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A Passion for Needlework | The Whitehouse Daylesford

  I am so proud to be part of this gorgeous book titled: A Passion for Needlework | The Whitehouse Daylesford Compelled by the belief that every embroidery has a story waiting to be told, ‘A Passion for Needlework’ is a series of books that tell these stories. Stories of beautiful needlework set in stunning, unique locations. A Passion for Needlework | The Whitehouse Daylesford is the 4th release...

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Beautiful Narcissus

  I have a beautiful creation for you today.Narcissus by the super-talented embroiderer, Marina Zherdeva, from Moscow.Marina used colours from my range of silk ribbons and if you would like us to pack a ribbon kit for you, contact us and ask for the ribbon pack for the Narcissus by Marina. Marina and I wrote our Little Flowers book together and in this book, she shows you, step by step,...

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Mandala Book - Introduction

      A Sanskrit word meaning circle, ‘Mandala’ essentially refers to a circle with a centre point from which a symmetrical design radiates. Found in so many natural forms like flowers, snowflakes, starfish, spider webs, etc., the mandala has been used in many cultures as a spiritual or ritualistic symbol representing the universe. In recent years, however, because of its popularity, the word mandala has become a general term for any...

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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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Freestyle Embroidered Mandalas

  Author/s: Di van Niekerk, Hazel Blomkamp, Monique Day-Wilde ISBN: 9781928376392 Format: Softcover Pages: 112 Dimensions: 260 x 190 mm Publication Date: 2018 RRP: R240.00 ETA: October 2018     Freestyle Embroidered Mandalas More than 60 stitches and techniques in inspiring combinations When top artists from various disciplines collaborate, the result is bound to be greater than the sum of the individuals’ skills. Having discussed various possibilities of working together, fine artist Monique Day-Wilde and master...

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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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Tablet cover - Miniature Roses on Felted Wool

  Sorry, THIS KIT IS OUT OF STOCK.     Tablet cover - Miniature Roses on Felted Wool - page 89    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 89 of the felting book. Read more about it here.   Click on the images to enlarge     Learn how to make gorgeous...

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