Story of the Falsterbo, Beach House design
The Falsterbo Beach House hand embroidery pattern is a summer dream for Scandinavian fans. Falsterbo is an adorable summer resort in the South West of Sweden. One of the symbols for the village are the small beach houses that you see along the beach front.
Nevertheless, it’s not just the idyllic scenery that made us want to create a memorable design of this Swedish pearl. It’s also the village where Elin grew up, which makes it a special place in our hearts. To best capture the atmosphere, the design is stitched with threadpainting technique. This means that the focus is on filling surfaces in a realistic fashion.
If you’re new to thread painting, we’ve designed a full e-course on the this technique which you can find here. But in short, it’s closely related to painting philosophy. You will ask yourself questions such as: Where does the light and wind come from? On the Falsterbo broderi you can see how the grass is lighter in some areas than others, which gives the impression that there are smaller hills. Furthermore, the slight diagonal direction of the straight stitches indicates that there is a wind blowing from the left.
Embroidery stitches used in this pattern:
- Back stitch
- Satin stitch
- Split 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 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.
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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!
In addition to courses on Architectural designs we also offer other inspiring courses to support you on your exploration of modern hand embroidery.