Bargello is one of the easiest needlepoint stitches. It’s made up of straight stitches, usually over four threads. The pattern moves in steps with one or more stitches in each step. Usually, though not always the steps are the same number of threads up or down. It’s the number of stitches in a step and the direction of the steps that make a pattern. NO matter how long the stitch is, a Bargello stitch is always the same. To make one: Bring your needle out of the canvas at the bottom point of the stitch. Count up four threads. Bring you need back into the canvas in that hole. That’s it, you’ve made a Bargello stitch. To make a step: From the bottom or top of the current stitch count up or down the number of threads in the step, usually two. Bring your needle out of the canvas. This
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Originally posted 2008-12-21 15:34:34. Republished by Blog Post PromoterJudy updated her delightful Four Way Bargello I wrote about yesterday with two more posts. On the FREEBIES,Etc. blog there is a post showing the completed border and talking about her plans for the spring versions. I also think she has the best advice ever for doing Four Way Bargello, mark out the diagonals with a pen on your canvas. Turning the pattern on the diagonal and having them line up properly is, I think, the hardest thing about Four Way Bargello, I’ll be starting a new Four Way ornament in a couple of weeks (after I get this pile of deadlines complete and I’m going to do this. Her blog POSSIBILITES, Etc. has a post showing the completed ornament and talking about an alternative for finishing
Originally posted 2011-03-18 07:48:36. Republished by Blog Post PromoterThis week we’ll list the open stitches and techniques from the Stitches for Effect books. Each is listed by its name. After the name you’ll find the volume and page number. This concludes the series of indexes for these popular books. Open Stitches are those stitches designed to leave some canvas exposed. Techniques are those stitches or stitch patterns that are for a particular technique such as Bargello, Pattern Darning or Laidwork. I – Stitches for Effect II – More Stitches for Effect III – Even More Stitches for Effect Remember all these stitches are also in their “Just the Facts, Ma’am” book, Stitches to Go. Open Stitches Alicia’s Lace Variation I-22 Sprats Head I-49 Sprats Head Heart I-49 Buttonhole II-35 Open Cretan II-53 T Stitch II-61 Tied Cross with Small St. George’s Fill II-62 Techniques Bargello Line 1 I-23 Bargello Line
Originally posted 2008-07-17 08:04:16. Republished by Blog Post PromoterI just learned about and looked at Daphne Goodyear’s wonderful needlepoint in her Guest Gallery at Stitch Amaze, one of my absolute favorite needlepoint sites. I’m blown away by her stitching. Go through the gallery and be delighted by the wit of her Wild Women in History (link is to detail of Mata Hari, the piece as a whole is in the gallery). I love her needlepoint chair back, which has a Melissa Shirley design inserted into the back of a comfy chair. Typically I make mini-socks to try out new stitches and new Bargello patterns, but I love her patchwork throw and wall hanging (link is to a detail, the pieces as a whole are in the gallery) so much, I’m going to start to make squares. Just below that is another great idea for using needlepoint stash, a ZigZag Footstool.
Originally posted 2009-12-16 07:13:15. Republished by Blog Post PromoterThe Nimble Needle, a shop in New Jersey,had a post last week about Bargello, with great observations and a wonderful project idea. Bargello Needlepoint is the perfect answer to many needlepoint dilemmas. Overwhelmed by stash? Use it to make some lovely pieces. Need a fast gift? Bargello stitches quickly and can be added to finish-it-yourself pieces Short on cash? Bargello uses blank canvas and only a few threads. Even the most inexpensive threads look great in Bargello. Just learning needlepoint? Bargello is easy and you’ll get a project done fast. But I just adore the Bargello frame weight in this post. It uses Lorikeet from Gloriana. It’s a soft, hand-dyed wool in the most glorious colors. The subtle shading (many of the colors come in 3 or 4 shades) are shown to great advantage in the geometric patterns of Bargello. Make a
Originally posted 2011-02-22 07:47:54. Republished by Blog Post PromoterDo you love Bargello? Are you looking for a source of new Bargello Needlepoint designs and quick projects? Do you want explore different threads for Bargello and try new color combinations? Are you intrigued to fill templates using Bargello? Look no further, beginning April 1, 2011, I will be launching Little Bargello Treasures, a monthly Bargello Club. The first of each month club members will receive: 13 or 18 mesh deluxe mono canvas with template outlined new Bargello pattern with color picture of the model color picture of the model stitching tips and supplemental information All this for only $7.50 per month when shipped to US addresses (if you are outside the US, contact me to get pricing). This club is something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time and you’ll be so delighted with the possibilities for quick and
