Story of the Botanical Garden, Amsterdam design
This is the first time that I (Elin) took inspiration from the inside of a ceiling to create this Botanical Garden of Amsterdam.
I adore garden houses for their serenity and brightness. The mix of plants and greenery fills you with joy. To bring maximum light many botanical garden houses are built with incredible structures such as the one in Amsterdam that was my reference for this design. Thus this modern embroidery pattern is a combination of my love for architecture and the serenity of garden houses. The greenery at the bottom of the design emphasizes the perspective of looking upwards. In addition, it also creates a strong contrast, which makes the whole piece “pop”. You can choose whether you’d like to use a black or white fabric (and as a result white or black thread for the ceiling).
Depending on your choice you will achieve a different atmosphere with the same pattern. A black background with white contours tend to have a more dramatic effect, but it’s all up to you what you prefer!
Below is a full process video of the Botanical Garden, Amsterdam design to give you more support and an invitation to the soothing experience of embroidering this pattern.
Embroidery stitches used in this pattern:
- Back stitch
- Satin 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 20cm (8“)
- 🎨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.
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