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A Brand New (Gorgeous Cottage) Silk Ribbon Embroidery KIT!

Do you want to see an absolutely gorgeous Cottage in Silk Ribbon Embroidery?Then have a look HERE. Don't miss out on this beauty!   and here is some close-up detail. Isn't it gorgeous?           Enjoy!LoveDi 

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Embroidering the letters of a word, name or sentence

Embroidering lettersMaking letters and words in silk ribbon embroidery Good afternoon stitching world ♪♫♬♪Today, I thought I would show you something about embroidering letters to form words, names, and sentences.When you need a personalised gift for a special occasion or to make a decorative piece for your home, then words, names, and sentences can be especially useful.This lesson is from my Embroidered Alphabets and Monograms and Words book: page 47.  ...

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Tea with Two Cats

Hi everyone, hope you are having a good weekend! We have launched a lovely new kit for Sil Ribbon and Creative Embroiderers, named Tea with Two Cats. This lovely piece was a collaboration with Di van Niekerk, Karen Nell and Carol Carl and we are thrilled with the results! Don’t you just love the kitties? Their names are Peekaboo and HazelNUT♥ Have a look here for the details and...

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Sunflowers in Silk Ribbon by Julia Chaschihina from Moscow

Hello everybody ^•^ I have some gorgeous Sunflowers to show you by Julia Chaschihina (Chasc) Юлия Чащихина from Moscow. I met Julia when we travelled to her beautiful city and saw her lovely work. Julia learned to knit and sew from her Grandmother and her mum and good teachers at school and ribbon embroidery is her favourite pastime. She studied biology and chemistry, psychology and pedagogy at university and then changed...

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Beautiful Roses for you

♥ Spider-web and stem stitch roses Click on the images to enlarge First, make a spider-web rose to form the centre and then use stem stitches to form the outer petals. Work in a circular pattern around the centre with a gentle tension so the petals are soft and rounded. Have a look here for the spider-web rose and here for the stitch diagram of the stem stitch rose. Enjoy...

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Silk Ribbon Embroidery-How to Make a Tansy Fairy

Good morning! Today I have a beautiful Fairy to show you…I am sure that many of you will enjoy seeing her, as she is doing what we all love best — embroidery   The Tansy Flower Fairy™, embroidered by the talented Marina Zherdeva from Moscow. This is the original artwork by Cicely Mary Barker… And this is how Marina has made it into a masterpiece in embroidery, so dimensional…....

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How to embroider a tree ...

Hi everybody — hope you are well and looking forward to the weekend. Today I thought I would show you how to make a tree in ribbon embroidery... These trees are found in my Dreamscapes book from the Swan Cottage design. The green tree Make the branches The branches of the tree are formed with wool. Choose chenille or velvet-like corded wool or any wool of similar appearance.  ...

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Lovely Hoop Art

Look! A gorgeous, quick and easy project to inspire you this week! Delaram Mowatt from Houston Texas made this lovely piece, don't you just love it? I saw her work on my Instagram feed (please follow me on Instagram if you can — there is so much happening there now) and asked her to send me some pictures and info about her piece. Delaram wrote: Dear Di, Hope you...

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The Old Malthouse in silk ribbon embroidery

Hello from a cold and windy Cape Town, I hope you are all safe and well. I have something lovely to show you today. The Old Malthouse which is beautifully done in silk ribbon embroidery ♥ This lovely piece is by Christine Chan from Arcadia in California. Christine is always so generous about sharing her beautiful work, thank you, Christine! From the painting Under the Old Malthouse, Hambledon, Surrey...

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How to make stumpwork Hydrangeas

  Hello, Stitching World ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ Would you like to add more dimension to your embroidery? This tutorial will help show you how easy it is ♥ How to make Stumpwork Hydrangeas I have some new photos of a favourite technique and for those who are learning for the first time or refreshing their skills, here they are... For interesting dimensional flowers, stumpwork Hydrangeas are ideal.  The Hydrangeas are made...

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