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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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New Silk Ribbon Bundle from Dicraft

7 gorgeous colours to uplift and inspire you: We have released a beautiful new Ribbon Bundle called Happiness. Cosmos, Cerise, Vygie, Copper, Light Peace Rose, Wheat and Antique Brown. These beautiful shades will breathe life into any project.  Let these stunning colours guide your creations… Read more about it here.

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Wild Orchids, Violets, Roses, Blue Salvia

Look at this gorgeous masterpiece by Mania Badmagrian from GLENDALE in California. This beautiful piece is from the original painting by the talented artist, Jill Kirstein from Australia. My license for her works expires on 31 December, so if you are interested in making her lovely designs, have a look on my website and search for Jill Kirstein kits. This lovely artwork is known as JK4. They will disappear...

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Hedgies!

I want to show you a little champion... I just love this little hedgehog! Don't you think she is lovely? She belongs to the extended Dicraft family and she is a much-loved little team member. Hannah wrote about Hedgies. Hedgies the hedgehog sleeps most of the day and scuttles about my room at night. On hot days she enjoys a swim. But most of all, she enjoys cuddling humans...

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Happy Thanksgiving Stitching World!

Sending you Thanksgiving wishes across the ocean, from my house to yours. May your home be filled with love. So grateful and happy that you are part of my stitching world and I hope that your Thanksgiving is filled with blessings and joy. Enjoy the turkey! Love With love from Di and the Dicraft team in Newlands, Cape Town

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Did you know about our personalised GIFT VOUCHERS?

♥  Did you know about our personalised GIFT VOUCHERS? We make each Gift Voucher to suit your requirements. We can add the receiver's name and your message to them as well. Email us at info@dicraft.com with your requirements: how much you'd like to spend on each voucher, how you would like to personalise it.  whether you want a digital or a printed voucher. We will send you a request via...

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The Old Malthouse in silk ribbon embroidery

Hello from a cold and windy Cape Town, I hope you are all safe and well. I have something lovely to show you today. The Old Malthouse which is beautifully done in silk ribbon embroidery ♥ This lovely piece is by Christine Chan from Arcadia in California. Christine is always so generous about sharing her beautiful work, thank you, Christine! From the painting Under the Old Malthouse, Hambledon, Surrey...

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A New Ribbon Embroidery Kit

NEW! YOU AND I-Silk Ribbon Embroidery KIT This lovely design is now available in kit form. An enjoyable project for all silk ribbon embroidery fans. Embroidered by the talented Merlene Spies from Johannesburg, I just love the colours and the texture in this lovely piece. And some close-up detail. Don't you love the red roses? Have a look here for more information. Happy Stitching! Thank you, Merlene for you...

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NEW Dimensional and Ribbon Embroidery Kits

We have launched two new beauties today! Beautiful designs in the series by © Anne Cotterill. Licensed to Di van Niekerk. Embroidered by the talented Emma Kriegler. The first is YELLOW AND BLUE... Click on the image for the details about this lovely kit __________________________________________ The second kit is named PROMISE OF SPRING Click on the image for more information about this lovely kit. I hope you will like...

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A New Silk Ribbon Embroidery KIT - Lady in Red

I have a beautiful new kit for you, and I think you are going to love it ♥  Lady in Red KIT Embroidered by the talented Karen Nell from Johannesburg, it features a clever way to make gorgeous three-dimensional roses and the sweetest teeny tiny butterflies and new ideas of how to create texture in your design.  Look at the little 3-D daisies!  and the butterflies! Karen will tell you...

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