Charles Bridge, Prague
You now have the chance to embroider this medieval stone arch bridge in Prague, Czech Republic.It’s known for it’s Baroque and Gothic architecture and has been open for use every since 1402! The bridge is the second oldest (and still standing) bridge in the whole Czech Republic. As a result, it’s a must visit if you get the chance to come to Prague.
This embroidery pattern concentrates on the black contours, which makes it perfect as a base to add watercolor details. You can watch the full process video of how to add a watercolour sky to an embroidery below. We have also put together a comprehensive article about the process too, which you can view here.
Embroidery stitches used in this pattern:
- Back stitch
- French Knot
- Satin Stitch
- Split 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 12cm (5“)
- 🎨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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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 threadpainting courses on Charles and Elin Academy!
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