How to Stitch Bargello Needlepoint
Bargello Needlepoint is almost always made from straight stitches going over a number of threads, usually four. Thee pattern is made by proceeding in steps up a usually a fixed number of threads. More than one stitch can be on the same step, making a horizontal line of stitches.
To make a Bargello stitch bring your needle out of the canvas in a hole.
Count straight up the required number of stitches (four here).
Then bring the needle back into the canvas.
To make a second stitch on the same step, repeat the process in the column of holes next to the stitch you just made.
To go up or down a step, in the next column of holes count up or down the required number of holes.
The illustration is a step of two threads.
Bring your needle out of the canvas in that hole and make a stitch.
These steps are placed together to form a Bargello patterns, similar to this line pictured above.
To stitch a pattern begin at one side and follow the pattern step by step.
With this you can stitch many simple Bargello needlepoint patterns.