and Silk Ribbon Embroidery   *** Do you have the book?  You will need to follow the instructions on page 62 of the felting book. Read more about it here.    Learn how to make gorgeous little sparrow amongst the roses on a rich and textured Nuno felt background.   Click on the...

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Pansies on Nuno Felt

  Pansies on Nuno Felt - page 83     A Beautiful new kit for the new book: The Art of Felting and Silk Ribbon Embroidery    *** Do you have the book?  You will need to follow the instructions on page 83 of the felting book. Read more about it here.  Learn how to make gorgeous three-dimensional pansies on a rich and textured Nuno felt background.   Click on the images to enlarge      Make...

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Sling or Clutch bag with Roses on Felted Wool and Silk

  Sling | Clutch bag - Roses on Felted Wool and Silk   Good afternoon stitching world ^•^   I have a new concept to show you today which may inspire you to make a lovely gift for yourself or for that special person in your life... a lustrous sling | clutch bag with silk roses on felted wool and silk.   Click on the image to enlarge          ...

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