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The art of felting & silk ribbon embroidery

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Learn to make flat nuno felting and felt surfaces and adorn these with exquisite silk ribbon designs.

Internationally renowned ribbon artist, Di van Niekerk, joins forces with felter Toody Cassidy, incorporating designs of Razaan Jakoet of Chic Fusion, to bring the textile and embroidery world a unique combination of mediums with fabulous results. They have produced a book that will delight and inspire. Learn to make flat nuno felting and felt surfaces, using wool, wool and silk and silk paper, and adorn these with exquisite silk ribbon designs.
The book has four sections:
• Felted backgrounds explained step by step with detailed instructions and photographs
• Making the different flowers and creatures explained step by step with detailed instructions and photographs
• 15 complete projects with step-by-step instructions and gorgeous photographs of the completed articles with
their list of requirements
• An illustrated gallery of stitches used in the projects.


Di van Niekerk is a professional fibre arts teacher and designer and has her own range of silk and organza ribbon and printed panels for embroidery that are exported worldwide. Her best-selling books have been translated into many languages. Her mission is to teach silk ribbon embroidery, integrating it with other crafts such as card making, jewellery making, knitting, crazy quilting, fibre art and dress design to show just how easy, enjoyable and rewarding this hobby is. This is her 13th book.

One of the founder members of the Cape Embroiderers’ Guild, Toody Cassidy is an avid felter and creative embroiderer who loves to share her passion for fabric, fibre and thread, patterns, colours and design with others. She has hand-dyed and sold different types of threads and fibres, including cotton, silk and wool, and mastered the art of silk paper making. Toody and Di have worked together for more than 15 years.

A passion to work with natural fibres and fabrics led Razaan Jakoet, founder of Chic Fusion (www.chicfusion.co.za), to explore feltmaking techniques. By training and employing women from disadvantaged communities at her studio in Woodstock, Cape Town, she helps alleviate unemployment. She designs the products in the Chic Fusion range before handing over the felting to these women.

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