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Flame Stitch Bargello

The flame stitch is one of the easiest bargellos in needlepoint. It is a basic repeat pattern that you can tailor to your preferences.

The necessary supplies are: needle, mesh canvas, and a variety of embroidery thread.

Stitch Up 4 Rows

This first stitch starts your pattern. You almost always stitch vertically with bargellos and this holds true for flame stitch. Enter the canvas, bring needle up 4 rows before stabbing needle to the back.

Start Next Stitch Up 2 Rows

The next stitch will start 2 rows up from your prior stitch. It will again cross over 4 rows. Continue this ladder up until you reach your desired height and then reverse the process in descent.

Continue the Pattern

Now you simply continue up and down, following the pattern across the canvas, repeating colors or changing up colors with each new row.

Flame stitch, voilà


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