Newsletter November 2020
♫♬♪♫♬ Greetings to you from a warm and sunny Cape Town. The year is almost at an end and soon you will be able to take a break... hopefully for some stitching on your latest project. Me, I am going to do just that! Looking back on this year, it was a busy and productive year despite the big hurdles we all had to face. In 2020 we launched a new website, had a lovely challenge with the royal mug competition, moved into our refurbished studios, launched a number of gorgeous new kits, designs and ribbon packs, created some popular online tutorials, and shared exquisite pieces by talented stitchers from near and far. Embroidery has fast become a favourite pastime the world over!
A Reintroduction of a Classic
Today I am happy to tell you that the beautiful Floral Vista is now available as a downloadable lesson and the complete kit is now available here. Ideal for the complete beginner, it’s a beauty and such a fun project to do. One of my all-time favourite pieces. It will be on special for the Black Friday weekend, so don’t miss the opportunity. See more about Black Friday below.

Share and Learn
I have something lovely to show you today. The Old Malthouse which is beautifully done in silk ribbon embroidery ♥ This lovely piece is by Christine Chan from Arcadia in California. She is always so generous about sharing her beautiful work, thank you, Christine! Read more here to see what stitches she used. This kit will be available on our Black Friday Sale which I will tell you about below.

A Free Tutorial
Want to learn how to make cute strawberries? They are so easy to make and could be turned into lovely decorations for your Christmas tree, or make a strawberry design for a hat or a bag or a hoop design, you may think of something unique, it’s always good to see what you are making. You will find the tutorial here. Happy stitching!

A Gift for You from the Dicraft Team
A talented member of the Dicraft team, Emma Kriegler, made this lovely Poinsettia decoration for the Christmas tree (makes a lovely gift for a friend) and you will find all that you need here. Enjoy and remember that we would love to see your creations!

And a Delicious Recipe.
Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies
And here is the delicious recipe for you to make during the holidays. From the beautiful book: A Table for Every Occasion by Metz Press. Download and keep it in your collection for a special treat. Enjoy!
Don’t miss our Black Friday weekend sale!
Unlock your creativity
Exciting news! The Dicraft team have been working around the clock to prepare for Black Friday and the Super Specials that will be available on this Black Friday Weekend. Don’t miss out!
Just before midnight on Thursday 26 November (South African time), our Black Friday Sale will start. Go to and you will see the Black Friday Sale Banner. Click on that and happy shopping!

This offer will end at midnight (South African time) on Monday 30 November.
We will send out a newsflash about Black Friday to our subscribers closer to the time. Hope you will enjoy what we have to offer! If the website is too busy and it slows down too much, you are welcome to email us your list and we will process the order for you at the special price.
We will work as hard as we can to get all orders out as soon as possible and if we run out of stock, your order may take a bit longer to process, but I will keep you updated all along the way.

Not sure what to get for Christmas? We have some lovely Gift Packs for the special person in your life.
You will find some lovely gift packs here.
If applicable, we will wrap the gift and will write a note for you. All you need do (when you check out or if you email us the order) is to type the message and we will make a lovely card and courier the gift directly to your chosen receiver. The downloadable lessons, we will send you the link, and you can forward it on to the person you are buying the gift for. As you check out, there is a comments box where you can write us a message.

Gift Vouchers
Looking for a last-minute gift or not sure what to buy? We have lovely custom-made Gift Vouchers. You are welcome to email us with your order for personalised vouchers which we can email to you (to forward on to the special person) or we can print them for you and send the voucher by courier to the receiver including a hand-written note with your wishes. Have a look here for more information.

For those of you living near Handzon in New Zealand, just to let you know that Riana and her team have lots of our beautiful ribbons and designs that we packed for them a short while ago. Do have a look to see what they have to offer! Here is their Facebook page.

African Sunshine
I know many of you in the North are starting to feel the cold, my eldest son and his family are in Vancouver, Canada and I see how cold it is there when we talk on FaceTime. So, I am sending some African Sunshine to warm you up. This picture I took on one of my hikes at Cape Point and this nonchalant chap on the beach was plotting how to get my lunch. He nearly made off with it!

Stay in touch
I do love to share gorgeous pieces made by talented embroiderers across the world. It’s wonderful to be able to learn this way... to learn from one another.
Have a look at my Instagram page or Facebook and scroll down to see the gorgeous pieces that will inspire and delight you, of that I am certain!
I will add more pieces in the weeks to come and before I forget, you are welcome to subscribe for free and receive my newsletter with all the new updates and giveaways. Be the first to know about our new releases, special discounts and free designs. If you would like to forward this newsletter to a friend, click on share it with a friend.
Until next time, stay safe, mooi bly.

and the team in Newlands, Cape Town
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