Story of the Rue d’Aboukir design
This embroidery design is the result of an inspirational walk by Rue d’Aboukir in the 2nd district of Paris. The 2nd district (arrondissement) is in the historical center of the French Capital. Thus it’s to no surprise that its name dates back to the 25th of July 1799 and an important event in history. Namely Napoleon’s win of the Battle of Aboukir during the French campaign in Egypt.
Long before we began our embroidery journey, we always felt inspired by the rich history of Paris. With each step you can feel it in the atmosphere. The majestic buildings never ending cultural heritage is astonishing. Thus it’s no accident that many of our modern hand embroidery patterns capture the streets of the city.
There is just something extra special with these kind of unconventional street art sceneries. As opposed to designs of well-known buildings and monuments, the streets carry something deeper. Street scenes has another level of authenticity and roughness to them. As you stitch it, you will be carried away with all the thoughts and imaginations of who has been walking on these streets since 1799…
Embroidery stitches used in this pattern:
- Back stitch
- Satin 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 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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