Story of the Summer Dream House design
The Summer dream house pattern is everything you read in the title: A dream! The building in the background is inspired the architecture in south of France. The flowers on the other hand are imagined with a basic idea in mind: Never too much.
If you agree that there can never be too much flowers and greenery at home, then this is the perfect pattern for you! Embroider the house first and you will have full freedom to add the greenery with your own creative touch.
Along with the pattern you will have access to the recommended stitch techniques used. But we always encourage you to incorporate some of your own preferences into the design. For example, exchange a color to your favorite one and you will immediately enjoy the pattern even more. Or perhaps add some greenery on the ground next to the bench as well. After all – never too much flowers!
Even though there is relatively much detail on this embroidery pattern, we strongly believe anyone can stitch it! Just be sure to take it one step at the time. Begin with the building and work your way across the plants, one flower at a time. It is easy to feel overwhelmed before you have even started. Don’t let that happen – just start it! You will soon find yourself as immersed in this summer dream house pattern as we did.
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 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.
→ 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 thread painting 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.