Punch Needle Embroidery: From Pictures to Portraits

The Background

A course by Sara Luna
Textile Artist . Salt Lake City, United States.
Joined July 2019
, Textile Artist

Learn to use yarn to create expressive textile portraits of your favorite person.

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About the video: The Background

Summary

“In this lesson, we will talk about the background of our piece, which at first glance seems the easiest, but has its own tricks. Finishing our face before starting with the background is very important since we will use a different direction with our needle to highlight our portrait.”

In this video lesson Sara Luna addresses the topic: The Background, 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

“The Background As you can see, I've already finished the face. Now we'll continue with the background, which looks easy but it could get tricky. For my background I'll use a different kind of gray but you can use the color you prefer. One thing to have in mind is that we wanna have an extra stitch outside of our lines. This will make it easier to frame. In the background we wanna follow the round line around the face. This will be our only guide in the entire process. Once we get to this point, I like to go all around the head and then continue in the outside. Now I'll go all the way here a...”

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Course summary: Punch Needle Embroidery: From Pictures to Portraits

  • Level: Beginner
  • 100% positive reviews (97)
  • 1452 students
  • 5 Units
  • 15 lessons (1h 41m)
  • 2 downloads
  • Category

    Craft
  • Areas

    Embroidery, Portrait illustration, Punch Needle, Textile illustration

Sara Luna

A course by Sara Luna

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Textile Artist

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.


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  • Audio: English
  • Level: Beginner
  • 15 lessons (1h 41m)
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Punch Needle Embroidery: From Pictures to Portraits. A Craft course by Sara Luna

Punch Needle Embroidery: From Pictures to Portraits

A course by Sara Luna
Textile Artist . Salt Lake City, United States.
Joined July 2019
  • 100% positive reviews (97)
  • 1452 students