Story of the Rue Furstemberg design
This embroidery pattern features one of the most idyllic streets in Paris, Rue Furstemberg. Born and raised in Paris, Charles has passed on this street endless times. Thus, when he felt a longing for his hometown this street came immediately to mind for inspiration.
The pattern is embroidered on a dark blue cotton canvas to represent a night scene. There is just something magical about nights in Paris. It’s as if the city changes and becomes both mysterious and peaceful in the same time. However, even though Charles version is stitched as a night scene, you can easily exchange the fabric to another color.
If you choose to use a light fabric, just be sure to also switch the color of the contours. You want the contours to be stitched in a contrasting floss. In other words, for example white fabric works perfect with black contours and vice versa. The filled out surfaces however, can be embroidered in the same colors as indicated on in the pattern guide.
Embroidery stitches used in this pattern:
- Back stitch
- Satin stitch
- Split 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.
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