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Beautiful Ribbon Embroidery by Olga Basailov

Beautiful Ribbon Embroidery by Olga Basailov. Blogpost by Di van Niekerk   Hello, Stitching world! I have this unbelievably beautiful piece to share with you, created by the talented @oliga.di on Instagram or Olga Basailov on Facebook Olga found ribbon embroidery a year ago during the beginning of the pandemic. She used my work as… Continue reading Beautiful Ribbon Embroidery by Olga Basailov

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How to Make a Cute Button with Felt and Silk Ribbons

Hi, stitching world! What are you busy making this weekend? Here is a button that I covered with handmade felt (but you could cover it with a linen or cotton fabric instead) and then embellish it with stitches. You can use cotton or silk thread or, like I did, use 2 and 4mm silk ribbons.… Continue reading How to Make a Cute Button with Felt and Silk Ribbons

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Embroidering the letters of a word, name or sentence

Embroidering letters Making letters and words in silk ribbon embroidery   Good afternoon stitching world ♪♫♬♪ Today, I thought I would show you something about embroidering letters to form words, names, and sentences. When you need a personalised gift for a special occasion or to make a decorative piece for your home, then words, names,… Continue reading Embroidering the letters of a word, name or sentence

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Learn how to create Leaf Shapes for Embroidery

Silk Ribbon Embroidery and stumpwork - how to make 3-D leaves     Learn how to create Leaf Shapes for Embroidery – Adding Dimension🍃 A FREE step-by-step tutorial on how to create padded shapes that can be used to add a subtle dimension (or an air of luxury) to an otherwise ordinary design. See the… Continue reading Learn how to create Leaf Shapes for Embroidery

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How to make a Butterfly in 3-D Embroidery

Hello, stitching world! It is a stunning day in Cape Town and it's difficult to think about working, but I have not written a blog for quite a while. Have been busy with some beautiful new projects and I have been doing step-by-step photography to show embroiderers how it is done. I often wonder if… Continue reading How to make a Butterfly in 3-D Embroidery

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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