Story of the Red Telephone Booth design
This red telephone booth from London embroidery pattern is a dream for all London lovers! The strong contrast between the idyllic red phone booth and the black contours make it fun, modern and unique. The design fits perfect in a 15cm (6″) diameter hoop, which makes it ideal for transportation.
Bring your embroidery in process on the tube or bus and make a few stitches while you travel the city. Or why not stitch it as a reminder of your last trip? Architectural hand embroideries are the best personal souvenirs from your travels and dream destinations. If you haven’t yet been to London, let the time you stitch this design be a time of inspiration to one day make it happen.
Furthermore, as you stitch you will find yourself increasingly connected to the location. With each stitch you can let your thoughts wander off to all the dreamy things you did (or will do) in London.
Embroidery stitches used in this pattern:
- Back stitch
- Split 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 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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Then you’d want to have a look at our in depth Architectural hand embroidery and thread painting courses on Charles and Elin Academy!
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