Happy to see that bargello is making a comeback. It usually consists of a straight, upright stitch to produce a geometric pattern. Bargello is easy and fun and a good place for beginners in needlepoint to get started. Bargello Needlepoint: A Pattern Directory for Dramatic Creations is by Laura and Lynsey Angell the @bargello_sisters on Instagram.
“Bargello stitching, or Florentine, was in its heyday in the seventies…” and the 1700s ; )
Tina Francis is the author of Modern Bargello a needlepoint book with 15 finishable projects including a floor cushion, lampshade, wall art, brooch, and pin cushion. Am curious about this lampshade…