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Hearts of Gold


Instructor:  Michele Roberts
Proficiency Level:   Intermediate
Number of Lessons:    1
Length of Class:  6 months

Ground Material:

#18 canvas, brown

Design Area:

3" x 3"

Kit Cost:

$0 PDF or $30 color printout

Shipping Cost:

$7 color printout


Learn the classic techniques of beautiful Bargello stitching, while creating 20 golden ornaments!


The course covers the following topics:

  • What is the Bargello building? Where is it? Why is it important?
  • Traditional Bargello and Modern Bargello.
  • Definitions of Bargello, Florentine, Flame, Hungarian Point, Irish Stitch, symmetrical and asymmetrical four-way Bargello.
  • When can Bargello be worked with a single color?
  • Different stitching paths to get good coverage.
  • Avoiding distortion.
  • Adding non-Bargello stitches.
  • How to achieve color separation through tints and shades of gold and light refraction.
  • Regular and consistent patterns, twilled, graduated, and staggered patterns.
  • Combining different patterns laterally, even if twilled or graduated.
  • Exposed and covered burden work.
  • Instructions on making up the ornaments, including instructions on how to do beaded cording.

The extensive booklet with its definitions, clear color computerized diagrams and charts, step by step photographs, and bibliography can serve as a permanent reference.


Students are encouraged to “bust their stash” and use any sort of thread suitable for 18-count canvas, and any colors. No kits will be offered. 
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Our Mission

ANG is an educational, non-profit organization whose purpose is educational and cultural development through participation in and encouragement of interest in the art of needlepoint. ANG defines needlepoint as any counted or free stitchery worked by hand with a threaded needle on a readily countable ground.


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