Story of the Haussmannian Building of Paris design
Have you ever wonder who was behind the massive buildings of Paris? Wandering around Paris you have surely passed Boulevard Haussmann where the famous Galeries Lafayette is located. Haussmannian Building of Paris is a tribute to this architect who revolutionized the architecture of Paris.
We don’t have to go too far back in time to realize that Paris didn’t look like it looks now. The Haussmannian buildings which was a big project with Napoleon III was started in the mid-1800s.
This embroidery pattern will train your back stitch technique, the lines must be straight. This is why if you are not yet comfortable with this stitch then this is the perfect design for you.
As the saying goes: repetition makes perfect.
Below is a full process video of the Haussmannian Building of Paris design to give you more support and an invitation to the soothing experience of embroidering this pattern.
Embroidery stitches used in this pattern:
- Back 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.
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