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Embroidered Pet Portraits: The Thread Painting Technique

A course by Michelle Staub ⋆ StitchingSabbatical , Hand-Embroidery Artist

Hand-Embroidery Artist. Cincinnati, United States.
Joined August 2021

Discover how to create realistic portraits that capture the essence and spirit of an animal through creative hand embroidery

  • Best seller
  • 98% positive reviews (214)
  • 10587 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Discover how to create realistic portraits that capture the essence and spirit of an animal through creative hand embroidery

When it comes to creating realistic artwork, thread painting is an essential technique. For portraying animals, in particular, it’s even more useful thanks to its ability to replicate fur. Hand-embroidery artist Michelle Staub specializes in creating custom pet portraits using creative stitching techniques. She shares her work with over 180K followers on Instagram and has published a book on the subject.

In this online course, she teaches you how to hand embroider a realistic pet portrait of your own using the thread painting technique. Create handmade tributes that celebrate the connection between humans and their pets using your own two hands.

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What will you learn in this online course?

20 lessons & 35 downloads

Materials
2 minutes, 8 seconds
Transferring the Pattern
3 minutes, 14 seconds
Choosing Colors
3 minutes, 0 seconds
How to Tackle the Portrait
1 minute, 18 seconds
Starting the Portrait
3 minutes, 18 seconds
The Neck
16 minutes, 21 seconds
  • 98% positive reviews (214)
  • 10587 students
  • 20 lessons (3h 33m)
  • 35 additional resources (13 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create a thread-painted, hand-embroidered animal portrait. Michelle uses a cat as her subject, but you can use any animal of your choice.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for anyone with an interest in learning to create hand-embroidered portraits.

Requirements and materials

No previous experience is required.

In terms of materials, you will need fabric, an embroidery needle, an embroidery hoop, thread, scissors, and other materials specified by the teacher in the course.


Reviews

10587 Students
214 Reviews
98% Positive ratings

Michelle Staub ⋆ StitchingSabbatical

Michelle Staub is a hand-embroidery artist based in Ohio, US. Growing up in a family of creatives, she was always encouraged to pursue her artistic side and went on to study art at college. After graduating, she discovered a love for embroidery and the positive impact it had on her mental health, so she began posting and sharing her work online under the name Stitching Sabbatical.

Michelle later created her first pet portrait of her cat and, after receiving a lot of attention online, she started to attract custom commissions for similar pieces. Since then, she has gone on to specialize in embroidered pet portraits and shares her work with over 180K followers on Instagram. In 2021, she also published a book, Pet Portrait Embroidery, filled with patterns and guides to help others create custom pet portraits of their own.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Preparing the Portrait

    • Materials
    • Embroidery Stitches 1
    • Embroidery Stitches 2
    • Finding the Perfect Photo and Creating a Pattern
    • Transferring the Pattern
    • Choosing Colors
  • U3

    Starting Your Pet Portrait

    • How to Tackle the Portrait
    • Starting the Portrait
    • The Neck
  • U4

    The Cat’s Features

    • The Ears 1
    • The Ears 2
    • The Eyes
    • The Nose, the Chin, and the Cheeks
    • The Forehead and the Side of the Face 1
    • The Forehead and the Side of the Face 2
    • Whiskers and Background Elements
  • U5

    The Last Steps

    • Finishing the Portrait
    • Customizing the Design: Decorative Elements
  • FP

    Final project

    • Embroidered Pet Portraits: The Thread Painting Technique

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  • Learn at your own pace

    Enjoy learning from home without a set schedule and with an easy-to-follow method. You set your own pace.

  • Learn from the best professionals

    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

  • Meet expert teachers

    Each expert teaches what they do best, with clear guidelines, true passion, and professional insight in every lesson.

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    Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate about creativity as you are.

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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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Embroidered Pet Portraits: The Thread Painting Technique. Craft course by Michelle Staub ⋆ StitchingSabbatical Best seller

Embroidered Pet Portraits: The Thread Painting Technique

A course by Michelle Staub ⋆ StitchingSabbatical
Hand-Embroidery Artist. Cincinnati, United States.
Joined August 2021
  • 98% positive reviews (214)
  • 10587 students