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: Final Touches
“In this lesson, we will discuss the important steps before framing our final piece. First, we will need to cut the extra yarns from the background of the piece using a pair of scissors. Then, we will take the fabric out of the wood by using a knife to take out the staples.”
In this video lesson Sara Luna addresses the topic: Final Touches, 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
“Final Touches In this lesson we'll discuss some important details for framing our final piece. First thing you need to do... is to cut all of this excess of yarn. in the back. For that you'll take your scissors and cut them. This will help the glue we're gonna put in the back to reach every single piece of yarn. This part doesn't have to be perfect but the more yarn you take out, the better. The next step is to take all the staples out. For that I'll use this knife. You can use a butter knife, a cutter or whatever helps you to get the staple out of the wood. I like to do half first, and the...”
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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.