Bargello and Related Stitchery Author:Charles Barnes and David P. Blake Here's your Bargello boutique-in-a-book! 70 superb fashion and home accessories are yours for the making, with patterns, photos, and step-by-step drawings for each one. — Bargello is popular because it is easy for the beginner, challenging for the experienced needleworker, and above all, it's fun. Once you've learned the basic pattern, all you h... more »ave to do is count your way to canvas success and you'll quickly acheive results with beautiful shadings and bold textures.
You don't know one kind of canvas from another? Never threaded a tapestry needle? This book tells it all, beginning with the basics of passing the needle back and forth through the canvas (just follow the numbers) right to the finishing details. You learn how to piece canvas, make allowances for margins, select materials for traditional or modern effect. All the typical Bargello stiches (Florentine, Brick, Hungarian, Gobelin, etc) are diagrammed, as are such beautifully related and compatible stickes as Turkey, Scotch, Whip, Web, Cross and many others.
Choose small items like book markers and pin cushions that can be done in an evening, or larger ones like pillow covers, vests, and even spectacular rugs and wall hangings.« less