Story of the Gamla Stan in Stockholm design
Gamla Stan in Stockholm embroidery design is inspired from the historic buildings in the old part of Stockholm. In the middle of the so called “Old Town” is an open square, where these red and yellow buildings stand. Most of the old buildings are the originals restored from the 12-1300. Most of the old houses have similar red, brown, orange, yellow tones, which gives the area a soft atmosphere.
The Old Town (Gamla Stan in Swedish), is where Stockholm first began in the middle ages. Apart from the great number of historical buildings and charming narrow streets, it’s also home of over 100 artworks spread out on streets, houses and parks. Hence, it’s understandable that the Old Town, is the largest culturally protected area of the nation.
Today, it’s still the home of the Royal Palace and the Parliament. Additionally it has the most restaurants, museums and shops per m^2 compared to the rest of the city. All in all, a must visit next time you plan a trip to Stockholm! If nothing else, you’ve got to snap a picture with your embroidered art work at the open square like Elin did for the second product picture.
Embroidery stitches used in this pattern:
- Back stitch
- 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 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.
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