The art of French Knot Realism
Learn the secrets of embroidery stippling
French knot realism is a unique approach to modern hand embroidery
Take on a new exciting challenge, level up your artistic repertoire and achieve greater creative fulfilment. In this value packed Masterclass, you have access to lifetime knowledge that will open a new world of possibilities.
You will not only become an expert at the French knot, but you will also achieve a deeper knowledge about how to create realistic images through stippling.
Stippling is an old drawing technique, where you use varying degrees of shading to create a realistic image.
By translating the dot work from pencil or brush to thread, you will acquire a unique contemporary skill in embroidery art.
Charles walks you through the full process in depth for you to develop a deepened knowledge of how to create realistic embroidery art.
Along with the stitch-along pattern, you also receive actionable exercises and bonus designs to master both the stippling and embroidery side of the art piece.
Here is a better look at the stitch-along design:
Stand out in the embroidery community and invest in your own knowledge bank.
All while you'll enjoy the positive impact that creating with your hands has on your well-being!
There is nothing more healing than a creative session. Whether you're with a pen in hand practising the foundations of stippling, or a needle and thread to master the French knot technique, you're guaranteed a joyful time.
With Charles' charming French accent, you might even pick up some French on the go!
Worried that it looks too advanced?
Stop worrying and get ready to create!
that you will only use one single technique: the French knot. Thus this
course is an exciting challenge for both experienced stitchers and
beginners of embroidery!
With a strong artistic background from Beaux Arts de Paris, Charles has taken on hand embroidery as a modern medium. Combining it with his illustrative skills in an exploration of how to recreate a painting or drawing with thread.
Hand embroidery first got introduced to him when he met his wife Elin Petronella (@petronella.art) in 2016. They immediately began an artistic collaboration experimenting and fusing their different skills into new and innovative designs.
Since 2017, the couple has worked with brands taught thousands of students through their patterns, online courses and in-person workshops.
StartWhat to expect (2:16)
StartWhat you need to get started (6:14)
StartUnderstanding the structure of an eye (+ worksheet) (8:59)
StartShadows and Highlights with dots (2 videos + worksheet) (20:57)
StartPracticing eyes (3 videos + worksheet) (19:47)
StartLet's French Knot! Effective exercise (13:09)
StartTransferring your design (video + 2 patterns) (17:02)
StartThe Palette (3:42)
StartThe first stitches (2 videos) (6:07)
StartFull embroidery process on the eye (6 videos) (135:58)
StartFinishing up, and the "lagom rule" (2:08)
StartDownload your exercises and patterns
Get started now!
"This is my third class with you guys, and I'm so thankful for all the great work you put out there. I always learn so much with you and this time it's the first time for me with stippling so it's extra exciting"
- Joanna B, UK