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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.
After 32 years in Glastonbury, CT,
Thistle Needleworks moved to Wethersfield, CT in September 2015.

*** Thistle Needleworks is open for in-person shopping ***
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.
Since the state of Connecticut no longer has a mask mandate, face masks
are not required now, but are certainly not discouraged.  Please use
your best judgment.
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's in-store "Open Classroom" classes have resumed on
Tuesday afternoons and Thursday mornings.
See the class schedule and our calendar of events.

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 September 2023
The selected charity is
Climate Justice Alliance
Leading the shift from an extractive economy to a regenerative economy
The featured designs for this month are
A Selection of Halloween Needlepoint Canvases
Counted Cross Stitch charts, kits, charms, and buttons from
Heart In Hand Needleart

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

'Layers of Leaves' by Kam Wenzloff Needlepoint Now magazine
Is Partnering with
Thistle Needleworks

A Year-Long Stitch Club

Layers of Leaves by Kam Wenzloff

In each Needlepoint Now magazine issue in 2023,
10 new stitches for leaves will be given

Click here for Stitch-In dates
and more details

Thistle Needleworks will be hosting Ornament Finishing classes
with Kelly Starke in Autumn 2023 -- basic finishing for
round or simple-shaped ornaments -- click here for details

Finishing Deadlines for 2023
We are not posting any finishing deadlines for 2023.
We just ask that you get your pieces to us asap and we will
have them finished as soon as our finishers can do so.
We appreciate your understanding.

View our list of the Products that we carry

As advertised in Needlepoint Now magazine:
       The X-Tiles -- as shown in the September/October 2023 issue **NEW**
Stripes and Stars -- as shown in the July/August 2023 issue
Inca Tapestry -- as shown in the May/June 2023 issue
Triangle Twist -- as shown in the March/April 2023 issue
Winter Grays -- as shown in the January/February 2023 issue
12 Days Of Christmas -- as shown in the November/December 2022 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 2023-2022 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

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Our 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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