Monday, February 6, 2012

Bargello Fantasy (Needle Adventures Artists Collection)

Bargello Fantasy, Courtesy of Terry

This Needle Adventures Artists Collection chart was published in 1994, based on a 1991 Loretta Spears design which was published originally in the July August 1991 issue of Needlepoint Plus.   The magazine version of Bargello Fantasy is discussed separately.  The two designs are almost, but not quite, identical.  The "ribbon" across the top of the design is longer in this version and the lower left bargello pattern is different.  The bottom triangles may also differ.  I can't be sure of that based on the images I've seen.

As you can see from this old eBay auction description, the design was intended to be done on a piece of 12X18 inch 24 count congress cloth.
http://www.hydroponicsonline.com/store/Bargello-Fantasy-counted-thread-chart-Needle-Adventures_230609280986.html


Another Color Scheme, Courtesy of Julie T.

The supply list for this project is as follows:
Congress cloth, 24-count, French blue cut 12x18"
12x18" stretcher bars
DMC floss (with Anchor and Madeira conversions listed in the chart)
Blue Violet 324 — 3 skeins
Dk. Cornflower Blue 791 — 1 skein
Med. Cornflower Blue 793 — 3 skeins
Lt. Antique Blue 3752 — 4 skeins
Very Lt. Antique Blue 3753? — 2 skeins
Lt. Baby Blue 3752 and/or 3756?— 4 skeins
Blue overdye floss — 110 — 1 skein
Danish Flower Thread 230 — 1 skein  (I have seen Guterman sewing thread substituted.)
Balger/Kreinik #8 Braid — Silver 001 and Sky Blue — 014, 1 spool each
Balger/Kreinik Cord — Silver 001, 1 spool
Mill Hill Beads #02009 — Ice Lilac

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Bargello Fantasy Chart Cover

You can see Terry's unframed and then framed versions at these two links, but she kindly allowed me to reproduce the unframed version above.
http://through-the-hoop.blogspot.com/2007/03/bargello-fantasy-needlepoint.html

http://through-the-hoop.blogspot.com/2008/06/bargello.html

There were three other Loretta charts published by The Artists Collection under the "Needle Adventures" name--Florentine Fantasy, Medallions, and Today is Someday.

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