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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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Two Beautiful Ribbon Embroideries

I just love it when you send me pictures of your completed pieces and today there are two beauties I want to show you. The first is by Sylvie DuPont from Gatineau, a city in Western Quebec, Canada. Sylvie wrote: I have just finished my embroidery panel and wanted to thank you for the wonderful experience! Your tutorials are well thought out and the degree of difficulty increases so gradually...

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Results from the Fun Challenge!

The Royal Mug The challenge was for all stitchers out there to get the linen panel from Dicraft and then to use anything they liked for the embroidery, silk ribbon, any kind of thread, yarn, roving, fabric… whatever took their fancy. Despite the lockdowns across the world and all the work that it took for all of us to manage our daily lives thereafter, we did receive some entries and thank...

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Latest News and Updates

Today I have a newsletter for you with the latest updates and releases and some lovely specials to celebrate the launch my new website. Read more here: https://dicraft.com/newsletters/june-2020.html Looking forward to your feedback!

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Box of Lessons 16 (Limited Edition) Knitted Handbag with Silk Ribbon Roses - Complete Kit

  ♥♥♥  Beautiful NEW Launch AND a Limited Edition!  Box Full of Lessons 16    A Hand-Knitted Bag with Silk Ribbon Roses and Meadow Flowers…   For the complete beginner and the advanced embroiderer, everyone will enjoy this lovely kit! Click on the images to enlarge   Box Full of Lessons 16    Beautiful crazy-patch style, hand-knitted background, made from the finest African mohair and bamboo yarns. Size of the...

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A talented embroiderer from Chicago

  *¨*•♫♪ღ  Today I have some beautiful pieces to share with you from a talented designer and embroiderer living in Chicago. Have a look. Don’t you think her creations are spectacular?         I heard about Andrea Birkan when Rosemary, my sister-in-law, showed me a lovely book that Andrea is featured in and then she showed me the most amazing photographs of her work. I think that she...

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  HAPPY NEW YEAR! I wish you Peace, Joy, Love and Happiness in 2020.  May it be a very good year for you and your family! My wish for 2020 is that all the fires in Australia are extinguished by many days of soft, soaking rain. Sending you the angels from Cape Town. 

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Latest News from Di van Niekerk

  The latest Newsletter is here.   Read about all the workshops, hope to see you there!    

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Garden By The Sea by Christine Chan

  Hello everyone! I’m back from beautiful Vancouver BC, have caught up with the backlog and today I want to show you a gorgeous garden by the sea, embroidered by the talented Christine Chan from Arcadia in Los Angeles County.     Don’t you love the rich texture and the colours that she chose? I love her gentle and natural touch and look at how she used the stitches...

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A new store keeping my range of ribbons in Selkirk, NY

  A new store keeping my range of ribbons in Selkirk, NY   We welcome Bonnie Turner who is the co-owner of Log Cabin Fabrics in Selkirk NY which is just south of Albany (the capital of NY).   Log Cabin Fabrics is a well-rounded shop that carries quality cottons specifically for quilting, hand-dyed wool used for traditional wool penny rug Applique, notions and crazy quilting supplies along with threads and...

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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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