Learn the basic stitches to embroider small-scale illustrations
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.
What's included in this course?
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 project about?
You will realize three projects with different levels of difficulty, to learn how to make different effects with thread on the fabric.
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.
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, 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.