Since we are featuring green this month, I thought it only fitting to start with a Bargello showcasing green!

If you are new to this series, each month I’ll be featuring a Bargello sample which is designed to inspire you to either stitch some Bargello yourself OR perhaps inspire some new colour combinations for your next needlework project.

Since we are featuring greens this month in celebration of St. Patrick’s day, we felt a sample highlighting greens would be appropriate. The sample above features Colour #18 which is a beautiful combination of medium to dark value greens AND just happens to be my best selling colour!!!

This is not really surprising, given that green is so versatile and can be used in a variety of different projects..

How Was Our Green  Bargello Stitched?

This sample measures 2 ½ x 3 ½ on an 18-count canvas but remember, this is just a sample and you could stitch it any size you wish. We used Colour #18 in size 5 Perle cotton, as well as DMC 676, which is a light gold and DMC 783, which is a darker value of gold. The colour DMC 504 was added which is a gorgeous light blue/green.

If you are new to Bargello, it is a type of needlepoint consisting of upright flat stitches laid in a mathematical pattern to create motifs.

While flat stitches are basic and easy, the technique does require concentration when counting. I can reassure you that the effort will be worthwhile.

We hope by sharing these samples that you can visualize how well over-dyed and variegated threads can work in Bargello. Remember, the colours featured in this sample would look great in any needlework project. 

Are you inspired to start stitching some Bargello? Visit the blog as we share various samples each month.

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