Get Started In Bargello

Bargello is a perfect craft for moments of mindfulness, allowing you to build up stitches in a mathematical zig-zag pattern to create stunning decorative items for your home. The 70s craft named after a set of 17th-century upholstered chairs at the Bargello palace in Florence is back in vogue, and with a few products that you’ll most likely have tucked away in your craft stash you can be stitching away in no time.

Bargello Tools

Discover everything you’ll need to begin your first foray into Bargello.

How to create a Bargello stitch

Once you’ve drawn your design onto graph paper, it’s time to begin stitching! Follow the guide below to get started.

1. Start in the bottom left-hand corner of the canvas and ‘come up’ slowly, catching around an inch of the thread before you pull it all the way through.
2. For this example, each stitch is a ‘count’ of 6, this means your needle will come up through the canvas at ‘1’ and go back down again at ‘6’.
3. Continue with your pattern, ‘stepping’ up the canvas.

Visit the Ideas hub to learn how to design, stitch and finish your next Bargello masterpiece.


Explore the Ideas Hub for more inspiration! We’ve got a range of projects perfect for every step of your stitching journey.

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