Craft Sewing

Technique Bargello in patchwork

Today I want to introduce you to another stunningly beautiful and original technique of patchwork – Bargello technique.
The essence of the Bargello technique – is the creation of ornamental patterns by forming a stepped zigzag lines or bends with the transition of color, creating an impression of movement

Products in the Bargello technique looks extremely difficult, but they are surprisingly simple and available for execution, even novices in the art of patchwork.

Important in creating a spectacular Bargello – this is the right choice of fabric and imagination are masters virtually unlimited. This technique is used all the colors range.

Usually chosen different shades in one color from light to dark. However, you can use two complementary shades of color or contrast, contrasting. Everything is in the hands of the allowed any experiments.

First crosslinked striped fabric (PP) of equal width strips of fabric, as shown below:

Since all people have different sensitivity to color transfer, it is not always easy to determine the location of the color bar so that they looked harmoniously. Therefore, the author advises to cut on a small piece of each strip, attach them to a sheet of paper and numbered.

Then, if you make a black and white photocopy or just cover the pieces of translucent red plastic, it becomes apparent that 7 is actually darker than 8 (it was not obvious at first), and between 8 and 9, there is no difference, so let’s lay out the affinity colors.

Ironing seams depend on the size of the future of the next quilt stitching and fashion elements.

If your quilt you have enough of the PP, and you sewed elements butt, the seams should be smooth on both sides.

If you need two or more PP and you sewed them back to back, then to smooth the seams should be on one side of the PP in the dark and the second – in the direction of light.

And if you sew the elements with spacers (intermediate strips), you have to wipe out all the seams towards the dark.

Then comes the next stage – the transverse cutting.

If you do not have a large mat and a set of long lines, the PP usually sutured into a tube and immediately cut the two layers of fabric. The author also seems this method is not entirely comfortable, and she always cuts the PP in a single layer without stapling it to the pipe. However, it does not matter.

If the same bandwidth provided in your project, simply cut the PCB as usual.

If you want something more elaborate, you must first make a plan such as this:

And then cut into strips according to our plan: – the bands so wide, – else.

In this case, if you plan to sew butt – all even columns should be cut from PP, smoothed on one side, and all odd PP, smoothed in the other direction. Then when suturing will be carried out in different directions, and the seam will become isolated.

Now decompose all of our speakers in the order in which they will then be cross-linked, is not Unscrambling ring (if you sewed PP tube), on a desk or on a wall, designer, moving each ring up or down one strip, according to the plan.

Separately, the author gives an explanation on the spacers, intermediate thin strips (0.75 inches = 2 cm), which will share the color column. It finds its application more convenient since they give, in its view, ease of the whole design and allows not conceive in what direction were the seams press it on the PCB.

Spacers should be cut and sew them into one side of each column.

In the photo below the author’s work in the process. Of course after the final cross-linking and spacers, and the band would have.

And finally the last stage – assembly.

Instead of having to sew strips classical way, and then whip the whole body, the author proposes to make cross-linking directly on dariole, so you no longer whip

For this, it is necessary to interconnect the fabric reverse side and gasket. You can quilt them together with large squares, and you can draw a line of equity and cross right at the laying off something that does not fade. These lines will be your reference points.

Begin to sew strips sloёnke possible from the edge or from the center in opposite directions.
Look for the unfinished experiment as follows: since this project is very small – the author of the beginning of the edge.

If we make a shift by half or a third band, depending on ideas, thus creating the progressive wave of color transition.