Story of the Flower House in Strasbourg design
The Strasbourg Flower House pattern is inspired by the wonderful architecture in Strasbourg, France. The combination of architectural structures and stitches for greenery, make this a very fun pattern! It is also ideal for you who are new to embroidery and who wish to practice different stitch techniques.
You will begin by embroidering the contours of the building with single stranded back stitches. Thereafter you can boost your creativity with the greenery. Included with the pattern you will have the recommended stitch techniques that we used for the trees and flowers. However, we highly urge you to feel free to experiment in this area. Especially if you are a beginner of embroidery.
There is no wrong way to embroider flowers and trees as there are an infinite ways that flowers can look like. Nevertheless, if you don’t feel fully comfortable to experiment with the technique, to just change the color might be enough for an extra creative kick.
To facilitate the embroidery process, we have also put together a full process video of the pattern. Please watch it below. We recommend to have a look before you begin. But you can also watch and re-watch particular sections whenever you are uncertain of any part of the design.
Embroidery stitches used in this pattern:
- Back stitch
- Straight 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 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.