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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 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 oranges

How to make oranges - a free tutorial for you ♥ Hello! The sun is shining happily in Cape Town and it's a beautiful day and today I thought you would enjoy learning how to make oranges! Here is the tutorial from my book: Ribbon embroidery and stumpwork.  Panel 10 from the flower sampler in the book... Click… Continue reading How to make oranges

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Silk Ribbon Embroidery-How to Make a Tansy Fairy

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

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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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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 silk ribbon Poinsettias for Christmas

This lovely Christmas decoration is now available as a download. It's a free gift from Dicraft Studios and we hope you will enjoy making it! I have grouped four designs on one page for you to print in colour or to trace onto fabric. You can fold two designs in half to make a front… Continue reading How to make silk ribbon Poinsettias for Christmas