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Box Full of Lessons 11B - The Felted Rose Handbag kit

  A Beautiful new kit in the best-selling Box Full of Lessons series:    Silk Ribbon Flowers on hand-felted backgrounds    A ROSE HANDBAG   Learn how to make gorgeous three-dimensional roses on a rich and textured hand-felted background. The background is handmade from African wool and mohair and rich silk fibres have been added for lustrous effects. Learn all the secrets of how to make a successful masterpiece using silk ribbon embroidery...

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Box Full of Lessons 11A - The Felted Rose sampler kit

  A Beautiful new kit in the best-selling Box Full of Lessons series:    Silk Ribbon Flowers on hand-felted backgrounds    A ROSE SAMPLER   Learn how to make gorgeous three-dimensional roses on a rich and textured hand-felted background. The background is handmade from African wool and mohair and rich silk fibres have been added for lustrous effects. Learn all the secrets of how to make a successful masterpiece using silk...

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Gold and Blue Saucers & Cups KIT

  Gold and Blue Saucers & Cups KIT   The kit contains:   The lovely, medium-size design — printed onto pure cotton cloth — which is ready to embroider. Average size of an A4 design is 21cm x 29.7cm (8.30 by 11.70 inches)  The image is printed onto large 100% cotton cloth — big enough to fit in your hoop or frame.   PLUS   A black and white diagram with...

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Cups on Hooks kit

  Cups on Hooks KIT   The kit contains:   The lovely, medium-size design — printed onto pure cotton cloth — which is ready to embroider. Average size of an A4 design is 21cm x 29.7cm (8.30 by 11.70 inches)  The image is printed onto large 100% cotton cloth — big enough to fit in your hoop or frame.   PLUS   A black and white diagram with notes to...

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What's new ...

  Good afternoon everybody - it's a holiday in South Africa and I am enjoying the peace and quiet :)   I have just sent out my June/July newsletter which you will be able to read here.   You will read about:   Features on my new website click on images to enlarge                     The judging of the SRE competition...

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6. Di Van Niekerk's Roses in Silk and Organza Ribbon book

Delicate and beautiful, the rose has been a symbol for love since ancient times, and if you love roses, then this is just the book for you. HARDCOVER Di's tenth book book teaches more than 60 brand new techniques on a specially designed rose sampler. The beautiful silk roses and organza leaves will appeal to silk ribbon fans, crazy quilters, fibre artists, card makers and dress designers alike and...

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Waxie, Cedar Waxwing, embroidery panel

This lovely medium-size design — printed onto pure cotton cloth — is ready to embroider.   Average size of an A4 design is 21cm x 29.7cm (8.30 by 11.70 inches)   The image is printed onto a large 100% cotton cloth — big enough to fit in your hoop or frame.   Comes with instructions and a colour picture of an embroidered piece which will serve as a good...

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COMPLETE KIT for Roses book

  The complete kit for the new Roses book:   This kit contains: 1. The printed rose sampler from the Roses book - all ready to embroider - printed onto a large pure cotton block in full colour: the exact size used in the book. The size of the rose sampler design is 38.02 cm x 29.03 cm (14.96 inches x 11.43 inches)  which is the same size I used in...

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Colour 144 ribbon

Just to let you know that I have added a new colour to my range of ribbons: No.144 which is available in all the widths in silk and organza Colour: slasto Shades of dark brown grey navy and black This ribbon is for the bicycle in the WH06 (curtain design). Also useful for creating dark shadows amongst  leaves in the background. Enjoy!

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What's new? Box Full of Lessons 8

  What’s new? Good morning and how are you all on this lovely Monday morning? I thought I would tell you about a new addition to the Box full of Lessons series, and it is a beauty!   [singlepic id=850 w=320 h=240 float=center] Click on the image to enlarge   Titled: Box Full of Lessons 8 – PM025 Dream Cottage for silk ribbon embroidery Info: Ideal for the beginner...

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