Story of the Italian building design
Can you imagine an Italian building with no laundry hanging from the window? We don’t. You walk through the pedestrian streets and the neighbors talk to each other on their balconies. The delicious smell of the dishes prepared by the head of the family, the “mama”.
This embroidery pattern is a perfect design to relax while back stitching. You will also experience the satisfaction of a perfect French knot for plants. And once you have finished the embroidery, this would be a perfect gift for your loved one in need of travel, dolce vita or Neapolitan pizza.
Below is a full process video of the Italian building 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
- Satin 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.
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