Fri, 12 Apr|
The Good Stitch
Introduction to Bargello Embroidery with Natalie of Bargello-A-Go-Go
Learn about this fun hand stitching technique, and make a beautiful pin cushion.
Time & Location
12 Apr 2024, 18:30 – 21:00
The Good Stitch, 117 George V Ave, Goring-by-Sea, Worthing BN11 5SA, UK
About the Event
Beautiful Bargello embroidery often features shades of one hue across graphic, repeating motifs, stitched in natural wool tapestry yarn. The origins of Bargello embroidery are a little hazy & a little regal. Natalie of Bargello-a-GoGo has been inspired by a 20th Century revival to share her love for both the techniques & the history of Bargello in this workshop.
Bargello can be stitched on fabric or plastic canvas for different end uses. The fabric canvas is perfect for soft furnishings & the plastic is great for bags, plant pot holders & jewellery. In this workshop, you’ll be working on fabric canvas to make two pieces of Bargello embroidery that can be made into a pincushion, or two pincushions with a different backing fabric. Colour palettes of yarn & a needle are provided as well as four different designs to choose from.
This is a hand stitching workshop, with all materials supplied. No experience is necessary. The wool yarns used in this workshop & in Natalie’s kits are from the British company Appletons, who make an all-British product. Before being posted out from them, the entire production process takes place within 200 miles. We are advocates of natural fibres, but if you would prefer to use a vegan, non-wool alternative, please get in touch so we can arrange that.
Natalie was inspired by her discovery of 1970s Bargello to learn more about it. She created her business Bargello-a-GoGo to share her passion in the form of her own designs & kits as well as teaching the techniques. As well as Bargello, Natalie is a professional knitwear designer & skilful sewist, recently she’s been learning to use a pleating machine & stitching traditional smocking.
Friday 12th April 6.30pm to 9pm
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