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Beautiful creations with silk ribbon


Hello everybody…hope you are well and happy! I am content and so is my friend, Marina. After many months of very hard work:  Little flowers in silk and organza ribbon by Di van Niekerk and Marina Zherdeva is done! YAY! I love this book and I hope that you will too!


 This is the cover that all of us like…


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 Little Flowers in silk and organza ribbon


Would love to hear what you think of the cover!


I so enjoyed writing this book and it was an absolute pleasure to work with Marina Zherdeva, such a talented artist. You will see what she has come up with when you open Little Flowers in silk and organza ribbon!


Little Flowers should be on the shelves towards the end March/beginning April 2014.


I will tell you more about the contents closer to the time!






Today I also want to show you some very special gift ideas by Nigar Hikmet from Yeşilyayla köyü – Düzce TÜRKİYE


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1 By Nigar Hikmet from Turkey



I have always admired her beautiful creations and her style…she has a remarkable talent for making unique creations with ribbon.


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 1b By Nigar Hikmet from Turkey



I asked Nigar to tell me a little about herself… and she wrote:


“To talk about myself is not easy as ribbon embroidery 🙂 I love nature, flowers, birds, butterflies, which is good, which is nice, I love all what beautiful is, this is me!”


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2 By Nigar Hikmet from Turkey



Nigar spent her childhood in Akyazı – Sakarya – TÜRKİYE and she now lives in Yeşilyayla köyü – Düzce TÜRKİYE. She lived in the Netherlands for 22 years.


She finds her inspiration from Nature itself.


Nigar has been doing embroidery since childhood but 7 – 8 years ago she started with ribbon embroidery. She used to teach in the Netherlands for 15 years but stopped teaching 5 years ago and now concentrates on making individual items for her customers.


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3 By Nigar Hikmet from Turkey



4 By Nigar Hikmet from Turkey




5 By Nigar Hikmet from Turkey



Thank you so much Nigar, for sharing your wonderful talent with all of us


I have more of Nigar’s exquisite creations to show you in the coming weeks.


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Enjoy the rest of your day and GOOD LUCK to my publisher: Wilsia Metz who is Germany for the Frankfurt Book Fair — the world’s largest trade fair for books. Wishing Metz Press all the success in the world.

 Have a nice week everyone



20 thoughts on “Beautiful creations with silk ribbon”

  1. YES! I love this cover….the 3d effect is wonderful! The colors are balanced and the textures just right!

  2. We lived in Izmir for 22 years and when I see that Nigar lives in Duzce, I must tell you that I know where that is. Our friend’s daughter-in-law is from there. She lives in Bergama now!
    I also must say that I truly admire Nigar for her comment about things beautiful! I too want to concentrate on the beautiful in life….from newborn babies to flowers to the new sunrise of the day…and MORE!
    thank you again!

  3. A picture is worth more then a thousand words.
    The cover is beautiful and would draw me in. Then I would thumb through the book, Check out it’s price and pluck down the money if I could. The balance of color is wonderful and would cause you to sigh as you pick it up. 🙂

  4. I have done a bit of silk ribbon embroidery, but nothing so realistic. The cover is attractive and eye catching. The pictures you shared are outstanding.

  5. I think the cover of this book is beautiful, I hope oneday soon this book will find it’s way into my library along with other gorgeous ribbon embroidery books I have of yours.
    Linda Jeffree

  6. Wauw, dit lijkt mij een prachtig boek, alleen de kaft van het boek is al een plaatje.
    Echt iets om te hebben.

  7. The cover is wonderful, it draws you in to see more and be inspired.

    I just love Nigar’s exquisite creations. They touch me heart and soul.


  8. Absolutely stunning!!!!!!!!!!! love it, it is beautiful, well done!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Can not wait to add this one to all of the books I have of yours already!!!!!!!!

  9. Le livre et les broderies sonts magnifique comme toujours BRAVO bonne journee Marie-Claire

  10. با سلام به بانوی بزرکواری که کارهای زیبا به نمایش میگزاره و من که نمیدونم جگونه تشکر کنم وقتی به این گلهای زیبا نگاه میکنم از این دنیای برزخی جدا شده به بهشت گلها میرم .کاش میتونستم از شما یاد بگیرم ولی افسوس .میبوسمتون و هزاران احسن بر شما.

  11. Your Roses book has been my favorite so far –absolutely indispensable resource for an embroidery artist! I can’t wait to buy this new book.

  12. Книга великолепная и вышивки на высоком уровне!Мечта иметь такую красоту!

  13. Hi Di the cover of your new book is too beautiful.. Thank you for sharing this with us!!

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