Bargello can be a delightful background. It’s easy to stitch and has a pretty rhythm. In stitching this Bargello sampler (part of 25 Bargello Patterns, available here), I wanted the background to have a lighter feel than the buildings’ patterns and look like the sky.
The solution to this. was to use a Bargello scallop pattern but leave just one thread open between each row. By making this simple change, the pattern immediately feels lighter, as if it has more room to breathe. To get a good idea of this, compare the feel of the tallest building with the sky.
The pattern Cyn’s Line is below. You can do this with just about any Bargello pattern. To make the background, leave one open threead between rows. Leaving more threads open between lines will make the pattern look less like traditional Bargello.
Come back next Sunday for another great. stitch.