Scrappy Squares Needlepoint Quilt is a quilt portrait needlepoint. I love patchwork and quilts but don’t have the sewing ability to make them. Therefore, using quilts as my inspiration I turn them into needlepoint. Many of my free projects on this blog, as well as ebooks and club projects draw on this rich store of boldly graphic designs. This design is based on squares that are multiples of each other. That’s easy to do in needlepoint with Box Stitches. A Mosaic Stitch is twice the size of a Tent Stitch. A Scotch Stitch over 4 threads is twice the size if a Mosaic Stitch. A bigger Scotch (or in this case a Mosaic in a Diagonal Gobelin border) is twice the size of the first Scotch. Knowing this you can mix and match squares to create a lively design. This quilt uses all solid colors. If you chose to use
Originally posted 2011-03-20 07:14:55. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Liz Morrow has added four new Bargello patterns to her site. Vegas Nights, delightful in reds, was blogged stitched by her, so you could follow her progress. White Noise, a monochrome project, features three different patterns. The first monochrome Bargello I did was white, so I’m excited to try this one. Hen & Chickens hasn’t been seen before and combines regular and diagonal Bargello with a lovely (and simple) shaded four-way background. Prickly Pear shows how great Bargello can be as a background when combined with the wonderful charted needlepoint cactus. All are available with a PayPal cart on the first page of her Bargello section. For an additional fee, you can also have them printed and mailed
For lovers of Bargello Needlepoint there can be nothing finer than new projects. That there are four lovely ones is even better. The four have two groups of small projects (crackers and hearts) and two larger projects, including the one on the cover of the most recent Needlepointers. Even better there is a charming free design of a fish. You can find them all on her Bargello & Needlepoint 2 page
Originally posted 2008-04-30 07:08:32. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Even as we read, my new book, Bargello Revisited, is being printed. It will be available to shops later this month. As regular readers of this blog know, Bargello is one of my great loves in needlepoint. I’ve been stitching it since the early 70′s and I’ve been thinking about this book for about 20 years. I’ve tried to put everything I’ve learned about Bargello into it. Inside you’ll learn: How to stitch Bargello. How to solve the common problems with Bargello, something unique to this book. How to use templates to create shapes to fill with Bargello How to find your own templates. How to develop color schemes based on clothing, home decor, and even paint schemes. How to make over 30 different projects ranging from a cell phone or iPod case to stitcher’s accessories. Every project is pictured, along
Originally posted 2008-09-22 06:26:43. Republished by Blog Post Promoter My friend Donna featured this lovely Four-way Bargello piece on her blog recently. The design is from Josephine Payne and is done in five (yes, five) colors of Persian wool. Like Donna, I look at it and think, “I can’t see well enough to stitch that these days.” But I just love it. I like how it uses Bargello in so many ways. First off there is the lovely central star. Then there is the traditional Bargello border. But it’s a border with a twist. They are the light partial star “interruptions,” which effectively take your mind off the fact that that “traditional” border” actually is four-way as well. You can tell that immediately because the zig-zags are parallel to the pillow’s sides. You can also see the squarish peaks which are formed at the mitered corners, but instead of being
Originally posted 2009-05-14 04:34:31. Republished by Blog Post PromoterTake a look at Kim’s photostream on Flickr of her house renovation and see her wonderful use of Bargello pillows. It’s the second option on the side. My DD would love to have a couch like one of these and so would I!
Originally posted 2008-11-03 15:57:41. Republished by Blog Post PromoterJudy Harper has published another delightful Four-way Bargello ornament on her FREEIBIES, Etc. blog. I love this style of ornament. It’s very similar to the Four-way ornament I did of hers last year and blogged about here. The finished ornament is stitched in traditional Christmas colors, but look through the post, the one in progress is stitched in a pretty combination of pink and violet. Here’s how to change the colors: This design uses four shades in various threads. You have a neutral background color – white here a metallic accent – gold the main color – red, two threads the accent color – green Let’s do a color based on an overdye. Use that as your accent thread. Most overdyes have an main color and 1-3 accents. Pick the one of them you like best as your main color. Then lighten
This month’s Learn-A-Stitch Owl features Bargello. I’ve come across some really fun Bargello patterns and want to share them with you. In this post I used: Corn Flower painted 18-mesh canvas from Nature’s Palette Pebbly Perle P061 Gloriana cashmere/silk Light Apricot (no longer made) Treasure Chest TC18 Soft Sheen Fyre Werks FT5 Unidentified #5 pearl cotton overdye Trace the outline of the owl onto your canvas. Remember that the owls and the tip of the top triangle are represented by dots and transfer them as well. From the middle dot, draw two diagonal lines to make the top triangle. Head Stitch the triangle in the top center of the head in Open Continental Stripe, below. This stitch is columns of Continental with open canvas between them. Add the eyes using brads. Mine were bought at Michael’s awhile ago. These things change all the time so buy ones that are about