Embroidered Linear Portrait

A course by Koral Antolín Maillo
Designer, embroiderer, and art director. Madrid, Spain.
On Domestika since 03/13/2013
, Designer, embroiderer, and art director

Combine embroidered stitches with a traditional and Kantan needle to create unique portraits

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 109 students
Embroidered Linear Portrait

Combine embroidered stitches with a traditional and Kantan needle to create unique portraits


Spanish with subtitles in English
  • Available from September 22, 2020
  • 109 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • Available from the app
  • Unlimited access forever

Do you want to learn how to make portraits in a way that is both different and full of personality? The designer and embroiderer Koral Antolín will show you how to synthesize the essence of someone to represent them in a unique and personal way, through a linear embroidered portrait. Koral is the founder of Fábrica de Imaginación, a multidisciplinary studio focused on art direction, and the creator of Studio fi, a brand of hand-embroidered products, whose work has been published in specialized magazines such as Interiores, Mollie Makes, and Elle Casa.

In this course, learn how to make a portrait and embroider it on a textile garment. Learn how to draw and simplify a linear portrait step by step and then embroider it with a traditional and Kantan needle. In addition, see how to enrich the embroidery with different textures, which you will achieve by combining several stitches and applying beads and sequins.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Materials and Line Drawing
  • U3
    U3. Kantan traditional embroidery and needle
  • U4
    U4. Let's Embroider!
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Meet Koral Antolín, who tells you about herself, her art direction project (Imagination Factory), and about her embroidery brand (Studio fi). She shows you her main influences: artists, photographers, and textile artists.

Before starting the practical side, she talks to you about the materials needed to start drawing and embroidering your linear portrait.

See the differences between a painting and a line drawing. Get into drawing the portrait and Koral will show you two ways to do it: based on the proportions or starting from a photograph that you will transfer to the fabric.

Move on to the embroidery phase! Learn the basics such as chain stitch, festoon, and filling with flat stitch, to raised stitches such as French stitch. Make a sample book out of these stitches.

Koral shares with you how to embroider your project with a traditional needle, but also how to embroider with the Kantan needle, a tool that will allow you to achieve results in a faster and more effective way.

See how to transfer the drawing to the fabric. Start by embroidering the lines of the face and hair (with a traditional needle or Kantan), then embroider the nose, eyes, and mouth. Finally, learn how to integrate the textures and raised stitches into the background by combining stitches, beads, and sequins so that they can function as a frame.

Once you have your garment, Koral gives you some tips on how to take care of it and ideas for other applications.

What is this course's project?

Embroider a linear portrait on a garment from the photograph you choose. You can use the traditional needle or the Kantan needle, and learn how to enrich your embroidery by adding texture and a raised effect through a combination of stitches, beads, and sequins.

Who is it for?

This course is for creative people, illustrators, and lovers of handmade things who want to learn how to embroider a linear portrait with a traditional needle or learn a new technique using the Kantan needle.

What you need

No previous knowledge of drawing or embroidery is required, but patience and willingness to learn are. If you already have some experience, this course will also help you to add new techniques to your repertoire.

Regarding materials, for the drawing part of the portrait, you will need a photograph, tracing paper, pencils, a pencil sharpener, and an eraser. For the embroidery part, you will use threads, needles, and a frame. Although it is not mandatory, a Kantan needle is recommended, since there will be specific lessons where you will learn how to use it and thus you will be able to get the most out of the course.


Koral Antolín Maillo

A course by Koral Antolín Maillo

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Designer, embroiderer, and art director

Koral Antolín is a multidisciplinary creative: embroiderer, designer, photographer, art director... although her two great passions are drawing—since it allows her to synthesize ideas—and embroidery, with which she gives life and texture to her drawings stitch by stitch.

She is the founder and creative mind of the studio Fábrica de Imaginación and has her own brand of embroidery products, Studio fi.

Her work has been published in specialized magazines such as Interiores, Molly Makes, Elle Casa, Mr. Wonderful, Labores, AD, and Sewing box.


Contents

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What will we do in the course?
  • U2

    Materials and Line Drawing

    • materials
    • Pictorial drawing vs. line drawing
    • Lace from a portrait
    • Line drawing: referent and simplification
  • U3

    Kantan traditional embroidery and needle

    • Points with the traditional needle 1
    • Points with the traditional needle 2
    • The Kantan needle
    • The Kantan technique 1
    • The Kantan 2 technique
    • Advanced points with the Kantan needle 1
    • Advanced points with the Kantan 2 needle
  • U4

    Let's Embroider!

    • Transfer your portrait to fabric
    • The first stitches 1
    • The first stitches 2
    • Textures with more advanced points 1
    • Textures with more advanced points 2
    • Beads and sequins 1
    • Beads and sequins 2
    • Other apps
  • FP

    Final project

    • Embroidered Linear Portrait

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Embroidered Linear Portrait. A Illustration, and Craft course by Koral Antolín Maillo

Embroidered Linear Portrait

A course by Koral Antolín Maillo
Designer, embroiderer, and art director. Madrid, Spain.
On Domestika since 03/13/2013
  • 109 students