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
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!
The lovely Ballerina in Silk Ribbon Embroidery by Armineh Khanbabian from California Don't you just love this lovely piece? I asked Armineh to write a little about herself and this is what she wrote: Hi Di, I am a retired educator who saw a beautifully framed embroidery on a colleague’s wall. In 2014 my friend… Continue reading A Beautiful Ballerina
For Embroidery month, which is in February every year, I have a lovely free design for you to download and keep. These African Daisies are perfect for a quick or not-so-quick project - it depends on what you do with them! Make small designs by choosing blocks within the design, or make the entire… Continue reading A Gift for You- African Daisy Design
Are you wanting to attend classes in Johannesburg in tranquil surroundings with one of South Africa's most experienced and talented tutors? Then I have good news for you! Jacqui O' Connell has been teaching for more than 20 years and she has moved into her gorgeous new studio in LINDEN, Johannesburg. She teaches all… Continue reading A Beautiful New Studio in Johannesburg
A gift for you Some lovely border patterns for you! They are perfect for small projects. Download them for your collection from my website here: A Gift from Di van Niekerk - Border Patterns These lovely borders are perfect for small projects, or you can repeat them for a larger one. Use on… Continue reading A gift-lovely border patterns are perfect for small projects
Hi, stitching world! I hope you are all having a good week. Today I have something lovely to show you by Ajitha Joseph from Bangalore in India. It's from our popular Girl with a Horse kit and she has done us proud! I love her rendition ♥ I love the simplicity of this design.… Continue reading A Girl with a Horse by Ajitha Joseph
Good afternoon! Need some inspiration this Monday? I have a beauty to show you ♥ Embroidered by the talented So Siu Ping from Hong Kong and don’t you just love what she made? The "Wish You Were Here" ribbon embroidery design that we sell in kit form under the Box Full of Lessons Series. This… Continue reading Ribbon Embroidery by So Siu Ping from Hong Kong