Our bargello sample features yellows this month and incorporates a flame stitch technique to create a beautiful flame pattern. This traditional flame stitch technique is sometimes referred to as Florentine stitch which of course is the foundation for most bargello designs.
As the name suggests, the flame stitch technique creates this beautiful fiery pattern. It’s only natural to incorporate bright, yellow hues to highlight the stunning design that this technique is capable of creating!
The sample above measures about 3 ½ inches square on an 18-count mono canvas. We have opted to use the following colours:
The pattern can be found in the Bargello Stitch book by Laura and Lynsey Angell. I suspect you can also find it online if you google either flame or Florentine stitch.
If you are new to the series, each month we feature one Bargello sample using a particular colour theme as inspiration. Hopefully, you will find these samples offer inspiration to perhaps stitch some Bargello OR inspire a new colour combination for your next needlework project.
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.
Hope you are enjoying the series. Yellows offer such a sunny bright palette so fitting given it’s May! I hope you find some inspiration with what we created here.