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Silk ribbon embroidery on hand-felted backgrounds


Good morning stitching world  


I have been quietly working on a new book: “silk ribbon embroidery and hand-felted backgrounds” 


and here are some of the projects…



A handbag


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A Hussif or handy-hold-all

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I keep my silk ribbons inside this Hussif but it could hold threads, scissors and needles.

 Also perfect for jewellery and other precious things.



A Rose sampler

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What do you think?

Do you like the concept?



I will be travelling to Kiev in the Ukraine during October 2012 to teach this technique (silk ribbon embroidery on hand-felted backgrounds) and will also visit Moscow and St. Petersburg to meet up with Marina Zherdeva and Valentina Razenkova  two embroiderers I have admired for a long time.


I am happy to tell you that I will also be teaching the Blue Hussif (handy-hold-all) at the 2013 Craft Retreat in Stavanger, Norway

If you are able to attend the workshop, which is on 27 or 28 September 2013, you are welcome to e-mail Tone to book your place. Hope to see you there!



Have a peaceful weekend.







26 thoughts on “Silk ribbon embroidery on hand-felted backgrounds”

  1. Hallo Di,
    You have combined two natural fibres with exquisite charm & beauty. The woollen texture is such a soft background for the silk glowing in its glory. Just love them. I am sure the students will enjoy the classes & gain great satisfaction from making these.
    Congratulations. lol Susan

  2. C’est magnifique !!!!

    A quand des kits avec laine à feutrer et broderies,,,???? SUBLIME !!!

  3. I can’t wait for this book to be released! Please advise how soon we may order this from you.

  4. What gorgeous projects. I have been doing felting and these projects look wonderful. Can’t wait until your book comes out. Save one for me!!!

  5. Hello Di,
    These designs are gorgeous, I can’t wait to see the book, I hope you will let us know when it’s available. I really love the hussif and would like one for myself. Will you provide them as a kit, I would certainly buy that one. I also love the bag, they are beautiful, please tell us more.

  6. Hi Diane: Love the concept – can see many,many possibilities – can hardly wait to see what else you come up with! Cheers, Adrienne

  7. I simply love your beautifully crafted Silk Roses and greenery on hand felting… Such dimension and celebration of colour. I also love to embroider on felt…
    Your work is exquisite, full of spirit… Thank you so much for sharing… blessings… Sharon

  8. سلام من دانشجوی طراحی لباس از ایران هستم
    چند ماهی است با سایت شماآشنا شدم
    بسیار سایت زیبا و جالبی دارید
    از خیلی از تصاویر تابلوهای شما در سال تحصیلی گذشته برای درسم استفاده کردم
    طرح های تابلوهای شما بسیار بسیار زیباست
    موفق باشید

  9. I am a teacher
    please advise how soon we may order this from you?
    Are there this book in Amrica? thank you
    parisa of Iran

  10. سلام
    من ایرانی هستم و از تصاویر تابلوهای شما در کارهای خودم استفاده می کنم ، کارهای شما زیباست اما بعضی از گل های روبانی سخت هستند ، امیدورام آموزش این گلها رو هم تو سایتتون قرار بدین
    موفق باشید.

  11. hi
    I am iranian girle
    Your work so beautifule . Thanks very very much .
    I hope you learn to us all kind of your beautifule tread step to step . Thanks

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