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Silk Ribbon and a Beautiful Garden

​Silk Ribbon and a Beautiful Garden! This is what I want to do, garden and hike...  Happy weekend everyone!

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Beautiful Ideas for Jewellery with Silk Ribbon

Hi everyone! Did you have a good weekend? Today I have some lovely jewellery-making ideas to show you by the talented Ülle Hummal who hails from amazing Estonia in Northern Europe. Ülle contacted me on messenger and sent some pictures of her lovely work and I was intrigued! Here is one of her beautiful creations…     I asked Ülle to tell me a little about herself and she wrote: “I...

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How to Embroider Long Hair by Di van Niekerk

  Hi, hello everyone! I was asked to write a tutorial about how to make this kind of hair – the long shiny locks of hair like this one in our popular kit “Girl with a Horse”. This kind of hair is easy to make!   . Threads to Use. I find that the Rajmahal Art. Silk threads are ideal for making hair as they are a blend of...

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A Gorgeous Landscape in Silk Ribbon Embroidery

A Gorgeous Landscape in Silk Ribbon Embroidery Children Fishing   Before we start, one question for you. Would you like me to teach you how to make a tree like this one?  .   . Please tell me:  1. Would you like to learn how to make a tree like this one 2. Please mention where you are from. Go to Instagram or Facebook  to answer there.   Thank...

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Valentina Razenkova

  ♥ Good Morning, Goeie more, HOWDY, Buon Giorno, Bonjour, Guten Morgen, Selamat Pagi, Buenos Dias, God Morgen, Dobroye utro, Boker tov, kunjhani, Buenos Días, Wilujeng Enjing, Günaydin, Umhlala gahle, Bom Dia, добро утр-dobro utro,  Dobro jutro, G ‘day, Góðan daginn, בוקר טוב!!!, Hyvää huomenta, Dzień Dobry, Sugeng Enjing, Cao An, Ohayo Gozaimasu,  Labas Rytas,  Bună Dimineaţa, ДОБЪР ДЕН, sanibonani, sugeng dalu, Marhaba, Salutari, Tere hommikust! BONGU :-))   ....

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Learn how to make cute little flowers with silk ribbon

How to make cute little flowers with silk ribbon   Loop stitch is ideal for making clusters of small flowers. It is an easy stitch to do and French knots are added afterwards to form the stamens.      .  . For this F monogram from my Embroidered Alphabets book, I used loop stitch for the little blue flowers. .      . Step 1. Use 4, 7 or 13mm silk ribbon...

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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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Technicoloured Dream Box of Ribbon

♪♫♪♫ A New Release  A lovely gift box of my silk ribbons is now available from the amazing Inspirations Studios - home to the world's most beautiful needlework.  A limited-edition collection of hand-painted silk ribbons by Di van Niekerk.   16 dreamy shades: Candy Floss, Lilac, Snapdragon, Cerise, Custard, Lavender, Sunny Green, Kiwi Green, Peace Rose, Bridesmaid, Old Gold, Shrub, Strelitzia, Rose, Blue Green and Lemongrass A colour for everything,...

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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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Emma Kriegler - a talented embroidery teacher is now in Cape Town!

Emma Kriegler - a super-talented embroidery teacher is now in Cape Town!  Emma Kriegler is well-known to many as she has made quite a few of our most popular designs and kits. I met Emma 23 years ago in Johannesburg when she came to my workshops in Johannesburg. When the classes became too large, I asked her to help me to teach and when I left Johannesburg for Cape...

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