Story of the Aachen Street design
This embroidery pattern is inspired from the city of Aachen Street in Germany. It’s the perfect pattern for both beginners and you who wish for a more creative project. You can choose to stitch only the contours, which would result in a more graphical architectural design. Or, you can add the creative colorful sky, which you can see in the second video below.
The sky is really an ideal space to add your own creative touch. Naturally, you will receive the color suggestions that we used for our version, but we want to encourage you to take left-over threads or your own favorite colors. Furthermore, the sky addition may look very advanced, but in reality it’s only one single technique: the straight stitch.
We recommend you to have a look at the two process videos before you begin your stitching. This will give you better insight into the full process ahead of time, which will also bring more confidence in your embroidery work.
Embroidery stitches used in this pattern:
- Back stitch
- Split stitch
- French knot
Materials you need to complete this embroidery design:
- 🖼️ Cotton canvas (or any non-stretch and non-transparent cotton fabric such as Duck canvas 7oz)
- 🖼️ Embroidery hoop of 15cm (6“)
- 🎨Embroidery needle (We love to use 1-5 Bohin France or DMC needles)
- 🧵 Embroidery floss (DMC colour codes are indicated on your pattern pdf)
- ✂️ Scissor
- 📝 Carbon paper for transfer (Alternatively solvy paper, iron-on pen or any other transfer method of your preference)
- 🖊️ Pointy ball point pen
- 📏 Optional: Small ruler
Here is an article with more information about the various materials that we use.
→ Included in your pattern pdf is a video tutorial on how to transfer our architectural hand embroidery designs with carbon paper.
→ Upon purchase you will also receive an invitation to our supportive Private Facebook community that is available only for stitchers of our designs and courses.
Learn more with online courses
Are you keen to dive deeper into the Architectural hand embroidery style?
Then you’d want to have a look at our in depth Architectural hand embroidery and thread painting courses on Charles and Elin Academy!
In addition to courses on Architectural designs we also offer other inspiring courses to support you on your exploration of modern hand embroidery.