The Seattle Space Needle, located in the Seattle Center celebrates its 50th year in 2012. Built for the 1962 World's Fair, the tower stands 605 feet and features a futuristic design. The rotating observation deck restaurant offer visitors a 360-degree view of the city skyline, the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges, and the area surrounding the city.
To work the Seattle Space Needle pattern, featuring the tower along with lush tree tops and cityscape, enlarge or reduce the embroidery 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 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.
Hand embroider the design using two strands of the six-strand embroidery floss throughout, using your choice of basic surface embroidery stitches. The raindrops can be worked in single detached chain stitches, the solid lines in stem stitch or back stitch, and the cityscape in the background in running stitch.
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