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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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Leslee McFerren Mixed Textile Artist

August 12, 2022 Good morning stitching world! ♥ Today I want to tell you about a talented embroiderer who will be teaching classes in Conroe, Texas. I have known Leslee for many years and I love her style of work. Here are the details. Wish I could be there! For those lucky enough to live nearby, Enjoy the workshops! Here are the details and scroll down to see Leslee's...

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Emma Kriegler - a talented embroidery teacher is now in Cape Town!

Emma Kriegler - a super-talented embroidery teacher is now in Cape Town!  Emma Kriegler is well-known to many as she has made quite a few of our most popular designs and kits. I met Emma 23 years ago in Johannesburg when she came to my workshops in Johannesburg. When the classes became too large, I asked her to help me to teach and when I left Johannesburg for Cape...

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A Fabulous Teacher In Kloof, KZN - Annamaria Kelly

A Fabulous Teacher In Kloof, KZN - Annamaria Kelly A shoutout to all embroidery fans living in Durban and the surrounding areas of Kloof. Would you like to attend fun and friendly classes near you?The super-talented Annamaria Kelly has moved from Johannesburg to Kloof! She has set up her studio, all ready to teach you classes in silk ribbon embroidery, stumpwork and needle painting amongst other kinds of needlecrafts. I'll show...

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Lisa French from Deary in Idaho

Don't you just love this display of my silk ribbons in Lisa French's new shop in Deary, Idaho? I love her ideas! I will post more pictures as soon as Lisa sends them to me. She has a lovely range of my ribbons and kits, books.Lisa has some interesting projects on the go! They are expert restorers, everything is carefully restored by hand and they have been featured on Discovery+...

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Beautiful Ribbon Embroidery by Olga Basailov

Beautiful Ribbon Embroidery by Olga Basailov. Blogpost by Di van Niekerk Hello, Stitching world! I have this unbelievably beautiful piece to share with you, created by the talented @oliga.di on Instagram or Olga Basailov on FacebookOlga found ribbon embroidery a year ago during the beginning of the pandemic. She used my work as an inspiration and one of my books (she loved the Fairy book) to learn the techniques. Once...

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A Brand New (Gorgeous Cottage) Silk Ribbon Embroidery KIT!

Do you want to see an absolutely gorgeous Cottage in Silk Ribbon Embroidery?Then have a look HERE. Don't miss out on this beauty!   and here is some close-up detail. Isn't it gorgeous?           Enjoy!LoveDi 

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Silk Ribbon Embroidery-Latest News from Di van Niekerk

Good morning! Have you received my latest newsletter? There are some lovely new kits, a cute give-away, and new and interesting updates. ​Here is the newsletter: https://dicraft.com/newsletters/october-2020.html ​Let me know if you have any questions ♥ Have a good Monday!

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NEW Dimensional and Ribbon Embroidery Kits

We have launched two new beauties today! Beautiful designs in the series by © Anne Cotterill. Licensed to Di van Niekerk. Embroidered by the talented Emma Kriegler. The first is YELLOW AND BLUE... Click on the image for the details about this lovely kit __________________________________________ The second kit is named PROMISE OF SPRING Click on the image for more information about this lovely kit. I hope you will like...

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A New Silk Ribbon Embroidery KIT - Lady in Red

I have a beautiful new kit for you, and I think you are going to love it ♥  Lady in Red KIT Embroidered by the talented Karen Nell from Johannesburg, it features a clever way to make gorgeous three-dimensional roses and the sweetest teeny tiny butterflies and new ideas of how to create texture in your design.  Look at the little 3-D daisies!  and the butterflies! Karen will tell you...

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