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I will admit that I have a love/hate relationship with French knots or anything that resembles them. They are such a hassle but they look so pretty. Case in point, Monika Kinner-Wheln’s stunning Bluesteam and Sage  fiber art piece.  Looking …

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IMG_0656_1Ina at Let’s Learn Embroidery blog has posted an excellent tutorial on how to make a ribbon embroidery dragonfly. If you think ribbon embroidery is complicated, think that no more. Ina breaks it down into easy steps using photos and …

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I got this note from a new producer of silk-ribbon-embroidery kits:

Yoyen Designs is a start-up small family business that specializes in offering handmade gifts and products. It is all about art and handmade creations! These embroidery kits are great

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 If you’re into ribbon embroidery, then you’re going to love this announcement from Di van Niekerk:

There’s a super new Bonus for you this month! For every order that you place over R950.00 (just over 100 US Dollars) you

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 Gerry Krueger‘s technique for creating these silk-ribbon fuchsias approaches stumpwork in that she creates all the parts and then assembles them onto her work. Beautiful results! Find out more about how she does it at her Older Rose blog

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rose_heart1When Manya of Humming Needles saw her silk-ribbon heart featured here on CraftGossip, she decided to give all of us a valentine gift and share her design! Thank you, Manya, for spreading the love! Go to her blog post

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1RHG9Manya of Humming Needles says this heart “just happened.” She says a heart-shaped clothing tag, a bit of silk cut too small for another project. I say a whole lot of needle skill and talent — that’s how things like …

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bookStefanie of Craftside gives us the rundown on their book The Complete Photo Guide to Needleworkby Linda Wyszynski. And as a special treat, she shares a page of the book that demos how to stitch ribbon rosebuds. Check out

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Marjolein of Threads and Patches shares her technique for creating ribbonwork pansies. It’s not as hard as the finished results suggest. See her tutorial.…

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This gorgeous seasonal design is a gift for you from embroidery artist Di van Niekerk. Her e-newsletter says,

Use your free design to embroider a card or a pincushion, print a card or make gift wrap. Whatever you do

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I already had a craft crush on Kathy Shaw of Shawkl. But now it’s full-blown true love. How generous can one stitcher be! Kathy had to put together a basic stitch guide for silk-ribbon embroidery to support her students, so …

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Ros of Jahit Jahitan lets us look over her shoulder as she combines punchneedle, embroidery, and silk-ribbon embroidery. Gorgeous. Go to Ros’ post to see more images.…

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Needle artist Trish Burr interviews the queen of ribbon embroidery, our beloved Di van Niekerk. Go to Trish’s post to learn a bit more about the artist behind all those gorgeous roses.…

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No one does silk-ribbon roses like Di van Niekerk! She’s sharing images of some of her latest beauties–created for a new book about silk-ribbon embroidery on hand-felted backgrounds–at her blog. Check them out.…

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Susan S of Wisconsin created this block for the Crazy-Quilt Journal Project. My eyes are drawn instantly to the gorgeous organza ribbon flowers at the center, and as they I travel around the block I find one delicious surprise after …

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