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A Gift for You- African Daisy Design

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

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A Beautiful New Studio in Johannesburg

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

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A gift-lovely border patterns are perfect for small projects

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

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How to Embroider Long Hair and Ponytails.

How to Embroider Long Hair and Ponytails.       I have been asked to show how to make this little girl's hair, so I have written this short step-by-step tutorial. This lovely piece was embroidered for me by the talented Emma Kriegler.   Hint: You may find it easier to work on the pre-printed… Continue reading How to Embroider Long Hair and Ponytails.

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Ribbon Embroidery by So Siu Ping from Hong Kong

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

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Olga’s Roses

Olga's beautiful roses   Hello, Stitching world! I have this unbelievably beautiful piece to share with you, embroidered by the talented @oliga.di on Instagram or Olga Basailov on Facebook Here is Olga's rendition of these beautiful roses, don't you think they are stunning? I love the way she made the basket too! This design is by Tatiana Popova from… Continue reading Olga’s Roses

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Juliet’s Garden by Edith Bloecher from Germany

Don’t you love this beautiful garden scene? Titled Juliet’s Garden, it was embroidered by the talented Edith Bloecher from Germany. Don’t you wish you were there? I just LOVE her dragonflies... https://www.instagram.com/p/CSrp1AatFO1/     With silk ribbons from the Di van Niekerk range, I love how Edith used colour and simple stitches like ribbon stitch,… Continue reading Juliet’s Garden by Edith Bloecher from Germany