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Four-Way Bargello


Price includes 4 hours of class.

A virtual class with Linda Pietz

Sept 9, 5:00–7:00pm &
Sept 10, 5:00–7:00pm CDT

Bargello is a type of embroidery consisting of flat stitches aligned and laid in a pattern — most common is a flame stitch. With the use of Aida cloth and threads in a range of values of different colors, you can learn how to work a four-way bargello design.

Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 4 weeks following the event.

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The name for this type of stitching originates from the patterned stitching on upholstered chairs found in the Bargello Palace in Florence, Italy.

Traditionally, this was done using wool on canvas, but in this class you will be using Aida cloth and embroidery floss. Although you will be stitching a flower and bud motif, you will learn how to adapt any Bargello pattern to a four-way design. Because of its diminutive size, your piece would be perfect for a pin cushion or to sew onto an existing pillow or purse, but you will be able to design other four-way designs to create larger pieces.

Supply List
• #18 Aida cloth in a light color
• Size 20 or 22 tapestry needles.
• Embroidery floss: Three values of a green – sample uses 703, 700, 699
• Embroidery floss: Two values in your choice of flower color – sample uses 3806 and 605
• #20 or 22 tapestry needle
• Embroidery hoop
• Scissors
• Ruler
• Pencil
Optional: Laying tool

No pre-class work required.

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