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Basic Techniques for Embroidering Letters

A course by Juliana Mota Giopato
Embroiderer, Designer, and Teacher. São Paulo, Brazil.
Joined July 2020
, Embroiderer, Designer, and Teacher

Create an embroidered composition combining letters, shapes, colors, and textures

  • Best seller Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (400)
  • 6611 students

Create an embroidered composition combining letters, shapes, colors, and textures

Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (400)
  • 6611 students
  • 17 lessons (2h 43m)
  • 16 additional resources (7 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Portuguese
  • Portuguese, Spanish, English, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

Embroidering letters and written elements in your creations is a great way of giving a unique touch to your composition and discovering infinite possibilities to express your ideas with threads. Brazilian embroiderer and designer Juliana Mota is an expert in the craft and in this course, she teaches you how to give shape to your words using thread.

Learn how to make creative embroidered pieces from the design to the final touches. Using nature as inspiration, Juliana teaches you different techniques and stitches to create a unique decorative piece by combining letters and drawings.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Materials and stitches
  • U3
    U3. Design creation
  • U4
    U4. Time to embroider
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Start the course by learning about Juliana’s career and how she started in the field of embroidery. She shares her main influences and explains what you’ll learn in the course.

In the second unit, go through the material you need for the course and create a sampler of different embroidery stitches. Juliana teaches you twelve different types of stitches such as the chain stitch, the Pekinese stitch, the french knot, the single chain stitch, and explains how to use each one.

After experimenting with different stitches and going through the theory of color, start to create your own composition by combining words and drawings. Create a collage, either manually or digitally, and then transform it into lines to embroider.

In the next step, embroider your composition by choosing the most appropriate stitches for each shape and number of threads. Lastly, once you’ve embroidered your stitches, learn how to give a professional finish to your embroidery piece.

What is this course's project?

Create an embroidered composition by combining letters and drawings inspired by nature. The piece will be framed and ready to be used as a decorative object.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

For all those who want to develop their creativity and express themselves through embroidery.

Requirements and materials

No previous experience is required to take this course.

As for materials, you’ll need pencils, paper, an eraser, printed images to cut out, different colored hanks of embroidery thread, sewing needles (numbers 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9), flat fabrics (raw cotton, twill, linen, denim), an embroidery hoop, and adhesive glue.


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Juliana Mota Giopato

A course by Juliana Mota Giopato

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Embroiderer, Designer, and Teacher

Juliana Mota is a designer and embroiderer from Sao Paulo, Brazil. As a graphic designer, she has collaborated with editorials, agencies, and photography studios. She has also worked freelance as an illustrator for magazines, books, movies, and websites.

In 2014 she started embroidering and giving courses and workshops. She currently works on creating signature embroidery pieces, custom embroidered items, and illustrations, as well as teaching.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What Will We Learn in the Course?
  • U2

    Materials and stitches

    • Materials
    • Back stitch, brick, full, straight and Pekingese 1
    • Back stitch, brick, full, straight and Pekingese 2
    • Stem Stitch, Daisy, Loom and French Knot 1
    • Stem Stitch, Daisy, Loom and French Knot 2
    • Little chain, leaf point and lollipop
  • U3

    Design creation

    • Manual gluing
    • Color theory
    • Choosing colors and where to start embroidering
  • U4

    Time to embroider

    • Defining the stitches according to each shape
    • Applying the outline stitches - stem, back and lollipop 1
    • Apply the Outline Stitches - Stem, Back and Lollipop 2
    • Applying the filling stitches - Stem, Full and Loom
    • Finishing the back of the hoop
  • FP

    Final project

    • Basic techniques for letter embroidery

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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.

All courses are 100% online, so once they're published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

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Basic Techniques for Embroidering Letters. Craft course by Juliana Mota Giopato Best seller

Basic Techniques for Embroidering Letters

A course by Juliana Mota Giopato
Embroiderer, Designer, and Teacher. São Paulo, Brazil.
Joined July 2020
  • 99% positive reviews (400)
  • 6611 students