In this issue: Wonderful new designs, SRE Competition 2012
2012 Competition
Warmest greetings to you from Newlands in Cape Town.

January has come and gone and hopefully you feel that you are back in the swing of things for 2012! It is going to be an exciting year for silk ribbon embroiderers. The International Silk Ribbon Embroidery competition 2012 has begun. This competition only ends on Wednesday 19th December 2012, so there is more than enough time for you to enter as many embroidered pieces as you like!

Choose from any (or all) of the four sections below for the competition.
The Prizes?
I will publish the best of them all in a beautiful book for everyone to see - a wonderful collaboration from artists all over the world!

Don't you think that it will be exciting to view the collection of the most beautiful of all your embroideries, close-up, in a beautiful book?
In 2013, this printed book will be available worldwide via Amazon and Kalahari and also as an e-book for colour Kindles and colour e-readers.
I think this is a wonderful opportunity for all of you and I encourage everyone to give it a try... you never know: you may be published in a book which will be out in 2013!
Good luck everybody - this is going to be a lot of fun!

Remember: The competition ends on Wednesday 19 December 2012 and the winners will be notified early 2013.
To download the poster for the competition containing the pictures and names, you are welcome to click here
New designs
I have licensed gorgeous new designs for embroidery and even if you don't wish to enter the competition, they are ideal new projects for 2012! Click on the images to be taken to the category.
New French Roses book
Good news for French embroiderers; my Roses book is now available in French :) For more information about this book, you are welcome to read about it here.
African Sunshine
To brighten up your day, from Bruce van Niekerk :) Click to enlarge.
A Free gift for you
I have a lovely Crazy-Patch-like design to celebrate the start of a New Year. Click here to download it. Enjoy!

I hope you will enter the competition; it is going to be a fun thing to do! Looking so forward to your creations. We have many dedicated and talented stockists and teachers in almost every country and they will be happy to assist you. Here is the list of your nearest stockist. If you cannot find one near you, you are welcome to order from my website.

If you need my help or have any questions, feel free to e mail me - I am always willing to help wherever I can.


PS I am pleased to tell you that Stop and smell the roses is now available in kit form. It is a beautiful kit and I hope this will inspire you to create a magnificent masterpiece!
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