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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.


After being closed for walk-in customers for about two months,
Thistle Needleworks is now open for in-person shopping.
We are open for customers to visit the shop by appointment only.
We ask that you contact the shop via email or phone to schedule your visit.  If you call, the answering machine may pick up so please give us your name and phone number and we will call you back asap.  If you email, please include your phone number and requested date/time of appointment so we can contact you to confirm a time for your visit.  (Email could be best since we may be too busy to answer the phone  --  wouldn't that be nice?)
Our hours are 9:30 am - 5:30 pm on Tuesday through Friday,
Thursday evening by appointment, and 9:30 am - 4:00 pm on Saturday.
We are closed on Sunday and Monday.
All customers must wear a face mask covering their nose and mouth completely, as will all of the staff.  Since we will practice social distancing, we cannot stand next to you in order to help with color selections, etc., so please be prepared for self-service.  Also, try not to touch a product you do not intend to purchase.  These practices are all for your own safely as well as that of other customers and our staff.
We expect this "phase one" reopening to continue throughout the summer.
Shipping of your supplies and/or vestibule/in-store pickup will continue and is, indeed, encouraged.  These orders are best placed with us online at, where we have added a shipping option of "Vestibule/In-Store Pickup", or by email.  When you place an order for pickup, we will call you when it is ready and arrange to put it out for you at the appropriate time.

You may order online at,
via email to,
or by phone to 800-NDLWRKS or 860-257-2718
While we work on filling these orders we may not be able
to answer the phone, so please leave a message on the
answering machine and we will call you back ASAP

 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 August 2020
The selected charity is
ECAD - Educated Canines Assisting with Disabilities
Enabling people with disabilities to gain greater independence
and mobility through the use of specially educated dogs

The featured designs for this month are
A Selection of Needlepoint Canvases for Small Accessories
Cross Stitch Patterns from Sue Hillis Designs

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 2020

Click here to see our finishing deadlines for Christmas 2020.

Coming to America - The Women of the Mayflower

This design may be kitted with threads and
fabric if you wish us to do so

     Now taking advance orders!

Coming to America
The Women of the Mayflower

designed by Brenda Gervais
With Thy Needle & Thread

Pattern and a needle magnet are presented
in a commemorative project box -- a free
harvest-themed bonus chart is included

Price:  $35.00

Stitch count: 125 wide x 422 high
Fabric: 32, 36 or 40 count Vintage linen
Worked entirely in Cross Stitch over 2 threads with small amounts of Back Stitch and Straight Stitch

Threads used include Gentle Art Sampler Threads, Weeks Dye Works, Classic Colorworks, and
DMC cotton floss

Orders are now being taken for this
limited-edition offering
Will be available mid-August

Contact us at 860-257-2718 or or to pre-order

View our list of the Products that we carry

As advertised in Needlepoint Now magazine:
       Bit o' Glitter -- as shown in the July/August 2019 issue
12 Days of Christmas -- as shown in the January/February
                                                  and March/April 2019 issues
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
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 2019-2020 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

  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:30am - 5:30pm
  Thursday evening by appoinment
  Saturday: 9:30am - 4pm
  Closed Monday and Sundays (except November 29,
              December 6, 13 & 20, 12n-4pm)

Always OPEN 24/7 online at


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Revised - August 1, 2020