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Designing Handicraft Garments from Scratch

A course by Ofelia & Antelmo
Textile Art Studio. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined April 2019
, Textile Art Studio

Learn how to design, embroider, and join handmade textile pieces

  • Best seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (631)
  • 12721 students

Learn how to design, embroider, and join handmade textile pieces

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (631)
  • 12721 students
  • 16 lessons (3h 18m)
  • 23 additional resources (10 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

Looking for a new technique to stimulate and express your creativity? Embroidery may be just what you’re looking for. Gabriela Martínez is a textile artist with a passion for everything handmade who has turned embroidery into her way of life. She’s the founder of the brand Ofelia & Antelmo, a textile art project focused on hand embroidery with a mission to create unique pieces bursting with texture and color. Gabriela's use of artisanal processes and meticulous techniques have led her work to be exhibited in Mexico, Brazil, Hong Kong, France, and Chile.

In this online course, learn how to embroider a garment woven with your personality following Gabriela Martínez’s creative process from start to finish. Discover her secrets for choosing colors, designing compositions, and achieving stunning visual effects, as well as her favorite stitches.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Color and textures
  • U3
    U3. Sample stitches
  • U4
    U4. Start with your garment
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Start this online course by getting to know Gabriela Martínez, her creative journey in embroidery, and how her project Ofelia & Antelmo sparked her career in wearable textile art. Gabriela also shares her embroidery philosophy and the different ways she applies it before talking about her main influences and visual sources of inspiration, which include artists, compositions, colors, and everyday life itself.

Learn how to choose a color palette with Gabriela's method, mixing and matching base colors until you find the best fit. Explore the collage technique to visualize different ideas, color combinations, and possibilities for your final project design. Then plan the layout of your embroidery piece by seeing how to create organized textures with movement.

Once your final design is ready, find out more about the essential materials you need to bring it to life. Gabriela gives you an in-depth explanation about resistant fabrics for embroidery, specialty scissors, thread, and needles. She also teaches you to shop smart with some practical tips on how much material you really need to translate your design into fabric and thread.

Next, get a brief introduction to embroidery. Gabriela expresses why her textures and type of embroidery convey a sense of meditation and shows you a range of creative possibilities for your pieces. Get some practice in with the rice stitch, the running stitch, and the fan stitch by embroidering three 10 x 10 cm samples.

Continue with basic principles of cutting your pattern correctly. Then, see how you can mark the guides on the fabric to carefully follow your design and leave the seam allowances free from embroidery. Finally, it’s time to embroider your piece! Gabriela shows you how to create the hems and use the embroidery stitch to join all the pieces together and form your finished garment.

Now you know how to design and embroider a textile art garment or piece with unique finishes, textures, and colors.

What is this course's project?

Create a handmade garment from scratch with the stitch of your choice, ready to frame and display.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone who is curious about hand embroidery and wants to explore their creativity. It’s also great for designers looking to add handcrafted details to their pieces.

Requirements and materials

Everything is taught from scratch, so no prior knowledge is required.

As for the materials, you need gabardine or cotton canvas, small wooden hoops, thread, embroidery needles, fabric scissors, a fabric ruler, pins, and other easy-to-find items such as standard scissors, glue, and black and white crayons.


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Ofelia & Antelmo

A course by Ofelia & Antelmo

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Textile Art Studio

Ofelia & Antelmo is a project created by Gabriela Martínez—designer and textile artist—in 2017 that started out as a contemporary textile art proposal presented in two formats that go hand in hand: textile art and wearable art.

Textile art forms the starting point for Gabriela's process, which she uses to explore all her ideas for colors, textures, stitches, and effects. She then brings them to life in handmade garments with wear-resistant finishes and stitches. Her main motivation is for quality to prevail over quantity. She therefore creates durable pieces as a form of protest against the speed at which the world moves today.


  • U1


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

    Color and textures

    • Color secrets
    • Final piece sketching processes
    • Create textures with P1 patterns
    • Create textures with P2 patterns
    • Materials and tools
  • U3

    Sample stitches

    • Embroidered Introduction
    • Rice stitch
    • Continuous Line Stitch
    • Fan stitch
  • U4

    Start with your garment

    • Basic Principles of Cutting
    • Mark the guides and embroider your garment
    • Hand rolled hem
    • Union Embroidery
  • FP

    Final project

    • Designing Handicraft Garments from Scratch

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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.

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Designing Handicraft Garments from Scratch. Craft, and Fashion course by Ofelia & Antelmo Best seller

Designing Handicraft Garments from Scratch

A course by Ofelia & Antelmo
Textile Art Studio. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined April 2019
  • 100% positive reviews (631)
  • 12721 students