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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.

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Tea with Two Cats

Hi everyone, hope you are having a good weekend! We have launched a lovely new kit for Sil Ribbon and Creative Embroiderers, named Tea with Two Cats. This lovely piece was a collaboration with Di van Niekerk, Karen Nell and Carol Carl and we are thrilled with the results! Don’t you just love the kitties? Their names are Peekaboo and HazelNUT♥ Have a look here for the details and...

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New Silk Ribbon Bundle from Dicraft

7 gorgeous colours to uplift and inspire you: We have released a beautiful new Ribbon Bundle called Happiness. Cosmos, Cerise, Vygie, Copper, Light Peace Rose, Wheat and Antique Brown. These beautiful shades will breathe life into any project.  Let these stunning colours guide your creations… Read more about it here.

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Did you know about our personalised GIFT VOUCHERS?

♥  Did you know about our personalised GIFT VOUCHERS? We make each Gift Voucher to suit your requirements. We can add the receiver's name and your message to them as well. Email us at info@dicraft.com with your requirements: how much you'd like to spend on each voucher, how you would like to personalise it.  whether you want a digital or a printed voucher. We will send you a request via...

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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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Happy Flowers in Silk Ribbon

◕‿◕  A Lovely new kit for all creative and silk ribbon embroidery fans! The Primroses and Violets, Buttercups, Campions, Lady’s Smock, amongst others form such a happy picture, I am sure you will love making this one! The size of the panel is 9.5 cm x 13 cm ( 3.5 x 5 inches) a perfect size for a guest room, entrance hall, kitchen or as part of a gallery...

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The Flower Seller in Silk Ribbon Embroidery

It's the weekend again! Today I want to show you this lovely rendition of the Flower Seller in silk ribbon embroidery by the talented Christine Chan from Arcadia in California. Don't you think it's lovely? It's from the painting by Victor Gabriel Gilbert (1847-1933) known as the Flower Seller in front of the Madeleine Church. Here are some close-up details I love the colours! And look at how she made...

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Miniature Gardens - 6 Pack

    NEW! Miniature Gardens-Special Six-Pack       ◕‿◕ 1 panel free.  Pay for 5 and receive 6    6 x Miniature Embroidery Panels in this pack. You only pay for 5 Ideal for quick and beautiful results, choose your favourite and share the other panels with a friend or sewing group! Or give a lovely gift to a stitching friend.    Click on the image to enlarge        ...

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A Fun Challenge for all stitchers!

  A Nice Challenge!   ♫♫♫◕‿◕♫   Do you feel like a fun challenge?     I have licensed this gorgeous design and it’s just perfect for, not only ribbon embroidery but all kinds of creative stitching.       The challenge is for all stitchers out there to test their boundaries and to create something to share with other embroiderers across the world. You can use anything you like, silk ribbon,...

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The Royal Mug

♥NEW!   I have licensed this gorgeous little design, suitable for all kinds of embroidery and it's a perfect size too. It's a small design (14 cm or 5.5” square) We print it onto a fabulous quality, pure linen fabric, large enough to fit nicely in an 8" or 15 cm hoop.        Read about the fun challenge here!    

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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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