Bargello Stitch: A Pattern Directory for Dramatic Needlepoint



ISBN: 9781782218678 Category:


Part of bargello’s appeal lies in the simplicity of using a single stitch in a repeating pattern that is only ever worked vertically or horizontally. The technique lends itself to dramatic, wavelike designs in exciting, gradated colourways (think Missoni) that can be used for pillows, bags, belts and purses.

This new pattern collection brings bargello stitch designs bang up to date offering fresh contemporary colour stories: brights and clashes, muted fades, contrasts, complementary colours, zesty neons and metallic rainbows.

Includes 40 design samples graded from easy to advanced, easy-to-read charts, patterns for edges and borders for smart finishes, ideas for bringing texture using fancy flosses, and a freestyling collection that mixes several techniques on one canvas.

Additional information

Dimensions 190 × 246 mm

Laura Angell

Author Bio

Laura Angell is a visual artist originally from Sheffield, UK, now living and working in Ireland. She has exhibited her work across the UK and Ireland and gives workshops teaching adults and teenagers how to do Bargello. Her practice often involves using crafting techniques from the past and giving them a contemporary twist. Her sister Lynsey Angell is a crafter, maker and writer. She supports various artists as an assistant. Follow them on Instagram @bargello_sisters.



Book Type

Paperback / softback