Tue, 02 Apr|
Bargello workshop, Tuesday 2nd April 2024, 6.30pm-8.30pm, from £24.54pp
Time & Location
02 Apr 2024, 18:30 – 20:30
Ossett, Springfield Mills, Spa St, Ossett WF5 0HW, UK
About the event
Tuesday 2nd April 2024,
Bargello is a type of needlepoint embroidery consisting of upright flat stitches laid in a mathematical pattern to create motifs. The name originates from a series of chairs found in the Bargello palace in Florence, which have a "flame stitch" pattern.
Traditionally, Bargello was stitched in wool on canvas. Embroidery done this way is remarkably durable. It is well suited for use on pillows, upholstery and even carpets, but not for clothing. In most traditional pieces, all stitches are vertical with stitches going over two or more threads.
Traditional designs are very colourful, and use many hues of one colour, which produces intricate shading effects. The patterns are naturally geometric, but can also resemble very stylised flowers or fruits. Bargello is considered particularly challenging, as it requires very precise counting of squares for the mathematical pattern connected with the various motifs to accurately execute designs.
This workshop will take place at a Touch of Craft- a new craft space in Ossett!
The workshop needs minimum numbers to run. In the unlikely event it doesn't meet this the workshop will be cancelled. Your booking is secured by payment and if you choose to cancel you get a refund up to 7 days before the event however after that no refund can be given.
There will be hand sanitiser available and spaces will be limited. If you feel unwell, have symptoms of covid or have been in contact with anyone who has please let me know so you can be moved onto a future session. If we go into another lockdown this workshop will be postponed until a safe date.
Please note that this workshop is held on the first floor via stairs only.
Refreshments are available to purchase (cash only-all items £1)