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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.

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How to make Red Roses with Organza

How to make Red Roses from "Lady in Red" Kit embroidered by Karen Nell Today I want to show you how these beautiful roses were created for our Lady in Red kit. . . . If you have added ribbon sculpting to your repertoire, then this one is for you. It sounds complicated but simply explained, it’s building a rose from the centre of the flower outwards. This is achieved...

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Ophelia- a Beautiful Embroidery by Christine Chan via Dicraft.com

        Hi, hello! I’m back from hiking amongst the wildflowers on the West Coast not far out of Cape Town and having caught up with the backlog, I want to show you a gorgeous classic piece of artwork, embroidered by the talented Christine Chan from Arcadia in Los Angeles County. Ophelia is a 1894 oil on canvas painting by the English painter John William Waterhouse and the embroidery...

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How to Make White Roses Using a French Knot Technique

  French Knot Roses See the white rose arch above the gate in this picture? These are French Knot Roses from our Lady in Red project/kit They are easy to make with stunning results and I will show you how on to this page. .   . In Karen's instructions, she wrote: . White Rose Bush Make the French knot roses in Di van Niekerk's silk ribbon: 2mm and 4mm white (103) ribbon. Add...

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Dapple Dawn Roses

  Greetings stitching world :)   Today I want to show you how to make a Dapple Dawn rose.         It is an easy way to make life-like old fashioned roses and this method can be found on page 64 of my new Roses book.       I hope you enjoy this small tutorial…   These are the threads and ribbons that I used, but please...

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