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How to Trapunto the Periwinkle Fairy

Hints and tips from Di van Niekerk   Trapunto   Trapunto (from the Italian word trapungere meaning to embroider) is an ideal method for raising a shape (such as a Fairy) up off the surface of the design. It is a form of padded embroidery where the shape is outlined in small stab stitches, working… Continue reading How to Trapunto the Periwinkle Fairy

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How to make a Dog Rose with Silk Ribbon

Learn how to make a gorgeous Dog Rose with Silk Ribbon in our latest IGTV which details the technique step-by-step. These beautiful flowers are so much fun to make and don’t you just love this little bee? 🐝 You will find it here on my Instagram page. ••••• #dicraftribbons#dicraftembroidery#creativeribbonembroidery#silkribbons#ribbonembroidery#divanniekerk

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How to make cute strawberries with ribbon embroidery

Would you like to make some strawberries for a design that you are working on? You could also use the ideas below to make single strawberries for your Christmas tree or to decorate a Christmas wreath and presents! This is the strawberry design that I made using an interesting technique that I hope you will… Continue reading How to make cute strawberries with ribbon embroidery

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How to make short hair with embroidery thread

Little boy’s hair 1. Use all six strands of Rajmahal no. 171 (Woodlands) thread (don’t separate the strands). You can also use a fine silk or Rayon thread from your stock. Start just underneath the rim of the hood. Make long Single-Knotted stitches alongside each other. Work over a spare tapestry needle and pull the… Continue reading How to make short hair with embroidery thread

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White Peacock and Magnolias

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

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Some beautiful pieces by Inessa Sviderska

Hello! I have not blogged for a while as I have been working on a brand-new website and I will tell you all about it in my June Newsletter. Today I have some beautiful work to show you by Inessa Sviderska. Born in Ukraine, she now lives with her family in Batumi, a Black Sea… Continue reading Some beautiful pieces by Inessa Sviderska