Rosso Cardinale | Drawing and Blending with Embroidery on Wool

Drawing and Blending with Embroidery on Wool

Saturday, November 18th
Time: 13 – 16 h CEST
Place: Cotton Classroom
Workshop facilitator: Rosso Cardinale
Language: English
Duration: 3 hours
Level: All levels
Places: 20


One of the most interesting aspects of embroidery is the ability to fill in shapes by progressing from one color to another gradually and organically. Knowing some tricks for mixing colors is important to ensure the success of embroidery and take it to another level.

Dario will explain how to move from one color to another creating a smooth and beautiful gradient. He will teach you how to draw the template to include all the important details that will guide you during your embroidery. You will work on the basic stitches for this type of embroidery and how to combine and use them. You will start by filling in some shapes using two or more colors.

Dario will include in his handouts his Maia poncho, which you will be able to knit and embroider with all the techniques you will learn.

Previous knowledge: No prior knowledge is required

 Required material:

  • Yarn: Any type of fingering or mohair yarn, any color. Bring more than one and of contrasting colors to the swatch, as you will need it for the color transition.
  • Knitted swatch: Approximately 24×24 cm (10×10 inches) knitted with DK yarn. It must fit in the hoop.
  • Water soluble, washable embroidery stabilizer. Can be found on Amazon, e.g. New Brothread Wash Away Embroidery.
  • Embroidery hoop: Approximately 22 cm / 10 inches in diameter.
  • Scissors
  • Marker pen for tracing the pattern
  • Downloaded and printed template found in the syllabus. We will send by email one month before the workshop.
  • Sharp needles for wool (make sure the wool you use goes through the eye)


Knit a swatch of at least 24×24 cm (10×10 inches) in jersey knitting using any DK wool.

Included material: Sponsor’s gift

Sponsored by: Limol

How can I attend one or more workshops?

Barcelona Knits has a programme of in-person crochet and knitting workshops taught by renowned national and international designers. To participate in one or more workshops, from June you can consult the programme by workshops and workshop participants and purchase your ticket in advance online through Entradium, a ticket sales platform for events. The entrance to one or more workshops includes the entrance to Barcelona Knits the same day of the workshop.

How can I get my Barcelona Knits ticket online?

You can buy your tickets online from July. You can choose the day of your visit: Saturday or Sunday. There is also a two-day ticket available at a reduced cost. Remember that to access Barcelona Knits you must go to the ticket office to exchange your ticket for a non-transferable wristband. Access will depend on the capacity of the fair, so it is possible that queues may form outdoors at some point.

Access to the Fair:

Access to Barcelona Knits will be by an exclusive wristband for personal use. It will be handed out once the ticket has been validated at the ticket office, located at the World Trade Center Barcelona (Moll de Barcelona, s/n) during the days of the event and within its opening hours. 

You can also pick up your wristband on the Friday before the start of the event, Friday, November 17 th at Lalanalú (c/ Martínez de la Rosa, number 71, 08012, Barcelona) from 11.00 am to 8.00 pm.

To collect your wristband, you must present your ticket with the QR code printed or on your mobile device. The wristband will only be given to the ticket holder in person.

Once your ticket has been validated, we will put the wristband on your wrist and you will not be able to take it off until the end of the event to gain access. It will allow you to enter and leave Barcelona Knits as many times as you like on the day your ticket is valid.

Capacity at WTC Barcelona is limited. There may be queues outdoors.

Reduced-price advance or workshop tickets do not have priority access to the venue. 

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