Embroidery and Fabric Painting for Beginners

A course by Polina Oshu , Artist and Surface Pattern Designer

Artist and Surface Pattern Designer. Valencia, Spain.
Joined August 2020

Use colorful markers and embroidery threads to create garments and decorations that express your personality

  • 99% positive reviews (80)
  • 3580 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Use colorful markers and embroidery threads to create garments and decorations that express your personality

A course by Polina Oshu

“For me, a stitch is equal to a paint stroke. It's impressive to see how simple threads can transform my home decor and daily outfits into colorful artwork with volume and texture.”

Artist and surface pattern designer Polina Oshu specializes in creating floral illustrations for textiles, decorative paper, packaging, and more, for clients such as Marks & Spencer and Penguin Random House.

In this online course, Polina teaches you how to express yourself through stitching and painting on textiles. Discover how to combine color, texture, and detail to reveal your ideas in the form of textiles. Give personality to garments with colorful paints and threads.

This is Polina’s second Domestika course, in her first Botanical Patterns in a Sketchbook: Conquer the Blank Page, she teaches you to create floral and abstract patterns filled with color and creativity.

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What will you learn in this online course?

14 lessons & 22 downloads

  • 99% positive reviews (80)
  • 3580 students
  • 14 lessons (2h 1m)
  • 22 additional resources (2 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?

Decorate a denim shirt with a floral composition made using paint and embroidery techniques.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for anyone with an interest in learning to customize their clothing or home textiles.

Requirements and materials

No previous knowledge is required.

In terms of materials, you will need:
⦁ Acrylic paint markers
⦁ Embroidery threads
⦁ A needle
⦁ An embroidery hoop
⦁ Tracing paper
⦁ Chalk or pencil
⦁ Scissors


Reviews

3580 Students
80 Reviews
99% Positive ratings

Polina Oshu

A course by Polina Oshu

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Artist and Surface Pattern Designer

Polina Oshu is an artist and designer from St. Petersburg, Russia. She studied graphic design at the University of Industrial Technologies and Design. She went on to work as a graphic designer for eight years, creating visual identities and websites. However, her true passion was for illustration. After going on maternity leave, she used her free time to illustrate in a sketchbook and share her work on social media.

After getting wide recognition online by amassing over 128K followers on Instagram, clients began contacting her to purchase her illustrations. Since 2017, she has been creating commissions for clients such as Marks & Spencer, Lush, JucyJudy, Impression Originale, among other brands.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Preparation

    • Expressing Yourself
    • How to Find Inspiration
    • Materials
  • U3

    Theory and Practice

    • Color
    • Shapes and Composition
    • How to Transfer the Design and Paint on Fabric
    • How to Embroider
  • U4

    Production

    • Inspiration, Color Palette, and Sketch
    • Transferring the Design to Fabric and Coloring with Paint
    • Embroidery
  • U5

    Care and Display Tips

    • How to Take Care of the Design and Home Decor Options
    • Sharing Your Work
  • FP

    Final project

    • Embroidery and Fabric Painting for Beginners

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Embroidery and Fabric Painting for Beginners. Craft course by Polina Oshu

Embroidery and Fabric Painting for Beginners

A course by Polina Oshu
Artist and Surface Pattern Designer. Valencia, Spain.
Joined August 2020
  • 99% positive reviews (80)
  • 3580 students