Thank you my parcel arrived safely on Wednesday 3rd June. Not being an email
user I have been slow to respond, but have now organized an email address of
my own. I am very pleased with the kit and looking forward to watching the
I teach embroidery, mainly my own stumpwork designs however I'm looking
forward to the freedom of the ribbon work in the kit. My students thought
the threads were delightful, they will check my progress with interest. Two
ladies also plan to order the kit. Thank you again for your prompt response
with the order. You have a wonderful website.
Ek is tans besig met my eerste projek. Ek geniet dit vreeslik. Wat so maklik lyk as Rabia ( my baie begaafde leermeesteres) dit doen, vat my gewoonlik 4 keer so lank. Gelukkig het ek nie 'n voltydse werk nie anders sal ek seker elke nag moes borduurhuiswerk doen.Ek het so pas 'n Pekinese omboorsel gemaak wat my ure geneem het om te doen, en het toe besluit dat ek vir julle sal skryf. Hoewel rekenaars en tik nie my sterk punte is nie, is dit " a piece of cake" as ek dit met Pekinese vergelyk. Ek het in 'n stadium selfs 'n ooghaartangetjies gehad om te help om die steke egalig te kry. Alles is mos toelaatbaar nie waar nie? en ek moet alles moontlik gebruik as Rabia nie byderhand is nie. Sy doen ongelukkig nie huisbesoek nie. Sal weer skryf as die senuwees moet kalmeer word.
Alida Botha, Johannesburg
become an obsession and I find myself rushing through any other work which
has to be done so that I can continue to embroider. I've found the book
thoroughly inspirational and not at all difficult. Even though the Bottoms
Up design seems to be for experienced embroiderers I have not found this to
be the case at all, and would recommend it for beginners as well. Waiting in
anticipation for the next book ..... Keep it up Di !!
Cathy, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
THANK YOU KINDLY FOR YOUR PROMPT REPLY. I HAVE MANGED TO FIND SOMEONE TO ASSIST ME,
AS SOON AS I LEARN THE TECNIQUES I WILL MOST DEFINATELY ORDER THE AMAZING KITS FROM DI'S WEBSITE.
IM SO EXCITED AS IM REALLY TAKEN WITH THIS CREATIVE CRAFT. I LOOK FORWARD TO MASTERING THIS NEW HOBBY.
KINDLY KEEP ME ON YOUR MAILING LIST FOR THE MANY EXCITING SPECIALS THAT DI HAS ON OFFER!
THANK YOU KINDLY
I received the parcel yesterday and I just can't find the words that will
tell you how wonderful it is! I wish you lived closer to Norway so that I
could take lessons with you. Not having you here, I do hope I will manage to
work this out myself. I read in your newsletter that you will be going to
London next year to attend a show. Please tell me which one? Is it the
knitting and stitching show in October? Will you be giving lessons? I will
visit the "show" in Birmingham in February.
In Norway we don't have anything like your products. It is quite hard to
make Norwegians try something new and embroidering is not "modern". Here you
are "modern" only if you go to work outside home and leave the children in
the kindergarten from early morning to late evening. When I tell friends
that I left my job as an office manager in the community system to stay at
home with our children and now when they are 7 and 9 still not want to go
back to that kind of work, they think I am "funny".... I started my little
business here at home 3 years ago and this last year I have increased the
sale by 75%. I give workshops and love to meet others that are interested in
Well I have to go now, but once again; thank you for the wonderful products
you make and for sending them to me. I do hope we will do deal with each
other for a long loooong time.
By the way, will it be possible to have your books translated to Norwegian?
We had some snow during the night and it is so nice to look through the
windows. Have a wonderful day.
Best wishes from Tone
Tone K Henningsen Hoeie
Bitteliten Broderi Og Daapskjoler
Tone, Bittliten, Norway
Yes, Yes, Yes! The Dreamscapes has arrived and this is a book definitely
worth waiting for! What a diamond! Breathtaking and absolutely stunning. You
go girl. Would love to have you here to learn again from the maestro
herself. You are one super amazing woman Di. Am honoured to have met and
been taught by you. God Bless.
Shirley, Hobart, Tasmania
Thank you so much. I made a copy and it came out great. I will now be able
to view up close what my embroidery is supposed to look like after each
Once again, you have given superior customer service.
Hello Renn and Di,
I have just put my order through and just can't wait to
receive it. I work from home and am putting extra hours as of today to be
certain I can free at least one day to start on it when it arrives as I know
I will not be able to stop myself from starting this project once the kit
I have never sewn or embroidered anything in my life so it is a
whole new world that you have opened for me with your wonderful designs.
My younger girls are already glued to your first Ribbon and stumpwork book,
I'll make sure they too learn to occupy themselves with needlework while
Very warm regards from France
Dear Renn and Di,
I was camped out at the P.O. on Wed. waiting for my parcel to arrive, and I
am absolutely thrilled. Thank you so much for getting it here so fast and
for the care you took in making sure I have everything I need. I also want
to thank you so very much for the two beautiful kits that you sent me as a
gift - I am delighted!!!!!!
I received my Fairy Book, printed fabrics and ribbons from you yesterday,
Jan. 23!!!! You posted it, I believe on Jan. 17. Wow, was I surprised that
it arrived so soon.
I have not started reading the book nor sewing anything yet, but wanted to
give you my "first impression".
The book is beautiful, beautiful and the printed fabrics as well. Love the
quality of the fabric. I almost hesitate to do any sewing on them for fear I
will not do them justice. However, when I paged thru the book, I know there
is no reason for me not to either know how to embellish them or how to do
any of the stitching.
Your photography is very clear and beautiful. Such a pleasure to just look
at. I have been a sewing teacher in the past, written instructions and
patterns. It is difficult to write instructions so that they are relatable
to everyone; complete, clear and concise. I have a huge library of at
least 300 books relating to every phase of stitchery imaginable, and I
think that this book is truly the very best.
These little fairies just seem so very realistic because of the photography,
like it wouldn't surprise me to see one perched on my arm! Thanks ever so
much. You and your fairies are part of my life now......at least if I am
not working on these projects every day, I will look at them when I enter
my sewing room, and smile and feel good. Can't wait to share them with my
Have a great day....
Diana, Rio Rancho, New Mexico, USA