Four Way Bargello Beginnings
I have been asked to do a program on Four Way Bargello this fall for the Tucson ANG chapter. In looking through my information on Bargello I came across a project in the June/July 1995 Needlepointers that I am doing as practice for designing the chapter project.
I have already done frog work and learned the first valuable lesson. The chart shows the center stitch and does not mention that the stitch is only done once. I stitched, counted, ripped several times before the light bulb went off. Hopefully my brain will retain this information.
As usual I changed the colors from the original. Working from my stash again. Because the supply list called for 3 skeins of each of three values of the chosen color I was limited to color choice. I am a green person and I think I have some of every green ever made :). The light area was suppose to be white…I felt that the white was too much contrast to the greens I chose so I went to a very pale yellow. It looks like ecru next to the green. Ecru itself looked too brown.
Photos show my first three days of stitching. I love bargello and this four way project is one of only a few I have done. I have done lots of regular bargello and done some designing in bargello. Four way is expanding my knowledge. I have one of Dorothy Kaestner’s books entitled “Four Way Bargello” . It is an old book but the information never goes out of date.
I am still learning how to place photos……I tried for three thumbnail shots down the left side. Oh well, two out of three isn’t bad. I will continue to learn.