HNW - Bargello questions
kathe1 at juno.com
Wed Aug 5 05:04:06 PDT 1998
I could be wrong, but I believe the only bargello pieces I've seen are
upholstery type things. There is a really lovely picture of some bargello
bed hangings in one of my books, and I've seen pictures of pillows. I
think all the hangings, etc. were in wool, but if you're allergic, do the
silk! I do it on needlepoint canvas. I did one really tiny piece using
silk on linen! Don't know how appropriate it is, but it's cool and fun to
Sorry, I don't have the exact references. I'm not all that organized and
I'm getting ready for Pennsic. If no one else comes up with exact
references, I'll find some time to look up more for you.
On Tue, 04 Aug 1998 12:52:32 EDT cley at juno.com (Cynthia J Ley) writes:
>I've been playing around with bargello of late. While I've found some
>wonderful patterns, I haven't found much of historic value. I was
>wondering if anyone knew about the following queries and/or had some
>good books they might care to recommend.
>1. When did bargello start to be used and where?
>2. What was it used for? I assume that it made really neat
>upholsteries; was wondering if it was ever used for accessories.
>3. Was it always done in wool? Being allergic to wool, I'm doing mine
>in multi-ply silk, which has a lovely result if you've never tried it.
>4. What was the ground? I'm using canvas.
>I'm looking at putting together an early 1500's Italian Renaissance
>gown and was curious as to whether a bargello piece would be
>appropriate for a purse.
>Thank you for your help.
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