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Fashion Design: Painting and Embroidering Garments

A course by Ana María Restrepo
Textile designer and plastic artist. Medellín, Colombia.
Joined September 2019
, Textile designer and plastic artist

Learn how to combine embroidery and fabric painting techniques to create unique textile pieces

  • Best seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (944)
  • 20268 students

Learn how to combine embroidery and fabric painting techniques to create unique textile pieces

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (944)
  • 20268 students
  • 18 lessons (2h 49m)
  • 15 additional resources (4 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, Italian, French, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

Combining crafts and haute couture, colors, embroidery, and textures to tell stories is one the defining characteristics of Ana María Restrepo’s work, the designer and textile artist who created the Amarpo brand and has collaborated with Levi’s, Andres Pajon, Onda de Mar and other brands, and who will guide you on this creative journey.

In this course, you will be able to transform fabrics and clothes into pieces of art. Ana María will teach you, step by step, the embroidery techniques and the painting on fabric principles so that you can make a piece with an attractive and meaningful design.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Time to enjoy it!
  • U3
    U3. Let's do it
  • U4
    U4. Magic touches
  • FP
    FP Final project
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The course starts with Ana María sharing a little of her history in the world of painting and embroidery. Get to know her trajectory, from the first pieces to the creation of her textile design brand Amarpo. Then take a look at the artists who influence her work and everything you will learn in this course.

Organizing your ideas and tools before starting to work is essential. Ana María teaches you how to ask a series of questions to define the theme of your project and find the most suitable elements to compose a mood board. Learn how to choose your color palette and get to know the basic principles and techniques of embroidery and painting.

Then, begin to apply the techniques from the previous step to bring your piece to life. Select the elements to work from your mood board and transform your embroidery into loose appliques, which you can arrange on the fabric in different ways. Then, it’s time to add the paint, making the elements interact in a collage that has balance and coherence.

In the last unit, Ana María shares a series of tips and elements to add value to her piece, such as an impeccable finish, packaging, and care.

What is this course's project?

You will choose a textile piece of your choice to apply the painting and embroidery techniques learned. The pieces can be white clothing, a cushion cover, a table cloth or a piece of canvas that you can frame.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone who likes beautiful things and wants to take their creativity to another level, expressing themselves through textile techniques and objects that embody their personality.

Requirements and materials

It is not necessary to have any prior knowledge, because Ana María will teach you the techniques and give you the tools to develop your own. If you have some embroidery and painting knowledge, you will have the opportunity to experiment and take chances using what you already know.

Regarding the materials, you will need needles, threads, scissors, brushes, beads, colored pencils, and acrylic and watercolor paint.


20268 Students
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Ana María Restrepo

A course by Ana María Restrepo

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Textile designer and plastic artist

Colombian Ana María Restrepo is a textile designer and artist, specializing in embroidery. She graduated in Textile Design from the prestigious London College of Fashion University, she specialized in embroidery techniques and graduated with the Mejores Superficies Textiles award.

In 2014 she was selected by TEXSELECT as one of the 24 most talented new textile artists in Europe and won the Cromos award, as the best new designer. She is the founder of the Amarpo brand, in which she unites art and fashion, customizing colorful pieces, natural elements, and maximizing traits, and collaborates with different brands such as Levi’s, Andres Pajon, Maria Elena Villamil, and Onda de Mar.


  • U1


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

    Time to enjoy it!

    • Choice of materials
    • Conceptualization 1
    • Conceptualization 2
    • Choice of color palette
    • Principles of experimental embroidery 1
    • Principles of experimental embroidery 2
    • Principles of painting on fabric
  • U3

    Let's do it

    • To embroider our elements 1
    • To embroider our elements 2
    • Turn our embroidery into applique.
    • Distribute your canvas
    • Collage with embroidery + Fabric painting
    • Impeccable finishes
  • U4

    Magic touches

    • Garment care
    • Packing
  • FP

    Final project

    • Embroidery and Painting on garments

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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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Fashion Design: Painting and Embroidering Garments. Craft course by Ana María Restrepo Best seller

Fashion Design: Painting and Embroidering Garments

A course by Ana María Restrepo
Textile designer and plastic artist. Medellín, Colombia.
Joined September 2019
  • 99% positive reviews (944)
  • 20268 students