The artists behind the popular embroidery blog Charles & Elin share 20 romantic streetscape patterns perfect for people looking for a fun, artsy and trendy way to destress.
Charles Henry and Elin Petronella are married embroidery artists running the popular stitching blog, Charles & Elin. They create their own patterns and run a series of online courses on architectural embroidery in a technique they've named "threadpainting". They live in Paris, France.
Hand embroidery teachers Henry and Petronella combine traveling
with crafting in their charming book of designs. Encouraging
embroidering as 'an ancient form of mindfulness' that makes
'worries and anxious thoughts' disappear, the authors lay out
designs based on locales throughout Europe. Instruction for each
design is articulate and supported by close-up photos. Beginning or
advanced embroiderers will find much to enjoy and create here as
they armchair-travel with thread.
--Publisher's Weekly "I will never forget the first time I saw Elin and Charles' work and said, 'Wow! I have to try this embroidery thing immediately.' It's an honor to recommend their amazing work and this book, as I know it will make everyone fall in love with hand embroidery, too."
--Sila Gur, embroidery artist, @jolly_hoops "Elin and Charles' passion for embroidery and their love to inspire new generations to pick up a needle and thread shines through in this book."
--Abi Skinner, designer, DMC