Story of the Place des Vosges design
Place des Vosges is another historical embroidery pattern. The square was originally called Place Royal as it was built by king Henri IV 1605-1612. Furthermore being the oldest planned square in Paris, it also represents the beginning of royal city planning across Europe.
From it’s inauguration up to the French Revolution 1789, the square served as a meeting point for the aristocracy and politicians. Who knows how many key decisions in French history that were made here?! One of the things that we love about architectural embroidery is how the slow process allows you to take time to reflect on the design you stitch. Who walked here? What did they say? How did they feel?
This is especially interesting when it’s a historical location or if it’s a place that you have/want to visit. The focal point of the design is the beautiful fountain that stands in the middle of the square.
Embroidery stitches used in this pattern:
- Back stitch
- Straight 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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