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Basic Embroidery Techniques: Stitches, Compositions and Color Ranges

A course by Señorita Lylo
Embroidery and Graphic Designer. Barcelona, Spain.
On Domestika since 10/06/2015
, Embroidery and Graphic Designer

Learn to narrate and interpret stories by combining graphic design, illustration, and embroidery

  • Best Seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (934)
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Learn to narrate and interpret stories by combining graphic design, illustration, and embroidery

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (934)
  • 14907 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 15 Lessons (2h 39m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German
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In this course by Loly Ghirardi (Miss Lylo) - artist, designer, embroiderer and co-founder of the study uauh! - you will learn basic embroidery techniques. Embroidery is a way of telling, of recording drawings, typographies, images. In this course you will learn how to fit together graphic design, illustration and embroidery.

Miss Lylo will discover the necessary materials and teach you flat and highlighted points. In addition you will learn tricks and secrets about the chromatic ranges to finally design a shirt collar and embroider it with flowers, letters or figures.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Embroidery materials and techniques
  • U3
    U3. Embroider the neck
  • U4
    U4. Other applications and care
  • FP
    FP Final project
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You will begin by getting to know the work and influences of Miss Lylo as well as some reference books from the world of embroidery.

Next you will know the types of threads, fabrics and materials that are used in this technique. Then you will learn the basic points of embroidery, both planes and relief as the sand point, the stem point, the rosette point or the picot point.

Once you are familiar with the basics, you will choose and design your own shirt collar according to the types of fabric, the use of markers and the most appropriate color palette.

Then you will embroider a natural landscape with mountains, trees, leaves and raindrops combining different points, symmetrical and asymmetrical embroideries and small details that will enrich the project.

Finally, Miss Lylo will talk about other applications of embroidery such as pockets, slippers, hats or coasters and the care needed to wash embroidery.

What is this course's project?

The final project of the course is to design, compose and embroider your own shirt collar. Combining all the knowledge learned: points, thread types and the design you have chosen.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

This course is aimed at designers and illustrators, graphic and fashion designers who want to learn a new technique of recording images and resources. Something different and analog that requires patience, but that allows to obtain unique and surprising results.

What you need

For this course you do not need previous knowledge. But it is important to have patience, curiosity, creativity and desire to meet this universe.

As for materials, you will need: street markets or your father or boyfriend to trim their necks. Threads of colors and of different thicknesses, pointy needle and round tip, pin with round head, frame, fabric (not elastic) to practice previously, scissors, threader, special markers for fabric and images that you like to interpret them with embroidery.


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Señorita Lylo

A course by Señorita Lylo

Embroidery and Graphic Designer

Loly Ghirardi (Miss Lylo) is an artist, designer, embroiderer and co-founder of the uauh! Studio, specialized in museographic graphics.

Six years ago she started to approach embroidery to get away from so much computer and nowadays is a very important part of her day to day and her work.

Following a collaboration for a book, he decided to open a blog and a Facebook page and began to rain collaborations and surprise projects that filled him with new horizons and many satisfactions.

Behind your projects there is always a conceptual search, analyzing, interpreting stories, places, embroidering with passion and accompanying each stitch with anecdotes and creativity.

He has made collaborations for books and magazines. His embroideries illustrate books of the Lumen publishing house: "Diary of a volatile" by Agustina Guerrero and "Wonderland" by Cristina Camarena, illustrated by Lady Desidia. He has also embroidered the covers for a double summer delivery of LeCool Barcelona and in Buenos Aires he made a limited edition together with the brand of accessories "Los vados del Isen" called "Embroidery Flok. A trip embroidered by the world ". A tour of Portugal, Mexico and Finland where tapestries, geometry and traditions merge in designs and tradition.

In addition, he is part of the ganxet guerrilla, embroiders his own sneakers, interprets instagram photos (embroidering up to hashtags) or adorns his balcony in summer with colorful ribbons in musical synthesizer form. For Miss Lylo, there is no place for boredom.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    Embroidery materials and techniques

    • materials
    • Flat points I
    • Flat points II
    • Highlights I
    • Highlights II
    • Application and composition
  • U3

    Embroider the neck

    • Choose and design the neck
    • First the mountains I
    • First the mountains II
    • We add the trees and leaves
    • We embroider details to complete the landscape
  • U4

    Other applications and care

    • Different applications
    • Washing and care
  • FP

    Final project

    • Basic techniques of embroidery: stitches, compositions and chromatic ranges

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Basic Embroidery Techniques: Stitches, Compositions and Color Ranges. A Craft course by Señorita Lylo Best Seller

Basic Embroidery Techniques: Stitches, Compositions and Color Ranges

A course by Señorita Lylo
Embroidery and Graphic Designer. Barcelona, Spain.
On Domestika since 10/06/2015
  • 100% Positive reviews (934)
  • 14907 students