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
Look! A gorgeous, quick and easy project to inspire you this week! Delaram Mowatt from Houston Texas made this lovely piece, don't you just love it? I saw her work on my Instagram feed (please follow me on Instagram if you can — there is so much happening there now) and asked her to send… Continue reading Lovely Hoop Art
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
Hello, Stitching World ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ Would you like to add more dimension to your embroidery? This tutorial will help show you how easy it is ♥ How to make Stumpwork Hydrangeas I have some new photos of a favourite technique and for those who are learning for the first time or refreshing their skills, here… Continue reading How to make stumpwork Hydrangeas
Good morning! Have you received my latest newsletter? There are some lovely new kits, a cute give-away, and new and interesting updates. Here is the newsletter: https://dicraft.com/newsletters/october-2020.html Let me know if you have any questions ♥ Have a good Monday!
Feel like a new project? This is a most enjoyable one – Floral Vista with easy to follow downloadable instructions, suitable for the complete beginner to silk ribbon embroidery. It is a generously large kit so you’ll have lots of ribbon and thread left over for the future. Have a look here for more details... … Continue reading Feel Like a New Project?
Hints and tips from Di van Niekerk Threading up The general rule for this kind of embroidery: Use one strand of the thread where possible — it always looks better when one strand is used in a design. Rather use more stitches instead of thick, bulky threads to fill in the detail. Separate… Continue reading Hints and tips from Di van Niekerk
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
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
Hello everybody ♥ I thought I would introduce you to a gifted embroiderer: Olga Smirnova from Saint-Petersburg in Russia She made this exquisite ballerina and this is sure to brighten up your day! Click on the images to enlarge Here it is framed - don't you just love the frame too? The close-up details are… Continue reading A Ballerina…..