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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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How to make cute strawberries with ribbon embroidery

How to make cute strawberries with ribbon embroidery Would you like to make some strawberries for a design that you are working on? You could also use the ideas below to make single strawberries for your Christmas tree or to decorate a Christmas wreath and presents! This is the strawberry design that I made using an interesting technique that I hope you will enjoy using in your own creations. The cute...

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How to Embroider Long Hair and Ponytails.

How to Embroider Long Hair and Ponytails.   I have been asked to show how to make this little girl's hair, so I have written this short step-by-step tutorial. This lovely piece was embroidered for me by the talented Emma Kriegler. Hint: You may find it easier to work on the pre-printed fabric panel titled NR02 Fluffy Friends and Spring Blossoms. You will find the large-size panel here. The medium-size panel is...

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How to Make a Little Rosebud

dicraft_embroideryLearn how to create a cute little rosebud with this stitch technique💕 Here is the reel (the fast version) on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/reel/CRXRMsfnp22/If it's too fast for you, have a look at my IGTV for a full step-by-step tutorial on how to create this cute little rosebud.Enjoy!https://www.instagram.com/tv/CRXSFSSHXX5/

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Embroidering the letters of a word, name or sentence

Embroidering lettersMaking letters and words in silk ribbon embroidery Good afternoon stitching world ♪♫♬♪Today, I thought I would show you something about embroidering letters to form words, names, and sentences.When you need a personalised gift for a special occasion or to make a decorative piece for your home, then words, names, and sentences can be especially useful.This lesson is from my Embroidered Alphabets and Monograms and Words book: page 47.  ...

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Learn how to create Leaf Shapes for Embroidery

Silk Ribbon Embroidery and stumpwork - how to make 3-D leaves  Learn how to create Leaf Shapes for Embroidery – Adding Dimension🍃A FREE step-by-step tutorial on how to create padded shapesthat can be used to add a subtle dimension (or an air of luxury) to an otherwise ordinary design.See the video clip on my Instagram page hereYou will find out mnore about my book hereEnjoy!

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How to make oranges

How to make oranges - a free tutorial for you ♥ Hello! The sun is shining happily in Cape Town and it's a beautiful day and today I thought you would enjoy learning how to make oranges! Here is the tutorial from my book: Ribbon embroidery and stumpwork.  Panel 10 from the flower sampler in the book... Click on image to enlarge A list of what you need for the little orange...

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How to make a Dog Rose with Silk Ribbon

Learn how to make a gorgeous Dog Rose with Silk Ribbon in our latest IGTV which details the technique step-by-step. These beautiful flowers are so much fun to make and don’t you just love this little bee? 🐝 You will find it here on my Instagram page. ••••• #dicraftribbons#dicraftembroidery#creativeribbonembroidery#silkribbons#ribbonembroidery#divanniekerk

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How to make silk ribbon Poinsettias for Christmas

  This lovely Christmas decoration is now available as a download. It's a free gift from Dicraft Studios and we hope you will enjoy making it! I have grouped four designs on one page for you to print in colour or to trace onto fabric. You can fold two designs in half to make a front and a back or you can make 4 separate decorations, whatever suits you...

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A Strelitzia in Stumpwork
Today I want to show you how to make a Strelitzia using a stumpwork technique. It's from my book "A Perfect World in Ribbon Embroidery and Stumpwork: Enjoy!
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Pink Delight, Chapter 1 to 6 - Complete Kit

This kit contains ALL the threads, ribbons, yarns and fibres, plus the embroidery panel that you require for Pink Delight, Chapters 1 to 6. Purchase the complete kit here Pink Delight is a popular online lesson that I have been teaching on my blog. From the beginner to the advanced embroiderer, everyone will enjoy this lovely project. For those seeing this for the first time, you are welcome to follow from Chapter...

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