Leaflet 34 in the Needlework Development Scheme’s series “And So To Embroider” covers the various things you should consider when designing embroideries inspired by building and architecture. These points include:
- Using different thicknesses of threads
- Fabric choice
- Different styles of layout
- The level of detail suitable for your project
- Whether the buildings should stand out as a feature, or become part of the overall design
The bulletin also includes instructions for making an upholstered box with a decorative design featuring three houses on the lid, and a place-mat with asymmetrical borders of tiny buildings and trees.