8 chapters · 18 hours 39 minutes
English · Japanese · Korean|Audio Japanese

embroidery thread and needle
6 Class Projects

It takes about 5 to 8 hours hour(s) to complete each project.

  • Tibetan snagfox

  • shawnbill

  • barn owl

  • Chameleon

  • flamingos

  • red panda

Skills You’ll Learn

Basics of embroidery

Even beginners in embroidery can safely learn from the basics.

Various animal embroideries

Cute animals such as red pandas, Tibetan snails, and shoebill are depicted with embroidery.

How to tailor a brooch

Learn how to tailor embroidered works into brooches.

What shall I embroider next, welcome to a life with embroidery

Nice to meet you. My name is LOUPE (Loupe) and I make animal brooches as an embroidery artist. I started embroidery in earnest in 2017, about 5 years ago from now. Since my daughter was born, I spent more time inside the house, so I pulled out the embroidery tools and books that had been tucked away in the closet, saying “even if it's some handmade hobby...”, which is the beginning of my current activities.

I usually “like embroidery x love animals,” so I make embroidered animal brooches. A sloth that doesn't move too much and moss grows on its body, but then uses it as a snack. A blue-tailed gavel dances with petapeta, deep blue legs. I'm particularly attracted to such slightly strange animals, so the members who have a strong sense of strangeness are the center.

“I don't know where to start preparing my tools”

“I tried embroidery with reference to books, etc., but I couldn't do it well.”

I was very interested in embroidery. Did you stumble at the first entrance? I thought about the class so that the content would be recommended for those who feel the hurdle of starting to study on their own.

Build small steps by stacking them together

We'll start with the basics of embroidery, such as how to choose tools and how to copy a pattern onto a cloth.

For example, even if you say “fill the surface with satin stitch” in a nutshell, the ease of embroidery and the beauty of the finish will change depending on where and in what order you proceed with the needles.

Let's have fun holding down the basics of embroidery with the slightly strange animals.

I'll tell you the tricks I've learned or found, so please enjoy embroidering your favorite designs after attending the course.

1 animal in the world! A small partner you create with your own hands

Since it is a course of several months, let's take the time to learn everything from the first step to application while having fun.

You can untie the embroidery and redo it, or you can cheat by layering the stitches. “Stitches that were rattled at the beginning will gradually line up smoothly,” and “you will be able to pass the thread through the needle.” I want to make it a class where we can accumulate such small steps together.

After class, I want you to enjoy embroidering your favorite motifs on handkerchiefs, eco bags, etc.

Because every day is busy, I feel refreshed by having time to silently move my hands just for myself. I feel refreshed. The sense of accomplishment of steadily, little by little, but steadily coloring the cloth with thread is pleasant.

Each animal brooch created by hand embroidery has a different look, even if they are based on the same design.

You can enjoy going out with your little buddy that you created with your own hands, or decorate it in your home.

“This kid has a slightly blurry face!”

“It's kind of musky, isn't it?”

As such, a life where you have your own “Uchinoko” by your side should be a little more colorful than usual.

Why don't you enjoy living with embroidery together?





Born in Hachijojima, Tokyo. I live in Saitama prefecture with my husband, daughter, and 2 cats.

When they sell embroidery brooches, they say, “That's amazing,” “I can't do it!” There are times when I get that kind of impression.

But the truth is, I'm just an ordinary person with no nonsense.

The embroidery animal brooches I make are mostly made of basic stitches.

I like animals. I'm particularly attracted to animals that are a bit strange, so the brooches are mainly members who have a strong sense of strangeness.

To express the cuteness, coolness, and strangeness of animals, it also incorporates a bit of three-dimensional embroidery techniques using wire.

I work hard every day, and even so, I still live my life thinking, “I want more time to embroider.”

2017 Pull embroidery tools out of the closet

Start of online sales of embroidery accessories in 2018

From 2019 to 2021, we also opened event stores in Tokyo and Kanagawa, mainly in Saitama Prefecture, outsourced retail sales (Saitama), and occasional workshop instructors

Participate in the POPUP shop at Shibuya Hikarie Hankyu Umeda Main Store in 2021 (contract sale)

[Creator Interview]

Q. What points did you put the most effort into when planning the class? Who would you recommend this class to?

This is the overall structure of the class.

・Basic embroidery tips for making stitches beautiful

・How to tailor a brooch

・How to make three-dimensional parts

I will carefully teach you the rich content from the first step to application so that everyone in the class can step up without difficulty.

Q. What kind of experience do you want the students to have through this class?

I want people to feel the joy of living with embroidery.

Embroidery begins with the comfort of time to move hands silently, and a sense of accomplishment where little by little the cloth is filled with threads.

Then, you can decorate the finished product around the house, or take it with you when you go out with a brooch.

I would be happy if you could enjoy a life full of embroidery, from the process of making it to after completion.

Q. Please give a message to the students!

The embroidery can be untied and redone, and it's okay if the stitches are repeated and misled.

“Stitches that were rattled at first will gradually line up smoothly.” “You will be able to pass the thread through the needle”

Let's build up such small steps together.





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