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Contemporary Embroidery With Traditional Mexican Needlework

A course by Gimena Romero , Artist and Researcher

Artist and Researcher. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined April 2018

Learn the origin, context, and technique of four types of Mexican embroidery

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  • 98% positive reviews (498)
  • 12596 students

Learn the origin, context, and technique of four types of Mexican embroidery

A course by Gimena Romero

Want to capture the essence of the world around you through embroidery? Or connect with the purest part of your being as you work the needle? This technique represents all that and more for prolific artist and researcher Gimena Romero.

Join her as she teaches you the origins, the context, and the techniques of embroidery from the four corners of Mexico. Throughout the course, look at the traditional crafts, people, and history as a means of exploring this wonderful country.

If you want to take your embroidery even further, discover Gimena's other courses: Experimental Embroidery Techniques on Paper, Painting with Thread: Textile Illustration Techniques, and Embroidery Technique with the Stem Stitch.

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What will you learn in this online course?

19 lessons & 19 downloads

Embroidery is experience 1
14 minutes, 58 seconds
How to transfer a pattern
6 minutes, 21 seconds
Planar and Linear Stitches
13 minutes, 39 seconds
The point: skewed fill
7 minutes, 45 seconds
The point: texture for leaves
9 minutes, 46 seconds
English, Spanish
  • 98% positive reviews (498)
  • 12596 students
  • 19 lessons (3h 1m)
  • 19 additional resources (8 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English, Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Reinterpret tradition by adding contemporary Mexican embroidery to a garment.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone interested in traditional arts, decorative arts, or Mexican folklore, as well as in sewing and embroidery as an artistic language.

Requirements and materials

You don't need previous embroidery experience to take this course, just a curious mind and a love of compelling histories.

In terms of materials, you need embroidery thread in various colors, embroidery needles or size 22 large eye sewing needles, embroidery scissors, fabric, an embroidery hoop of approximately 18 centimeters in diameter, and an item of clothing for your final project.


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Gimena Romero

A course by Gimena Romero

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Artist and Researcher

Gimena Romero is an artist and writer based between Mexico City and Barcelona. She trained in various schools in Mexico, Spain, and France and has received multiple awards and mentions internationally.

Her work has been displayed in various exhibitions in countries like Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, France, Portugal, Ukraine, and Spain. She has several publications under her belt in the areas of narrative, poetry, and textile research with Thule Ediciones and Editorial Gustavo Gili. Her book Hebra de Agua was awarded Book of the Year at the 2016 Teixim la Ciutat festival in Catalonia.

She has also conducted research into embroidery and the body with Lausín embroidery at the UNAM Faculty of Arts and Design in Mexico. She loves life, dogs, and biscuits.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    Sample of parts and materials

    • Pattern and choice of materials in tradition
    • Embroidery is experience 1
    • Embroidery is experience 2
    • How to transfer a pattern
  • U3

    Tenango embroidery

    • Where does Tenango embroidery come from?
    • Planar and Linear Stitches
    • How to start on curves and peaks
    • How to mix patterns and colors
  • U4

    Chamula embroidery

    • Where does Chamula embroidery come from?
    • The point: skewed fill
    • The point: texture for leaves
  • U5

    Zinacantán embroidery

    • Where does Zinacantán embroidery come from?
    • Randa filling
    • Outlines and details
  • U6

    Huixtán ancient embroidery

    • Where does the ancient embroidery of Huixtán come from?
    • Ich and basting
    • Icakmail and nikté
  • FP

    Final project

    • Contemporary embroidery with traditional Mexican stitches

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Contemporary Embroidery With Traditional Mexican Needlework. Craft course by Gimena Romero Best seller

Contemporary Embroidery With Traditional Mexican Needlework

A course by Gimena Romero
Artist and Researcher. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined April 2018
  • 98% positive reviews (498)
  • 12596 students