Eiffel Tower - Springtime in Paris Pattern

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    Eiffel Tower - Springtime in Paris

    © Cheryl C. Fall, Licensed to About.com

    The Eiffel Tower, located on the Champ de Mars in the 7th arrondissement is one of Paris' most well-known and iconic landmarks. Designed and built by the French engineer Gustave Eiffel, the tower served as the centerpiece for the 1889 World's Fair and commemorated the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution.

    The iron tower measures 324 feet (1,063 meters)in height, took just over two years to build and is the largest structure in Paris. The Eiffel Tower - or La Tour Eiffel à Paris - is...MORE visited by almost 7 million visitors per year, and no visit to Paris would be complete without standing under its massive, curving arches.

    You can work a simplified version of the Eiffel Tower in hand embroidery on embroidery fabric or toweling using your favorite surface embroidery stitches. I'll be working my version on yellow and white ready-made kitchen towels using black embroidery floss (DMC color number 310, black) for a classic, French look.

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    Eiffel Tower - Springtime in Paris Pattern

    Eiffel Tower - Springtime in Paris Embroidery Pattern. © Cheryl C. Fall, Licensed to About.com

    To work the Springtime in Paris pattern, featuring the Eiffel Tower, gardens and cityscape, enlarge or reduce the pattern. It is given here as a .jpg, but you can easily alter the size of the pattern using any photo editing software you have on your computer.

    To transfer the design, center the design on the piece of fabric, and mark the embroidery lines by placing the pattern under the fabric and tracing the embroidery designs onto the fabric using a water-soluble fabric marking pen. If you have...MORE difficulty seeing the pattern through the fabric, use a light box, or trace the design by holding the fabric and pattern up to a window.

    Embroider the design using two strands of the six-strand embroidery floss throughout, using your choice of basic embroidery stitches. The flowers can be worked in lazy daisy stitch, the solid lines in stem stitch or back stitch, and the cityscape in the background in running stitch.