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It’s all about learning and sharing

everything silk ribbon embroidery and more…

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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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   […]

Roses, Fuchsias, Hydrangeas and Jasmine in silk ribbon

  Roses, Fuchsias, Hydrangeas and Jasmine in silk ribbon   Hello stitching world! I hope that you are creating beautiful things with your embroidery! I am sorry I have not blogged as often as I could have in the last two months. Things have been rather rough this side of the world. Renn has had […]

Silk ribbon embroidery - a lovely flower cart

  Hello everybody ^•^    Hope you had a lovely week….  I have something lovely to help brighten up your weekend.   Embroidered by Kwok Wing Sum (Happy) who lives in Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong….   Click on the image to enlarge           Close up detail…click on the images to enlarge […]

Trish Burr

  Hello! I hope you are well and happy, wherever you are in this world.   Do you live in Johannesburg or will you be travelling to Johannesburg in October?   Then I have good news for you….   My friend Trish Burr will be teaching there! Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity….   […]

A Beautiful Hussif by Jenny Kim Smith from Las Vegas, Nevada

    Hello Stitching World! I hope you are well and happy. I have something gorgeous to show you today – a lovely felt and silk ribbon Hussif or handy-hold-all.   Jenny sent me some photos of her lovely piece and this is what she wrote:   “Finished this last night or should I say early […]

How to fill in a monogram or initial in raised stem-stitch

  Hello stitching world ♪♫♬♪   Today, I thought I would show you how to embroider a letter in raised stem-stitch — an ideal way to form a three-dimensional shape with a lovely texture.   The letter C filled in with raised stem-stitch. Click on the image to enlarge         When you need a personalised […]

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