This month’s Learn-A-Stitch Owl features Bargello. I’ve come across some really fun Bargello patterns and want to share them with you.
In this post I used:
- Corn Flower painted 18-mesh canvas from Nature’s Palette
- Pebbly Perle P061
- Gloriana cashmere/silk Light Apricot (no longer made)
- Treasure Chest TC18
- Soft Sheen Fyre Werks FT5
- Unidentified #5 pearl cotton overdye
Trace the outline of the owl onto your canvas. Remember that the owls and the tip of the top triangle are represented by dots and transfer them as well. From the middle dot, draw two diagonal lines to make the top triangle.
Stitch the triangle in the top center of the head in Open Continental Stripe, below. This stitch is columns of Continental with open canvas between them.
Add the eyes using brads. Mine were bought at Michael’s awhile ago. These things change all the time so buy ones that are about 11mm diameter and round.
Stitch the head in Open Bargello Wave, below. There are two things to notice about this stitch. First, there is one open thread between each row. Second the step of the pattern alternates between one and two threads.
Stitch the left side of the owl in Chain Maile, below.
Stitch the right side of the owl in Flattened Oval, below. Center this pattern for the best look.
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Sharon zotti says
Love your newest owl and can not wait to stitch it. I have been confined to bed with a bad back since Thanksgiving. I am getting bots and epidural shots along with painkiller patches . The weather has just been ice and snow and cold and damp so I haven’t been able to stitch. I have tried to keep up with my bills but if I am be find let me know. Hope all is well with you. Keep in touch