Learn to use texture and colour to bring your embroidery to life
Gimena Romero - a textile artist with more than a decade of experience investigating and producing embroidery as an artistic technique - has learned to imitate reality by assembling only with thread and needle. Through the stitches is able to make realistic pieces of extraordinary beauty.
Yes in the course Techniques of experimental embroidery on paper invited you to explore new supports, in this it teaches you the techniques to learn to embroider in a pictorial way so that you can create, with thread and needle, an image very close to reality. Using the resources that embroidery gives you, playing with color and volume, you will learn to paint with thread from scratch.
What's included in this course?
You will begin knowing the work of Gimena, who will also tell you about the necessary materials to get started in embroidery and will show you some of her favorite projects made with the technique of painting with thread.
Then he will explain how to transfer the pattern to the fabric and show you how to prepare the frame to start embroidering.
Gimena will give you some very useful tips to create a color palette, paying special attention to how it reacts in embroidery. Using the satin point, which Gimena will teach you how to make, you will discover the basic concepts of color theory applied to embroidery, through a chromatic circle.
You will learn to manage the direction of the stitches and the color to give volume to your works, to create gradients with threads of different tonalities and to fill with realism to the smallest detail of your embroidered illustrations.
What is this course project about?
You will make an embroidery from a series of patterns inspired by a real model.
Who is it for?
To illustrators, designers, artists and anyone interested in learning a new technique for painting with thread.
No previous knowledge of any kind is necessary, since Gimena will guide you throughout the process to learn to master the technique.
With regard to the materials, you will need yarns, needles, scissors, a cotton cloth, racks, tracing paper and fixative spray.
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He was born in Mexico City in 1985 and lives between his hometown and Barcelona. He graduated in visual and plastic arts from the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Engraving, 'La Esmeralda' of the National Institute of Fine Arts (INBA) and part of the degree in arts was made at the École Nationale des Beaux Arts in Lyon ( France).
He has won numerous awards internationally. He began his career in the world of haute couture embroidery in Lesage (Paris) and in 2014 he worked as a co-worker apprentice of embroidery with gold threads in Seville; Since then his work has been hosted in various exhibitions around the world.
He has also published works of narrative, poetry and textile research with Thule ediciones and Editorial Gustavo Gili; his book 'Hebra de Agua' was selected as book of the year in 2016 at the Teixim la ciutat festival held in Sant Cugat in Catalonia (Spain).