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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.

*** Thistle Needleworks is open for in-person shopping ***
We are open for customers to visit the shop.
An appointment is not necessary.
When you arrive, please come in and remain just inside our door
until acknowledged by one of our staff.  Thank you.
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.  Please try not to touch a product you do not intend to purchase.  These practices are for your own safely as well as that of other customers and our staff.
We expect this "phase two" reopening to continue for several more months.
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.
Judie is now teaching her in-store "Open Classroom" classes again.
See the new class schedule.

You may order online at (preferred),
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 January 2022
The selected charity is
Mercy Chefs
A non-profit disaster relief organization providing
food service during natural disasters and
in underserved communities across the country

The featured designs for this month are
A selection of Food-related Needlepoint Canvases
Cross Stitch Patterns from
Douglas Designs / Raspberry Patch Design Studio
and Prairie Grove Peddler

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

View our list of the Products that we carry

As advertised in Needlepoint Now magazine:
       Winter Feeder -- as shown in the November/December 2021 issue
The Royals -- as shown in the September/October 2021 issue
Juxtaposition -- as shown in the July/August 2021 issue
Black and White -- as shown in the May/June 2021 issue
A Study Of Cashmere -- as shown in the March/April 2021 issue
Black & White & Red Allover -- as shown in the January/February 2021 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 2021-2022 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

Our Hours:
  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:30am - 5:30pm
  Thursday evening by appointment
  Saturday: 9:30am - 4pm
  Closed Sunday and Monday

Always OPEN 24/7 online at


You can send us E-mail at:

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Thistle Needleworks, Inc. - Wethersfield CT
Revised - January 10, 2022