Course Final Project
A course by Sara Luna , Textile Artist
Learn to use yarn to create expressive textile portraits of your favorite person.
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About the course final project: Punch Needle Embroidery: From Pictures to Portraits
Punch Needle Embroidery: From Pictures to Portraits
“We have reached the end of the course. I hope you had as much fun as I did and that you can apply everything you have learned in a beautiful work of art that will accompany you for many years. Before saying goodbye, keep in mind the following recommendations: To create a good portrait, we need a good picture. I always take my time to find the right photograph, and I encourage you to do the same, following all the advice I gave you. Once I found a good picture, I made sure that the yarn I had was suitable for the needle and fabric I would be using, and that the ones I found worked well together. For this, I encourage you to create your yarn sample hoop before going any further with your project. Not having the right yarn could ruin your entire final product. When I had the right materials ready, I created my pattern. Remember that this is the only time you can add any detail or make any changes to the design.
Partial transcription of the video
“Final Project In this video we're gonna do a recap of all of the things that we've learned during the course for you to make your own portrait. In order for me to create my portrait, I first made sure that I had all my materials. Then, that the picture that I chose was a good quality, and it was good enough to separate the tones. Then I made sure the yarn I had was suitable for my needle. Make sure you do the same following the advices that I gave you. Then I prepared my frame with the fabric. Remember you shouldn't stretch it too much or it could tear. Then I printed my picture, and I cut ...”
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Course summary: Punch Needle Embroidery: From Pictures to Portraits
AreasEmbroidery, Portrait illustration, Punch Needle, Textile illustration
Sara Luna is a visual artist and illustrator with a specialization in textile art. She grew up surrounded by weavers and craft makers in her family. Throughout the course of her studies, she began to experiment with a variety of materials, from watercolors to digital tools until she found her niche. When she moved to the US, she rediscovered the punch needle and honed her skill.
Her work has been exhibited in New York City and Salt Lake City, where she currently resides. She’s been featured in Create! Magazine and Carper Contemporary. All of her work can be found on her website.