♥ Spider-web and stem stitch roses Click on the images to enlarge First, make a spider-web rose to form the centre and then use stem stitches to form the outer petals. Work in a circular pattern around the centre with a gentle tension so the petals are soft and rounded. Have a look here for the… Continue reading Beautiful Roses for you
A free tutorial: How to Make a Monogram – The Letter W Hello stitching world •*¨*•♫♪. It’s a lovely hot day in Cape Town—perfect for ribbon embroidery. I hope you are having a good day too. Do you have the letter W in your name or does a special person in… Continue reading How to Make a Monogram – The Letter W
Good morning! Today I have a beautiful Fairy to show you…I am sure that many of you will enjoy seeing her, as she is doing what we all love best — embroidery The Tansy Flower Fairy™, embroidered by the talented Marina Zherdeva from Moscow. This is the original artwork by Cicely Mary Barker… And… Continue reading Silk Ribbon Embroidery-How to Make a Tansy Fairy
Hi everybody — hope you are well and looking forward to the weekend. Today I thought I would show you how to make a tree in ribbon embroidery... These trees are found in my Dreamscapes book from the Swan Cottage design. The green tree Make the branches The branches of the tree are formed with… Continue reading How to embroider a tree …
GOOD morning everybody ♫♬♪♫♬♪♫♬♪ Today I want to show you a masterpiece titled: “White Peacock and Magnolias” by Irina Zhukova from Minsk, Belarus. Click on image to enlarge Irina wrote to me: “Let me introduce myself: my name is Irina and I'm a great fan of needlework. I started with ribbon-embroidery in February 2008. The… Continue reading White Peacock and Magnolias
♥ George Eliot wrote: What do we live for if it is not to make life less difficult for each other? Hello Stitching World, I hope you are all safe and well. What with many countries being in lockdown and others opting to stay safe at home, I thought you may like… Continue reading The A Monogram- a Free Tutorial
Hello, stitching world ♥ I hope you and your family are all safe and well. I have something lovely to show you by the talented Christine Chan from Arcadia in Los Angeles County. Christine always shares so generously with us, and for this, I am thankful. She is sure to inspire many of you with this… Continue reading You and I – Beautiful Silk Ribbon Embroidery
New Hoop Art Series I have made a gorgeous new kit and it’s a perfect size for anyone who would like to start with a small project. Titled "TEA in the GARDEN", it's a most enjoyable kit. It's quick and beautiful, it has a lot of texture and the colours are… Continue reading TEA in the GARDEN-KIT
Hello everybody ♥ I thought I would introduce you to a gifted embroiderer: Olga Smirnova from Saint-Petersburg in Russia She made this exquisite ballerina and this is sure to brighten up your day! Click on the images to enlarge Here it is framed - don't you just love the frame too? The close-up details are… Continue reading A Ballerina…..
HAPPY NEW YEAR! I wish you Peace, Joy, Love and Happiness in 2020. May it be a very good year for you and your family! My wish for 2020 is that all the fires in Australia are extinguished by many days of soft, soaking rain. Sending you the angels from Cape Town.