Lively Pet Portraits: Fur Embroidery Techniques

A course by Santo Cielo , Designer and Textile Artist

Designer and Textile Artist. Berlin, Germany.
Joined March 2021

Learn to embroider realistic animal portraits by exploring fur and stitching techniques to give your favorite pet life and texture

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Learn to embroider realistic animal portraits by exploring fur and stitching techniques to give your favorite pet life and texture

A course by Santo Cielo

Animal portrait embroidery is a creative way to demonstrate our love towards our furry friends. Embroidery artist Santo Cielo specializes in immortalizing photographs and memories of these tiny critters that make our lives happier. From his home in Berlin, he creates commissioned work for clients, hosts workshops for beginners, and shares his embroidery with over 14K followers on Instagram.

In this online course, Santo teaches you how to embroider animal portraits by teaching you his specialized fur techniques. Learn how to make realistic fur with the arrow scheme and a variety of stitches. Pay homage to your animal companion with needle and thread.

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What will you learn in this online course?

23 lessons & 26 downloads

The Movement of Fur and Layers
10 minutes, 55 seconds
Preparing the Hoop
7 minutes, 38 seconds
Transferring the Pattern
6 minutes, 21 seconds
A Very Furry Sampler 1
20 minutes, 2 seconds
A Very Furry Sampler 2
17 minutes, 5 seconds
  • 100% positive reviews (56)
  • 2279 students
  • 23 lessons (5h 6m)
  • 26 additional resources (11 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 an embroidery piece based on a photo of a pet using realistic fur techniques.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for anyone with a special furry friend they would like to embroider.

Requirements and materials

No previous experience is necessary.

To take this course, you need an embroidery hoop, fabric, needles, thread, a photograph of an animal, tracing paper, scissors, a pencil, and a permanent marker.


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Santo Cielo

A course by Santo Cielo

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Designer and Textile Artist

Santiago Celio Cioli is a designer and textile artist from Montevideo, Uruguay. Although he earned his degree in industrial design at the Escuela Universitaria Centro de Diseño, and has since worked in many design and artistic fields, his passion is handmade embroidery.

For the past few years, Santo has been living in Berlin, where he currently works as an embroidery artist. His work ranges from portraits of pets, people, memories, and even imaginary creatures. Apart from taking commissions, he also hosts embroidery workshops for beginners.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    The First Steps

    • Materials
    • Choosing the Right Photo
    • The Movement of Fur and Layers
    • Color Selection: Threads and Background Fabric
  • U3

    The Sampler

    • Preparing the Hoop
    • Transferring the Pattern
    • A Very Furry Sampler 1
    • A Very Furry Sampler 2
    • A Very Furry Sampler 3
  • U4

    Embroidering

    • Tracing
    • Embroidering the Eyes and Nose 1
    • Embroidering the Eyes and Nose 2
    • Embroidering the Snout 1
    • Embroidering the Snout 2
    • Embroidering the Ears, Jaw, and Forehead 1
    • Embroidering the Ears, Jaw, and Forehead 2
    • Embroidering the Ears, Jaw, and Forehead 3
    • Isolated Hairs and Whiskers
  • U5

    Final Touches and Care Tips

    • Adding Names
    • Cleaning, Washing, and Ironing the Embroidery
    • Finishing the Hoop
  • FP

    Final project

    • Lively Pet Portraits: Fur Embroidery Techniques

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Lively Pet Portraits: Fur Embroidery Techniques. Craft course by Santo Cielo

Lively Pet Portraits: Fur Embroidery Techniques

A course by Santo Cielo
Designer and Textile Artist. Berlin, Germany.
Joined March 2021
  • 100% positive reviews (56)
  • 2279 students