Introduction to Contemporary Cross Stitch

A course by Ignacia Jullian
Visual artist and Embroiderer. Tulsa, Chile.
Joined June 2020
, Visual artist and Embroiderer

Transform images into cross stitch embroidery patterns and create garments full of color

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (43)
  • 901 students
Introduction to Contemporary Cross Stitch

Transform images into cross stitch embroidery patterns and create garments full of color

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (43)
  • 901 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 13 Lessons (2h 10m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian
  • Unlimited access forever

Less rules, more colors. This is the idea that fuels the creations of Ignacia Jullián, visual artist and self-taught embroiderer who has worked with brands like Levi's. Join Ignacia and discover the versatility of cross stitch with a contemporary touch.

In this course, learn how to transform any image into embroidery with the freestyle cross stitch technique. Stitch bright colors into your clothing with needle and wool and give them personality.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. The world of embroidery
  • U3
    U3. Let's do it
  • U4
    U4. Decorate!
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Meet Ignacia and see how she has evolved artistically from painting to embroidery. Discover her approach to contemporary cross stitching and some of her biggest influences.

Jump into the theory and learn the basics of traditional cross stitch because, if you want to break the rules, you have to know them first. Once you’ve grasped these key concepts, get acquainted with the freestyle cross stitch technique and develop a more creative and free-flowing style with some tips from Ignacia.

Next, follows Ignacia’s step-by-step instructions on how to transform an image into a pattern. Learn how to overlay a grid on your chosen image to identify the colors in it. Transfer your design to fabric and choose from different wools to create your color palette. Now it’s time to start stitching your design!

Once you've finished, you just have to decide where you want to put it. Learn how to convert your pattern into a larger patch and explore different ways to use a grid. These techniques give you the freedom to put your embroidered design on any piece of clothing and liven it up with bright colors.

What is this course's project?

Transform an image of your choice into an embroidered design with endless possibilities.

Who is it for?

Anyone who wants to experiment with cross stitch embroidery and its many forms.

What you need

You don't need any prior knowledge of embroidering.

The materials you need for this course include wool and thread, fabric, a needle, scissors, erasable markers, tracing paper, glue, a grid, a ruler, tape, transparent thread, an embroidery hoop, and access to a printer.


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Ignacia Jullian

A course by Ignacia Jullian

Visual artist and Embroiderer

Ignacia Jullian is a visual artist and self-taught embroiderer. Her hand-stitched embroidery has led her to work with brands like Levi’s and collaborate on other special projects. She also creates paper murals, stickers, illustrations for clothing, and other types of art that she sells in her online store.

She has been experimenting with wool, thread, and fabric for years and exploring more creative, freestyle approaches to classic embroidery techniques like cross stitch. That curiosity helped her develop her own unique, and very colorful, embroidery style.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    The world of embroidery

    • About cross stitch
    • How i get inspired
    • Textile and materials world
  • U3

    Let's do it

    • Creating the pattern
    • Transfer!
    • Colors and order
    • Exercises before embroidering!
    • Let's embroider!
  • U4


    • Details and patch
    • Big embroidery
    • Other forms
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Introduction to Contemporary Cross Stitch

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Introduction to Contemporary Cross Stitch. A Craft course by Ignacia Jullian

Introduction to Contemporary Cross Stitch

A course by Ignacia Jullian
Visual artist and Embroiderer. Tulsa, Chile.
Joined June 2020
  • 100% Positive reviews (43)
  • 901 students