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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.

We provide online ordering of our products on our site,
where we present many of the items that we have in our shop.

*** 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 store -- click to visit      Needlepointers!  Visit Alex-Paras NeedleArts 
  -- our Online Needlework Store 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 July 2024
The selected charity is
SIL International
Partnering with communities worldwide to develop language solutions
to expand their possibilities for a better life

The featured items for this month are
A Selection of
"Christmas in July" Needlepoint Canvases
Cross Stitch charts from Val's Stuff

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:
       Holiday Baubles -- as shown in the November/December 2023 issue
The X-Tiles -- as shown in the September/October 2023 issue
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
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 Spring-Summer 2024 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
  Saturday: 9:30am - 4pm
  Contact for appointment if needed outside of these open hours
  Closed Sunday and Monday

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Thistle Needleworks, Inc. - Wethersfield CT
Revised - July 1, 2024