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Sample Threads on 18-count for Bargello
December 4, 2013, 9:59 pm
Filed under: ANG CyberPointer's chapter

I’m getting ready to start Bargello Techniques designed by Liz Morrow along with some of the CyberPointer’s members. I’m reading the instructions & testing threads. And, I decided to share my findings here partly because I can’t figure out how to get the second photo to post in the Yahoo group. VERY frustrating – I tried iPad, phone, and computer – not uploading. Anyway, . . .

Silk & Ivory (shown on the left) is compared with Pepper Pot (right) which looks a bit fuller than the picture but the coverage isn’t enough for Bargello. It has a great feel to it. I would love to use Pepper Pot for another project. They need to come out with more colors too – slightly limited especially compared with Silk & Ivory.

Silk & Ivory vs Pepper Pot

I have been using ThreadworX Expressions & ThreadworX Vineyard Silk in a small ornament using Bargello stitches & coverage is pretty good but I can see a little canvas peeking through. The Expressions is not my favorite. It is 50/50 cotton & rayon. It is being caught on the canvas and the twisting is difficult to control. So, I will never buy more of the Expressions but I do like Vineyard Silk although not for Bargello Techniques because of the coverage.

ThreadworX Expressions vs Vineyard Silk

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I was a pilot stitcher for Bargello Techniques. I changed the colors to greens with wine as the contrast. Silk and Ivory is a very good thread for Bargello. I have used ribbon and floss because I can use many strands. There is a photo of my finished piece on my blog. You know how I love Bargello. Currently I am doing another pilot for Liz and it is the most unusual Bargello I have ever done. Enjoy the project. I look forward to seeing your progress. 😍

Comment by stitchlady

Green & wine sounds great. No doubt I’ll use Silk & Ivory – I just wanted to play with a new thread! I would love to share the link with CPs group but can’t find it posted on your blog. I looked under My Projects for Bargello Techniques. Was it named something else when you piloted it? Her new one is unusual but always enjoy watching it progress. Melita

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