Story of the Rue des Petits Champs design
Have you been on the look for small embroidery patterns? No need to look further! This mini pattern for hand embroidery was inspired by one of the majestic buildings on Rue des Petits Champs, Paris.
The pattern fits into a small 10cm (4″) diameter embroidery hoop. Thanks to its smaller size, it’s perfect for you with limited time to stitch. Often times the smaller designs are less inspiring, but we want to change that. That’s why we’ve created an authentic mini version of our otherwise larger architectural patterns.
To capture the graphical look of the design we recommend to embroider with the back stitch technique. Furthermore, considering it’s small size, you should embroider it with only a single stranded thread. Charles has stitched the design with black for a contemporary feel. However, you can easily use whichever color that you find most beautiful. For example, it could be wonderful with a beige or dark grey tone to emphasis the historical aspect of the design.
Embroidery stitches used in this pattern:
- Back stitch
- Satin 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 10cm (4“)
- 🎨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.
→ Upon purchase you will also receive an invitation to our supportive Private Facebook community that is available only for stitchers of our designs and courses.
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.