One of the great things about Facebook is I get to see so many needlepoint projects stitched and finished! I’ve been trying to repost to my Barbara Bergsten Designs Facebook Page. If I’ve missed any please send me a picture and I’ll post. This is a recent roundup of pictures posted.
Thank you all for posted your projects! It’s great inspiration!!
“We're an online needlepoint store that features beautiful hand-painted canvases, kits, and every type of needlepoint supply you could possibly need. We want to make needlepoint fun, and accessible for a new generation, while making it easy for the experts to find their favorite designers and canvases.
“We've decided to do an online store for several reasons. One is millennials prefer to do things on their own time (shopping, watching tv/video, learning new things, etc.) so making an online store is an obvious step towards that. It also allows us to pivot and respond to emerging trends much faster than a typical brick and mortar store, and deliver a comfortable shopping experience for everyone.
Hayley has always enjoyed fiber-arts since she was a little girl. Soon after starting her career in the needlepoint industry she noticed there was a problem; not many crafters her age needlepointed, or even knew what it was. After she looked into the resurgence of knitting among her generation, and the close-knit, positive community that surfaced around it online. She decided to try and do the same with needlepoint. Getting younger people to discover needlepoint is one of our major goals with this store, and we have a lot of really interesting site features we plan on rolling out over the next few months to help engage younger generations through the channels they respond to best.”
Diana just sent me this picture of K15 Palm needlepoint Kiss finished! She has done amazing things with these little kisses. Of course this one is especially up my alley. Thank you so much Diana. PS she’s promising the Bang Kiss soon!
Here are links to more of her stitching & finishing:
Weather and stitching often goes hand in hand. I see comments about cold, rainy weather being the perfect stitching day all the time. Or its too cold to do anything but stitch. I owe our horrible winter to the popularity of these two canvases! Needlepoint can take us away. Help us dream about places that are warm and sunny. It’s amazing to me that a needle, thread and painted canvas brings this much happiness!
“Our finishing department just put together this adorable purse designed by Barbara Bergsten http://www.barbarabergstendesigns.com/ and stitched by Dru S. of N.C. What a perfect graduation gift!”
Judith, the owner of Needleworks, bought this canvas at the TNNA Winter Show. She told me she said she had a great idea for finishing. Did she ever! This is the cutest finishing I have ever seen. Thank you for sharing Needleworks!
I’m working on my S63 Pink Saying. I was thinking that I would tent stitch The sky, water, sand and bodies. So far so good. Then last night I tried a couple of different decorative stitches in the honeycomb “frame”. Too much compensation. I lost the effect of the painted design. The design became really confusing! Lesson learned… sometimes tent stitch is best. I will save the decorative stitches for the bathing suits and hats. I’ll keep you posted!
Finished needlepoint shifts are popping up all over! I LOVE seeing all the amazing ways each stitcher interprets these little designs. The threads, stitches and finishing exceed my wildest dreams. Please keep sharing them. One of the best things about being a needlepoint designer is seeing my designs stitched and finished. Thank you all!
Best that I can guess this is my first needlearts project! I was 8 yrs. old and it must have been a Brownie’s project. My sister found it during my parent’s last move. And the thread is pink! I am thrilled I have this special remembrance and can track my needlepoint career back to this little project!
I’ve been busy designing, painting, organizing and packing for the TNNA NeedleArts Trade Show. Here’s a little Sneak Peek at What's New for May 2014! See all my new needlepoint designs at Booth 1311 and grab a hand full of candy!
There are many things to do to get ready for the TNNA shows. One of them is to put together my Needlepoint Showcase display. I’ve had a note on my bulletin board saying “THINK NP showcase, what to display???” for months.
I just got my pillow back from the finisher yesterday. Janet at Cleveland Cushion did a wonderful job! It turned out better than I could of hoped! Then I shopped for a few display items and could throw away my annoying post it. I’m ready for Friday night!
The Needlepoint Showcase is Friday evening during the Opening TNNA Event.
It’s a collection of designers featuring their latest designs and/or finished samples that are sure to get the creative juices flowing as attendees prepare for opening day of the show. This is a great opportunity for attendees to see the latest new designs and meet the presenting designers.
Here’s a link to our last Needlepoint Showcase in San Diego!
I’m a day late, but I just received these pictures from stitcher/finisher Diana Sagmoe and had to share! Thank you Diana, I love to see pictures of my needlepoint designs finished!! These are fabulous!!
Needlepoint Shifts (and many other bright, summery needlepoint canvases) are flying out of my studio on their way to shops across the country! These little shifts really brighten my day as I look out at many feet of snow.
I’m packed!! It’s a challenge to pack up for for a 10’ x 10’ booth in two suitcases. This is the first time I’ve had enough room to put a full size panel on the floor to layout the setup. Can’t wait to see if it works. I’ve tried doing the layout on the computer. It did not work. I’ll post pictures as soon as the show opens. WiFi permitting. Can’t wait for Sand, Surf & See … Needlepoint Shop Owners!
Last Halloween I introduced my Pink & Green Halloween needlepoint group. It is so fun to see these canvases come alive with all you talented stitchers adding your own twists and turns! Please send me or post your finished bbd Pink & Green Halloween to add to my collection!
I'm out of town and way out of my time zone. With lots of time on my hands this morning I started thinking about color combinations and what do they mean? Barbara Bergsten Needlepoint Designs have a very distinctive look. All my designs are bright and colorful. Pink, green and turquoise are my main stays. These are also the colors I choose for my clothes and my home. And of course my needlepoint!
What colors do you choose? Are they the same for your needlepoint as well as your house and clothes?
I found this web site that explains the meanings of colors:
Soon I will have a New Needlepoint Studio! I’m moving and will have a room total dedicated to Barbara Bergsten Designs. It even has a door and closets! I am a little perplexed on how best to set up this new space. The space is 17‘x13’. I need to do this on a budget. I would LOVE any ideas, suggestions and pictures of what you all have done or would recommend. Thank you All!