Miniature Embroidery Techniques

A course by Silvia Peligro , Embroiderer and Textile Artist

Embroiderer and Textile Artist. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined December 2018

Learn the basic stitches to embroider small-scale illustrations

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (433)
  • 5923 students

Learn the basic stitches to embroider small-scale illustrations

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

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

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What will you learn in this online course?

19 lessons & 13 downloads

The materials
6 minutes, 18 seconds
18 minutes, 16 seconds
French knot
14 minutes, 37 seconds
18 minutes, 14 seconds
Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (433)
  • 5923 students
  • 19 lessons (4h 23m)
  • 13 additional resources (5 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
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What is this course's project?

Carry out 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 this online course for?

This course is for anyone who is interested in drawing with thread and curious about creating authentic miniature pieces.

Requirements and materials

To take this course, basic knowledge of drawing is recommended but is not essential.

Regarding the materials, you need an embroidery hoop in the smallest possible size, embroidery needles in size #7 or larger, canvases, mouliné-style embroidery thread, sharp-tipped scissors, and other materials that Silvia explains.


5923 Students
433 Reviews
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Silvia Peligro

A course by Silvia Peligro

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Embroiderer and Textile Artist

Silvia Peligro, a self-taught graphic designer and embroiderer specializing in miniature pieces, studied Design and Visual Communication at UNAM, a period during which she discovered the work of Maricor/Maricar and was amazed by the way they mix the graphic world with the textile world. She started learning embroidery in 2010 and over time specialized in miniature work because of the precision it requires and how portable it is.

Currently, she is completely focused on her brand, which includes not only embroidered pieces, but also accessories and tools. She also gives workshops for people interested in learning the technique.

She has collaborated with important brands in the textile world such as Coats and Gütermann, and her work has been published by Kena and Glamour magazines.


  • 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. Craft course by Silvia Peligro

Miniature Embroidery Techniques

A course by Silvia Peligro
Embroiderer and Textile Artist. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined December 2018
  • 100% positive reviews (433)
  • 5923 students