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The Art of Felting and Silk Ribbon Embroidery

  Learn and create beautifully embroidered silk and felt pieces by world renowned artist Di van Niekerk   Textile Artist_Felting   Internationally renowned ribbon artist, Di van Niekerk, has brought the textile and embroidery worlds together to create a unique book that combines the two mediums, with fabulous results. Working in close association with felt specialist Toody Cassidy, and featuring art by felt designer Razaan Jakoet, Di has produced a book that will delight and inspire beginners keen to work with the striking fusion of felt and silk.   To order the book click here   To see the different kits, click here     For more information about the book see below.    Click on the images to enlarge   A new collection     Learn to make flat Nuno felting and felt surfaces, using wool, wool and silk and paper silk, and adorn these with exquisite silk ribbon designs. Beginning with detailed instructions on the felted backgrounds, followed by a step-by-step section on how to make the flowers and creatures in silk, the book then introduces readers to 16 stunning projects, from pieces to hang in your home through to accessories you can wear and keep, to practice and apply your newfound embroidery skills.   Click on the images to enlarge   THEARTOF     The following flowers and creatures appear in the designs: nasturtiums, wild dagga, cosmos, pansies, English roses, miniature roses, Marguerite and meadow daisies and grasses, wild flowers (buttercups, lavender, poppies, grasses) fuchsias, daffodils, wisteria, filler flowers (forget-me-nots and foliage), Sunbird and a little sparrow.     Click on the images to enlarge MedallionRoseBraceletIMG_2593[1]     The stitch gallery includes spider web roses, ribbon stitch, pistil stitch, ribbon stitch with curled-up tip, detached chain stitch, fly stitch rose, fly and ribbon stitch rose, French knots, grab stitch, loop stitch, stab stitch, stem stitch rose, twisted straight stitch, blanket/buttonhole stitch, crochet filling stitch, detached buttonhole, and many more..     IMG_4960Fuchsia 2       IMG_2618(2)Diagram of a FuchsiaIVAN07702       and some more projects....   Click on the images to enlarge...   Felting-and-ribbon DivanNiekerk                 IMG_3826 IVAN4768                   IMG_1266 IMG_3159                   Learn how to use silk and organza ribbon to create stunning felted pieces. From the beginner to the advanced, there's something for everyone.        Download the PDF of some pages on the book     Some pages in the book...     Sample1                                 And the South African edition's cover by the super-talented Metz Press in Cape Town....       Sample2                                    
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