2016 Retreat Band - Bargello Sampler #0360
- Beginner I Skill level
- Design size approximately 6" x 3"
Bob Herceg created this Bargello Sampler for our 2016 Nordic Needle Retreat. This beginner-level band includes three smaller bands with traditional Bargello-style stitching and some twists. The topmost band also includes some easy canvaswork-type stitches (Smyrna cross stitch, scotch stitch) for further texture variations. The middle is the most classic with vertical straight stitches in #8 pearl cotton that form repeating geometric patterns. The bottom band includes a repeating motif to explore variations in fiber (#8 pearl cotton, floche and floss) and the subtle differences in texture and sheen. Color choices include whitework and soft lavender/sage. A laying tool is useful in this type of embroidery; an extra tapestry needle works just fine. Suggested supplies: 9" of 25 count white Dublin linen (if stitching together with other 2016 Retreat bands, you will need a 12" piece); DMC pearl cotton #8 white, 524, 3042; Floss 524; Floche white