Story of the rue du Bac design
The Rue du bac embroidery design is as the name indicates, inspired by a street scene on Rue du bac in Paris. If you’ve ever been to Paris you might’ve fond yourself dreaming about the spacious rooftop studios with lovely balconies. At least we have! Many times! When you walk the streets of Paris, you simply can’t help but to look up at the beautiful buildings.
Rue du bac is situated in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, just next to where we used to live. Even though the 7th district is one of the finer ones, we lived in a less spacious studio to say the least… More precisely a studio of a mere 18m2. Thus, every day when we returned home and saw these balcony apartments, we used to dream about what it would be like to live there. We’d most likely move out on the balcony and enjoy the view from a top! What would you do?
Considering the amount of time it takes to stitch a complete embroidery, you have time to reflect throughout the process. In fact, this is one of the greatest perks of stitching. It allows you time to sit back, relax and think while simultaneously being creatively productive. In short, a win-win!
As we often say: each stitch brings you closer to whatever it is you’re stitching. Who knows, if you stitch this Rue du bac embroidery design, you might as well find yourself in a similar top-floor studio some years down the road!
Embroidery stitches used in this pattern:
- Back stitch
- Satin stitch
- Straight 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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