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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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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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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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How to Make Hydrangeas with Silk Ribbon

Hi everyone! I thought I would show you how to make Hydrangeas with silk ribbon, the easy way.   Here is an example of Pink and Blue Hydrangeas and how to make these...   . Start with the pink flowers and use Di van Niekerk’s Silk Ribbon 4mm no. 114 and make loosely wrapped French knots. Wrap the ribbon once around your needle. Change to no. 2mm no. 92...

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Celebrating Christmas in stitch with Inspirations' Design Collective series

I have some exciting news! Inspirations Magazine's Design Collective | Christmas is now available for preorder!!

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Introducing a gorgeous NEW kit~ featured in the latest issue of Inspirations Magazine.

The charming 'Myosotis' KIT features enchanting, clear blue petals of dainty forget-me-not flowers, captured within an ornate frame of golden stitches and glittering beads.

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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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A Beautiful Landscape in Silk Ribbon Embroidery

  Wish You Were Here from Box Full of Lessons 1   A Beautiful Landscape in Silk Ribbon Embroidery by Joyce Solichin from Jakarta in Indonesia.    Before we start, one question for you. Would you like me to teach you how to make the lovely fluffy tree in the picture below?  . Go to Facebook   or  Instagram to answer there. . Please tell me whether you would like to learn how...

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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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