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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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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 […]

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 […]

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