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Hand Embroidery: Thread Painting with Brush Effect

Floor Giebels, Embroidery Artist

Hand Embroidery: Thread Painting with Brush Effect

Floor Giebels, Embroidery Artist

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6 Lessons (1h 40m)
    • 1. Needlepainting embroidery intro

    • 2. First Letter

    • 3. Letters HE

    • 4. All about that L

    • 5. Second L

    • 6. Last part

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About This Class

Are you interested in embroidery and needlepainting, but are not sure where to start with blending colors? If so, this is the class for you - in each of these videos, I explain the techniques and tools I use personally use, and take you through the process step-by-step with a real-time example of one of my designs. 

This is an introductory course, covering the basic techniques I’ve learned in my personal embroidery journey. Each video builds on the last and guides you in a stitch-a-long which is suitable for any level of expertise.

No experience with the basics of embroidery is required, and in fact, I encourage complete beginners to try   - one of the great strengths of embroidery is that if you make a mistake, the thread can always be removed and lessons learned!

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Floor Giebels

Embroidery Artist


Hi, my name is Floor and I'm a Dutch embroidery artist living in The Netherlands.

Originally from a design background, I found my artistic freedom and expression through the more traditional art of embroidery. Entirely self-taught, I started my journey in 2016 and am continually learning new skills and applying them to my work. I also like to explore the boundaries of traditional hand embroidery by creating some pieces as mixed media, to contrast and compliment the thread itself. 

I have found that embroidery has led me to explore the textures present in the world around me - living on the coast, the beautiful beaches, scenery and animals constantly offer me inspiration for new projects. One of my favorite topics to explore in my pieces is the interplay b... See full profile

