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Marina Zherdeva

Marina Zherdeva learnt knitting, cross-stitch embroidery and needle painting from her mother and great-grandmother even before starting school. Later she added sewing and dress design to her skills. Completing a PhD and MBA, looking after her family and coping with intense work pressure meant that her hobbies were put aside for a many years. When she saw magnificent pieces of silk ribbon embroidery in 2010 she fell in love with this needlecraft and saw that as an opportunity to immerse herself in her beloved handcrafts again.

Marina is self-taught in this needlecraft and is enthusiastic about mixing techniques. Her efforts are aimed at making silk ribbon embroidery popular in Russia. She started a non-commercial educational project and an on-line collection of magnificent pieces of silk-ribbon embroidery with needlecrafters from all over the world,
This collaboration with Di van Niekerk is her first book.

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