Embroidery and Fabric Painting for Beginners
Use colorful markers and embroidery threads to create garments and decorations that express your personality
“For me, a stitch is equal to a paint stroke. It’s impressive to see how simple threads can transform my home decor and daily outfits into colorful artwork with volume and texture.”
Artist and surface pattern designer Polina Oshu specializes in creating floral illustrations for textiles, decorative paper, packaging, and more, for clients such as Marks & Spencer and Penguin Random House.
Begin the course by getting to know artist Polina Oshu. Discover the creative career that has seen her work across graphic design, illustration, embroidery, and beyond, and hear about the influences that inspire her.
Learn how to express yourself through art before finding inspiration to fuel your creativity. Polina then takes you through the tools and materials needed for the course, from markers to thread.
Hear how to select colors for your project based on temperature and tone. Next, explore shape and composition, learn to transfer your design, and paint on textiles. Polina then guides you through a series of embroidery stitches and techniques.
Time to start your final piece! Start by getting inspired, choosing a color palette, and creating your initial sketch. Then transfer your design onto your shirt, and add color using paint before incorporating the stitches from earlier in the course to take your design to the next level.