check my source From local knitting and needlepoint shops to beading projects and pom pom workshops, share your favorites with the Pink Imperfection community so we can all enjoy learning new places to shop, sew and meet new folks that share in our passion for making!   Here are some of my favorites.   Email me at rebecca@pinkimperfection.com with your favorites and why.  I will add them to our directory right away!

Connecticut

House of Needlepoint, Darien, CT

can you buy Lyrica at walmart Needlepoint:  Hand painted canvases.  Fibers.  Accessories for Needlepoint.  Recommended by Rebecca Fretty

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incontri sessuali a genova One of their specialties in custom design work.  They have extraordinarily talented artists that will create a one of kind pillow, belt, frame, you name it with your own specific requests.   A personal favorite is the college pillows they have designed for several of my friend’s!   Be sure to say Hi! to Beth Crump, one of the owners.  She is my son’s god mother!!!   She can help you with any needlepoint project large or small.  But of course the whole staff is wonderful.

Westport Yarns; Westport, CT

Knitting & Crochet: Fiber, Needles & Supplies, Classes, Patterns.  Recommended by Jacko Day.

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Meet Beth Schaefer and her amazing team that will help you get any knitting project up and running!  They are such a pleasure to explore new patterns and yarn with or just to chat about the latest Wool & Sheep festival in the area.   Great instruction and classes all the time.   Gorgeous shop with several spots to just sit and sow!  My favorite is how they can help you find patterns on Ravelry.  They will add them to your purchase, print them out on their nice color printer as well as add it to your Ravelry library online!

Florida

Lycette Needlepoint; Palm Beach, FL

Needlepoint:  Hand painted canvases.  Fibers.  Accessories for Needlepoint.  Recommended by Bobbi Eggers

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Bright, energetic and full of whimsy will be found in Lycette needlepoint studio.   Founded by Jessica, she decided to pursue her passion and reinvigorate this beloved pastime of needlepoint through a millennial lens. The Lycette brand and needlepoint designs are all her own creation!  If you can’t stop by in Palm Beach, she hosts traveling trunk shows all over the East Coast.  So check out her event schedule often!

Maine

Grace Robinson Fine yarns and Needlepoint; Freeport, ME

Knitting, Crochet, Needlepoint, Supplies, Classes and more!  Recommended by Rebecca Fretty

This lovely independent boutique has been serving the Freeport, ME community for over 22 years!  Their staff is so lovely and helpful.  They have a huge selection of hand painted needlepoint canvases and fiber selection to entice any needlepointer to add just one more project to their collection.  The yarn selection for the knitter and crochet enthusiast are equally rewarded when you walk in, but the big draw for me was the vast library of knitting and crochet books and patterns!

Massachusetts

Marblehead Knits, Marblehead, MA

Knitting & Crochet: Fiber, Needles & Supplies, Classes, Patterns.    Recommended by Tapley Sheresky 

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As one of the few local yarn shops in the Marblehead area, they have a reputation for lasting customer relationships developed over the years.  Dedicated to the highest level of service and an extensive yarn assortment. Great class schedule and patterns galore!

Stitch Boutique of Boston, Boston, MA

Needlepoint:  Hand painted canvases.  Fibers.  Accessories for Needlepoint.  Recommended by Rebecca Fretty

My daughter and I found this wonderful needlepoint shop when we visited Boston one fall break when we were on a history stroll along the Freedom Trail from Paul Revere’s house to Boston Common.  And Stitch Boutique was right in the middle of our walk!  What a terrific stop to stock up on several new projects.  They have a fabulous collection of New England patriotic (and Patriot’s Football) canvases that you will find hard to choose from.   I am in love with my lamb and the stunning basket that they provided as well as the finishing.   The owner, Kim Walton, and her staff are fabulous!  They helped us make great fiber selections that made our projects really pop!  A must stop when you visit Boston and they have a sister shop in Winchester as well!

New York

Pick Up Every Stitch, Mount Kisco, NY

Knitting & Crochet: Fiber, Needles & Supplies, Classes, Patterns.    Recommended by Jacko Day

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This contemporary knitting studio nestled in Mount Kisco, NY is such a jewel of a place to hang out and learn a new stitch, meet a new friend and discover many gorgeous new yarns!  Owner, Felicia Lonigro just had to open this shop when her old yarn shop in Katonah closed.   There was just something missing in the community.  Her shop has so many great accessories, tools, and the staff is so sweet!  They can help you with anything!  Every month they have a whole new batch of classes, so sign up for their newsletter or check our calendar of events for their class schedule! (P.S. Yes, that is Jacko joyfully running into the shop for her next yummy project!)

