"Hi Sherri, I am new to the website and this group. I would like to share a wonderful book I just bought. It is a Judith Baker Montano book. I am left handed so these embroidery stitches are always a battle for me to reverse…"
Thank you all very much indeed! Everyone is always so helpful on this forum! I will take each one of your's advice. Am off to get the DVD and the stamped pattern before one more day passes, will establish a…"
"Rose has answered that question - but a good person to ask a question like that is Di herself! She's a lovely lady!
But she's in Sydney, Australia at Koala Conventions atm, so probably not answering much email so it's great that you…"
"Hi Di, if you are a beginner I would get Di van Nieker's dvd she goes over each stitch and you can pause it to make the stitch or watch it over and over again until you do get the stitch. I think it would be a great tool for you. You could get…"
"As I am already an experienced embroiderer and don't know Di Van Niekerk's dvds although I do have a couple of her books, I can't really help you on this. I am sure there is someone out there who has the answer though.…"
"This entire thread has been so helpful - thank you to everyone who has participated in it! I've been ribbon embroidery crazy for several months and have done one or two little things with it. I have so much to learn!
I have a…"
"Yes, Elmsley Rose, the Ombre ones are beautiful. I used one for the centre of a pincushion and the shading is so lovely. They do all sorts of ribbons - I couldn't believe the choice! I have several bags of their assorted…"
"Try Di Van Niekirk's site http://www.dicraft.co.za/blog/
She has kits and also "Boxes full of Lessons" - " Ideal for the beginner to silk ribbon embroidery… like a book, learn from the detailed photography and…"
"I always get my ribbons from Crafty Ribbons. They are a wonderful firm, always helpful and have their own club etc. Their stock of ribbons is fabulous - a warehouse full from floor to ceiling (literally) and you can arrange visits to…"
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I've been a stitcher and sewer for many years. I really enjoy historical clothing and how items were embellished. It's like playing detective - seeing how something was constructed. I like to use these techniques in my current projects - quilting, needlework, clothing, accessories, home decor, etc.