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Needle In A Haystack
2433 Maringer Square Loop, Suite 102
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You'll find us at 2433 Mariner Square Loop, Suite 102, which is two blocks away from the Target store and Alameda Landing shopping center just off Webster. Please note, we are NOT in the shopping center, we are in a small office complex (Mash Mariner Square) at the corner of Mariner Square Loop, Marina Village Parkway and Mariner Square Drive (yes, it's a bit odd). Look for the stand of very tall redwood trees!

You'll find detailed directions on our Directions page.

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Store Hours 2021

We are open for shipping, store pickup and appointments. You can place an online order and note that you want Store Pickup if you do not want us to ship it. If you want to place an order over the phone or via e-mail, be sure to tell us you want store pickup and give us your contact information. We are available by phone, e-mail, store pickup and appointments Tue-Sat 11-3pm.

In person store appointments are for an 1 hour, with 1 person per appointment. If you plan to come with a friend we can schedule back-to-back appointments. If you would like to make an in-person appointment you can call us or e-mail us (please put Appointment in the subject line).

We appreciate your support and patience during this extraordinary time. We hope that you stay safe and healthy and enjoy some stitching time. And that by the end of 2021, we will be out of this mess!


Finishing Deadline 2021 - June 1st

The finishers are already backed up from what did not get in 2020, so the Christmas deadline for 2021 is set for June 1, 2021. They are not able to guarantee that items submitted before the deadline will get done - there are still too many variables in play for that. But items in by that deadline will get priority for being completed for Christmas 2021.


Below you will find some our laser needledwork acceosries by The Floss Queen (Cathe).
You can see a video Cathe did with Nicola Parkman on Nicola's YouTube Channel.

We sell these very nice wood needlecases and The Floss Queen is now engraving them with the laser. You can select from Ebony or Rosewood and have 6 different needle styles engraved on the case. Beading, Chenille, Embroidery, Milliners, Sharps & Tapestry. You'll find them in on our online catalog.

 Engrave Needle Cases
More additions to The Floss Queen's accessories are 2 sizes of
 tool trays and colorful needle minders made from acrylic and the COVID-19 sign shown above.
Tool Tray - Copper Pearl
Tool Tray - Ivory Pearl
Fancy acrylic needleminders
Queen of the Needles - Needlebook
QOTN Pinkeep
Needle Keeps

Needlekeep Cipher


If you are stitching the HATS Jane Fiddes 1835 sampler Cathe has created acrylic pieces for Jane Fiddes as well as the new HATS 2020 QOTM Mary Carter 1712 sampler.

Jane Fiddes
HATS QOTM colors

Cathe's acrylic threadkeeps are available in 3 inch and 4 inch sizes. They also double as a corner gauge. As well as a Peacock Threadkeep.


PinzetteIf you are looking for the Pinzette (tweezer) Nicola and I demomstrated on YouTube and Mary Corbet reviewed on her Needle 'n Thread blog, you'll find it in our online catalog here.

Fiber Talk - Rosewood Manor Springhill SAL 2021

Rosewood Manor Spring HillWe are happy to be sponsoring the Fiber Talk's 2021 SAL of Rosewood Manor's Springhill. We are offering kits that match what Gary, Beth and Jennifer will be stitching for the SAL as well as a kit with Sullivans floss. You can pre-order your kit and chart through our online catalog or by contacting the shop.  And be sure to follow FiberTalk!


Silk Threads Review

Silk Samplings Kit #2Silk Samplings Kit #1If you're curious about silk threads check out the video Cathe did with Nicola Parkman of Hands Across The Sea Samplers. You can purchase one of our silk/linen samplings packs for counted thread work mentioned in the video in our online catalog. Kit #1 for 46+ linen or Kit #2 for 36-40 count linen.

Check out our YouTube channel!


Fabric AreaAt Needle In A Haystack we specialize in hard-to-find needlework supplies with extensive selections in fabrics and threads. We carry cross-stitch and counted-thread designs by a wide range of designers, books on many forms of embroidery and a large selection of hand-painted needlepoint canvases, including Stitch 'n Zip Kits. While our fabrics and threads are listed online, our needlepoint and cross-stitch inventory is not. You're always welcome to visit us, call the shop or e-mail if you're looking for something specific.

Stitching Has Its Rewards cardOur Stitching Has Its Rewards card is free and you can use it as a Gift Card, a Rewards Card or both. Visit our Stitching Has Its Rewards page for program details and to order a card. If you wish to purchase a Gift Card please visit our Gift Card page.

In our on-line catalog you'll find threads, fabrics, embellishments, books, accessories and several counted-thread designers. Check it out to see what's available if you want to purchase on-line. It features only a fraction of what we carry in the store and you're welcome to contact us to see if we have an item you can't locate.

Stitching TableIf accessories are your passion we carry a variety of needlework tools, hand-turned wood tools, charms, project bags and a host of other items. We also offer custom finishing for your needlework treasures. If you're looking for a gift for your favorite stitcher, check out our online gift ideas.

An oasis from the rush of daily life, we try to make our store like a home away from home. Our courtyard has trees, grass & picnic tables where you can enjoy some outside stitching or just taking a much needed break. After COVID-19 we hope to once again welcome you to stop by the shop, share a pot of tea with us and sit and stitch a while.



Store Pickup available Tue-Sat 11am-3pm. Please ring the doorbell on the courtyard side of the building.

Appointments & Phone hours - Tue-Fri 11am-3pm

We will be closed for the Easter Weekend April 2-4, 2021.

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There is a parking lot on the Mariner Square Drive side of the complex (courtyard side) and on the back of the complex off Mariner Square Loop. The dedicated Handicapped parking is on the courtyard side of the building.

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Last updated March 24, 2021