Bargello work

 

Bargello 08

It’s the 17th-century Italian idea that never goes out of style.

Bargello needlework, also called Florentine canvas work, “is a kind of embroidery exemplified in the upholstery of a set of 17th-century Italian chairs at the Bargello in Florence (EB).”  The picture above is a modern version, but a more typical pattern from the era, often called a flame stitch, is the following:

Flame

This type of work requires a painstaking precision.

Here are some other modern examples:

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Even one that is relatively monotone has its charms:

Bargello 06

They often have a 3D effect:

Jonathan Adler Bargello Diamonds Pillow in Bargello_thumb[1]

Photo credits:

  1. https://threadmedley.wordpress.com/tag/bargello/
  2. http://bit.ly/1VKHavL
  3. http://www.flickr.com/photos/brightburn/5356418152/
  4. http://eccentric-lhee.hubpages.com/hub/Learn-Bargello-Stitch-Make-Beautiful-Designs-on-Canvas
  5. http://www.flickr.com/photos/sharpsites/5523554504/
  6. http://pinterest.com/pin/173318285632769945/
  7. http://www.nuts-about-needlepoint.com/liz-morrow-and-bargello-needlepoint-designer-profile/
  8. http://www.passingopenwindows.com/2009/05/bargello-needlepoint.html
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