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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 01 June 2020
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782218258
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 204x260 mm
  • Illustrations: 300
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP Price: $26.99
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Modern Bargello


How to stitch 15 colourful projects by Tina Francis

Book Description

Bargello is trending! Stitch some colour into your life with 15 attractive projects.

Bargello stitching is a form of needlepoint and making a comeback.

There is a project for everyone, whether you are new to bargello, or are an original bargello fan. Tina Francis shows you how to combine bold, bright colours in attractive, almost psychedelic patterns to create the illusion of 3-D. Use her easy-to-follow charts and approachable instructions to create 15 projects including cushions, wall art, pincushions, bangles and a brooch.

Bargello is easy to master, quick to achieve and very addictive. The stitches take on a rhythm of their own which makes it extremely relaxing and before long you’ll be measuring your days in centimetres not hours. With only a handful of materials required canvas, tapestry wool, tapestry needle and instructions bargello is certain to become your craft of choice.

Table of Contents

Introducing bargello 6
Tools & materials 8
Colour & pattern 12
Getting started 17

Blended Brooch & Bangle 24
Aztec Accents 30
Florentine Fancy 34
Lilting Lumbar 38
Tiny Treasures Box 44
Florentine Box 50
Optical Square 54
Go Bargello 58
Zigzag Relax 64
Bunting Sampler 68
Mighty Mitres 74
Embroidery Hoops 78
Mirror, Mirror on the Floor 82
Twisted Rope 88
Reflecting Back 92

About the Author

About Tina Francis

Tina Francis is a tapestry, needlepoint and textile artist whose work is exhibited around the UK. She regularly teaches workshops from her studio in Birmingham's famous Jewellery Quarter.

Tina has worked with community groups to create large-scale tapestry pieces involving over 150 participants, as well as working in Memory Cafés with the elderly, and introducing stitch to over 180 pre-school children.

She runs Tina Francis Tapestry which produces kits and homewares with stitching at their heart. For more information about Tina visit

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