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If like me you dream of adventures, this little artwork made from a mix of vintage, recycled and new materials will be perfect for you!

The car appliqued and freehand embroidered is a classic French icon, car of my childhood, a Citorën 2CV. It is fully loaded with suitcases on the roof ready to cross borders and explore.

The body of the car is made from vintage turquoise and green floral fabric, and appliqued onto natural linen. The suitcases are made from various recycled and new fabrics.

The embroidery is done using a basic sewing machine fitted with a freehand embroidery foot. I cut the fabric to be appliqued and draw freehand straight onto the fabric using black thread.

This piece is mounted on a medium 8"/21cm embroidery hoop (made in Britain).
The last photo is to help you get an idea of the size of this hoop.

Ready to hang.

Each hoop is unique due to the nature of freehand machine embroidery, which I think adds to the charm. There will be slight variations from the photos shown.

❀ For more handmade Three Red Apples goodness, be sure to check my little shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ThreeRedApples

Embroidery Hoop Art - 'Off to see the world' Textile illustration of a French 2CV car in blue & green - 8" hoop


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  • Materials: wooden hoop, vintage and new fabrics, thread
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