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Creation of Embroidered Portraits

A course by Bugambilo , Visual artist

Visual artist. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Joined September 2017

Learn to illustrate portraits by combining embroidery techniques

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  • 98% positive reviews (879)
  • 17186 students
  • Audio: Spanish, English
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn to illustrate portraits by combining embroidery techniques

A course by Bugambilo

Whenever diverse artistic disciplines come together, beauty and innovation abound. Artist Sol Kesseler, also known as Bugambilo, takes her illustrations to another level by capturing them on canvas with a needle and thread, creating and embroidering truly expressive and unique pieces.

In this online course, join her as she guides you through her creative process to create an image with thread, combining traditional techniques and a contemporary embroidery style.

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What will you learn in this online course?

21 lessons & 29 downloads

  • 98% positive reviews (879)
  • 17186 students
  • 21 lessons (4h 14m)
  • 29 additional resources (18 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish, English
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Make an embroidered portrait using the photograph of your choice. Craft a portrait drawn with a needle and thread.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Craft enthusiasts and anyone who wants to learn to draw with embroidery by working with a combination of traditional and contemporary techniques to create a unique portrait.

Requirements and materials

No previous experience in embroidery or drawing is needed. Bugambilo shows you a step-by-step approach to creating an expressive portrait.

As for materials, you'll need a photograph, fabric, some thread (e.g. Mouliné and Perlé sewing thread), scissors, an embroidery hoop, carbon paper, pencil, and paper.


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A course by Bugambilo

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Sol Kesseler, better known as Bugambilo, is a visual artist and illustrator who uses embroidery as an artistic tool. Trained as a painter, she stumbled upon embroidery by chance. Her work has been featured in specialized magazines and private collections and has been exhibited in different countries. She currently works from her studio in Buenos Aires, Argentina, embroidering illustrations and helping others uncover their passion for crafting with thread.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What are we going to do?
  • U2

    Embroider as drawing

    • Let's assemble the seamstress
    • What do we talk about when we say portrait?
    • Let's look for the reference
  • U3

    Let's think about colors

    • Let's choose the palette
    • Light matters, we make up with grays
  • U4

    The line guides us

    • Sketch and tracing
    • Transfer to the web
    • To embroider line I
    • To embroider line II
    • The look I
    • The look II
    • Nose and mouth
    • Hair I
    • Hair II
  • U5

    The structures: weft and warp

    • Dressing the character
    • Background I
    • Background II
    • Closing and conclusions
  • FP

    Final project

    • Creation of embroidered portraits

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Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

All courses are 100% online, so once they're published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

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Creation of Embroidered Portraits. Craft & Illustration course by Bugambilo Best seller

Creation of Embroidered Portraits

A course by Bugambilo
Visual artist. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Joined September 2017
  • 98% positive reviews (879)
  • 17186 students