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Color Theory for Textile Projects

A course by Karen Barbé
Embroidery and Designer. Chicago, United States.
Joined June 2018
, Embroidery and Designer

Learn to create color ranges for your embroidery

  • Best Seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% Positive reviews (647)
  • 7887 students
Color Theory for Textile Projects

Learn to create color ranges for your embroidery

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% Positive reviews (647)
  • 7887 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 13 Lessons (1h 33m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course

The color in the embroidery, as in the design, has a crucial importance and for that reason it is essential to define the chromatic palettes suitable for any textile project. In this is specialist Karen Barbé, designer and embroiderer with more than a decade of experience, who has published the book Color Confident Stitching: How to Create Beautiful Color Palettes (published in Spanish as Design your color palettes for embroidery ) and he has devoted a good part of his career to instructing about the theory of color in embroidery.

In this course Karen will teach you how to create perfect color palettes for all types of textile projects. You will discover the importance of color and how they behave and "dialogue" with each other. In this course you will not learn to embroider, but to plan the colors of the threads that you will use in your projects to apply them to your designs.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Understand the colors
  • U3
    U3. Combine colors and create palettes
  • U4
    U4. Apply the colors in the embroidery
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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You will begin by getting to know the work of Karen Barbé, who will tell you about her career and show her her greatest influences.

You'll discover some of the fundamental concepts of color theory and Karen will share her glossary of terms so you can work the color ranges like a professional.

You will know the chromatic circle and you will learn to work with its twelve colors, choosing the most suitable combinations for each project through a series of chromatic harmony exercises.

You will create your cards with colored threads and experiment with the different combinations to create different sensations.

To finish Karen will show you how she builds her color palettes and how she applies these selections to her embroidery projects.

What is this course's project?

Applying everything learned during the course you will define a chromatic palette for your embroidery projects.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

To lovers of embroidery and design who are looking for a way to define the chromatic range of their textile projects.

What you need

No prior knowledge of any kind is necessary.

With respect to the materials, during the course you will use colored papers or paint samples, a cutting surface, a metal ruler, cardboard, cutting material, colored markers, glue, tape measure, adhesive tape and embroidery thread.


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Karen Barbé

A course by Karen Barbé

Embroidery and Designer

Karen Barbé has been working as a designer and embroiderer for more than a decade, and teaching in different teaching institutions. In addition, he has published the book Color Confident Stitching , in which he talks about the psychology of color in embroidery projects.

Karen learned how to embroider, knit and sew with her mother since she was a child. He has worked in the retail and marketing industry and has taught at the university level in the Design career. In 2015 he completed a certification in hand embroidery at the Royal School of Needlework (England). In her studio in Santiago (Chile), Karen teaches her students to embroider and create color palettes and constantly experiments with new embroidery languages that inspire her designs and patterns.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    Understand the colors

    • Materials for this course
    • Panorama (glossary)
    • Chromatic circle: the place where colors live
    • Construction of colored thread cards
    • And where is the rest of the colors?
  • U3

    Combine colors and create palettes

    • Harmonies of color: the ways that colors have to converse with each other
    • Creating a color harmony
    • Color palettes: the atmosphere of a meeting of colors
    • Creating a color palette
  • U4

    Apply the colors in the embroidery

    • Color plan
    • From the color palette to embroidery. Case study.
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Theory of color for embroidery

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Color Theory for Textile Projects. A Fashion, and Design course by Karen Barbé Best Seller

Color Theory for Textile Projects

A course by Karen Barbé
Embroidery and Designer. Chicago, United States.
Joined June 2018
  • 99% Positive reviews (647)
  • 7887 students