Story of the Golden Gate Bridge design
It was essential to make an embroidery pattern for the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. This iconic architecture is very graphical which is a great for our favorite stitch: the back stitch.
First of all to accomplish this embroidery you will need jus few colors: red and black. The back stitch and the split stitch will be your main techniques.
Finally, note that this embroidery pattern is for intermediate embroiderers. If you are comfortable with our embroidery patterns you will have no problem venturing into this Californian embroidery.
Embroidery stitches used in this pattern:
- Back stitch
- Straight stitch
- Split stitch
- Satin 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 18cm (7“)
- 🎨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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