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Embroidery Technique with the Back Stitch

A course by Gimena Romero
Artist and researcher. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined April 2018
, Artist and researcher

Learn to create unique images just by using one embroidery stitch

  • Best Seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (467)
  • 8091 students

Learn to create unique images just by using one embroidery stitch

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (467)
  • 8091 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 14 lessons (1h 19m)
  • Available on the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course

If you are thinking about taking yarn and needle for the first time, the step back can be a good option to start your journey in the world of embroidery. This point of embroidery, of Victorian origin, has as a peculiarity, as its name intuits, that the individual stitches are made in the opposite direction to the general sewing direction.

In this course you will learn to embroider, from scratch, using this classic point of the hand of Gimena Romero; Thread artist with extensive experience in the world of embroidery and also teacher of courses Painting with thread: textile illustration techniques , Techniques for experimental embroidery on paper e Introduction to embroidery in blackwork .

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Materials and parts sample
  • U3
    U3. Back Stitch, that's the point: Technique
  • U4
    U4. More technique
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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You will start by getting to know Gimena, who will show you some of the projects she has done in the past, as well as tell you about some of the artists who inspire her to take the needle.

You will review all the materials you will work with during the course. Gimena will share tips on how to get some of them.

You will learn from scratch to embroider in step back, starting with how to start and finish, always from the front.

You will see how to recognize a loop to be able to measure it and play with it, and then go on to make fillings with continuous loops and spirals.

Next, you will learn to create separation in your embroidery only through texture.

You will discover that in this type of embroidery, the reliefs also matter; therefore, you will learn how to make simple reliefs, reliefs by area and pronounced reliefs, all of them in hook.

A good embroidery does not neglect the reverse of the piece, something that Gimena will make very clear to you teaching you to keep the reverse of your embroidery tidy; this way you will learn to see the shadow as one more resource.

Finally, you will review each and every one of the variants of the step back, showing the final project almost complete.

What is this course's project?

You will create an entire embroidery at a single point with its variants.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

To illustrators, designers, artists and anyone interested in embroidery as an artistic expression.

What you need

You do not need to have previous experience in embroidery. With Gimena you will learn everything you need to know about the step back.

As for the materials, you will need: perlé number 8 threads, long pointed buttonhole needles number 24 or 22, embroidery scissors, a blanket or a fine cotton cloth, embroidery frame number 23 and, optional , a base for the frame.


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Gimena Romero

A course by Gimena Romero

Artist and researcher

Artist and writer based in Mexico City and Barcelona. He has trained in different schools in Mexico, Spain and France and has received numerous awards and mentions at an international level.

His work has been hosted in various exhibitions in countries such as Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, France, Portugal, Ukraine and Spain. He has different publications in narrative, poetry and textile research with Thule Ediciones and Editorial Gustavo Gili. His book 'Hebra de Agua' was selected as book of the year in 2016 at the Teixim la ciutat festival, held in Catalonia.

He has also made a body and embroidery research with lausin embroidery at the School of Arts and Design of the UNAM, in Mexico. Love life, dogs and cookies.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    Materials and parts sample

    • Review of materials
    • On your marks
  • U3

    Back Stitch, that's the point: Technique

    • How was it?
    • Loop
    • In continuous loop
    • Curves
    • Texture contrast
  • U4

    More technique

    • Reliefs
    • Reliefs by area
    • Pronounced reliefs
    • The reverse also matters
    • Final piece
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Embroidery Technique with the Back Stitch

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Embroidery Technique with the Back Stitch. A Craft course by Gimena Romero Best Seller

Embroidery Technique with the Back Stitch

A course by Gimena Romero
Artist and researcher. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined April 2018
  • 99% positive reviews (467)
  • 8091 students