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Bargello Needlepoint Belt Getting Started Checklist

If you’ve decided to join the Bargello Needlepoint Belt Stitch-Along, you are going to need the information included in this 6-Step Getting Started Checklist. From planning the design to learning how to measure belt size to preparing the canvas for stitching, you’ll get everything you need to know to successfully prepare for the Stitch-Along. Here […]


day 11 bargello challenge design

One of the most popular Bargello needlepoint designs is the three-dimensional “Shaded Boxes” pattern. This pattern is actually a variation of the 4-2 step Bargello diamond design that is filled with stitches in such a way as to create an effect that looks more complicated than it really is when … [Read More...]

day 55 bargello challenge design

This Bargello design is considered to be “very advanced”  because it is quite intricate and MUST BE carefully counted from the chart–no guesswork here! I spent 4 hours on it (started stitching at 6 AM and didn’t finish until 10 AM)! In all that time I was only able to complete one of the motifs … [Read More...]

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Relaxing with My Favorite Bargello Stitching Tunes

I love to stitch first thing in the morning before the day is in full swing; or when I have a relaxing and peaceful day entirely to myself. In my home, these are the quietest times available that are ideal for retreating to my small studio with a pot of hot gourmet tea and my favorite Bargello … [Read More...]


Join the Bargello Needlepoint Belt Stitch-Along

Let this Stitch-A-Long take the hassle and fear out of stitching and finishing your own Bargello Needlepoint Belt! You'll learn everything you need to know from start to finish in detailed steps to make a fashion accessory you'll be proud to wear. After you've mastered the basics, consider making … [Read More...]


The Illustrated Leviathan Needlepoint Stitch

Looking for a visual tutorial for working decorative needlepoint stitches? This video makes stitching the Leviathan Needlepoint Stitch a breeze with 8 quick and easy steps that can be completed in three minutes while you enjoy the visual tutorial. Click Here to Subscribe to Future Videos from … [Read More...]

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Bargello Stitch of the Month

The American Needlepoint Guild is a non-profit educational institution that focuses on needlepoint. Its stitch of the month program features color photos and charts of basic needlepoint stitches. Every month, a needlepoint expert shares his/her expertise on a specific stitch and shows you how … [Read More...]

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Bargello Needlepoint for Stress Relief

People are so stressed out these days with anxiety about the economy and life in general; and because money is tight and times are hard, costly hobbies are being placed on the back burner. But, this is not the case with needlepoint—especially Bargello. Most needlepoint and embroidery stitchers … [Read More...]

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Thread Lengths for Bargello Needlepoint

What’s the proper thread length to use when stitching bargello needlepoint? This is probably one of the first questions a beginner will ask, because the tendency is to use a very long piece of thread to start stitching. While it is true that bargello needlepoint stitches will cover the canvas … [Read More...]

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