Bargello Jumble Finally Finished!!!

I’ve been working on Bargello Jumble for far too long. I began it in early March, after I finished Foggy River. I’ve had a love-hate relationship with it; mostly because I’m impatient and it took me much more time to make than to think it up.

Bargello Jumble: Side A before covering chopsticks.

I wasn’t happy with the bare chopsticks showing, and they were too slippery to hold the screen firmly. So I covered them with my custom printed fabric, inspired by the same Peruvian place mate that inspired the screen.

The inspiration for the work: A Peruvian placemat.

I estimate this whole piece took me about 30 hours of work. Cutting and assembling the Bargello part took several hours. Each of the 8 individual panels took one and a half to two hours to bead. Then I had to hand quilt the two sides of each panel together. The beading is different on each side. The piece is 13 by 8 inches. The screen stands at 9 inches to the ends of the chopsticks.

Bargello Jumble: Side B with chopsticks covered.

I envision this piece working nicely on a coffee table, end table or shelf. It could be turned around periodically for the owner to enjoy the other side for a while. Not sure if there’s a market for something like this. I may submit it to a 3D exhibition at some point and see if there’s any interest. For now, it’s into some bubble wrap and then the cedar chest with my other inventory.


Happily retired! Renewing my interests in music and art. Hoping to improve my skills in all creative areas.

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