Embroidered Pet Portraits: The Thread Painting Technique

Discover how to create realistic portraits that capture the essence and spirit of an animal through creative hand embroidery

When it comes to creating realistic artwork, thread painting is an essential technique. For portraying animals, in particular, it’s even more useful thanks to its ability to replicate fur. Hand-embroidery artist Michelle Staub specializes in creating custom pet portraits using creative stitching techniques. She shares her work with over 180K followers on Instagram and has published a book on the subject.

In this online course, she teaches you how to hand embroider a realistic pet portrait of your own using the thread painting technique. Create handmade tributes that celebrate the connection between humans and their pets using your own two hands.