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Introduction to Punch Needle Embroidery

A course by Laura Ameba , Embroiderer

Embroiderer. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined May 2019

Get started with the punch needle and achieve incredible compositions filled with volume and texture

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  • 99% positive reviews (441)
  • 8440 students
  • Audio: Spanish, English
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Get started with the punch needle and achieve incredible compositions filled with volume and texture

A course by Laura Ameba

Did you know that it is possible to create illustrations and beautiful 3D effects with just an embroidery technique? The possibilities are endless, especially if you consider working with other types of needles, such as the punch needle. The Argentinian embroiderer Laura Ameba—who has exhibited her work in Paris, Barcelona, and Tokyo—will be your guide in the punch needle embroidery universe.

In this course, Laura teaches you the step-by-step on how to use the punch needle and shows you different types of stitches, starting with the most basic ones until the most advanced techniques. Learn the secrets to improve your technique and apply what you have learned in a fun project.

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What will you learn in this online course?

16 lessons & 18 downloads

Discovering the magic needle
12 minutes, 13 seconds
Threading your magic needle
16 minutes, 0 seconds
The materials
10 minutes, 18 seconds
Original Magic Needle Point
13 minutes, 49 seconds
Pom pom point
18 minutes, 56 seconds
  • 99% positive reviews (441)
  • 8440 students
  • 16 lessons (2h 39m)
  • 18 additional resources (4 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish, English
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create a composition with a geometric illustration, playing with color combinations, and choosing the textures you like the most. In the end, you will know how to work with any type of illustration using the punch needle.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone who wants to have fun and learn different embroidery techniques with the punch needle. If you are a fashion design, illustration, or graphic design student, this technique will give you more creative ideas for your work.

Requirements and materials

You don’t need to have experience in embroidery but you do need to have patience and motivation to learn embroidery with the punch needle.

Regarding materials, you’ll need cotton fabric, an embroidery frame, different threads, and your favorite pair of scissors. And don’t forget the most important tool: the punch needle!


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Laura Ameba

A course by Laura Ameba

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Laura Ameba’s passion for embroidery started in her childhood. She studied traditional embroidery in Escuela de la Dona, in Barcelona; Haute Couture embroidery in Ecole Lesage Paris, and traditional silk embroidery in Japan.

Most of her work is destined for Japan, where her pieces have been exhibited in various art galleries, among which Nidi Gallery—where he first exhibited his work as an artist—stands out. In addition, she has been teaching punch needle embroidery for 10 years in different countries.


  • U1


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

    The magic needle

    • Discovering the magic needle
    • Threading your magic needle
    • The materials
  • U3

    Create your sample

    • Transfer the design to the fabric
    • Original Magic Needle Point
    • Pom pom point
    • Velvet knit
  • U4

    Geometric girl

    • Considerations for your own design
    • Drawing the pattern
    • Bringing the pattern to life (part one)
    • Bringing the pattern to life (part two)
  • U5

    Last details

    • Washing and care of your embroidery
    • Applications
  • FP

    Final project

    • Introduction to magic needle embroidery

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    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

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    Each expert teaches what they do best, with clear guidelines, true passion, and professional insight in every lesson.

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    Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate about creativity as you are.

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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.

All courses are 100% online, so once they're published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

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Introduction to Punch Needle Embroidery. Craft course by Laura Ameba Best seller

Introduction to Punch Needle Embroidery

A course by Laura Ameba
Embroiderer. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined May 2019
  • 99% positive reviews (441)
  • 8440 students