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Thistle Needleworks

Thistle Needleworks is a full-service needlework shop located in Wethersfield, Connecticut that specializes in counted thread embroidery, canvas (needlepoint) embroidery, and crewel embroidery.  We offer a wide variety of needlework products and accessories to meet your every need.
Thistle Needleworks moved from Glastonbury, CT to Wethersfield, CT in September 2015.

 Alex-Paras NeedleArts - our online needlework shop -- click to visit      Needlepointers!  Visit Alex-Paras NeedleArts 
  -- our Online Needlework Shop at

Cross-stitchers! -- click here to view/order many cross-stitch patterns and
our vast selection of threads and stitching supplies

Our "Stitch For A Cause" program continues for October 2018
The selected charity is Treasured Time
Giving the gift of moments
The featured designs for this month are
Fun Needlepoint Canvases
Cross Stitch Patterns from Sudberry House

Click here to see the selected designs for this month

Click here to see the program details and the history of
our selected organizations and designers

Finishing Deadlines for Christmas 2018

  • Picture Frames  --  August 25th
    (Finished free-standing needlepoint frames -- not framing)
  • 3D Animals  --  August 25th
  • Pillows and Christmas Stockings, etc., when a numbered fabric is chosen  --  August 25th
  • Ornaments, Eye Glasses Cases, Mini-Stockings, Standing Weighted Figures, and other small items  --  October 15th
  • Pillows and Christmas Stockings, etc., when a named fabric is chosen  --  November 1st
  • Belts, Purses and other Leather Goods  --  November 15th

If something is needed before December 24th, subtract the appropriate number of days from the deadline date.

We will accept finishing after these dates, but cannot promise that the items will be ready in time.


Needle Felting Demonstration

Saturday, October 20th   11am - 2pm

Presented by Diedre Sassano

Come take a look at the creative things that you can make with needle felting.

In this demo, you will see how you can shape and sculpt anything you can imagine with just some wool and special felting needles.  You will even have a chance to try your hand at this fun and easy technique with a quick Make-It and Take-It project so plan to sit and enjoy yourself.

This demo is just the beginning.  It is simply a hint of what you can learn to make in a class.

Classes will be scheduled with Diedre for the coming months.  The classes will start with basic shapes and techniques for building animal shapes, adding legs, tails, wings and a variety of colors, working with armatures and even how to make pet portraits.  Participants will choose what they want to make, and will be free to include birds, dolls, ornaments, decorations and fantasy creatures.

View our list of the Products that we carry
As advertised in Needlepoint Now magazine:
       Chinese Lattice Blackwork -- as shown in the March-April 2018 issue
Ornamental Mittens -- as shown in the January-February 2018 issue
Mosaic Cubed -- as shown in the November-December 2017 issue
Pieces Of Africa -- as shown in the September-October 2017 issue
Marsh Melody & Lady Slipper Garden -- as shown in the March-April
                                                                               and May-June 2017 issues
Winter Feeder -- as shown in the January-February 2017 issue
See our earlier ads in Needlepoint Now magazine

Thistle is our name -- see our List of Thistle Patterns and Canvases

Interested in Crewel Embroidery? -- see the crewel kits from Custom House of Needle Arts

See our list of Swedish Weaving/Huck Embroidery supplies

Great hand-dyed fibers -- Gumnut Yarns Hand-Dyed Wool, Mohair, & Silk Threads

We have the complete line of Sampler Threads from The Gentle Art

Needlepoint enthusiasts -- see our exclusive Bear With Thistle Tartan Vest

See our Autumn-Winter 2018-2019 Class Schedule for classes at the shop

View our Calendar of Events for activities at the shop

Read the "A Stitch In Time" article about our shop from Northeast Magazine

See our shop write-up at The CARON Collection web site

Helpful Hints: Cross Stitch Washing/Blocking and Make a perfect French Knot

Visit our store -- Directions to Thistle Needleworks -- See us on a Map

We can ship your order to you -- see our Shipping & Handling Charges

We accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. VISA MasterCard Discover American Express

Our new address:
  Thistle Needleworks
  506 Silas Deane Highway
  Wethersfield, CT 06109
Phone: 860-257-2718
Fax: 860-257-2720
Toll Free: 800-NDLWRKS out-of-state orders

  Monday-Saturday, 9:30am-5:30pm
  Thursday 'til 8pm
  Closed Sundays (except November 25 &
              December 2, 9, 16 & 23, 12n-4pm)

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Thistle Needleworks, Inc. - Wethersfield CT
Revised - October 10, 2018