Do you need some needlework accessories and are looking for suitable stores? Find out below about 8 top needlework shops in Wisconsin.
Lynn’s of Madison is a simple shop – though that shouldn’t be taken as a slight. This store opened in 1980 thanks to Lynn Halme in Madison, WI (no surprises there). But in the years since, she’s expanded the shop’s offerings to create an excellent one-stop shop for all of your needlework needs. Lynn’s of Madison is open from 10-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and closed Sunday-Monday.
Visitors to Lynn’s will find that they offer a large selection of cross-stitch and needlework supplies. However, Lynn’s specialty is custom framing and needlework in many creative styles. Give Lynn’s of Madison a call the next time you need trustworthy small-town service with nearly half a century of experience.
Head to Lynn’s of Madison’s Facebook page to learn more.
Located in Winthrop Harbor, The Black Cat Stitchery is a quaint shop that serves all your needlepoint and cross-stitching needs. They offer a broad range of items, ensuring that there’s something there for everyone, though that’s only a tiny part of the picture. The Black Cat Stitchery is open from 10-6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday and from 9-4 p.m. on Saturdays.
The Black Cat Stitchery is unique in that they’re a very small business operated by a very small team. While their odd hours may be somewhat off-putting, their hours are set for a reason; each day “off” is used to prepare each customer’s order with extraordinary care. You’ll find quite a bit at The Black Cat Stitchery, from needles and thread to cross-stitch patterns, buttons, and beads.
Swing by The Black Cat Stitchery’s contact page to reach out.
Little Stitch Shop is Libertyville’s sole needlepoint and cross-stitch shop. They offer the usual supplies, though their most specialized service lies in finishing. Whether you need minor touch-ups or a total rework of an unfortunate mistake, Little Stitch is an excellent shop to trust with the finishing touches. Little Stitch Shop is open from 10-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, from 12-4 on Sundays, and is closed on Mondays.
We’ve already mentioned Little Stitch’s specialty (finishing), but that’s only one of many available services. Along with the usual gamut of supplies, they also offer classes to help you learn from actual professionals. And with Christmas coming around the corner, there’s no better time to book a course for a loved one or to take one and handcraft a surprise gift.
Head to Little Stitch Shop’s Facebook page to learn more.
The aptly-named Forest Needle is centered in Lakeforest. Candice Engelhard is the owner, taking inspiration for the shop from childhood needlepoint lessons with her grandmother. While times have certainly changed, there are few needlepoint shops with the degree of experience of The Forest Needle’s owner. They’re open from 10-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, from 11-3 p.m. on Saturdays, and closed Sunday-Monday.
As with our previous entry, The Forest Needle has quite a few services and products to offer customers. They provide classes to coach those new to the hobby, countless types of canvases and threading, and full-service needlepoint and finishing services, should they be required. Ultimately, The Forest Needle is owned by a woman with decades of experience and is certainly worth a visit.
Go to The Forest Needle’s contact page to get in touch.
Mt. Horeb’s Danji Designs is one of two businesses under the same umbrella. The Witchery Stitchery is the physical store, whereas Danji Designs is their online shop (linked above). This business was founded in 1970, and the reins were eventually handed over in the early 2000s. The Witchery Stitchery is open from 10-5 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesday-Thursday, and on Saturdays. They are closed on Fridays, Sundays, and Tuesdays.
Between Witchery Stitchery and Danji Designs, there’s quite a bit on offer for Mount Horeb locals. While the Witchery’s shop is incredibly well stocked and quite homely, they are limited in availability. This is where Danji Designs comes into play, offering an online shop for needlepoint enthusiasts across the States and Canada.
Herrschners is perhaps the best-known stop for needlework, knitting, crocheting, and most other hobbies. They’ve been around Stevens Point since the late 1800s and have continuously grown over the past century to offer a stunning selection of equipment and services on an international scale. Herrschners is open from 9-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and from 11-4 p.m. on Sundays.
Honestly, no matter what I say here, you likely won’t believe me. So instead, I’m asking you to look at Herrschners’ offerings: needlepoint supplies and services, painting and coloring gear, knitting & crocheting supplies, and far, far more. Ultimately, the truth is that the smaller businesses on this list will be hard-pressed to compete with such a massive stock.
Head to Herrschners’ contact page to get in touch.
The Stitching Bee is small-town needlepoint and a cross-stitcher’s dream come true located in good ol’ Green Bay. They’re a minimal operation with a significant presence in the community thanks to their genuinely excellent handmade offerings. The Stitching Bee is available from 10-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, from 10-3 p.m. on Fridays, and from 10-1 p.m. on Saturdays.
While the Stitching Bee’s Facebook page is highly active, their brick-and-mortar shop is locally loved for one reason – they offer personalized service to each customer. Where shops like Herrschners above have a corporate view on customer service, The Stitching Bee takes the small-town, amiable Midwest approach to serving their clientele.
Go to The Stitching Bee’s Facebook page to reach out.
Finally, we reach the end of our list. Wausau’s Needle Workshop is a surprisingly large shop with a beautiful approach to the business. While many needlework shops clearly enjoy what they do, one peek at Needle Workshop’s Facebook page shows that they genuinely love their work. Needlework is open from 10-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, from 10-3 p.m. on Saturday, and closed on Sundays.
Needle Workshop has its fingers in quite a few proverbial pies. They sell all the usual suspects: needles, thread, canvases, and the like – but that’s not all. They also run regular quilt shows where their truly top-tier quilts can be bought (or just admired from a distance).
Swing by Needle Workshop’s Facebook page to learn more.