Beaded Bargello Baubles online class


Beaded Bargello Baubles is a new series of charted designs adapted from classic Florentine Bargello and Flamestitch patterns, but stitched entirely with glass and gold metallic coated seed beads on a special needlepoint canvas. These are utterly addictive to stitch, and even if you think you hate beading, the canvas I’ve used means no need for that locking stitch to secure the beads. Each ornament measures about 3-1/2′ across.

This is a pilot class I’m teaching this fall and early next year; if you’d like to stitch along and test out the directions, I’d love for you to join the class! Signup will be open until December 31st, and you’ll stitch at your own pace. Kits will begin shipping November 15th.

I’ve used 3 shades of rose and 3 of green plus iridescent pearly white beads and golden metallic beads with a special durable finish. Custom colorways are possible, please contact me at to discuss your ideas.

The class price includes instructions for all 6 designs in chartpack format, printed in full color on heavy acid-free paper plus needles. You can select a materials kit for 1 ornament, or enough for all 6 (kits include beads, canvas and floss). Beading thread is available as an optional add-on, as are 6″‘ square mini wooden stretcher bars. If you’d like to select your own colors, all you’ll need is the Class and Chartpack option, plus a piece of canvas for each ornament.