Bargello Embroidery Blog RSS



How I got the Bargello bug....

I first discovered Bargello embroidery last year when I was looking for an embroidery project to do. I've always loved the music and fashion from the 60s/70s and have always enjoyed sewing clothes inspired by these eras. This meant that I had accumulated a collection of sewing patterns and craft magazines from these decades over the years. I decided in my embroidery inspiration search to look through my vintage Golden Hands craft magazines. I had bought a big bulk of these several years ago in a charity shop haul and every now and again I had turned to them for various craft projects. What had completely escaped me until last year were these really cool embroidery stitch styles that were...

Continue reading



What is Bargello Embroidery?

Hello and welcome to the wonderful world of Bargello Embroidery.... Bargello Embroidery consists of a simple straight stitch, normally worked upright or parallel to the threads of the canvas and are usually worked over the same number of squares on a piece of canvas. The stitches are worked in a variety of colours and geometric style designs to create a bold, striking look in embroidery. This type of embroidery was a very popular craft in the 60s/70s because it really resonated with the fashion styles of the time and made great homeware and fashion accessories. There are various stitch arrangements in Bargello embroidery, which are known as other names such as Hungarian, Flame, Florentine and many more. So where did...

Continue reading