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
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
Good morning stitching world! I have something lovely to show you by Yuki Horiuchi, an embroidery artist based in Japan. This stunning piece is an embroidered welcome board created by Yuki to commemorate her own marriage. Don't you just love her idea for a wedding? And don't you think she looks fabulous in her exquisite… Continue reading A lovely idea by Yuki Horiuchi from Japan