Yesterday I completed my latest Bargello project. It was good fun trying out a new approach and some new threads. Usually I work with cotton or wool thread, but this time only the outer border was in cotton. The main bargello section was stitched with Rajmahal Art Silk threads. The first time I have stitched such a large area with these threads. Not easy and not something I would want to repeat soon. I love the colours of these threads, but they are just too finicky to work with. I find it almost impossible to get the finished line to sit down properly, and there always seems to be a loose end somewhere. The central section was stitched in DMC metallic threads – I used gold and silver for the inner borders and red and blue for the triangles and squares inside. Overall I am quite pleased with the outcome. Though the coming together of the various Bargello patterns is not as smooth or pleasing as I had hoped. Will try something like this again though. The piece was designed to fit into a second hand photo frame I picked up somewhere. I am hoping to stitch something simple next as I am soon to go away on a family holiday.