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!
I am so sorry to miss the TNNA Summer NeedleArts Trade Show in Columbus. I hope you all are having a great time! I had unexpected abdominal surgery last week. The results are back and I’m fine and relieved. But, missing you all! Here is a link to my What’s New for June needlepoint designs. Sorry not to show you all in person!
I’m on a BIG search for pictures of Barbara Bergsten Designs stitched needlepoint canvases. I’d really like to get my Finished Page on my web site all spiffed up and feature all the hard work from all you wonderful stitchers! If you have any please post or send me a picture. Thank you!!!
This winter I took a “Quiltcation”. I was wandering around the world wide wide looking for post winter show inspiration and came across The Modern Quilt Movement*. I learned to quilt about 10 years ago and admired the art quilts that were so popular. I tried my hand at traditional and nontraditional quilting. I liked it, alot. Life went on and needlepoint became my focus. I carved out a week this winter and made a quilt for my daughter. This was happening during the Quiltcon in Austin. There was so much energy and inspiration at this first ever Quiltcon I got swept away. The whole experience was great fun.
Sally's quilt front
Sally’s quilt back
The “Quiltcation” did the trick! I have new needlepoint designs inspired by The Modern Quilt Movement for the TNNA Summer NeedleArts Trade Show Booth #1509. (PS. needlepoint canvases are a more manageable size than a quilts.)
Some quilts that energized me!
*“Modern quilts are primarily functional and inspired by modern design. Modern quilters work in different styles and define modern quilting in different ways, but several characteristics often appear which may help identify a modern quilt. These include, but are not limited to: the use of bold colors and prints, high contrast and graphic areas of solid color, improvisational piecing, minimalism, expansive negative space, and alternate grid work. "Modern traditionalism" or the updating of classic quilt designs is also often seen in modern quilting.”
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This year, we are offering a week-long camp for middle-schoolers and older. We will be working on this painted stitches palm tree canvas. Students will learn basic and decorative stitches that can be used in other projects. Camp will be offered the week of June 17th for $150. All supplies will be included.
6700 Fairview Road, Suite 106
Charlotte, NC 28210
Located in the Allen Tate Building at Phillips Place
Needlepoint Basics- How To Thread Your Needle"-Saturday June 8 10:00-2:00 In this 4 hour class Emeline will teach the fundamentals of Needlepoint. This class is perfect for the absolute beginner or anyone who would like to learn Basketweave.
We are proud to announce our new Beginner Class. It is a 3 part class with sessions on Wednesday, June 5, 12 and 19. The canvas, by Barbara Bergsten, features clearly stitch painted areas and incorporates 20 decorative stitches from easiest to more complex. Each new stitch builds on knowledge from the previous stitch. Each decorative stitch is uniquely painted to highlight each stitch step. This fun and cheerful canvas is 6x6 on 14 mesh and can be personalized with your initial.