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Basic Embroidery Techniques: Stitches, Compositions, and Color Ranges

A course by Señorita Lylo , Embroiderer and Graphic Artist

Embroiderer and Graphic Artist. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined October 2015

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

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  • 100% positive reviews (1.6K)
  • 32274 students

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

A course by Señorita Lylo

Artist, designer, embroiderer, and the cofounder of uauh! studio Loly Ghirardi (Señorita Lylo) offers her expert guidance on the basic embroidery techniques. Embroidery is a way of narrating as well as documenting drawings, typographies, and images. In this course, learn how to combine graphic design, illustration, and embroidery.

Señorita Lylo goes through the materials needed for the course and then teaches you both flat and raised stitches. Learn her tricks and the secrets to color schemes and use it all to design a shirt collar and embroider it with flowers, letters, or patterns.

If you want to improve your embroidery skills, in her new course Advanced Embroidery Techniques: Stitches and Compositions with Volume, Señorita Lylo invites you to go a step further and learn more advanced stitches to create compositions with volume that you can apply to any garments.

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What will you learn in this online course?

15 lessons & 9 downloads

7 minutes, 45 seconds
Flat Stitches 1
17 minutes, 16 seconds
Flat Stitches 2
10 minutes, 33 seconds
Relief Stitches 1
14 minutes, 50 seconds
Relief Stitches 2
15 minutes, 40 seconds
Application and Composition
16 minutes, 21 seconds
English, Spanish
  • 100% positive reviews (1.6K)
  • 32274 students
  • 15 lessons (2h 39m)
  • 9 additional resources (4 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English, Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Design and embroider your own shirt collar combining all the knowledge learned: stitches, thread types, and your chosen design.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Designers, illustrators, and graphic and fashion designers who want to learn to use embroidery to help interpret and document images; something more traditional and manual that requires patience but produces unique and amazing results.

Requirements and materials

You don't need prior knowledge for this course, but it is important to have patience, curiosity, creativity, and the desire to explore this world of needles and threads.

As for materials, you need second-hand shirts you can cut the collars off, colored threads of different thicknesses, a pointed and a round-tipped needle, a pin with a round head, an embroidery hoop, nonelastic fabric to practice beforehand, scissors, a threader, fabric markers, and images that you'd like to interpret in your embroidery.


32274 Students
1647 Reviews
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Señorita Lylo

A course by Señorita Lylo

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Embroiderer and Graphic Artist

Loly Ghirardi, also known as Señorita Lylo, is an embroiderer and graphic designer based in Barcelona. After graduating from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), she worked on design projects but gradually began to leave the digital to one side in favor of crafts. That's how she fell in love with embroidery.

Armed with her hoops, threads, and needles, she creates unique pieces and experiments using different mediums. Each project starts with a conceptual search and each stitch is accompanied by an anecdote, personal story, or place she's visited. Over time, she got the opportunity to teach everything she knows about embroidery, and it is a vocation that comforts her and continues to inspire her more and more every day.


  • U1


    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Embroidery Materials and Techniques

    • Materials
    • Flat Stitches 1
    • Flat Stitches 2
    • Relief Stitches 1
    • Relief Stitches 2
    • Application and Composition
  • U3

    Embroidering the Collar

    • Choosing and Designing the Collar
    • Mountains First 1
    • Mountains First 2
    • Adding Trees and Leaves
    • Embroidering Details to Complete the Landscape
  • U4

    Other Applications and Care

    • Different Applications
    • Washing and Care
  • FP

    Final project

    • Basic Embroidery Techniques: Stitches, Compositions, and Color Ranges

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

Basic Embroidery Techniques: Stitches, Compositions, and Color Ranges

A course by Señorita Lylo
Embroiderer and Graphic Artist. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined October 2015
  • 100% positive reviews (1.6K)
  • 32274 students