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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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I've been having fun with your silk and a Pleater

Hello everybody, I received this super idea from my friend Karen Fraser from California. Karen always comes up with innovative ideas and this one is brilliant…..   Click on the images to enlarge       Karen wrote:   These do not take long to make…. so… used a Pleater.  This is your 32mm silk […]


Hot African Sunshine for you

  Hello stitching world, it’s Friday and I am sending you a bit of Africa to brighten up your weekend!       I know many of you are surrounded by snow and ice, so I thought I would send you some lovely photos to warm you up. These were sent to me by Daphne Wilmot from Botswana.  […]


Roses and more by Vera Kryvogub from Kiev

  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 […]


Fuchsias, Roses & Delphiniums by Kristina Nilsson

  Hello everybody, it’s nearly weekend and to inspire you I have gorgeous ribbon embroidery to show you by the very talented Kristina Nilsson of   C R E A T I V E  E M B R O I D E R Y  O F  S W E D E N in Piteå, Sweden […]


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 flower stems from wire

  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 […]


Water Lilies for you ....

    Good morning everybody. It’s a beautiful warm day in Cape Town – hope you are having a good Tuesday!   Today I thought I would show you a lovely piece embroidered by Anna Dunaevskaya, originally from Kyiv, Ukraine, now living in Petit Paris, France I love the way she has twirled the stems […]


Padded Leaf Shapes For Ribbon Embroidery

  Hello stitching world and a Happy New Year! May 2015 be a happy and creative year for you.   Today I would like to teach you how padded shapes can be used to add a subtle dimension (or an air of luxury) to an otherwise ordinary design….   On page 80 of my Ribbon Embroidery and […]


Happy New year!

Happy New Year! May 2015 greet you with days as fragrant as roses, as colourful as a rainbow, as bright as our sunshine and as happy and cheerful as this little sugarbird from Kirstenbosch Gardens. With love ♥      


Cuteness

Some African Sunshine for you   Hello stitching world! I see all the snow and the cold in many parts of the world and am sending you dazzling hot African Sunshine.   May it help to warm you up!    A baby face…..   Click on the images to enlarge   Safe with Mama!     […]


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 […]


How to make interesting shadows and leaves for ribbon embroidery

  How to make interesting shadows and leaves with silk and woolly fibre           This short tutorial is from the best-selling book: Little Flowers by Di van Niekerk & Marina Zherdeva   How to make interesting shadows and leaves for ribbon embroidery    An extract from Wild Roses and Pink Blossoms on page 139.   […]


The Flower Seller by Manuela Scarpin from Italy

  Hello everybody ♫♥♫♫ I hope you are all well and happy!   I have been quite for a while as I have been teaching in Australia at the BATB Convention hosted by the beautiful Inspirations Magazine. What a wonderful time we all had and I will tell you more in my October newsletter.     Today, I have […]


The waterfall at Silvermine

    The waterfall at Silvermine on Sunday  :-)     Click on the image to enlarge        


Wild Orchids and Roses

  Hello everybody ◕‿◕ We are back from the fabulous International Quilt Convention Africa and I thought I would show you Emma Kriegler and Jacqui O’ Connel’s gorgeous “Wild Orchids and Roses” that they created for the show. Hope this will inspire you today. For the latest news, you are welcome to visit this page on […]

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