Bargello Sampler


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Charts and instructions, Stitch explanation

This beautiful form of embroidery is often worked on canvas using wool. Here it is presented on Hardanger fabric (22 count) using stranded cottons for a finer effect. Also known as Florentine or Flame Stitch Embroidery, the origins of the style go back in time to Florence and then even further back. It is believed to have been introduced to Italy when a princess from Hungary married into a family there. In the same way as Catherine of Aragon brought Blackwork to England, a royal moving with her entourage and belongings brought new fashions with her. History still works this way. There is a fair bit of explanation of the stitch forms included with this piece, which I hope you will find interesting and helpful.

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5 out of 5 stars (52)
  • Phyllis Bell 03 Sep, 2019
    5 out of 5 stars
    Fast delivery of PDF file. Easy to download and print.. this reminds me of a needlepoint class I took 30 years ago. I am excited to start stitching this.
    Phyllis Bell reviewed Bargello Sampler
    Bargello Sampler
  • Christine Chipman 01 Sep, 2019
    5 out of 5 stars
    I've always wanted to do some bargello work, and now I can with this amazing sample. Thank you so much, Mary, for all your wonderful designs.
    Christine Chipman reviewed Bargello Sampler
    Bargello Sampler
  • Karen 06 Dec, 2019
    5 out of 5 stars
    Bought as a gift, looks really good, with clear pictures. Thank You
    Karen reviewed Book 'Easing in to Blackwork'
    Book 'Easing in to Blackwork'
  • rerussell 03 Dec, 2019
    5 out of 5 stars
    Beautiful hardanger Christmas designs, can't wait to stitch them. File downloaded without a problem and the charts and instructions are clear and easy to follow.
    rerussell reviewed Hardanger Design 'Nordic Wishes'
    Hardanger Design 'Nordic Wishes'

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