Miniature Embroidery Techniques

A course by Silvia Peligro
embroiderer and textile artist. Ciudad de México, Mexico.
On Domestika since 12/17/2018
, embroiderer and textile artist

Learn the basic stitches to embroider small-scale illustrations

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (302)
  • 4348 students
Miniature Embroidery Techniques

Learn the basic stitches to embroider small-scale illustrations

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (302)
  • 4348 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 19 Lessons (4h 23m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian
  • Unlimited access forever

Embroidery is an art that has existed for centuries and Silvia Peligro, embroiderer specializing in miniature pieces, has taken as her the mission of preserving the techniques that have lasted to this day. Through his hand-embroidered creations, he has worked with important textile brands such as Coats and Gütermann.

In this course you will learn the stitches that Silvia uses to create her miniature embroideries and, in addition, you will see how she converts them into figures that range from the simplest with plasta colors, to landscapes with gradients of color and depth.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Materials and preparations
  • U3
    U3. The stitches
  • U4
    U4. Application of stitches
  • U5
    U5. Advanced project
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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You will meet Silvia Peligro, who will tell you about her beginnings as an embroiderer and will share her main influences from the textile world.

Before starting to draw with yarn, you will review with Silvia the materials you will need and you will see the basic preparations before embroidering, such as transferring the stroke to the fabric, placing it in the frame and threading the needle with the mouliné thread.

You will learn the four ideal stitches that you can use in contours and fillings to work on a small scale. Once the stitches are mastered, you will apply them in three exercises with different levels of difficulty.

First you will embroider a flower with stem and leaves, as a second project, you will embroider a human eye, where you will use layers of yarn to generate the sensation of volume.

In the third project, you will apply the embroidery technique in a miniature landscape; where you will learn how to degrade the tones of the sky, embroider the grass with two different stitches and, finally, you will make French knots to turn them into flowers.

To finish, Silvia will give you some tips to assemble your finished embroidery in a mini rack.

What is this course's project?

You will realize three projects with different levels of difficulty, to learn how to make different effects with thread on the fabric.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

To all the people who have an interest in drawing with thread and a lot of curiosity to create authentic miniature pieces.

What you need

To complete this course you will need basic knowledge of drawing, although it is not essential.

On materials, you will need an embroidery frame of the smallest possible size, embroidery needles # 7 or greater, cloth canvases, embroidery threads mouliné , sharp-edged scissors and other materials that Silvia will explain.


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Silvia Peligro

A course by Silvia Peligro

embroiderer and textile artist

Silvia Peligro, graphic designer and self-taught embroiderer specialized in miniature pieces, studied Design and Visual Communication at the UNAM, a stage in which she discovered the work of Maricor Maricar and was amazed by the way in which they mix the graphic world with the textile world. He began to learn about embroidery in 2010 and eventually specialized in miniature work because of the precision it requires and how portable it is.

Currently he is completely dedicated to his brand that covers not only embroidered pieces, but also accessories and tools, as well as giving workshops for people interested in learning the technique.

He has collaborated with important textile brands such as Coats and Gütermann and his work has been published by the magazines Kena and Glamor.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    Materials and preparations

    • The materials
    • Transferring strokes to the fabric
    • Preparations before embroidering
  • U3

    The stitches

    • Backstitch
    • French knot
    • Satin
    • Cordoncillo
  • U4

    Application of stitches

    • Basic project - Part 1
    • Basic project - Part 2
    • Intermediate project - Part 1
    • Intermediate project - Part 2
    • Layered embroidery
  • U5

    Advanced project

    • Weathered sky
    • Grass
    • Flowers and final details - Part 1
    • Flowers and final details - Part 2
    • Assembly of the piece
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Miniature embroidery techniques

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Miniature Embroidery Techniques. A Craft course by Silvia Peligro

Miniature Embroidery Techniques

A course by Silvia Peligro
embroiderer and textile artist. Ciudad de México, Mexico.
On Domestika since 12/17/2018
  • 100% Positive reviews (302)
  • 4348 students