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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    

Happy Thanksgiving Day!

  Happy Thanksgiving Day to you and your loved ones… Enjoy this special time and hope the turkey is delicious!   Love Di ♥      

How to make oranges

  How to make oranges – a free tutorial for you ♥   Click on image to enlarge   Hello! The sun is shining happily in Cape Town and it’s Thanksgiving day and today I thought you would enjoy learning how to make oranges!   To brighten up your day… here is the tutorial from my book: […]

Something really special by Lyudmila Deineko

  ♫♬♪  Hello stitching world — it’s been another beautiful, sunny day in Cape Town and to brighten up your day, I have something really special to show you by Lyudmila Deineko from Perm in Russia….   …. A magnificent wreath of Roses, for a special time of the year :)         …and here […]

Ideas for heirloom bootees with silk ribbon

    Heirloom Bootees by Di van Niekerk     Hello stitching world, hope you are having a good day!   Today I thought I would give you some ideas of what to do with hand-knitted bootees that need a little bit extra for a special occasion.     Hand-knitted bootees are always a popular […]

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 […]

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