Florentine embroidery – Free sewing patterns – Sew Magazine

Florentine work, also known as bargello, is a popular form of needlepoint. It forms zigzag patterns, referred to as flame stitch, and is always worked in lots of different colours. Though named after the Italian city of Florence, it is thought to have originated in Hungary. Florentine stitch consists of a series of stepped vertical stitches, worked on canvas, typically over four threads. Here it has been used to make a stylish cover for your favourite notebook and a handy wallet. You could even cover a chair or cushion, simply by adjusting the size of the chart.

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