Bargello-a-GoGo is on a mission to revive Bargello embroidery, which was hugely popular in the 60s/70s!
My inspiration behind this striking Owl Wall Hanging was my nan's 1970's Macrame Owl Wall Hanging that she had in her home when I was growing up.
You'll see from the photos that the Owl has been designed in some striking, bright bold colours so you can see it clearly from a distance! It would make a fun, retro addition to any home!
Bargello embroidery is quite simple, yet really effective as you will see when you embroider this groovy wall hanging! It also has no compensation stitches so it has full Bargello Stitches all the way round!
The owl is finished off with a wooden dowel that is attached near the bottom. I also designed the owl with some fun eyes and nose detail within the Bargello Stitching.
It is an ideal project for beginner-intermediate embroiderers as it is a fairly quick project that can be sewn over a couple of days or several evenings during the week.
The kit comes in a groovy white cardboard presentation box with a kit label on the lid of the box (see photos). It would therefore also make a great gift.
The high quality Appletons Tapestry Wools that are included in this kit are 100% pure English Wool and are made and dyed in the UK.
New to Bargello embroidery? Not a problem!
The pattern comes with a beginners guide to bargello embroidery, with detailed coloured photos, pattern charts and step by step written instructions to get you started in this vintage craft.
The finished owl measures approx 18cm Width x 30cm Height at the widest/longest points (excluding the string for hanging the owl).
Here is a summary of the groovy materials that are included in the kit:
2 x Skeins of Appletons Tapestry Wool in Shade 942
2 x Skeins of Appletons Tapestry Wool in Shade 997
2 x Skeins of Appletons Tapestry Wool in Shade 444
2 x Skeins of Appletons Tapestry Wool in Shade 946
1 x Skein of Appletons Tapestry Wool in Shade 991
A4 printed pattern booklet with detailed instructions and coloured photos and charts (the instructions are written in English, with numbered pages for easy reference and is printed on nice thick 120 gsm paper). The pattern is secured with a funky rose gold coloured bull dog clip and is backed with purple cardboard at the end of the pattern sheets to make it extra sturdy.
A3 Glossy Colour Chart showing the full Bargello Owl stitches that need to be sewn
1 x Sheet of Plastic Canvas
2 x Size 18 Tapestry Needles
5mm Wooden Dowel (20cm in Length)
A groovy Bargello-a-GoGo Premium Cotton Project Bag to store your embroidery project whilst in progress.
****Please note that you will also need some sharp, precision scissors for cutting out the plastic canvas into the owl shape once you have completed your bargello stitches (Scissors are not included in the kit but check out the Bargello-a-GoGo embroidery scissors that are currently listed for sale in the shop).****
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN TAKING PART IN THE 2 HOUR ONLINE WORKSHOP THAT IS TAKING PLACE VIA ZOOM ON SATURDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER FROM 10am - 12pm - UK TIME (FOR AN ADDITIONAL COST), PLEASE CHECK OUT THE OWL WORKSHOP LISTING FOR MORE INFORMATION IN MY SHOP.
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PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ITEM FOR SALE IS THE KIT TO MAKE THE OWL WALL HANGING YOURSELF. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE THE ACTUAL WALL HANGING READY MADE.
COLOURS MAY VARY TO PHOTOS SHOWN, DEPENDING ON YOUR MONITOR SETTINGS.
THE PATTERN AND KIT IS FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY - NOT FOR COMMERCIAL USE.
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