This month, we are featuring a slightly different sample and bargello pattern in our bargello series. We decided to split the stitch area in three sections, very similar to the bargello mini sampler I stitched last year. This provides the opportunity to demonstrate how the same colour palette appears but stitched with different stitches.

The result is a beautiful samples offering various bargello patterns that highlight different techniques!

How We Created These Bargello Patterns

The sample measures 3 ¼ inches on 18 count mono canvas and is stitched using size 5 Perle cottons.

We selected a bright palette of colours including

We also added DMC 936 which is a solid green, BUT you could use Colour #18 from the Colour Complements collection.

There were three different stitches to create these particular bargello patterns.These include the Aurora Borealis Variation 1, Lanterns and Boxed Hungarian Point. All these stitches can be found in the Bargello Stitch book by Laura and Lynsey Angell.

You might like to add this to your personal library of needlework books.

If you are a new stitcher, bargello 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.

So, what do you think of this palette of colours and the bargello patterns we highlighted today? I hope you took away lots of ideas and inspiration for your next needlework project.

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