How to Know in Which Direction to Punch
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 video: How to Know in Which Direction to Punch
“In this lesson, you will learn the secret to giving depth to your embroidery. I will show you in which direction each sector of the face should be punched, by drawing lines with a pencil as a guide.”
In this video lesson Sara Luna addresses the topic: How to Know in Which Direction to Punch, which is part of the Domestika online course: Punch Needle Embroidery: From Pictures to Portraits. Learn to use yarn to create expressive textile portraits of your favorite person..
Partial transcription of the video
“How to Know in Which Direction to Punch In this lesson I'm gonna show you my tricks to give depth to your embroidery. First we need to know that if we use straight lines, we'll create a flat-looking portrait and we don't want that. One trick is to draw lines inside of each section for us to follow while punching. I'll be using a Sharpie pen, but use a pencil if you're not confident and you don't want to ruin your design. Now I'm gonna draw lines that we will follow after. These lines represent the direction you should follow with your needle. You don't need to follow these lines exactly, ju...”
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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.