Rating: 4.7 out of 5
Immerse yourself in this engaging mixed media embroidery class, where you’ll journey to the Hortus Botanical Gardens in Leiden, experimenting with an abundance of textures drawn from nature. This class is perfect for beginners or experienced embroiderers looking for a unique twist in their creative projects. By combining different mediums with embroidery, you’ll gain confidence and learn to explore texture in innovative ways.
Throughout the course, you’ll become familiar with materials needed, ideal fabrics for each medium, pattern transferring methods, basic embroidery stitches, and the art of needlepainting and layering. With seven pre-designed patterns provided, you’ll have the opportunity to experiment with a variety of materials, including felt, fine liner pens, paint, paper, real leaves, and even gold leaf and Swarovski crystals! By the end of the class, you’ll have seven stunning mixed media embroidery pieces ready for display and a firm grasp of the techniques involved in combining various textures and designs. So get ready to dive into the creative process and be inspired by seeing everyday materials in a whole new light. See you in class!
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Skills you’ll learn
- Choosing appropriate fabrics and materials for mixed media embroidery.
- Transferring patterns onto fabric.
- Mastering basic embroidery stitches.
- Needlepainting and layering stitches for texture.
- Embroidering on paper and incorporating real leaves.
- Forming and using felt in embroidery.
- Adding fine liner pen details to embroidered pieces.
- Gilding on fabric and embellishing with Swarovski crystals.
Embark on a delightful journey of learning mixed media embroidery with the talented artist and instructor, Floor Giebels. This enchanting course, consisting of 15 beautifully crafted lessons, will guide you through a week of botanical prompts, suitable for beginners. With the support and camaraderie of over 900 fellow students and an impressive 3.8 out of 4 rating, you’ll find yourself blooming and blossoming in the enchanting world of embroidery.