Stitch by Stitch, Larchmont, NY

Needlepoint:  Hand painted canvases.  Fibers.  Accessories for Needlepoint.  Classes.  Recommended by Karen Marache

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Owners Betty Scanlon & Madalena Bruno will help you find not only the most fun canvas, but also help you find unusual fibers that will really make your needlework stand out!  Plus Betty is my personal stitch guide maven.  She has so many amazing ideas on how to add designer stitches to any canvas.   Her eye is really a gift.   Stitch by Stitch also hosts numerous classes and always has a great group of needlepointers in the shop sewing and sharing the latest news of the day!  Read our interview with co-owner Betty Scanlan.   She has a great story how she started the shop and how it has grown through the years!

The Knit Shoppe, Mamaroneck, NY

Knitting & Crochet.  Needles, hooks and supplies.  Classes.  Patterns.  Recommended by Tapley Sheresky.

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This is quite a little jewel in the town of Mamaroneck.   The women that work in the shop are so helpful and give great suggestions for projects to go with so many amazing fiber options.   Extensive collection of yarn, needles and patterns.  Plus classes going all the time!

Purl Soho, New York City, NY

Knitting, crochet, embroidery, beading, fabric, pattern books, kits.  Classes and social events.  Recommended by Rebecca Fretty

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A most yummy place to be inspired to try a new project, new yarn, and a new technique.  You will see a ton of projects from Purl on this site.   They have a fabulous shop, great website, terribly additive email that makes it way too easy to add to my stash, AND I have taken a few classes there as well!  My next project is to make this fabulous sheep pillow!

 

mYak, New York City, New York

Knitting, crochet, patterns and kits.  Classes and social events.  Recommended by Rebecca Fretty

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This is a brand new yarn company bringing ethically sources, super soft Tibetan yarn to the world.   Spun in Italy and based in the New York City.  They have the best story! Beautiful kits designed by some of the most thoughtful and lovely teachers.  My favorite Sarah Solomon (who you can follow on Instagram @intothewool) has designed several of their kits that are in my stash as I type!

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MyAk projects – check out all their kits!

Want to share one of your favorite shops or websites?  Leave me a comment below or email me directly at rebecca@pinkimperfection.com.   I will add it right away!  Remember to send me any pictures and your review on the place as well!

Annie & Company Needlepoint and Knitting

Needlepoint:  Hand painted canvases.  Fibers.  Accessories for Needlepoint.  Knitting & Crochet fiber, needles, patterns.  Recommended by Jacko Day

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While the picture above may seem like Annie only has knitting supplies, she has an amazing needlepoint canvas collection and fibers for every single amazing idea you can think of.  It is fun just walking around the store to see all the finished pieces.  Make sure to go into the bathroom.  Some of my favorite pieces are framed in there!  They also have amazing classes and every Wednesday night at 6:30 they host Stitch & Sip!  You will meet the most fun folks and be inspired with endless new projects both needlepoint and knitting!

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Tiffany Box needlepoint project by Annie & Company needlepoint gallery.

Pennsylvania

Mulberry Hill Farm, Carlisle, PA

Farm fresh yarn, hand dyed wool, rug hooking supplies and kits, punchneedle kits.  Recommended by Rebecca Fretty

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Sean and Colleen Lacey have a delightful sheep farm in Carlisle, PA where they have yummy farm fresh wool from their Romney and Cormo sheep.   Colleen hand dyes wool for rughooking.  Their daughter designs all the knitting pattern.  Plus Sean is a wood carver and offers a tremendous number of birds, sheep and alpacas to decorate your home!   We are planning a farm retreat visit in the spring of 2019.  So stay tuned…

Vermont

Knit 1 Purl 1; Manchester, VT

Knitting & Crochet.  Needles, hooks and supplies.  Classes.  Patterns.  Recommended by Michele Howe.

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This awesome knitting and crochet shop is in the heart of Manchester, VT where fiber artists can enjoy skiing in the winter and fly fishing or golf in the summer in between all their knitting and crochet projects.   Shop owners, Lyn and Mary Anne have quite a following and invite all to just stop by and sow all day if you like!  Classes and social sowing for all ages are a common affair in this delightful shop.    Plus the yarns and accessories are delicious!

Canada

The Knitting Loft, Ontario, Canada

Knitting, Crochet, Macrome supplies. Cafe. Classes.  Patterns.  Discovered by Rebecca Fretty.

United Kingdom

Beth Russell Needlepoint, London, England

Needlepoint:  Hand designed canvases.  Fibers.  Accessories for Needlepoint. Kits.  Recommended by Jacko Day

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This is an extraordinary site for heirloom quality pieces Beth Russell brings to life from historical tapestries and gorgeous British fawn and flora!   Each kit I have purchased from Beth have exceeded my imagination.  One piece in projects is the cute little pin strawberry pin cushion.   The piece that will probably be a work in progress for decades is “the Lion” in the William Morris tapestry collection.