Friday, August 17, 2012

Di van Niekerk - Silk Ribbon Embroidery

My love affair with silk ribbon embroidery started when Hubs bought me a couple of silk-embroidered tissue box covers from Belgium. Learning this delicate art was on my someday list which somehow never happened, Next life!
I am sew in love with Di van Niekerk's breathtaking blog. It has everything about silk ribbon embroidery, stumpwork, video tutorials and more. There you will find the latest news and updates, learn more about stitches and techniques, and the most exquisite embroideries by talented artists the world over! Di van Niekerk is a professional fiber arts instructor, designer and author of 10 books.
Di van Niekerk's website -
Love the little girl's hair!


Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

That's quite incredible!

Lateesha said...

Hi and thanks for stopping by my blog. I truly appreciate it! Those photos are gorgeous!

aureliaeugenia said...

Wow, superb embroidery,almost unreal! It is incredible beautiful and the one that's making this must have golden hands and eagle eyes!
How about your vacantion this year? We visited your blog and saw the enchanting photos of you in Dubai and in London! Dana made this "trip"and I was near her and it was incredible!
Wish you all the best and sent you warm xoxo,

Mom of A and a said...

wow!! Just, wow!!

Lin said...

Oh. My. GOSH! Those are incredible!! I love the hostas, but then I love the hair on the girls! I can only imagine how lovely this is in person.

I used to do silk ribbon embroidery, but it is soooo expensive. I love hand-dyed ribbons and that really adds up FAST. Those embroideries that you posted must cost a FORTUNE!

It's not hard, but you do have to work on your technique. And start with something simple. I've made handkerchiefs for friends who were the mother of the bride, but I only put a couple of flowers on the corner. That was hard enough!

Camille said...

Wow, that is amazing!!

Simone said...

Wow! Amazing!!!! I have missed you so much! I'm hoping to be back!

Steph said...

Amazing work. Gorgeous. The details are simply wonderful. You can still have a go.... Start with a shape. Lol

Anonymous said...

c'est magnifique, quel travail !

Zackary Faraj said...

Beautiful blog, Thanks for sharing. Keep posting like this.
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