Hello Stitching World, I hope you are well and safely at home, away from this virus. What with the lockdown in so many countries, I say thank goodness for our embroidery, it's certainly keeping many of us busy and content with having to stay indoors! If there's anything I can help you with, please, email… Continue reading Danielle by Maha Chaya from Dubai
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
The Countdown Is On | BATB 2020 Don’t miss out! Why not join me in Australia in October? It's so much fun! In a few days’ time, the bookings open for this world-class event in Australia. I will be teaching three workshops at BATB 2020 and registration opens on 3rd February 2020.… Continue reading The Countdown is on! BATB 2020
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,… Continue reading How to Trapunto the Periwinkle Fairy
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WH1999-32 Walking the dog. Don't you just love this scene? It's perfect for creative embroidery. Embroidered by Annamaria Kelly from Fourways in Johannesburg. Thank you, Annamaria, for sharing your talent so that others may also learn. Use this lovely picture as a guide and enjoy your embroidery Love Di van Niekerk ♥ Happy weekend,… Continue reading Walking the Dog
WORKSHOPS IN AUSTRALIA-BATB I am delighted to tell you that I have been invited to teach at the world’s most beautiful needlework convention in Australia. To be held in 2021 and the dates will be announced soon. It is the prestigious, internationally acclaimed BATB, Beating Around the Bush. Click on the images to enlarge… Continue reading WORKSHOPS IN AUSTRALIA-2021
I am excited to tell you that I will be teaching at Lady Anne’s Needlework Festival in Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria, England 4th-17th July 2021 Click on the image to enlarge This two-week event will be a celebration of historic needlework and include workshops from the best embroidery tutors in the world. You… Continue reading Workshops in England in 2021
Who feels like joining me in Hawaii? I have more good news. Together with Inspirations Magazine and Needlework Tours Pty. Ltd. Based in Melbourne, Australia, I have been invited to teach at their Inaugural World Needlework Convention to be held in Honolulu, Hawaii in 2022 This International premier nine-day forum will be an international stage… Continue reading Workshops in Hawaii in 2022