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Inspiration on a Wednesday


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(¸.´ (¸.` ¤ Good afternoon  *´¨) I hope you’re having a good day today.


I thought I would inspire you and show you some stunning ribbon embroidery pieces that were made in the studio of the talented teacher, Michelle Lilley from Pretoria, South Africa.  Here are some of her student’s masterpieces…


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Rolene Bosman from the studio Michelle Lilley Pretoria


This beauty (above) is by Rolene Bosman from the studio Michelle Lilley in Pretoria. We named it WHLE25 (Country Garden). Don’t you just love it?

Rolene used simple stitches and worked with my range of silk and organza ribbons to create the texture. I just love how she put the colours together, don’t you?


Have a look at this beauty below (known as the lady with the Horse design, also named WHLE27) was superbly embroidered by Pal Roebert from the studio of Michelle Lilley Pretoria. Love it!


Pal Roebert from the studio of Michelle Lilley Pretoria


and there’s more to inspire you!

Known as “A Beautiful place “ this masterpiece was also embroidered in Michelle Lilley’s workshops, by Marlene Stohman… the colours!



Marlene Stohman from the studio of Michelle Lilley Pretoria


And to make your day, have a look at another piece by Rolene Bosman. Known as the WHLE07 (Two Chairs) design… what do you think?




Have I managed to inspire you? I hope so and thank you to these talented women who made our day!


If you are interested in attending workshops by the talented teacher, Michelle Lilley in Pretoria, please, feel free to contact me on

Note: Just in time for the holiday season, we have gorgeous new landscapes for ribbon embroidery and you will find them on this page. Click on each image for more information. We also have beautiful kits with all that you need for each project and book. They also make wonderful gifts for someone special. For the latest newsletter and to read about our exciting competition, click here

Until next time, happy stitching!