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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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A Beautiful Stumpwork Protea

Good morning Stitching World! Today I have a lovely Protea to show you by 83-year-old Pat van Gool, from Johannesburg. I met Pat when I was teaching in Johannesburg and always admired her workmanship. She made this lovely Protea in Jacqui O' Connell's class in Linden, Johannesburg and don't you just love it? . .   Here is a close-up view. . . . . Hope you have a good day...

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Teacups by Catherine Nicol from Paris, France

Good morning, everyone! I thought I would show you a lovely piece ribbon embroidery by the talented Catherine Nicol from beautiful PARIS.  I love the colours in this design and the way that Catherine embroidered it - simple stitches with a lovely effect!    Let me show you the close-up detail...   Don't you love the stitching around the edges of the saucers and the cup?  Here's another close-up...

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How To - Working With Ribbon and Handy Hints by Di van Niekerk

Hi stitching world! I hope you had a lovely weekend ♥ I thought you would enjoy reading about how to work with silk and organza ribbon and I have also added other handy hints for you. The downloadable lesson can be found here and saved for your collection.   About working with ribbon Silk ribbon embroidery is surprisingly easy to master.  Use silk ribbon just like any other thread or yarn except...

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A Beautiful Landscape in Silk Ribbon Embroidery

  Wish You Were Here from Box Full of Lessons 1   A Beautiful Landscape in Silk Ribbon Embroidery by Joyce Solichin from Jakarta in Indonesia.    Before we start, one question for you. Would you like me to teach you how to make the lovely fluffy tree in the picture below?  . Go to Facebook   or  Instagram to answer there. . Please tell me whether you would like to learn how...

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Beautiful Ribbon Embroidery by Claudia Cuniberti

Look at what I have to show you today! A stunning piece of embroidery by the well-known Claudia Cuniberti who lives in Piedmont, Italy. . A freestyle piece where she used only a few stitches to create a pretty scene on tulle. Don't you just love the colours she chose?  .   A close up view... .      and the right-hand side... .    .  I asked Claudia to write...

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A wonderful flower-maker from London

♥ Good morning!   Today I have some exquisite creations by Yelena Smirnova - a talented accessories designer from London.  These are sure to brighten your day …           Yelena wrote to me: “I love your flower-inspired page and blog, beautiful! Your fab tutorials are very helpful to learn silk ribbon embroidery techniques for my next projects, thank you very much for sharing your skills! I specialise in...

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Happy Halloween Hedgehog by Kwok Wing Sum

  Good morning! I have something really cute to show you just in time for Halloween! Embroidered by Kwok Wing Sum (Happy) who lives in Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong. Kwok Wing Sum wrote to me, and to everyone who will be celebrating Halloween tomorrow: “Hello everybody, I embroidered this hedgehog ^^ Happy Halloween ^^ I wish you a Happy Halloween ^^ ….. and this is what Kwok Wing Sum made!...

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The Hammock by Leoni van Loggerenberg from Mtunzini in South Africa

Hi Good Morning from Cape Town! I have this gorgeous piece to show you titled: The Hammock by Leoni van Loggerenberg from Mtunzini in KZN, South Africa  Don't you just love it? __________________________   I love the texture in this design, the colours too are sublime! I love her gentle texture with the ribbon embroidery in the foreground. Her teacher is Annamaria Kelly who has now moved to Kloof...

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Don't You Wish You Were Here?

Silk Ribbon Embroidery Good morning! Aren't you happy that it is nearly the weekend? I saw this lovely piece in our archives yesterday and this is what I think many of us would love to be doing, sitting in this garden on Saturday and Sunday too! This is one of our kits, embroidered by the talented Rabia Motala from Johannesburg. Rabia teaches from her studio and if you would...

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Ribbon Embroidery by Karen Fraser

Silk Ribbon Embroidery ♪♫•*¨*•.¸ Happy Tuesday to you, stitching World! To brighten up your week here is a happy picture in happy colours.   Don't you just love this lovely piece by Karen Fraser from California? Karen is a gifted teacher and she teaches at Piecemakers in Costa Mesa, California. This kit is from our Anne Cotterill range, have a look here if you are interested. Enjoy and have...

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