Story of the Tramway in Lisbon design
Hand embroider the Tramway in Lisbon as a memorable artwork from the Portuguese capital. Perhaps you’ve visited the city, or dream to go? Modern hand embroidery is the perfect creative project to bring on your travel.
It is inspired by the incredibly charming trams that run all through the city of Lisbon. This particular tram only goes up and down the steep road called “Rua da Bica de Duarte Belo”. The road is full of charming bars and restaurant, hence we definitely recommend you to have a look around!
The Lisbon tram pattern is our first design that was inspired by a moving object. So far, our embroidery designs are largely inspired by street scenes or architecture. Therefore, it was very fun challenge to capture the perspective and movement of the yellow tram. You can see the final embroidered version in front of the moving tram on the second product picture.
It’s a pure joy to be able to come back to the original inspiration point for a reference picture. It’s as if the creative process goes full circle when you’re able to reconnect the design with its location.
Embroidery stitches used in this pattern:
- Back stitch
- Satin stitch
- Long and short 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.
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Then you’d want to have a look at our in depth Architectural hand embroidery and thread painting courses on Charles and Elin Academy!
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