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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 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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Crazy Quilting & Silk Ribbon by Pam Peugh

Crazy Quilting & Silk Ribbon by Pam Peugh Hi Stitching World! Don’t you just love this gorgeous piece by Pam Peugh from Kearney in Missouri, US? It’s a panel/kit from us here at Dicraft (Tranquil Waters) and she added her own special crazy quilting by piecing the borders before starting on the panel. After completing the panel, she embellished the seams of the borders by adding more silk ribbon...

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Something really special by Lyudmila Deineko

♫♬♪  Hello stitching world — it’s been another cold and rainy day in Cape Town and to brighten up your day, I have something really special to show you by Lyudmila Deineko from Perm.   It's a magnificent wreath of roses in ribbon embroidery, for a special time of the year.     ...and here are the close-up details.      See how Lyudmila used the folded ribbon rose...

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A Lovely Shop in East Anglia. UK

Today I want to tell you about a lovely embroidery shop in Great Yarmouth. Susan Todd has been buying Dicraft products for many years and I asked her to tell me more about her shop which has been in business for 33 years!    Susan wrote:  The Embroidery and Cross Stitch Specialist in East AngliaVisit us in Great Yarmouth or online to view our range of specialist fabrics, threads, square...

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Primroses and Violets

The beautiful Inspirations Magazine issue #115 | Primroses & Violets My favourite needlework magazine—the world's most beautiful needlework—issue #115 is now on the shelves and on the way to all subscribers! It features my Primroses and Violets project that I think you will enjoy making, I hope you will have as much fun as I had!What you will find in this issue...In this issue, you will find exquisite projects using...

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Silk Ribbon Embroidery by the talented Lucie Duguay

I have something lovely to show you today! Silk Ribbon Embroidery by the talented Lucie Duguay from Lévis in eastern Quebec, Canada. Lucie sent me some pictures of her lovely creation and I asked Lucie to write a little about herself and her embroidery journey. This was her reply:“My retirement is a rebirth. I live as if I were 6 years old and not 60. I explore everything related...

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