Story of the Metropolitan of Paris design
The Metropolitan Paris embroidery pattern is the perfect design for Paris enthusiasts. The design is inspired by Metro Dauphine in the majestic 16th area of Paris. It was built in the late 1890’s as a station on line 2, which makes it one of the first metro stations in the city.
The station opened 19 July 1900. There are currently eighty-six of the earliest metro stations that are still standing in Paris today. Some of them active such as the Metro Dauphine, while others have been abandoned since decades. When Charles was a teenager in the capital, it was a known game to look for the abandoned underground stations. As he says, there is a whole world beneath the city that we only know a fraction about!
Paris was one of the first cities in Europe to construct such an advanced underground railway system and the planning began already in the mid 19th century. Just as many of the other older stations, Metro Dauphine was inspired by Art Noveau. Imagine all the Parisians that have walked out of this magnificent entrance through the years! That if something gives envy to get stitching!
Embroidery stitches used in this pattern:
- Back 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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