Learn about theses knitting techniques and create unique pieces
Exploring and knowing the different techniques within the textile sector is important for later, knowing how to choose the one that allows you to develop a genuine style. The textile artist Mariana Baertl was trying to find the latch hooking , a weaving technique that allowed her to reach a very personal and creative aesthetic. Landscapes transferred to textures, compositions inspired by the sea or the wind ... Everything in their pieces evokes nature.
In this course, you will learn the weaving techniques latch hook and locker hook to be able to create decorative textile pieces. You will be able to master these weaving techniques and then apply them on cushions, rugs, carpets and everything you propose!
What's included in this course?
Mariana will begin by explaining how she became a textile artist, will make a brief review of her beginnings teaching her most important projects and will explain to you how her creation process is. You will discover what your aesthetics are like, what your artistic references are and will provide you with some tips to get inspiration.
You will stroll through the incredible work of textile artists, whose techniques of weaving and embroidery are of the most varied. You will review all of them, learning the infinite possibilities offered by the process of textile creation. You will see that many of the techniques are complementary and that in short, everything adds up!
You will learn more about the latch hook , what it is and what were the beginnings of this technique: how it started, where it happened, how it has evolved ... In addition, it will explain what tools and materials to use, like needles, yarns, fabrics or wool.
You will acquire basic knowledge about color composition, chromatic harmony or textures, which will later serve you for future projects. You can do tests and experiment with different materials that you can have at home, or on the contrary, you decide to buy. The teacher will provide different pages to find everything you need.
Once you have all the material, you can start sketching an idea and then pass it on to the canvas. Mariana will guide you through the creative process and will explain how to handle, combine and cut materials.
Once you have the pattern, you can get down to work with the latch hook . Not only will you learn to master this technique, Mariana will teach you a complementary one, the hook locker . You will experiment with these two types of hooks, to see the possibilities offered by each one, and of course, the result.
To finish, the teacher will give you some final advice and will open a little more the spectrum of possibilities covered by the latch hooking : more options, more materials and more uses. The goal is to inspire you and that you can generate unique pieces full of life.
With everything learned, at the end of the course you will be able to carry out unique and expressive textile pieces with total autonomy.
What is this course project about?
You will design and create a decorative tapestry, using the weaving technique latch hooking . You can apply a complementary technique to your piece, the locker hooking .
Who is it for?
To any person who feels passion for the textile world and craft , or simply anyone who seeks to explore new creative techniques.
No previous knowledge is needed. You just need easy and easy to get materials like scissors, wool, yarn, needles and various fabrics.
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Mariana Baertl is a textile artist specialized in hand-embroidered pieces that simulate tapestries. She studied fashion design in Peru, but later specialized in high fashion and pattern making in Barcelona. She worked as a fashion designer for several years in Saga Falabella until she decided to experiment with fibers and fabrics. It was then that he discovered his own style and began to create pieces with different techniques of textile art.