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Handbag - Roses on felted wool and silk

  Handbag - Roses on felted wool and silk - page 69  A Beautiful new kit for the new book: The Art of Felting and Silk Ribbon Embroidery      Learn how to make gorgeous three-dimensional roses on a rich and textured hand-felted background. The background is handmade from African wool and mohair and rich silk fibres have been added for lustrous effects. Learn all the secrets of how to make a...

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A Daisy Bracelet or cuff from my new book....

Hello, stitching world ♬❤♬ Hope you are well and happy and enjoying your embroidery! I thought you would enjoy seeing this gorgeous piece that I made for our new book, The art of felting and silk ribbon embroidery that will be available very soon! It's a daisy bracelet or cuff and it looks perfect when worn with a long sleeve jersey or T.   Read more about the kit here   Click on the...

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The Art of Felting and Silk Ribbon Embroidery

    The Art of Felting and Silk Ribbon Embroidery   Learn and create beautifully embroidered silk and felt pieces by world renowned artist Di van Niekerk     Internationally renowned ribbon artist, Di van Niekerk, has brought the textile and embroidery worlds together to create a unique book that combines the two mediums, with fabulous results. Working in close association with felt specialist Toody Cassidy, and featuring art...

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1. Ribbon Embroidery and Stumpwork Book (RES)

  The fifth book from the pen of well-known South African embroiderer designer, Di van Niekerk.  The book on the left is the Classic Volume (second edition) and the book on the right is the new, revamped, updated edition. When you place your order, we will write back to enquire which edition you would like.   This book is a must-have for all lovers of silk ribbon embroidery and...

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Ring of daisies kit from little flowers book

        Ring of daisies kit from little flowers book    1. The embroidery panel: the line drawing printed onto pure silk Dupion fabric, ready to embroider, exactly the same size used in the book.   2. The backing fabric which is already over-locked onto your embroidery panel (see above) ready to insert in a 10 inch (25 cm) hoop.   3. All the ribbons   4. And all the threads....

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7. Little Flowers in silk and organza ribbon book

    Little flowers in silk and organza ribbon  by Di van Niekerk and Marina Zherdeva Alluring and delicate, the flowers in this book will inspire and delight. If you love flowers, then this is just the book for you. _______________________________________________________   Little flowers will appeal to needle crafters, card makers, dress designers, anyone wanting to make flowers in silk and organza ribbon. Suitable for every occasion: framed on...

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Roses au ruban et en relief

  Oh la la la Mais c'est magnifique!   Good morning and Good news... my Roses book is now available in French ♥           Do visit the website of my esteemed French publisher: Tutti Frutti Editions for more details about the French book :)     The original artwork in the book. Click on the image to enlarge.       ... and the embroidered...

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My French publisher

    Bonjour ♥   You are welcome to visit the website of Tutti Frutti (don't you love the name?)   Tutti Frutti is my French Publisher... and to view my books which are available in French: click here     ♬❤♬❤♬❤ My new Roses book will soon be available in French ... do feel free to contact my French publisher for more information.   Click on the images...

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6. Di Van Niekerk's Roses in Silk and Organza Ribbon book

Delicate and beautiful, the rose has been a symbol for love since ancient times, and if you love roses, then this is just the book for you. HARDCOVER Di's tenth book book teaches more than 60 brand new techniques on a specially designed rose sampler. The beautiful silk roses and organza leaves will appeal to silk ribbon fans, crazy quilters, fibre artists, card makers and dress designers alike and...

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5. Monograms and Words and Embroidered Alphabets Book

Please note: These are both are the same book.   About these books Each letter is beautifully reproduced in watercolour with clear instructions for transferring the designs on to fabric. The step-by-step demonstrations show you the basic techniques, accompanied by easy-to-follow diagrams and close-up photography of the embroideries. The book is highly versatile and can be used with many languages - there is no limit to the letters, words...

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