Story of the Santa Maria del Fiori design
Do you have an upcoming trip to Italy (or wish you did)? Then the Santa Maria del Fiori embroidery pattern is the perfect project for you! It’s a mini hand embroidery design, which makes it ideal for portability and limited time. The design fits in a 10cm (4″) embroidery hoop, which enables it to easy slip into a small handbag.
In case you’re not going to Italy in the nearest future, this design of the Florence Cathedral, will take you there. Stitch by stitch, your mind will travel to the heart of arts and culture in Florence. Furthermore, while embroidering, you will most likely find yourself to imagine what it would be like to be in Florence at that moment. Trust us, it happens every time we embroider a location we haven’t yet traveled to!
Embroidery stitches used in this pattern:
- Back 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 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.