Story of the Rue Poulbot design
This embroidered street scene design is inspired from Rue Poulbot in Montmartre, Paris. There is something magical about street corners. It is as if different worlds meet, while telling unique stories.
For example, in this pattern what stands out the most is the bicycle. Every time that Charles and I walked this path, the bicycle was always parked in the same place. But who would want to use a bicycle i Montmartre? In case you haven’t been there, the artist mecca of Montmartre in Paris is characterized by steep hills and cobble stones. It is everything but convenient for a bicycle! However, that is exactly what makes this pattern so unique and charming in its oddness.
Embroidery stitches used in this pattern:
- Back stitch
- Straight 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 20cm (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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