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If like me you dream of adventures, this little wall art 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 bed linen fabric, and appliqued onto natural Irish 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 sketch my drawings, cut the fabric to be appliqued and 'redraw' my sketch freehand straight onto the fabric using black thread.

This piece is mounted on a 8"(21cm) embroidery hoop (made in Britain).

Ready to hang.

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

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Off to see the world ... Wall art in blue and green 8 inches hoop


  • Materials: hoop, irish linen, vintage cotton, thread
  • Feedback: 228 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from Plymouth, United Kingdom