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The World Needlework Convention 2023

. Who feels like joining me in London in October? .   At the World Needlework Convention 2023!  . Together with Inspirations Magazine and Needlework Tours Pty. Ltd. I have been invited to teach at their 11-day Inaugural World Needlework Convention to be held in London in October 2023 at the Paddington Hilton London and the Luton Hoo Estate (Warren Weir) . . . . .   . . This International premier forum will...

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Tanya of The Common Thread in Bedfordshire, England
Hi good morning! I want to tell you about a gifted embroiderer and teacher in England...
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Wood Anemones in a Beautiful Book

Coming Soon | A Passion for Needlework 4 Every book is a treat, but A Passion For Needlework | The Whitehouse Daylesford really is something special. A Passion for Needlework | The Whitehouse Daylesford is Inspiration Studios' fourth book in the Passion series and will be officially released on 23rd September. In anticipation of this exciting occasion, this week we wanted to share with you a few of the ‘behind...

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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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A Fabulous Teacher In Kloof, KZN - Annamaria Kelly

A Fabulous Teacher In Kloof, KZN - Annamaria Kelly A shoutout to all embroidery fans living in Durban and the surrounding areas of Kloof. Would you like to attend fun and friendly classes near you?The super-talented Annamaria Kelly has moved from Johannesburg to Kloof! She has set up her studio, all ready to teach you classes in silk ribbon embroidery, stumpwork and needle painting amongst other kinds of needlecrafts. I'll show...

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Lisa French from Deary in Idaho

Don't you just love this display of my silk ribbons in Lisa French's new shop in Deary, Idaho? I love her ideas! I will post more pictures as soon as Lisa sends them to me. She has a lovely range of my ribbons and kits, books.Lisa has some interesting projects on the go! They are expert restorers, everything is carefully restored by hand and they have been featured on Discovery+...

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A Gift for You- African Daisy Design

For Embroidery month, which is in February every year, I have a lovely free design for you to download and keep.  These African Daisies are perfect for a quick or not-so-quick project - it depends on what you do with them! Make small designs by choosing blocks within the design, or make the entire piece, you choose. Use threads and ribbons or whatever takes your fancy...Looking forward to seeing...

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A Lovely Little Rose Tree - Kit

New stock has arrived!A lovely little rose tree kit - perfect for the beginner and ideal gift for someone special.  Size of design is approximately 14 cm x 10 cm (5.5" x 4")The kit includes :- The linen panel with the image printed in full colour - another linen panel for you to make a separate little pot, or use the panel to make a second design for someone special. There...

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