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1. Needlepainting embroidery intro: Hi, My name is Floor, and in this class we will create a watercolor brush effects with embroidery. This video is perfect. If you want to do a stitch along in the notes, you can find the DMC colors, and I will touch the image for you to stitch in a project section. I really think you can make this without any experience in hand embroidery. The great thing about embody is that you can always correct mistakes. I actually did not edit any mistakes that I made myself so that you can learn from my mistakes and see how easy it is to correct some yourself. 2. First Letter: I already traced my amen. She can look at my other video to see how to do. Dad, um, you can see in the notes you will be able to see in the notes What kind of the emcee I'm using? Because this is a very long class. I will not talk you to the entire video because it will just be the same steps that I will just repeats. So only this video, I will talk you through the entire steps and then you can just stitch along. So we're going to start with the bright orange M. You are going one centimeter down and income up. Leave the strength hanging. Don't make nods. Don't think about the other the back of the peace. It will sort itself out. You. So now you're gonna make a row of stitches. And don't worry about them being too perfect next to each other or the same lengths. Because after you've done the rose, you don't really see that anymore. So that doesn't really matter. So about one centimeter, and then you go up and you filled it up so that you don't see any, um, space between. So that's a whole top is covered. So now it's covered. Ain't gonna go one centimeter down again about more or less images. Wiggle that in the other treads doesn't have to be perfect in and not a tread. And it just needs to be, like in, um, a little bit in the fibers. She just goes straight up somewhere in the other threats. And with this role, you're also going to have all the stitches next to each other. You're making is, well, a bit longer. She just gonna have a second row. So you just repeating the same steps. You're just going up. Put it in the nutter tread. I really love this scholar show. I'm making this a video that, um, longer. So what are you doing now? Is that you're making stitches that are not going to be really close together so that you're gonna have a really nice blending in. So I'm just gonna put one in the middle, but one a little bit more down so that the blending will go evenly. And if you don't like it, then you can always, you know, go over it or take it out. Doesn't really matter. It's never gonna take the orange delight orange. You were gonna go pretty far down, and I actually made a mistake here. Now we'll show you how we're going to fix it. So you're just gonna fill in those gaps? You gonna filling those gaps and go all the way up and wiggle it in there somewhere that you're gonna wiggle in the other in the same color you called is a split stitch. So we're just doing a split sitch The Insider time. See, It's already starting to nicely blend. Yeah, a little bit more down. You also like really layering it. You go in the orange to making Rose next to each other again during basically going into the other tread. And it doesn't really matter where you start like where I place my needle. Now, you can go so far more down if you would like. And the trick now is a little bit of tricky part because you see that there's a curve coming. Well, that was already a bit a bit of a curve, but then on the side, you just put your needle because now we just filling it up. You're gonna place that. And when you come up. You're gonna put it there in that others trend Just broke it in, but the other fibers, and then it looks like one long line. And then I realized something. I made a mistake because there is one color in between that I forgot because I set the lighter orange. And actually, this is already too yellow. So are frightening. Like, Okay, maybe I shoot edit this out. But I know I was too lazy to I hate on picking that you can bake without bicker, and I hate it. So look what I'm doing. So I'm getting the lighter orange just poking it in between, then just blended in. So it is not how we're gonna do all the letters, But this is what you can do if you make a mistake. If you're like Oh, no, I forgot I did the wrong color. Or when you don't like, I want to, you know, have more colors in it, or I don't know. You can just go over it. See, this is made way nicer. It blends nicer together in a I also thought it was nice to show you those two colors to get it because it's like contrast things you can see better where to place the needle. OK? No, that's not true. I didn't do it. I didn't do enough purpose. I really did it as an accident. So we're almost done with the other color. And I also didn't make this affront, so I'm really, like making this as I go along. Now, I don't know if you call that bat planning or just fun and up in fun and impulsive. Okay, so what you're gonna do, You know, it's already nice and blood. You can tell you can tell how much better that look. OK, so now we fix that, we're going to go with the bright yellow. It's really I love this scholar is like, super bright yellow. I'm going to go throughout the whole video. Put notes in when you have to change scholars because it's very difficult to see which is also the point. But so you're just making the rose. And don't worry. If you make a mistake, you can always go back or okay, Sarin. Still, it's a bright yellow. Yeah, we just continue what we did. Watch out, would curve don't go too far with the curve because you wanna Babel for the tread to make the curve. This is you know, as far as you can go, I think. Okay, now we're gonna go ahead and use the lighter yellow. No, you're gonna go pretty far and Bigelow of it on the side. It's nice and lended. Yeah, you can see that is just all the time you go into the other treads. This is quite a tricky one because it has, like, a really big curve. And what I suggest is the best thing to do is just first it outlines of the letter so that he can later Don't worry about how to fill it up. The base is still sort of easy part. So first, get rid of the difficult part. When are you gonna go in between and just fill it up? - Okay . And you can hardly see it because it is so like the other shade. But what we're now going to do, it's like a green. Really, Like green is very subtle. She was just gonna put that in. You're gonna be very subtle. And now I see after dis Ron. Now, I also see that we may I mean another mistake, a lot of mistakes. But I was doing this and then I saw that it would be nice. Also add a darker, mustardy yellow ish. So this one is almost done. I mean, that's pretty so and I'm gonna go ahead and get the mustardy yellow and puts it in between just a little bit. I would. This is so fun because you get endlessly just add things that you like. It's also called with, like, old, different colors, completely different. You get, like, that kind of water color effect without having to scary part of Oh, my God, I made a mistake. Is that water called Beaver is expensive. They're also going to do that line there from the age. - No , but it also was thinking that it would be fun to have, like, really dark read with it. Sure it is gonna add average is repeating the same step. Although you can't really see that once we go fritter and video that my that I become a little bit more. Um, yeah. Sorry. Made a mistake. You can go into the same hole and then yet? Oh, my fingernails really dirty for working in the garden I'm because I fought like this Looks so nice on this side. Why not do it on the other side? Also bit so really light. It's also fun if it's not really the same Exact the same as the other side. Yes. So you just go around a bit should it has, like, a dark edge. He can always stop the video and feel like, OK, going too fast. So I am just making a lie next to the letters that it's a bit like a darker edge. Further looks pretty. So we're just gonna do, like, good, really tiny bit. But see, that looks nicer. Year finishing toe. See, then that you can see you can see that yet there. But there was not completely round. Okay, so we're gonna go ahead and get the orange. I was just going to repeat you notice same steps and I also want to mention it after this one. I think, um, the videos are much sharper. I kind of figured it out. How to do that a bit better after this video. I'm sorry for that. - So we're going to go ahead with the more light orange and you see now that it's a bit. It's not completely the same. It's not completely like the same as the other line because it's nicer to have a little bit of a shifting. So now placing this thing a bit lower? I'm not too much. - We're almost at the end of but one. Um, you can always, um, ask me anything whenever, um, I will always respond also. So I'm not gonna talk to all the other videos on Lee to one in the end or when I have something to say. But I will put a note in if it is, um, just stitch along and, ah, I hope you're gonna have fun. And if you have questions, always asked me 3. Letters HE: Okay, We're still busy with the letter h. And in this video goes to gun show. You, uh, let her e So basically finishing the letter h and then going back to the letter e on this video's you will finished age and e Good luck. 4. All about that L: Okay, So in this video, we're gonna, um, finish the L. Um, it's quite tricky to sell, so it's gonna be a video all about toe l. 5. Second L: Now we're almost done. Berg gonna know. Finished the nutter. L and a little piece of the O And that's it. We're almost done. 6. Last part: Okay, so we're now on our final part on that is the oh, and then we're done. It wasn't that long. I mean, I really think that a lot of people think that in border is like, you know, hours in hours. And I mean, like, yeah, it is like, you know, more or less an hour ish hours, but, you know, no, as long as I think that people think so. Yeah. Almost there. - Okay , so here we are. We're done. I felt a bit like, give you, um ah. Like a look from above. How? I'm filming it. I have this stand. That is amazing. You can just buy it anywhere online. I think it's robbers from Amazon. It's like just embroidery set. Um, yes. So here we have the final products in their hands. My nails are so dirty for work in the garden, but I really hoped you like, uh, video. Andi, Um, I really want to thank you for taking this class. That means a lot to me. Um, I really enjoy when other people feel confident in doing embroidery and yeah, thank you very much. And I hope you had a really nice time listening to me. Please give me feedback or anything.