2016 Retreat Band - Bargello Sampler (downloadable PDF) #0360-D
- Beginner I Skill level
- Design size approximately 6" x 3"
This is a downloadable pattern and is not eligible for returns and must be purchased separately from regular stock items. You will have 2 attempts and 24 hours in which to download your pattern after purchase. To view this pattern you will need an Adobe Acrobat (PDF) viewer.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