Abstract Color and Design for Embroidery

A course by Jen Smith , Fiber Artist

Fiber Artist. Monterrey, United States.
Joined September 2021

Learn how to design and stitch a vibrant piece with striking color combinations to create a unique decoration for your home

  • 91% positive reviews (23)
  • 701 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn how to design and stitch a vibrant piece with striking color combinations to create a unique decoration for your home

A course by Jen Smith

For fiber artist Jen Smith, stitching is a way to bring the sunsets of California or the mountains of Colorado to life in 3D. She has been featured in several magazines including Mollie Makes, Be Creative with Workbox and Love Embroidery Magazine. She also sells her work online and shares her bold, colorful designs with over 110K followers on Instagram.

In this course, Jen teaches you fundamental embroidery techniques to create your own vibrant works of art. Learn to stitch a hoop with abstract bands of color and a black silhouette as the main subject from start to finish. Bring happiness, color, and light to your life with embroidery!

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What will you learn in this online course?

12 lessons & 15 downloads

Materials
2 minutes, 46 seconds
Choosing Colors
5 minutes, 1 second
Transferring Your Design
8 minutes, 11 seconds
Practicing Your Stitches
9 minutes, 1 second
Stitching the Silhouette
4 minutes, 14 seconds
  • 91% positive reviews (23)
  • 701 students
  • 12 lessons (1h 5m)
  • 15 additional resources (4 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 vibrant embroidery piece, featuring bands of color and a black silhouette as the main subject.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for anyone with an interest in creating colorful, hand-embroidered works of art.

Requirements and materials

Basic embroidery skills are helpful, but not essential.

In terms of materials, you will need a seven-inch embroidery hoop, an embroidery needle, scissors, fabric glue, and other materials specified by the teacher in this course.


Reviews

701 Students
23 Reviews
91% Positive ratings
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Jen Smith

A course by Jen Smith

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Fiber Artist

Jen Smith is an American fiber artist based in Los Angeles who specializes in embroidery. She grew up in a creative household with a photographer for a father and a maker for a mother. Jen later went on to study marketing at university and worked in the advertising industry for a number of years, before pursuing a career as an artist. She first started experimenting with embroidery in 2017 as a creative outlet, before turning it into a career two years later.

Since then, Jen’s work has been featured in various publications, including on the cover of Love Embroidery Magazine. She also recreated the cover of Morgenstern’s novel The Starless Sea for Doubleday Publishing’s cover reveal. She sells her work online in various forms, from earrings to embroidery patterns, and shares her designs with over 110K followers on Instagram.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    First Steps

    • Materials
    • Finding Inspiration and Sketching
    • Choosing Colors
    • Transferring Your Design
    • Practicing Your Stitches
  • U3

    Stitching the Project!

    • Stitching the Silhouette
    • Stitching the Bands of Color
    • Stitching the French Knots
  • U4

    Final Details

    • Finishing Your Hoop
    • Displaying Your Work
  • FP

    Final project

    • Abstract Color and Design for 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.

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Abstract Color and Design for Embroidery. Craft course by Jen Smith

Abstract Color and Design for Embroidery

A course by Jen Smith
Fiber Artist. Monterrey, United States.
Joined September 2021
  • 91% positive reviews (23)
  • 701 students