“Bargello Magic” subtitled “How to Design Your Own” by Pauline Fischer and Anabel Lasker. Published by Holt, Rinehart and Winston in 1972, the book is a hard cover with a dust jacket measuring 8¼ x 10¼ inches with 148 pages; the price of $12.95 is printed on the interior flap of the dust jacket. The book is in very good gently used condition, the dust jacket has wear and a couple of tiny tears, a previous owner’s name is written in ink on the inside of the front cover, the pages are clean and unmarked.
Needlecrafts are back in vogue and Bargello Magic is one of the few books to concentrate on designing your own patterns. Bargello is the family name for a versatile upright stitch which can be done on undesigned canvas. Easily learned and quickly worked, Bargello lends itself to a wide variety of geometric forms and shapes. All needlework is shown in full color with suggestions for uses and variations. Examples are given of good and poor design and solutions are presented for design problems.