Category: Bargello

Tulips and Pomegranates Bargello

Tulips and Pomegranate Bargello

The Tulips and Pomegranates design is a counted, Bargello needlework embroidery presented within a full color 40-plus page booklet.  My booklets are divided into sections that discuss the main pattern parts of each design, present photos and graphed charts in … Read more

Finishing Hardanger and Bargello designs

Entwined Pomegranates - Bargello

There are several ways you can display your finished piece, here are the ones that I discuss on my blog pages.

– Hem (turned or buttonhole edge) my finished pieces for display on a cabinet top or shelve.

– Framing, … Read more

Winter Sky Bargello

Winter Sky Bargello

Winter sky

This photo of a late season winter sky before a heavy snow storm influenced my choice of the grey-blue thread colorway and name for this booklet.

Winter Sky Bargello is a variation of my Citrus Pomegranate Design that … Read more

Waves of Early Fall Bargello Embroidery Needlework

Waves of Early Fall
Waves of Early Fall design is a Bargello counted needlework embroidery presented within a 40-plus page booklet. This design utilizes the traditional Bargello method of needlework straight stitches worked in steps to create the design. Click the button named Bargello… Read more

Needles and Threads

Tapestry Needle

For 18 count fabric I use single strands of size 5 and size 3.

For 20 – 24 count fabrics I used size 5 through size 8 threads.

If you use a higher count fabric than 24 you will probably … Read more

Thread and Fabric Vendors

Hardanger satin stitch

Hardanger is normally worked in two weights of threads. For fabric with count of 22 through 25 I use size 8 and size 5 threads. Kloster blocks are worked in the heavier, thicker size thread which would be the size … Read more

Bargello: Stitches

Bargello

Bargello is a counted needlework embroidery worked on fabric or canvas. I usually work on 18 count mono canvas using a single strand of size 5 DMC pearl or size 5 Anchor perle thread. If I want a good coverage … Read more

The Fabric for Bargello: Canvas

Winter Dusk WIP

I have always seen Bargello worked on an open evenweave fabric that is heavily sized (starched) making the canvas extremely stiff.

Below photo shows my starting my worked design that I call Entwined Pomegranates. When I began this project I … Read more