Golden Gate San Francisco Embroidery Pattern

Golden Gate San Francisco Embroidery Pattern


This pattern of the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco fits perfectly into a 15cm (6″) hoop. It’s a classic motive with a modern approach and touch. The strong contrasts between the black contours and the red bridge makes it the perfect design for a modern home.

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The Golden Gate San Francisco Design represents part of the American dream. In fact, the American Society of civil engineering has declared the bridge as one of the wonders of the modern world. Partly due to that it was the tallest and longest suspension bridge in the world at the time of its opening 1937.

Numerous sources suggest that the Golden Gate is the most photographed bridge in the world. As a result it felt incredibly important to create an embroidery design that would give it justice. Hence, this pattern concentrates on the exploration of perspective and depth.

How to embroidery this design?

You will begin to embroider San Francisco city with black single stranded contours. Thanks to the thin thread, it will create the perception of a distant cityscape silhouette. Thereafter, you will embroider the bridge on top of the contours. This will naturally create a differentiation between the background (San Francisco), the mid-ground (Pacific Ocean) and the foreground (The Golden Gate Bridge).

The bridge is embroidered with strong red nuances to enhance the contrast to the black silhouette in the background. In addition to two nuances of red, you will pay attention to the direction of your stitches. The direction of a stitch contributes to the impression of varying shades without the need to actually change thread. Furthermore, it’s the direction of your stitches that will strengthen the perspective and depth as well. If you’re new to architectural embroidery you may want to look into this article to get a better insight.

What is included in the Golden Gate San Francisco embroidery pattern?

Upon purchase you will receive the pattern, a stitch guide, colour guide and general technique guide. The design fits perfectly into a 15cm (6″) embroidery hoop. However, for this type of design it could be very impressive to use a larger piece of fabric and leave more space around the design. We recommend that you use a thicker cotton canvas for optimal rigidity and stability for your stitches.


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