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Here you will find the latest news and updates, learn more about stitches and techniques, see beautiful embroidered pieces to inspire you, learn from work in progress… and I will show you gorgeous embroideries by talented artists the world over!

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How to make 3D Chamomiles

  Good morning stitching world. Top of the morning to you!   How to make 3D Chamomiles or Daisies      Click on the images to enlarge From our book: Little Flowers in Silk and Organza by Di van Niekerk and Marina Zherdeva. We hope that this tutorial will inspire you to make beautiful Chamomiles and […]

How to make stumpwork Hydrangeas

  Happy St. Patrick’s Day ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸     How to make stumpwork Hydrangeas       For interesting dimensional flowers, stumpwork Hydrangeas are ideal.  The Hydrangeas are made separately and then attached onto the main design. They are easy to make and I will show you how to make these with French knots.   Hint:  You could use beads […]

Roses for you ♥

  G’Day to you…. It’s nearly weekend ♪♫♬♪ and to make your day I have something really lovely to show you by Инесса Тимонина (Inessa Timonina) from Moscow Russia   A beautiful rose for you…   Click on the image to enlarge.       And another exquisite rose…         Note:   The […]

Embroidering the letters of a word, name or sentence

    Embroidering letters     Good afternoon stitching world ♪♫♬♪ Today, I thought I would show you something about embroidering letters to form words, names and sentences. When you need a personalised gift for a special occasion or to make a decorative piece for your home: words, names and sentences can be very useful […]


    The winners of the CIRCLE OF ROSES/CIRCLE OF LOVE In silk & organza ribbon COMPETITION 2015   I am thrilled and happy to publish the International Silk Ribbon Embroidery Competition 2015 list of winners! These are exquisite entries and each piece was made with such love and care. Thank you for your love and dedication […]

Goodbye For Now, Au Revoir, Do Svidaniya, Adios...

  Goodbye for now….   Hello Stitching World   My hope is that what I have to share with you today will be met with understanding and acceptance of where I find myself in my life right now.   From time to time, throughout one’s life, one needs to take stock. Inevitably we tend to do this after life-changing […]

Happy New Year!

HAPPY NEW YEAR ◕‿◕May it be a very good year for you! Peace, Joy, Love and Happiness

Merry Christmas Hedgehog

  Good Morning! I have something really cute to show you just in time for Christmas. Embroidered by Kwok Wing Sum (Happy) who lives in Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong. Kwok Wing Sum wrote to me, and to everyone who will be celebrating Christmas tomorrow: “Hello everybody, I embroidered this hedgehog ^^ Merry Christmas ^^ I […]

Roses and Peonies by Christine Chan

♥ Good Morning, Goeie more, HOWDY, Buon Giorno, Bonjour, Guten Morgen, Selamat Pagi, Buenos Dias, God Morgen, Dobroye utro, Boker tov, kunjhani, Buenos Días, Wilujeng Enjing, Günaydin, Umhlala gahle, Bom Dia, добро утр-dobro utro,  Dobro jutro, G ‘day, Góðan daginn, בוקר טוב!!!, Hyvää huomenta, Dzień Dobry, Sugeng Enjing, Cao An, Ohayo Gozaimasu,  Labas Rytas,  Bună Dimineaţa, […]

Two beautiful roses from India

  Hello everybody, I have two beautiful roses to help brighten up your weekend! I recently received this mail from India:   “Hello Di Inspired by your Roses book, this is what I made. Just wanted to share with you. Love Dr Gurpreet Kaur. India.”     Click on the images to enlarge     […]

Wild Orchids, Violets, Roses and Blue Salvia with silk ribbon

  Hello stitching world ♬❤♬❤♬ I thought you would enjoy seeing this gorgeous piece      Claudia ordered the kit from us, titled JK4 Wild Orchids, Violets, Roses, Blue Salvia…. and this is what she made!   Don’t you think it’s fabulous? I just love the frame!   Click on the image to enlarge     […]

Ribbon Embroidery Masterpieces by Ludmila from Chisinau, Moldova

  Good morning everybody :-) Today I have something really special to brighten up your day and hopefully your week too….. exquisite masterpieces by Ludmila from Chisinau in Moldova.   Click on the image to enlarge         Don’t you just love her roses??   This is what her daughter, Adriana, wrote to […]

Little Flowers - A Rose Wreath

    Good morning stitching world ♪♫•*      I hope you enjoyed your weekend! I have a lovely Rose Wreath to show you by the well-known Kristina Nilsson of CREATIVE EMBROIDERY OF SWEDEN   Kristina wrote to me:   “Dear Di! I was very inspired by your book “Little Flowers” and here is my interpretation of the […]

Lovely gifts by Dagmar Thiel from Germany

  Hello stitching world ◕‿◕ hope you are well and happy. I have some fabulous inspiration for you today by the extremely talented Dagmar Thiel from Beerfelden in Germany.   Dagmar wrote:   The parcel has arrived today and I am sooooooooooo happy! I finally have the books even with a personal dedication from you. […]

Two weeks left

  Hi everybody, several of our popular designs will expire on 20 October 2015 and for those of you who were planning to make these gorgeous pieces, this may be your last chance!   I am not sure which of the following designs I will re-license again.   They are:   A Beautiful Place   […]

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