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Beautiful Roses for you

♥ 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

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How to embroider a tree …

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 …

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The Old Malthouse in silk ribbon embroidery

Hello from a cold and windy Cape Town, I hope you are all safe and well. I have something lovely to show you today. The Old Malthouse which is beautifully done in silk ribbon embroidery ♥This lovely piece is by Christine Chan from Arcadia in California. Christine is always so generous about sharing her beautiful… Continue reading The Old Malthouse in silk ribbon embroidery

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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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Silk Ribbon Embroidery from Kuala Lumpur

I have this lovely piece to show you from Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. Valli Sevugan sent me the picture and I asked her to write about herself and the news behind this lovely rendition of our Oranges and Bougainvillea kit. Valli replied: " HaiI am Valli Sevugan. I am an Indian residing in Malaysia. I… Continue reading Silk Ribbon Embroidery from Kuala Lumpur

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A New Silk Ribbon Embroidery KIT – Lady in Red

I have a beautiful new kit for you, and I think you are going to love it ♥  Lady in Red KIT Embroidered by the talented Karen Nell from Johannesburg, it features a clever way to make gorgeous three-dimensional roses and the sweetest teeny tiny butterflies and new ideas of how to create texture in your… Continue reading A New Silk Ribbon Embroidery KIT – Lady in Red

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One of my favourite flowers is

Happy #WorldEmbroideryDay! One of my favourite flowers is the Cape Aloe (Aloe ferox) also known as bitter aloe or red aloe with its many medicinal qualities. It’s a perfect subject for dimensional embroidery. So, here it is for #WorldEmbroideryDay I used the picot stitch for the leaves, wrapped thread around wire for the stems and made… Continue reading One of my favourite flowers is