Hi to everyone! Today I'm adding a small clip to my Instagram page where I show how to form a little cute rosebud with a detached chain stitch (lazy daisy) and then how to make the calyx with a grab stitch. This technique helps to create a neater stitch with a narrow tip and… Continue reading Grab Stitch – How to make a small rosebud
Emma Kriegler - a super-talented embroidery teacher is now in Cape Town! Emma Kriegler is well-known to many as she has made quite a few of our most popular designs and kits. I met Emma 23 years ago in Johannesburg when she came to my workshops in Johannesburg. When the classes became too large,… Continue reading Emma Kriegler – a talented embroidery teacher is now in Cape Town!
A Fabulous Teacher In Kloof, KZN - Annamaria Kelly A shoutout to all embroidery fans living in Durban and the surrounding areas of Kloof. Would you like to attend fun and friendly classes near you? The super-talented Annamaria Kelly has moved from Johannesburg to Kloof! She has set up her studio, all ready to… Continue reading A Fabulous Teacher In Kloof, KZN – Annamaria Kelly
I have to show you this amazing embroiderer's work - Ribbon Embroidery by Annisa Lam of Dancing Needles in Hong Kong! It's from one of our most popular kits/courses - the Pink Delight step-by-step course. This is a fabulous way to learn how to create a stunning piece in silk ribbon embroidery. You can… Continue reading Ribbon Embroidery by Annisa Lam of Dancing Needles in Hong Kong
Monograms in silk ribbon embroidery Don't you love the colours in this monogram by Carman Chan from Hong Kong? Carman is a student of Annisa Lam's Dancing Needles Studio in Hong Kong and she kindly shared her beautiful monograms with us. Carman wrote: "Appreciate your beautiful panel designs and your books which give me… Continue reading The Letter C by Carman Chan
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 is filled in with raised stem-stitch. Click on the… Continue reading How to fill in a monogram or initial in raised stem-stitch
How to embroider a landscape in ribbon embroidery Chapter 1 ♪♫•*¨*• Hi everybody! I hope you have had a good week. It’s COLD in Cape Town and everyone is thankful for the lovely rain which has brought snow to the mountains Click on the images to enlarge A New Tutorial: How to embroider a landscape… Continue reading How to embroider a landscape in ribbon embroidery – Chapter 1
How to make cute strawberries with ribbon embroidery Would you like to make some strawberries for a design that you are working on? You could also use the ideas below to make single strawberries for your Christmas tree or to decorate a Christmas wreath and presents! This is the strawberry design that I… Continue reading How to make cute strawberries with ribbon embroidery
Don't you just love this display of my silk ribbons in Lisa French's new shop in Deary, Idaho? I love her ideas! I will post more pictures as soon as Lisa sends them to me. She has a lovely range of my ribbons and kits, books. Lisa has some interesting projects on the go!… Continue reading Lisa French from Deary in Idaho
Fluffy Friends, don’t you just love this design? It’s one of our bestselling kits and I think you can see why! This gorgeous piece was embroidered by Sophia Barkhoudarian from California, and I asked her to write a little about herself. This is what she wrote: “Thank you very much for sharing my… Continue reading Fluffy Friends!