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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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Silk ribbon embroidery by Wendy Horner from Cape Town – by Di van Niekerk

  I simply love this beautiful piece by the super-talented Wendy Horner from Cape Town. From one of our popular designs titled “You and I” she made it in A3 size. Her teacher, Annamaria Kelly, from Kloof in KZN sent it to me and WOW Wendy surely has a flair for ribbon embroidery! . . Annamaria kindly shared her work with me, and she wrote:   “Hello Di   ...

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Luciana Maluf and her Beautiful Mix of Brazilian and Ribbon Embroidery
Today I have a beauty to inspire you by a talented embroiderer from Brazil and her name is Luciana Maluf. Luciana wrote:
 I began with ribbon embroidery using the eBooks I’ve bought from your site: Floral Vista, A perfect world in ribbon embroidery and Silk Ribbon embroidery. I really loved them and felt so inspired! The embroidery stiches I also incorporate from your books: the fly stiches and loose French knots for the tree, the loop stich at the grass, the shadows.
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Purple Rain - Beautiful Ribbon Embroidery!

  I thought I would show you this gorgeous piece titled Purple Rain, one of our projects and it's oh so beautiful! . Embroidered by Wanda Zmudzinska, it is her FIRST ribbon embroidery project!  Don't you think it's lovely? .   . I asked Wanda to tell us a little about herself and she replied: . " I just finished my first ribbon project Purple Rain. I bought a...

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Some Lovely Silk Ribbon Embroidery by Annamaria Kelly

Hi, hello, it's a beautiful day here and the 46th Cape Town Cycle Tour, the biggest timed bike race in the world, will be held on Sunday, so there's lots of excitement in the air! 109 km or 67.7 miles, it’s a long way and the very best of luck to all participants! I thought I would show you some lovely works by Annamaria Kelly’s students in Durban. Look at their...

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Raised Stem Stich
Raised Stem Stitch is a good stitch for filling in gate posts and fences...
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Helpful Hints and Tips on this Beautiful Monday-Silk Ribbon Embroidery

 Helpful Hints and Tips on this Beautiful Monday - Silk Ribbon Embroidery

 

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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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