Definition of Bargello in English:


Syllabification: Bar·gel·lo
Pronunciation: /bärˈjelō, -ˈZHelō
(also bargello)


  • A kind of embroidery, typically worked on upholstery fabrics, in stitch patterns suggestive of flames. Also called flame stitch.
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    • The Bargello Stitch, also called the Florentine Stitch and the Flame Stitch, is a simple stitch to sew, but is used in a vast array of color patterns that have been used for centuries on chair seats, pillows, etc.
    • The Bargello stitch was also a popular canvaswork style since the Renaissance era until the early XVIIth century.
    • I really enjoy Bargello stitching but up to now have always used canvas and wool threads.


1940s: named after Bargello Palace, in Florence, Italy, which contains upholstered chairs with such embroidery.

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