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Needle In A Haystack
2433 Maringer Square Loop, Suite 102
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Store Hours: Tue-Sat, 11-3pm
By Appointment

We are open for appointments, store pickup, phone orders & online orders. 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 and for store pickup and appointments Tue-Sat 11-3pm.

In person store appointments are typically for an hour but can be longer. We try to keep it to a maximum of 4 people at a time. If you are immune compromised let us know that you want to ensure no one else is here aside from staff, during your appointment. Out of an abundance of caution for customers and staff, we requests masks be worn even though our governmental authorities do not require that.

If you would like to make an appointment to visit in-person you can call us or e-mail us (please put Appointment in the subject line). E-mail works best for appointments not on the same day since we read that after store hours. If you are in the area and need to stop by, just give us a call and we can see what the schedule looks like. Most often we are able to accommodate drop in visits as long as we don't have a large group in the store. But an appointment are always the best option.

We expect to continue with appointments through the spring of 2023 while Covid, flu and RSV cases are on the rise.

We appreciate your support and hope that you stay safe and healthy.


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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As of January 2022 - all finishing services are taking 9-12 months these days, so plan well ahead! The 2023 Christmas deadlines are likely to be these dates. We will confirm them in January with the finishers.

  • Ornaments, stand-ups, tray, coasters, etc. March 1, 2023
  • Stockings, pillows, bags, etc. June 1, 2023


Below you will find some our laser needlework accessories 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 needle cases 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


New for the end of 2022 is an Acrylic scissor case which also has room for needles. Made from ivory pearlescent acrylic it is a friction fit top/bottom so just lift the top off. You can order it either with the cutwork top or an engraved initial. Either can also include a name. Scissors are not included but this will fit most 3.5" scissors. You'll find options on the order page for the case under Related Items.

Scissor Case color options

The Floss Queen Scissor case

Engraved Initial & Name   Cutwork Top


New for Fall 2022 are 20oz engraved tumblers. These are currently available in 3 colors and 6 styles (that match the wood trays).

20 oz Tumblers

More additions to The Floss Queen's accessories are 2 sizes of
 tool trays and colorful needle minders made from acrylic. Peacock shaped items and 5in wood trays that can be used as a tray or coaster.
Tool Tray - Copper PearlTool Tray - Ivory Pearl
Needle Minder Shapes
I cannot count...
I cannot count my day complete...
Keep Calm
Keep Calm
King of the needles
King of the needles
Money can't buy...
Money can't buy...
Queen of Everything
Queen of everything
Queen of the needles
Queen of the needles
Peacock Feathers PinkeepPeacock Feathers Needleminder
Peacock Feathers Needle Keep
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 HATS 2020 QOTM Mary Carter 1712 sampler. There is also a set of acrylic for the HATS 2021/2022 SAL Eliza Martha Linfoot.

Jane Fiddes
HATS Linfoot Acrylic set

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 SALs We Sponsor

Be sure to follow FiberTalk!

Gay Ann Rogers St. TropezSt. Tropez - AquamarineGay Ann Rogers has a lovely counted canvas design Mystery in St. Tropez, which is a wonderful way to explore stitches. The chart pack can be ordered from Gay Ann Rogers directly.

We have created several different colorways for 18 mesh canvas to choose from. This will be a Fiber Talk SAL for the next few months.

You can pre-order a thread kit as well as the canvas color we picked to go with it through our online catalog.

If you are interested in Gay Ann's Cranfield House thread kit you can find that in our catalog as well.


Hands Across The Sea Samplers

Eliza Martha Linfoot 1834 SAL 2021/2022


HATS EM Linfoot 1834 Acrylic AccessoriesJoin us for a SAL from Hands Across The Sea Samplers for 2021/2022. Sponsored by NIAH, Attic Needlework (AZ), A Stitch In Time (AUS) and Traditional Stitches (Canada) this will be a fun way to spend more stitching time. This is an exclusive design for the 4 sponsoring shops and Hands Across The Sea Samplers. We hope you will join us. Information on our Facebook SAL group is on the order page, which can be found here. The SAL is wrapping up September 2022.


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.

Cathe does a monthly Live with Gary Parr of Fiber Talk and you can watch the episodes live or recorded. Visit the Fiber Talk website.  

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 selection of hand-painted needlepoint canvases. While our fabrics and threads are listed online, our needlepoint and cross-stitch inventory is not. You're always welcome to make an appointment 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, laser created accessories 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 is available for pre-paid orders Tue-Sat 11am-3pm.
Please ring the doorbell on the courtyard side of the building.

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


July 4 & 5 - CLOSED
November 24-28 - CLOSED
December 24-January 2 - CLOSED


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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 December 19, 2022