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VINNI'S COLOURS - SERINA 100% Bamboo, Hand-Dyed Yarn for Embroidery

VINNI'S COLOURS - SERINA 100% Bamboo, Hand-Dyed Yarn for EmbroideryA wonderful Thread for Creative and Silk Ribbon EmbroideryBased in Cape Town, South Africa, and a favourite with South Africans, Vinni specialises in gorgeous hand-dyed cotton and bamboo yarns. She is well-known amongst knitters and crochet artists and so I thought I would introduce embroiderers to her wonderful product.I love her yarns for the soft, subtle sheen that they bring...

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A gift-lovely border patterns are perfect for small projects

A gift for you Some lovely border patterns for you! They are perfect for small projects. Download them for your collection from my website here:A Gift from Di van Niekerk - Border Patterns These lovely borders are perfect for small projects, or you can repeat them for a larger one.Use on the edge of a pocket or on the hem of a blouse, jersey, or jeans.Make a perfect journal cover too!The...

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A lovely idea by Yuki Horiuchi from Japan

Good morning stitching world! I have something lovely to show you by Yuki Horiuchi, an embroidery artist based in Japan.This stunning piece is an embroidered welcome board created by Yuki to commemorate her own marriage. Don't you just love her idea for a wedding?And don't you think she looks fabulous in her exquisite wedding dress?   Yuki Horiuchi (@yuki_horiuchi) is an embroidery artist based in Japan.She began self-taught embroidery drawing in...

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Olga's Roses

Olga's beautiful roses Hello, Stitching world! I have this unbelievably beautiful piece to share with you, embroidered by the talented @oliga.di on Instagram or Olga Basailov on FacebookHere is Olga's rendition of these beautiful roses, don't you think they are stunning? I love the way she made the basket too!This design is by Tatiana Popova from Kyiv in Ukraine. I met Tatiana when I visited her beautiful city and was so impressed with her...

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Hedgehog Design for your collection

Hi, good morning!  Do you love hedgehogs as much as I do? This precious pattern is a golden oldie but many of you will see it now for the first time and you are welcome to download it: Free Gift from Di van Niekerk-Hedgehogs. Embroider with threads and or ribbons, whatever takes your fancy! Have fun! LoveDi

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A poster of the new Dreamscapes designs

Hi stitching world, I have made a poster of the new Dreamscapes 2021 designs.  You may wish to download it and refer to it at your leisure or forward on to a friend who loves embroidery.These are the beautiful new printed fabric panels for all kinds of creative embroidery and silk ribbon embroidery. If you like, you could incorporate stumpwork in some of these as well!You are welcome to...

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A Brand New (Gorgeous Cottage) Silk Ribbon Embroidery KIT!

Do you want to see an absolutely gorgeous Cottage in Silk Ribbon Embroidery?Then have a look HERE. Don't miss out on this beauty!   and here is some close-up detail. Isn't it gorgeous?           Enjoy!LoveDi 

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Tea with Two Cats

Hi everyone, hope you are having a good weekend! We have launched a lovely new kit for Sil Ribbon and Creative Embroiderers, named Tea with Two Cats. This lovely piece was a collaboration with Di van Niekerk, Karen Nell and Carol Carl and we are thrilled with the results! Don’t you just love the kitties? Their names are Peekaboo and HazelNUT♥ Have a look here for the details and...

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A free pattern to brighten up your day...

Hi everybody – hope you are having a good day ♥ I have a pattern for your collection to brighten up your day … Make a card or gift tag for a thank you gift. Print it onto paper or fabric for a special friend. Once embroidered, add it onto a beanie or a bib. Make a mobile phone pouch or cover the lid of a trinket box -...

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Miniature Heart - Silk Ribbon Embroidery Kit
New Miniature Heart Kit for silk ribbon embroidery
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