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Realistic Embroidery Techniques

A course by Emillie Ferris
Embroidery Artist. Royal Leamington Spa, United Kingdom.
Joined July 2020
, Embroidery Artist

Learn how to create realistic embroidered pieces using the long and short stitch technique

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Learn how to create realistic embroidered pieces using the long and short stitch technique



  • 100% positive reviews (963)
  • 23584 students
  • 17 lessons (3h 13m)
  • 18 additional resources (11 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

In the art of needle painting, a needle acts like a brush and the thread as the paint, helping you achieve hyper realistic designs. Learn the techniques of long and short stitch with embroidery artist Emillie Ferris and apply them to the creation of an embroidered Monarch butterfly.

In this course, learn how to embroider realistic images, even if you’ve never used a needle before. Get more confident with your embroidery techniques by completing a pattern and applying them to create your own needle painted designs in the future.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Things to Know before Embroidering the Final Project
  • U3
    U3. Monarch Butterfly Walkthrough
  • U4
    U4. Finishing Your Project
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Start the course by getting to know Emillie as well as some of her beloved influences and inspirations. She tells you how she discovered embroidery as an art and how the Instagram community supported her journey.

Discover the materials and skills necessary for learning to embroider a monarch butterfly. Emillie helps you shop for materials and shows you how to transfer a pattern to fabric. Then, learn how to paint with thread and how to select your thread colors.

Now, using the techniques learned in the previous units, start working on your final project. Insects are a wonderful place to start as a beginner to needle painting since they can be very forgiving of mistakes. Their symmetrical nature also makes the entire embroidery process very meditative and relaxing.

In the final unit, learn how Emillie applies finishing touches so that her hoop is ready to hang on a wall, give to a loved one, or share on social media.

What is this course's project?

Embroider a realistic butterfly in a 6” hoop, ready to hang on a wall in your home or give to a loved one.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is suitable for all skill levels, both beginning and experienced stitchers alike.

Requirements and materials

No previous knowledge of embroidery is required.

As for materials, you’ll need different color threads, embroidery needles, hoops, different fabrics, scissors, and a pencil.


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Emillie Ferris

A course by Emillie Ferris

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Embroidery Artist

Emillie Ferris is a self-taught artist using traditional embroidery methods to create contemporary embroidery patterns, kits, pins, and original hoop art.

After some years of embroidering for her own enjoyment, she began receiving custom pet portrait requests, allowing her to start a gradual transition into embroidering full-time. In 2018, she began taking steps to expand her business by teaching others and sharing her love for embroidery.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Influences
    • What Will We Do on This Course?
    • About Me
  • U2

    Things to Know before Embroidering the Final Project

    • Long and Short Stitch: Painting with Thread 2
    • Long and Short Stitch: Painting with Thread 1
    • Choosing Floss Colours
    • Pattern Transfer
    • Materials
  • U3

    Monarch Butterfly Walkthrough

    • Our First Stitches 1
    • Our First Stitches 2
    • Our First Stitches 3
    • The Forewings
    • The Hindwings and the Body 1
    • The Hindwings and the Body 2
    • The Hindwings and the Body 3
  • U4

    Finishing Your Project

    • Share Your Beloved Artwork
    • Finishing Touches
  • FP

    Final project

    • Realistic Embroidery Techniques

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Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

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Realistic Embroidery Techniques. Craft course by Emillie Ferris Best seller

Realistic Embroidery Techniques

A course by Emillie Ferris
Embroidery Artist. Royal Leamington Spa, United Kingdom.
Joined July 2020
  • 100% positive reviews (963)
  • 23584 students