LEARN TO BARGELLO
New to bargello and want to get in on the fun? We're here to tell you, bargello is SUPER easy to learn! Check out our videos below to learn how to bargello from start to finish.
You can watch the entire video series in order for a complete "online class" experience, or just click on any video if you are confused about a particular technique as you work.
BASIC BARGELLO MATERIALS
Watch this video for an overview of the essential materials you need to start bargello-ing!
NEEDLEPOINT CANVAS VS PLASTIC CANVAS
Not sure which type of canvas to use for your project? We got you!
HOW TO THREAD A BARGELLO NEEDLE
Let's face it, getting that chunky yarn through a tiny needle can be tricky -- but this tip will change your life!
HOW TO START THE FIRST STITCHES ON A BLANK CANVAS
When you make your very first stitches with a new piece of yarn on a blank canvas, there's a special way to start without tying any knots.
THE BARGELLO STITCH
Let's do this -- the basic bargello stitch! This video will show you exactly how to make a bargello stitch; how long to make it; how to step up and down as you work; and how to place the stitches on your canvas.
FASTENING OFF, STARTING A NEW PIECE OF YARN, AND ADDING A SECOND COLOR
Here's how to manage your yarn as you work -- what to do when you run out of yarn on the needle and need to fasten off; how to add on a new piece of yarn to keep stitching; and how to add additional colors to your project.
DIRECTION OF STITCHES
Wondering whether you should work each bargello stitch from top to bottom, bottom to top, or... what?! Check out this video to learn how.
Mistakes happen, but don't stress -- they're easy to fix! Here are three simple ways to correct mistakes in bargello. You got this.
HOW TO WHIPSTITCH
Some of our patterns and kits require you to whipstitch the edges of your projects to finish them. Here's how to do it!
HOW TO MAKE FRINGE
Want to add a fringed edge to your bargello wall hanging? Here's how it's done!
WORKING WITH MULTIPLE COLORS
When you're doing a bargello project that uses lots of colors, it can be confusing to know how to proceed. Here's how to work with lots of colors, with no yarn tails showing on the back of your work!
COMPLETE PROJECT HOW-TO: GO YOUR OWN WAY VASE
Now that you've learned everything you need to know about bargello, you're ready to tackle any of our kits! This video puts it all together and shows how to make our Go Your Own Way Vase from start to finish!