Story of the Pyramides Quarter design
The Pyramides embroidery pattern fits perfectly in a hoop of 23-25 cm (9-10″). It’s a modern architectural design that concentrates on the graphical look of a typical Parisian building. We recommend to only use a single strand to best capture the finesse of the line-work.
Furthermore, we also urge you to use the back-stitch technique for the majority of the design. The back stitch method is perfect to embroider neat and straight lines, even for beginners of embroidery! With a thin thread and carefully placed stitches you will achieve a highly advanced look regardless of your previous embroidery experience.
For our embroidery of this design, we chose to stitch with a blue thread. However, we highly encourage you to choose the color scheme that you find the most inspiring. A great part of the enjoyment of stitching is to embroider a design you love in colors that you love.
The name for this pattern comes from the original inspiration: Place des Pyramides in Paris. It’s a square located in the 1st arrondissement of Paris and thus holds a rich history.
For best insight, see the full process of embroidering this design on our YouTube video below:
Embroidery stitches used in this pattern:
- Back stitch
- Straight 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 23cm (9“)
- 🎨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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Learn more with online courses
Are you keen to dive deeper into the Architectural hand embroidery style?
Then you’d want to have a look at our in depth Architectural hand embroidery and threadpainting courses on Charles and Elin Academy!
In addition to courses on Architectural designs we also offer other inspiring courses to support you on your exploration of modern hand embroidery.