Lady Anne’s Needlework Festival · 4-17 July 2021

Di Van Niekerk

Di Van Niekerk

South Africa

Di is a professional fibre arts instructor, designer and author who also creates her own range of beautiful silk/organza ribbons and printed panels for embroidery. She is the author of 14 best-selling books and is the creator of the popular Box Full of Lessons series.

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Di is a master at her craft. Her class will open your mind and heart to new possibilities in needlework.

Di's Festival Workshops

5-6 July & 15-16 July 2021

In this workshop you will learn how to make a little Stumpwork moth and leaves using silk ribbons, how to create dimension in your own work. and, as an optional extra, you could add a caterpillar and a chrysalis.

Practical information

Length: 2 days
Level: All Levels

Class fee: £390
Kit: £90

Kit Includes:
Printed linen, Stumpwork panel, cotton voile backing, printed instructions with detailed step-by-step photography, colour pictures to use as a guide, chenille and embroidery needles, beads, wires, threads and pure silk ribbons

Techniques: 
Silk Ribbon Embroidery and Stumpwork

Equipment required:
One 10 inch and one 6 inch round plastic hoop (Susan Bates if possible but it must not be bound. If using a wooden hoop, please bind), nail clippers, embroidery scissors, black waterproof pigment ink pen, 2B pencil, sharpener, 30 cm (12-inch) ruler

Design size:
20 x 15 cm (8 x 6 in) 

Linen size:
36.5 x 36.5 cm (14 x 14 in)

Forget-me-nots

8-9 July 2021

In this 2 day workshop you will learn how to make pretty forget-me-nots – the flower of remembrance. I will show you how to make the delicate stems, how to make 3-dimensional leaves and petals with variegated silk ribbon. You will also learn how to highlight text and fine filigree detail with metallic threads.

Practical information

Length: 2 days
Level: All Levels

Class fee: £390
Kit: £77

Kit Includes:
Printed linen, cotton voile backing, printed instructions with detailed step-by-step photography, colour pictures to use as a guide, chenille, beading and embroidery needles, beads, thread and pure silk ribbons

Techniques: 
Silk Ribbon Embroidery and Stumpwork

Equipment required:
One 10-inch round plastic hoop (Susan Bates if possible but it must not be bound. If using a wooden hoop, please bind), nail clippers, embroidery scissors

Design size:
16 x 11 cm (6 x 4 in)

Linen size:
36 x 36 cm (14 x 14 in)

The Butterflies

11-13 July 2021

In this 3 day workshop you will learn how to create interesting 3-dimensional effects with embroidery. You will learn how to make Stumpwork butterflies and leaves using a needle painting technique. Di will show you how to make the delicate, twirled Campanula stems and leaves and how to form lifelike flowers with her hand dyed variegated silk ribbon.

Practical information

Length: 3 days
Level: Intermediate

Class fee: £585
Kit: £105

Kit Includes:
Printed linen panel, 3x stumpwork panels, cotton voile backing, printed instructions with detailed step-by-step photography, colour pictures to use as a guide, chenille and embroidery needles, beads, wires, threads and pure silk ribbons

Techniques: 
Silk Ribbon Embroidery and Stumpwork

Equipment required:
6 and 8 inch plus 2 10 inch round plastic  hoops (Susan Bates if possible but it must not be bound. If using a wooden hoop, please bind), nail clippers, embroidery scissors

Design size:
19.5 x 14.5 cm (8 x 6 in)

Linen size:
36 x 36 cm (14 x 14 in)