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Claire Buckley: Embroidery Report.

Claire Buckley, a renowned embroiderer, tapestry weaver and author of Start to Embroider, has reviewed how suitable weaversbazaar yarns are for embroidery. She used our Fine worsted yarn for this project and has given us a full report as well as these lovely pictures of her work with weaversbazaar yarns.Read Claire's full report.

Crewel work

Abstract crewel work

Sampling for blending

Detail of canvas work

Bargello Embroidery by Alison Delaney

Alison Delaney sent us this photo of a piece of Bargello embroidery she has done using our yarns. Wikipedia describes this technique as follows:

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." Read more about Bargello here