Thursday, July 1, 2010

What's hot? Flame stitch is hot!

When's the last time you saw a beautiful bargello flame stitch fabric?
I know, it's been awhile.
And now that you're looking at this one, are you wondering, why has it been so long?
Bargello fabrics will never not be in style, but they're not often actually in style.

Technically, "bargello" refers to a type of wool needlepoint or embroidery laid out in a mathematical manner to create various motifs, but when the traditional patterns created with the needle are translated into woven goods, it's still called "bargello."

These bolsters- and speaking of bolsters, don't you want some?- so practical and comfortable!- anyhow, these bolsters are for a seating area in a home whose owners value old traditions.

Not all bargello fabrics are flame stitch patterned.  Years ago, when I worked in a retail store, a medallion patterned bargello came in that I fell in love with but which was too expensive for me to get for a whole piece of furniture.  I agonized over it and during a weekend off I decided to get just enough for a pillow.  When I went to work after two days off, it was gone!!!!!  A very nice lady had bought the whole bolt, and was lovely enough to save me the scraps, and brought them to me, and I made my pillow!

1 comment:

  1. Deb, the flame stitch material (ha ha) is great! I read the post about your grandmother -- it's wonderful, and you must have lived in a parallel universe to mine. Sewing skipped a generation in my family too! Grandmothers have such influence -- how fortunate to have had this great experience!