Story of the San Francisco Street design
This San Francisco embroidery pattern is inspired by the iconic architecture of the beautiful Californian city. To best capture all the small details, we chose to concentrate on the contours as opposed to the coloring.
However, you can still choose to fill out with colors in your own interpretation. That is just one thing that we love about modern hand embroidery: The freedom to personalize any design!
Even though this San Francisco embroidery pattern looks highly advanced with the small details, the adventurous beginner will still be able to successfully embroider it. The most important to think about is to work one line at the time. When you only see the final result it can easily get overwhelming. Thus, instead work your way around the design line by line, stitch by stitch.
To better assist you in the process, we have filmed a full process video. Thus we highly encourage you to have a look at the video below before you begin to embroider the design. It will make you able to stitch this design with great joy and confidence!
Embroidery stitches used in this pattern:
- Back stitch
- Satin 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 18cm (7“)
- 🎨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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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.