Painting with Thread: How to Embroider Fruit

Chloe Amy Avery, Embroidery Artist

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8 Lessons (40m)
    • 1. Intro - Painting with Thread

      1:22
    • 2. Getting Started

      3:27
    • 3. Choosing Colours

      3:17
    • 4. Let's Get Stitchy

      9:22
    • 5. Highlighting and Blending

      5:32
    • 6. Splitting Threads and Dark Tones

      4:12
    • 7. Using White and French Knots

      6:47
    • 8. Finishing

      5:51
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About This Class

This class will teach you how to paint an orange - or any other fruit you like - with thread.  You will learn some embroidery tips and techniques along the way, but more than anything this class focuses on how to treat your fabric as the canvas, your floss as the palette and your needle as a brush.

You will learn how to:

  • Prepare you hoop
  • Sketch your fruit onto fabric
  • Select your colours
  • Blend your colours
  • Use satin stitch
  • Create French knots
  • Apply highlights
  • Build shadow
  • Finish a hoop for hanging

Chloe will take you step by step through the process of embroidering a hyper-realistic fruit from blank fabric to finished piece.