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Colleen Church
I am the owner of The Needle Works in Austin, Texas and this is the store Blog.
Interests: besides needlepoint...flyfishing is my passion. i adore being outside and watching the wildlife and then bam you have a strike and you are quickly brought back to reality. In my profile picture I am sitting in front of my cabin at Wilderness Place Lodge, where I go every year to fish for Salmon. I also love cooking. You can see some of my receipes at My member name is Gone Fishin'.
Recent Activity
I know I took many of you back with my announcement last week and I truly appreciate all the emails and postings on Facebook that I got. I want to assure you I am fine. It is just time to... Continue reading
I am not heading to market this weekend but Pepperberry just posted new items on their Web Site. Go take a look and let me know if you want to order anything. Continue reading
The Needle Works has news. Please click below... All inquiries may be addressed to Jim Pringle Capitol Business Advisers Continue reading
Brenda Stofft has done it again and this one is honestly my favorite. Named after our beloved shop cat Medici, Brenda's Medici is a show stopper. Brenda will be in town in September to teach this felted wonder. His body... Continue reading
We have had so much fun with our Magic Canvas Ride club and I can't wait to show you the next one. Karen from Zecca designed this exclusive canvas for us. Ménage a Trois The canvas and first kit will... Continue reading
Patricia Sone will be coming back into town August 11 and 12 to teach this wonderful Melissa Prince canvas. Colorful and fancy, this one will be great fun to stitch. Get all the details here. Labors of Love Trunk Show... Continue reading
Straight off the drawing board from Raymond Crawford. 5" stars of your favorite team. $53.00 on 18ct. Call the store or email us to order yours now. Delivery will be mid June. Continue reading
So excited to have these 2 great Trunk Shows in house this month. See the full line on their websites. All orders will be discounted 20%! Maggie Co. Ewe and Eye and Friends Continue reading
Just a quick post to let you know the Webstore has been updated with a plethora of new canvases. The Petei Nativity set, some cute Sno Cones from Kathy Schenkel, two new pieces by Dominic Borbeau designed for Tapestry Fair... Continue reading
The next Magic Canvas ride canvas is from Annie Lane. .....Deep in the Heart of Texas... The kit will go out in mid June and include the canvas, threads and Stitch Guide First Kit will go out beginning of June..... Continue reading
Learn to paint Needlepoint Canvas with JP. Sligh of Labors of Love Needlepoint I am so excited that JP and Mark from Labors of Love will be in town to teach this class. Students will go home with a completed... Continue reading
Join us for a fun weekend of stitching at The Needle Works AUGUST 2-4, 2018 (THURSDAY-SATURDAY) SPACE IS LIMITED TO 20 (please sign up only if you plan on staying for all 3 days) Surprise TRUNK SHOW! I have a... Continue reading
Reporting from market. Hug Me Bags has a couple of great new fabrics Atenti did not disappoint us either. Danji has an adorable birdhouse and bird series that does have stitch guides. I love these canvas from a new company... Continue reading
Corliss and I are heading to Market this afternoon. Be sure and follow us on Instagram (needleworks1) or here on the blog for the great new designs that we see. If you see anything posted that you are interested in,... Continue reading
Due too the Weather Advisory in the Austin area The Needle Works is following the lead of the schools and government agencies and staying closed today, Tuesday, January 16th. The ice on bridges and overpasses is too dangerous to be... Continue reading
That was a fast and furious Christmas break but The Needle Works is back at work. We are excited about the classes for the coming year and hope you will join us. First up is "ASTRID" from Brenda Stofft. ASTRID... Continue reading
There is just one week left in this amazing sale. It is always amazing to me the canvas that don't sale during our annual sale. Here are some links to some of the amazing canvas that we still have available.... Continue reading
I thought I would share some quick links to Artist pages. Melissa Shirley Designs Jean Smith Fleur De Paris Labors of Love Charley Harper The Meredith Collection If you go to Manufacturers list on the left and scroll down by... Continue reading
DECEMBER SALE STARTS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1ST sale runs thru December 23rd. 40 % OFF IN STOCK PAINTED CANVAS 20% OFF THREADS AND NOTIONS Books, series currently being offered (Zecca Krazy Birds, Magic Canvas Ride) and Heritage Laying Tools are not... Continue reading
So excited to announce that Patricia Sone is coming back to town to teach "Touching Earth" April 14 and 15, 2018. Details can be found on the web site. Antony Minieri will be in down at the beginning of February... Continue reading
We are having a Brenda Stofft Trunk Show for the the month of November! DISCOUNT - 20% BRENDA STOFFT B-387 Birds in Flower Garden B-42 Minty Green Lamb We also have some other great new canvases which can be seen... Continue reading
Things have been Topsy Turvy around here lately but soon it will be Topsy Turvy in a fun way! Kurdy Biggs, counted canvas designer, teacher and owner of Threedles Needle Art Designs, will be here to teach to teach Topsy... Continue reading
Here she is "ASTRID" Brenda has done it again. Astrid is adorable. Get all the information about the class here. Our second MAGIC CANVAS RIDE canvas is from Brenda Stofft (Yes I am obsessed with her designs) starting in mid... Continue reading