Looking for a creative challenge?
Discover how you can use painting skills to add more depth and realism to your hand embroidery!
To work with thread allows you to not only add visual effects, but also enhance the impression with textures and touchable movements in the art-work.
Dig deeper into the potential of thread and needle for Architecture lovers
Learn the HOW and WHY for each decision in the stitching process with our step-by-step and in depth course curriculum.
"Learning while doing"
Understand the principles of light, depth and perspective by applying them directly to the Placa Reial design as we go along
Gain the confidence and skills to create advanced and unique artworks of your surrounding or next travel destination
Do like us and bring your work with you wherever you go!
Close-up slow motion videos to help you master the techniques
Passionate about creating with her hands, Elin began to share her embroidery journey on Instagram (@petronella.art) in 2016. Her work quickly gained large exposure, which has allowed her to dive full-time into the world of artistry.
In 2017, together with her husband Charles (@_charleshenry_), she started to teach their take on modern hand-embroidery in Paris, and has since then hosted courses in cities all over Europe. Since the beginning of 2018 they also released their first online courses enrolling thousands of students from all over the world. With their first-hand experience, they've realised the power of community and sharing your knowledge, which fuels the couple's motivation to improve and enhance creative learning via Charles and Elin Academy.
Start3. Make the first stitch set the tone (14:10)
Start4. Let the light walls work its magic (13:51)
Start5. When to put the emphasis on the vertical vs. horizontal (10:39)
Start6. It's in the small details that the piece gains its value (21:33)
Start7. Discover the power of colour gradients (29:55)
Start8. The effect of direction; Do we open shutters in a vertical or horizontal movement? (22:36)
Start9. What comes first? (6:05)
Start10. After the background work is done, you can begin to add the perspective (18:36)
Start11. Enhancing depth with multiple layers (18:43)
Start12. Understanding proportions (27:28)
"I have always hated satin stitch until I saw your wonderful and quick tip! In the past when I would work the satin stitch I would get this big contracted lump where the fabric pulled, ugh. Now the fabric lays flat and it looks very neat and I am not frustrated, instead I am happy with the way it looks. The added bonus is saving precious embroidery floss in the process. Thank you so much for thinking outside of the box and sharing your knowledge, tips, and tricks to make embroidery fun, including the dreaded (for me) satin stitch"
- Debra Bridges, United States
"This course was perfect for me. Now I have all the basics I need so I can go on and experiment myself and that is what I was looking for. Also I know I can reach Elin and Charles if I have questions or check on their instagram or website for tips. So don’t hesitate, you’ll spend a lovely time."
- Virginia Cruz, Bordeaux, France