Textile Illustration with Acrylic, Felt, and Embroidery
Learn how to create original illustrations using mixed techniques, from painting with acrylic on fabric and felting with wool, to finishing it all off with embroidery
In toy designer Katerin Gómez’s creative process, you could say illustration acts as the launch pad and curiosity as the engine driving everything forward. After bringing you Needle Felting Animal Creation, in this online course, the founder of the brand Juanamatú shows you how to combine different materials to bring one-of-a-kind pieces to life.
Learn to develop your own vision and transfer an image to fabric, taking into account each material’s unique function. The acrylics establish the atmosphere, wool brings interesting textural layers, and embroidery serves to embellish the final details.
Katerin starts off the course by telling you about her career pathway through the world of illustration to needle felting, as well as all the influences present in her work that have made a big difference in her life.
Next, get to know the materials and tools required, then begin experimenting with acrylics and flat felt. Look for references and learn how to choose colors.
Katerin shows you how to transfer your illustration onto a base. Paint the background, then the finer details with acrylics and use the needle felting technique to give your piece a little more personality.
Embroider the finishing touches before your teacher explains how to close the hoop to finish your work. Finally, take some photos of your piece to share on the Domestika platform and social media.