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Figurative Fashion Embroidery with Needle Felting

via Domestika


Capture your love for fashion in embroidered works of art with textured needle-felted embellishments
  • Introduction
  • Preparation
  • Embroidery
  • Finishing and Framing Your Piece
  • Final project
What began as a part-time hobby for Courtney McLeod is now Dearest Q, an initiative focused on hand embroidery and other contemporary textile projects based out of her home studio in Philadelphia. By combining different fibers and textures, Courtney’s unique figurative embroidery combines her love for fashion with surprising texture and color by relying on needle felting and other special techniques.

In this course, learn how to imagine new designs and bring them to life in Adobe Photoshop or Affinity Designer. Discover how to transfer your design to fabric, choose your color palette, and start embroidering with guided stitching tutorials. Finally, learn the basics of photographing and editing images of your work for Instagram to gain followers and engagement.


  • About Me
  • Influences
  • What Will We Do on the Course?
  • Sourcing Images
  • Photoshop/Design Program/Colour Choices
  • Materials
  • How to Prep Your Piece for Embroidery
  • Transferring Your Design
  • Basic Stitches 1
  • Basic Stitches 2
  • Needle Felting
  • Embroidery 1
  • Embroidery 2
  • Framing Your Piece
  • The Basics of Photographing Your Piece
  • Figurative Fashion Embroidery with Needle Felting

Taught by

Courtney McLeod


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