Introduction to 3D Embroidery

A course by Nayla Marc
Embroiderer and Fashion Designer. Villa Ballester, Argentina.
Joined June 2019
, Embroiderer and Fashion Designer

Play with volume and create original three-dimensional embroidered pieces using alternative materials

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (324)
  • 4604 students

Play with volume and create original three-dimensional embroidered pieces using alternative materials

It is important to know the old ways perfectly so that you can find new ones that no one has ever trod before. The Argentinean clothing designer and embroiderer Nayla Marc creates embroidered pieces with traditional materials but adds alternative fabrics and new textile techniques to achieve volume, three-dimensionality, and a very contemporary aesthetic.

In this course, Nayla teaches you three-dimensional embroidery techniques, from volumetric stitches that are embroidered directly onto the fabric, to other stitches that include padding. See how to include pieces embroidered with wire inside and also, lined pieces that will later be included in the main embroidery. Give volume to your creativity!

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What will you learn in this online course?

25 lessons & 31 downloads

19 minutes, 17 seconds
What are we going to embroider?
3 minutes, 34 seconds
Create the layout
8 minutes, 18 seconds
We choose the color
9 minutes, 21 seconds
Using the Point Sampler
8 minutes, 36 seconds
Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (324)
  • 4604 students
  • 25 lessons (4h 51m)
  • 31 additional resources (18 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

What is this course's project?

Make a piece with a tropical design, applying diverse resources of the three-dimensional embroidery technique, to give it a lot of volume.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

People interested in embroidery, design, modeling, arts, and people who are interested in experimenting with volume in a textile piece.

Requirements and materials

No previous knowledge of embroidery is required, just patience, interest, and curiosity to experiment with 3D embroidery.

As for materials, you will need wools of different thicknesses (with and without lurex), fabric, coarse needle, fine needle, pins, sewing thread, frame, heat erase pen, yarn scissors, fabric scissors and wire cutter or clip, drawing charcoal, tracing sheet, smooth white sheets, ruler, paper tape and wide transparent tape, color markers, and a black marker. To give volume, you will need wire, wadding or fleece, cord or rope and polystyrene spheres.


4604 Students
324 Reviews
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Nayla Marc

A course by Nayla Marc

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Embroiderer and Fashion Designer

Nayla Marc started embroidering in 2011 and since 2015 has been dedicated to embroidering for brands such as FACON and teaching different embroidery techniques in workshops in Buenos Aires. Nayla is also an apparel designer who graduated from the UBA.

She is inspired by nature to design and create, combining embroidery with other textile techniques to achieve a more contemporary aesthetic.

Her work has been published in Kireei, cosas bellas (Spain), Tendencias TV (Spain), OHLALA, El Arte de Tejer and EVIA; and it has been exhibited in Supermarket Art Gallery, Centro Cultural Borges, and Vivero Huella Botánica.


  • U1


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

    Materials, tools and tips

    • materials
    • What are we going to embroider?
    • Create the layout
    • We choose the color
  • U3

    Before embroidering

    • Using the Point Sampler
    • Definition of volume and points
    • How to transfer the design to the fabric
  • U4

    Let's Embroider!

    • Flat points I
    • Flat points II
    • Flat points III
    • Flat points IV
    • Volume points with and without filling I
    • Points in volume with and without filling II
    • Volume points with and without filling III
    • Points with volume: wiring I
    • Points with volume: wire II
    • Points with volume: wired III
    • Points with volume: IV wires
    • Points with volume: lined
    • The pieces to the fabric
  • U5

    Uses, applications and care

    • Review
    • Care and applications
  • FP

    Final project

    • Introduction to 3D Embroidery

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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 3D Embroidery. Craft course by Nayla Marc

Introduction to 3D Embroidery

A course by Nayla Marc
Embroiderer and Fashion Designer. Villa Ballester, Argentina.
Joined June 2019
  • 100% positive reviews (324)
  • 4604 students