Macramé Using the Fiber Emballage Technique

A course by Pluumbago
Textile artist. Guadalajara, Mexico.
On Domestika since 07/19/2019
, Textile artist

Learn how to dye, knot, and knit threads to create colorful textured tapestries

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% Positive reviews (124)
  • 2673 students
Macramé Using the Fiber Emballage Technique

Learn how to dye, knot, and knit threads to create colorful textured tapestries

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% Positive reviews (124)
  • 2673 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 14 Lessons (2h 2m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German
  • Unlimited access forever

Knitting, tying knots, dyeing, creating compositions from nothing... all these activities around the fibers are those behind the Pluumbago textile projects, a decoration brand founded by Ixchel Yué. Her creations range from tapestries, lamps, chairs, table runners or cushions, to other custom orders such as Las cortinas de mil colores for designer Erick Millán or Tapiz gigante teñido for Casa Mazzoco in Calakmul, Mexico.

In this course, Ixchel will teach you the Fiber Emballage technique, with which you'll knit wrapping threads, a beautiful way to add more color and texture to the final project. In addition, you'll work with cotton fibers dyed by you, learning the very basic steps to dyeing.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. A little bit of me
  • U2
    U2. Before starting
  • U3
    U3. Let's do it
  • U4
    U4. Other options and care
  • FP
    FP Final project
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You'll get to know Ixchel, who will tell you about how she became a textile artist, and about her projects and influences.

You'll start by seeing the tools and equipment necessary to create your woven pieces. You'll learn to choose colors and see how to achieve beautiful color palettes that give incredible results.

Ixchel will teach you to make the basic knots to carry out the final project, with which you'll begin to practice and wrap. Next, you'll get to work with your project: you'll make a sketch and calculate and select both the material and the color palette. You'll prepare the base threads, you'll see how to cut the strings, group them, and soak them to dye them, learning the basic process.

Let's knit! You'll start shaping your tapestry, you'll weave it with the fibers and threads previously selected. Then, you'll learn to weave independent threads and consecutively; also to wrap in and out, making sure to seal each thread well.

Finally, Ixchel will give you tips to add originality to your pieces and teach you how to take care of them so that they last forever.

What is this course's project?

You'll create a 50-by-90-centimeters decorative tapestry using the Fiber Emballage technique. The base of the piece will be made with cotton cords previously dyed by you. What you learn in this course can also be applied to larger pieces, such as curtains and backdrops.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

This course is for everyone who loves textiles and crafts. Working with threads and color can be therapeutic, so surely this course will also bring you relaxation and happiness.

What you need

No previous knowledge is needed. Regarding materials, you'll need cotton cords, powdered dyes, fibers of all kinds, dyeing vessels, scissors, and crochet hooks.


2673 Students
124 Reviews
98% Positive ratings


A course by Pluumbago

Textile artist

Ixchel Yué is a textile artist from Guadalajara, Mexico, who 3 years ago founded her own decoration brand called Pluumbago. Through the use of frame loom and macramé techniques, she’s dedicated to creating woven pieces for hotels, cruises, interior designers, and homes inside and outside Mexico: CDMX, Madrid, New York, and Chile, among others.

She also teaches macramé workshops in various cities in Mexico and, together with two colleagues, founded a collective exhibition of textile art in which they seek to experiment with fibers and move from creating utilitarian pieces to real works of art.


  • U1

    A little bit of me

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

    Before starting

    • Materials and tools
    • Textures and fabric colors
    • Wrapped fabric (Fiber Emballage)
  • U3

    Let's do it

    • The sketch
    • Prepare the cotton ropes
    • To dye it has been said
    • A knitting has been said P1
    • A knitting has been said P2
    • A knitting has been said P3
  • U4

    Other options and care

    • Other beautiful ideas for your projects
    • How to take care of your pieces
  • FP

    Final project

    • Macramé and dyed threads

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Macramé Using the Fiber Emballage Technique. A Craft course by Pluumbago

Macramé Using the Fiber Emballage Technique

A course by Pluumbago
Textile artist. Guadalajara, Mexico.
On Domestika since 07/19/2019
  • 98% Positive reviews (124)
  • 2673 students