Story of the Building in Avenue Daumesnil design
This advanced embroidery pattern of Avenue Daumesnil, Paris is a pure joy to stitch! With neat and straight lines, the design gives a highly modern look. Even though the design looks impressive, there are merely a couple of different stitch techniques. The primary focus is on the back stitch. By reducing the number of strands to only a single stranded thread, your embroidery work will immediately achieve a more advanced look.
Furthermore, the high level of detail is what makes this pattern a more advanced embroidery design. We highly recommend to NOT transfer every single line, because it can easily get confusing on the fabric. Instead, we urge you to transfer the main lines and keep the design on the side for visual reference. This will also encourage you to dare to feel more free in your stitchery and trust your needlework skills. Additionally, you might find it useful to have a ruler at hand to ensure that the lines don’t blend together. Sometimes when transferring detailed designs, it can be tricky to keep a steady hand for the smaller details.
Along with neat back stitches, the design also contains numerous small straight stitches. For example, to capture the effect of highly detailed Parisian balconies, you can effectively overlap straight stitches randomly. If you’re unsure of what is meant by this, you will be able to have a look in the accompanying stitch-guide, where we have a special section for Parisian balconies.
Embroidery stitches used in this pattern:
- Back stitch
- Straight stitch
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.
→ Included in your pattern pdf is a video tutorial on how to transfer our architectural hand embroidery designs with carbon paper.
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