One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A kind of embroidery, typically worked on upholstery fabrics, in stitch patterns suggestive of flames.Also called flame stitch
- ‘The Bargello stitch was also a popular canvaswork style since the Renaissance era until the early XVIIth century.’
- ‘The Bargello Stitch, also called the Florentine Stitch and the Flame Stitch, is a simple stitch to sew, but is used in a vast array of color patterns that have been used for centuries on chair seats, pillows, etc.’
- ‘I really enjoy Bargello stitching but up to now have always used canvas and wool threads.’
Named after Bargello Palace, in Florence, Italy.
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