The Art of Embroidery: Adding Dimension and Texture To Your Work

Amanda Neely, Hand Embroidery Artist and Maker

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7 Lessons (18m)
    • 1. Introduction

      0:25
    • 2. Texture and Dimension

      1:03
    • 3. Supplies Needed

      0:33
    • 4. Stitching the Face, Hands, and Coffee Mug

      1:08
    • 5. Gathering Inspiration and Reference

      1:25
    • 6. Embroidering the Sweater

      8:14
    • 7. Embroidering the Hat

      5:25
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About This Class

Have you ever wondered how you can add a little something extra to your embroideries to really make them stand out?

This class focuses on ways you can create the illusion of more 3-dimensional work by implementing an assortment of stitches and utilizing colors the right way. This will really make your embroidery "pop"! This class is recommended for stitchers of all levels, as we'll be going over techniques anyone can benefit from. :)

Some of the stitches we'll be using are:

  • satin stitch
  • chain stitch
  • split stitch
  • back stitch
  • turkey stitch

We'll also be going over:

  • using shading/color
  • implementing stitches in a way that creates more interesting texture
  • creating a focal point for your work

**This class does not going over embroidery basics such as transferring your pattern and starting and ending stitches, but all of the stitches are explained at length!

I hope you enjoy the class!