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Embroidery and Watercolor Basic Techniques

A course by Katy Biele
Artist. Victoria, Canada.
On Domestika since 04/05/2019
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Reflect feelings on a canvas by mixing thread and paint

  • Best Seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 97% Positive reviews (293)
  • 6566 students
Embroidery and Watercolor Basic Techniques

Reflect feelings on a canvas by mixing thread and paint

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 97% Positive reviews (293)
  • 6566 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 15 Lessons (1h 50m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German
  • Unlimited access forever

Uniting harmoniously two almost antagonistic techniques and making them complementary requires a special sensitivity for the arts, as well as a great desire to experiment and make mistakes until you find the perfect combination. This is the specialty of Katy Biele, a Chilean textile artist and painter based in Canada, who unites harmonious painting and embroidery in her pieces.

In this course you will learn to mix these two artistic techniques with an entertaining and creative process to finally create a unique textile piece that combines threads and watercolors.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Inspiration and colors
  • U3
    U3. materials
  • U4
    U4. Watercolors Festival
  • U5
    U5. Hands to embroidery!
  • FP
    FP Final project
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You will start by knowing Katy, her career in the world of arts and, specifically, in embroidery. You will know some of its influences, from the almost anonymous work of people in India to artists like Picasso and Matisse.

Your creative process will begin with an idea. Katy will tell you about how and where she gets inspiration for her pieces and how she chooses and combines the colors she uses.

Then you will take a tour of the materials you will use to create your project, both those that you will use to paint and those that you will use to embroider.

You will do your first basic watercolor tests on paper to release your hand and lose your fear of the technique. You will also discover what happens when you add acrylic ink to your composition before making the sketch of your final piece.

Then you will move from paper to fabric, learning the basic techniques to paint with watercolor on a frame.

From watercolor you will make the leap to embroidery, practicing some textures and dots on the frame you painted before. You will apply basic stitches, knots and dusters.

Once your work is finished, you will learn to give it a more professional finish by sewing the fabric through the back of the frame, before hanging it on a wall.

Finally, Katy will give you some maintenance tips to clean the fabric and keep your piece in optimal condition.

What is this course's project?

You will create an artistic piece combining watercolor and embroidery in thread or wool, using basic stitches, in a frame with 15 cm fabric.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

People who like to experiment with artistic projects, focused mainly on painting and embroidery.

What you need

You do not need previous knowledge, only passion for painting and embroidery and desire to experiment.

As for materials, you will need watercolors, paint papers, brushes, inks, fabrics, threads, scissors and a wooden frame.


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Katy Biele

A course by Katy Biele


Katy Biele is a Chilean textile artist and painter who lives in Victoria (Canada). She studied Graphic Design in Santiago de Chile before specializing as a visual artist and her work is based on mixed media paintings and embroidery that she creates in her studio.

Her work has been exhibited in galleries such as Seymor Gallery and South Main Gallery, in Vancouver (Canada), among others. Katy also teaches embroidery courses all around the world and collaborates with threads and textile fibers brands such as the Italian DHG.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What will we do during the course?
  • U2

    Inspiration and colors

    • The ideas of the sketchbook
    • Color inspiration
  • U3


    • Painting materials
    • Embroidery materials
    • Fabrics and racks
  • U4

    Watercolors Festival

    • First watercolor tests on paper
    • Paper sketch
    • Painting on canvas
  • U5

    Hands to embroidery!

    • Learning embroidery techniques
    • Fusing paint with embroidery
    • Finishing our work
    • Uses and care
  • FP

    Final project

    • Embroidery and experimental watercolor

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Embroidery and Watercolor Basic Techniques. A Craft course by Katy Biele Best Seller

Embroidery and Watercolor Basic Techniques

A course by Katy Biele
Artist. Victoria, Canada.
On Domestika since 04/05/2019
  • 97% Positive reviews (293)
  • 6566 students