Design and create a 'stained glass' embroidery

A course by Melissa , Fiber artist

Fiber artist. Seattle, United States.
Joined November 2021

Create a beautiful 'stained glass' embroidery piece hrough a step-by-step process. Start with basic materials and end with a stunning finished product.

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  • 266 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Create a beautiful 'stained glass' embroidery piece hrough a step-by-step process. Start with basic materials and end with a stunning finished product.

Embark on an inspiring journey into the world of embroidery with Melissa Galbraith, a talented fiber artist specializing in this intricate craft. Melissa will guide you through the process of creating stunning landscapes using a stained-glass aesthetic. No matter your skill level, this course offers a unique opportunity to explore the art of embroidery and translate the beauty of your surroundings into vibrant needlework.

Melissa's love for nature serves as a constant inspiration for her embroidery. Through a series of engaging lessons, she will teach you how to sketch and transfer a beautiful landscape design onto fabric. With Melissa's expert guidance, you'll select the perfect threads and colors to bring your embroidery to life. You'll learn a variety of stitching techniques, including Satin stitches, Back stitches, Reverse Chain stitches, and the couching stitch, which will help you achieve impactful textures and a stunning stained-glass effect.

You'll gain valuable insights into color selection, creating vibrant and modern designs that reflect your unique style. With Melissa's tips for displaying your finished piece like framed art and sharing it on social media, you'll be able to showcase your talent and connect with fellow embroidery enthusiasts.

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What will you learn in this online course?

11 lessons & 17 downloads

3 minutes, 6 seconds
Landscapes and Sketches
5 minutes, 3 seconds
Fundamental Stitches
17 minutes, 32 seconds
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  • 266 students
  • 11 lessons (1h 17m)
  • 17 additional resources (6 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

You'll have the opportunity to create a landscape design using a stained-glass aesthetic. Under Melissa's expert guidance, you'll sketch a beautiful view and transfer it onto fabric. With your selected threads and colors, you'll apply various stitching techniques, such as Satin stitches, Back stitches, Reverse Chain stitches, and the couching stitch, to bring your design to life.

Who is this online course for?

This course is perfect for anyone who has an interest in exploring the world of embroidery or wishes to expand their skills in this beautiful craft. Whether you're a beginner or have some experience, Melissa's patient and comprehensive instruction will guide you every step of the way.

Requirements and materials

To participate in this course and create your own captivating embroidered landscapes, you'll need a few materials. Gather fabric, threads in various colors, a transfer pen, an embroidery hoop, and needles. These essential materials will enable you to bring your artistic vision to life and explore the world of embroidery in a hands-on and immersive way.


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A course by Melissa

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Fiber artist

Melissa Galbraith, the talented fiber artist behind MCreativeJ, is a passionate advocate for the art of embroidery. Drawing inspiration from her love of nature, Melissa creates whimsical and modern embroidery patterns and kits that captivate the imagination.

Born and raised in the desert of Washington state, Melissa's upbringing fostered a deep appreciation for crafting by hand. After finding her desk job monotonous, Melissa rediscovered her love for embroidery and its ability to unleash her creativity. Her portable craft allows her to play with texture and color, capturing the beauty she finds all around her.

Melissa's expertise and talent have garnered recognition, with her work featured in Love Embroidery and Belle Armoire Jewelry magazines, as well as by renowned brands such as DMC and Etsy. She has also received accolades, including first place at the Woodlawn Needlework Exhibit.


  • U1


    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Getting Ready to Embroider

    • Materials
    • Landscapes and Sketches
    • Fundamental Stitches
  • U3

    Time to Stitch

    • Landscape Layer with the Satin Stitch
    • Building Texture with the Back Stitch
    • Adding Texture with the Reverse Chain Stitch
    • Adding Leading with the Couching Stitch
  • U4

    Finishing the Piece

    • Finishing Embroidery for Display
    • Displaying and Sharing Your Work
  • FP

    Final project

    • How to design and create a 'stained glass' embroidery

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Design and create a 'stained glass' embroidery. Craft course by Melissa

Design and create a 'stained glass' embroidery

A course by Melissa
Fiber artist. Seattle, United States.
Joined November 2021
  • 100% positive reviews (2)
  • 266 students