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Introduction to Raised Embroidery

A course by Adriana Torres
Designer. Palomar, Argentina.
Joined May 2012
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Learn all the essential stitches to create raised embroideries step by step

  • Best Seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% Positive reviews (1K)
  • 22722 students
Introduction to Raised Embroidery

Learn all the essential stitches to create raised embroideries step by step

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% Positive reviews (1K)
  • 22722 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 25 Lessons (3h 37m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, Italian, French
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Do you strive to create bolder textures in your embroideries? The raised embroidery technique will enable you to transmit more emotion and volume through a needle and thread. Textile artist Adriana Torres, the founder of the Miga de Pan brand, has been dedicated to the universe of embroidery for over 10 years. She creates unique pieces that can be found on the catwalks of many brands in Paris, London, and South Korea.

In this course, Adriana teaches you the 25 stitches that she used to create her botanical alphabet and explains, step by step, the technique behind each one to create an embroidery piece. With raised embroidery, you will create textures and effects with great visual depth, giving more expression to your creations.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Base stitches
  • U3
    U3. Embossed stitches
  • U4
    U4. Special cares
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Get to know Adriana, her brand Miga de Pan, and some of the products that are already in stores across various countries. Discover her main influences: from visual artists to designers, architects, illustrators or textile artists.

Adriana helps you prepare your material, teaching you how to use different types of needles, threads and base frames. Start off by learning basic stitching and its variations in your first project.

Then, discover how to stitch raised embroidery by creating your own piece. Learn a variety of techniques such as: raised stem stitch, overcast stitch, quilted stitch, woven stitch using only needlework, cross stitch and knot stitch. Adriana goes through each one, showing you its characteristics and uses, giving valuable advice on how to take care of your embroidery pieces.

Adriana gives great tips on how to craft your final piece, showing you different combinations of stitches so you can find your own unique embroidery style.

What is this course's project?

Embroider the words “Niña Fuego” (“Fire Child” in Spanish) and create a sample of over 20 embroidery stitches using the characters of the floral alphabet Adriana created especially for this course.

Explore your creativity through a multitude of combinations in your final project, experimenting and defining your own unique style.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

This course is for anyone interested in manual crafts that wants to relax and enjoy creating something with their hands. This course will benefit illustrators and artists who want to expand their visual universe and experienced embroiders who want to improve their technique and amplify their stitching repertoire.

What you need

No previous embroidery knowledge is needed for this course. If you have experience in embroidery, this course will show you a variety of techniques and combinations to further explore this craft.

You’ll need a basic embroidery kit with cotton fabric (20x20), 2 stitching needles, mouliné thread, a fabric marker, a large head pin (such as Tulip), scissors and 2 frames or embroidery hoops (one of 10-12 cm and another of 20 cm or more) to complete this course.


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Adriana Torres

A course by Adriana Torres


Argentinian designer Adriana Torres has an eclectic educational background, having studied architecture, graphic design, fine arts and illustration. Her collection of objects obtained the hallmark of Good Design, which was awarded by the Ministry of Industry in Argentina. She was selected to join the Argentinian exhibition halls of 100% Design London, Maison & Objet Paris and in Pitti Bimbo, Italy. Adriana received first prize in the National Artisanal Contest, organized by the National Endowment for the Arts, Argentina.

She has collaborated with brands such as Seletti, Crate & Barrel, El Espartano and Tea Connection. Her work has been published in various books and magazines, among which: Stich•illo (Uppercase), Encore! The new Artisans (Thames & Hudson), Super Handmade (Designers Book) y DPI Magazine of Taiwan. Some of her work has been showcased on the front cover of magazines, such as Farnesio el elefante, Modern Decoration Home (Hong Kong) and Ander el león, in the British magazine Embroidery.

She has taught classes and given workshops in Brazil, Mexico, U.S.A., England, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Spain and France.


  • U1


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

    Base stitches

    • materials
    • Sketch and transfer to the canvas
    • Basic stitches I
    • Basic stitches II
    • Stem point and its variants I
    • Point stem and its variants II
  • U3

    Embossed stitches

    • Embossed stem point I
    • Embossed stem point II
    • Embossed stem point III
    • Rejected points
    • Padded stitches already highlight I
    • Padded stitches and enhancement II
    • Knitted stitches I
    • Knitted stitches II
    • Knitted stitches III
    • Knitted stitches IV
    • Cross points
    • Knotted stitches I
    • Knotted Points II
    • We compare stitches
  • U4

    Special cares

    • How is an embroidery taken care of?
    • Tips
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Introduction to embroidery in relief

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Introduction to Raised Embroidery. A Craft course by Adriana Torres Best Seller

Introduction to Raised Embroidery

A course by Adriana Torres
Designer. Palomar, Argentina.
Joined May 2012
  • 98% Positive reviews (1K)
  • 22722 students