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Sling or Clutch bag with Roses on Felted Wool and Silk

  Sling | Clutch bag – Roses on Felted Wool and Silk   Good afternoon stitching world ^•^   I have a new concept to show you today which may inspire you to make a lovely gift for yourself or for that special person in your life… a lustrous sling | clutch bag with silk roses on felted wool […]

A Daisy Bracelet or cuff from my new book....

Hello, stitching world ♬❤♬ Hope you are well and happy and enjoying your embroidery! I thought you would enjoy seeing this gorgeous piece that I made for our new book, The art of felting and silk ribbon embroidery that will be available very soon! It’s a daisy bracelet or cuff and it looks perfect when worn with a long sleeve […]

Inspiration on World Embroidery Day

  Hello, stitching world! I hope you are having a good weekend. It’s a cool and cloudy day in Cape Town, perfect for embroidery. Tomorrow the 30 July is World Embroidery Day and so I thought it was a good occasion to show you some new creations.  A Daisy cuff or bracelet Here I combined […]

The Art of Felting and Silk Ribbon Embroidery

    The Art of Felting and Silk Ribbon Embroidery   Learn and create beautifully embroidered silk and felt pieces by world renowned artist Di van Niekerk   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 […]

Pansies and Bumblebees by the talented Olga Smirnova from St. Petersburg

  Pansies and Bumblebees by the talented Olga Smirnova from St. Petersburg   Hello, stitching world. I have something really gorgeous to share with you today by the much-respected ribbon embroiderer, Olga Smirnova from St. Petersburg. I had the great pleasure of spending time with Olga when I visited her beautiful city and we got on so […]

A Medallion Rose Bracelet

  Good Morning, Goeie more,    I hope you had a lovely weekend ^•^  Here’s something new to brighten up your Monday – a medallion rose bracelet which is featured in our new book:     THE ART OF felting & silk ribbon embroidery   by Di van Niekerk with Toody Cassidy      Created by […]

How to make stumpwork shapes

  How to make stumpwork shapes   I hope you are having a good weekend!   Today I will show you how to make stumpwork shapes which are useful when you require dimension in your piece.     A shape like a leaf, for example, is made on a separate piece of fabric. The shape is […]

It's finished!

  Hi, everybody,  I am delighted to tell you that the book is almost finished. It’s going to print next week! Here are some more projects in the book….. what do you think of them? I will write more about our new book, and the wonderful team that I worked with, once everything is done. Happy […]

A Needle case

  Needle case for the new book. Really had fun making this one   Happy weekend, stitching world!         Can’t wait to show you the cover of the book soon, I think you will like it as much as I do!   Love Di    

Miniature roses for the new book

      ⊹⊱✿◕‿◕✿⊰⊹ Greetings to you from Newlands in Cape Town! Today I have something to show you for our new book: THE ART OF FELTING AND RIBBON EMBROIDERY   Do you like the colours?       I had so much fun with this and will show you more closer to the time  of […]

A new collection

    Hello stitching world ♬❤♬❤♬ I thought you would enjoy seeing this pic of various projects underway for our new book.  Hopefully you will be inspired :)       Have a good weekend!   Love Di    

Some new Fuchsias for you

    ♫♬♪ Good morning… it’s a beautiful day in Cape Town.    New Fuchsias for our new book: THE ART OF FELTING AND RIBBON EMBROIDERY.   Showing you ideas close-up and soon you will be able to learn  step-by-step, with detailed photographs!               Have a good week stitching world   Love […]

Working on our new book......

  A little purse for our new book ….   Click on the image to enlarge     Happy weekend stitching world!   Love Di      

Happy New Year!

    I wish you Peace, Love, Joy and Happiness… May it be a very good year for you ♥      

Happy Christmas!

    Wishing you and your family and very Merry Christmas ♥   Have a super weekend filled with love and harmony. Travel safely!   Love Di    

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