Charles and Elin

French/Swedish Married Embroidery Artists

passionate to share art and love with the world

It all started in ...

It all started a Monday afternoon in October 2016. Charles and Elin had their first date at a small café next to Hôtel de Ville in Paris and immediately realised that they shared the same passion and vision for art and life.

“It was one of those moments when you just know that life will never be the same…”

Charles moved into Elin's tiny rooftop studio later that same week and they began to teach each other their artforms

Charles comes from a rigid Fine Arts background with drawing at Beaux Arts de Paris and years as a Fashion Photographer.

Elin on the other hand, is a self-taught creative who spent all her spare time experimenting with drawing, threads and needle. It was initially a dream of doing art in Paris that pulled her to the French capital. Even though she ended up with a B.A in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, the meeting with Charles turned into an artistic dream none of them could have ever imagined.

Much of their early inspiration came from walking the streets of Paris. It was also these moments and images that they first shared on their Instagram accounts @petronella.art and @_charleshenry_ , which today have reached a collective audience of 200k+

Be a part of the artists' love story with Rue Galande Embroidery Pattern

Stitch up this pattern and you will become a part of their love story, as they passed on this street on their first walk together. Ever since then it has been a walk of love and they always come back whenever they visit Paris

With years of teaching in her backpack, Elin shortly organised the couples’ first embroidery workshops in Paris. Two years later they’ve now had the honour of teaching 1000+ students through their in-person workshops,patterns and online masterclasses.

“Creativity is at it’s best when shared”

Charles and Elin Podcast

As a part of their greater mission to build connections through embroidery, they created a podcast for creatives. Every Friday they share new episodes about their artistic process, life running a creative business as well as interviews with other professionals in their respective creative fields.

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