847-864-8228

The shop at 1630 Central St., in Evanston Illinois looks like a fine art gallery. Downstairs, behind a wide bright picture window, the walls are covered with subdued sandy textured fabric. A warm, brown carpet covers the floor.

Against this soothing background the eye is immediately drawn to the bright, vivid needlepoint designs mounted on the wall and illuminated like fine art objects by overhead spotlights.

The shop is The Needle’s Excellency and the designs in a wide range of styles and colors from bright vivid abstract forms to soft landscapes and still lifes, bear out the name.

by Wynne Delacoma
Pioneer Press

About Us

The name of our studio, ‘The Needle’s Excellency,’ derives from the title of a book published in 1631. Our establishment is one of the oldest shops in the country, in existence for over 40 years. Our specialty is helping customers make their projects as attractive as they can be.
We carry a wide range of designs, fibers and accessories, and provide expert needlepoint finishing and framing. Our always popular classes are available in morning, afternoon and evening sessions.

About Us

The name of our studio, ‘The Needle’s Excellency,’ derives from the title of a book published in 1631. Our establishment is one of the oldest shops in the country, in existence for over 40 years. Our specialty is helping customers make their projects as attractive as they can be.
We carry a wide range of designs, fibers and accessories, and provide expert needlepoint finishing and framing. Our always popular classes are available in morning, afternoon and evening sessions.

Showcase

Ellen’s Owls are a Hoot!

Stitched by Ellen Turf
Canvas by Julie Poitras
Frame Painted by Bijoux Bijoux
Needle’s Excellency Workshop

Visit our website often to see new projects!

www.theneedlesexcellency.com

Testimonials

I first started taking classes from Amrita in the mid-1970’s and I was so thrilled after the first class, that I decided to take them all, even if I couldn’t complete the projects immediately, because I knew that I wanted to… Click to read more and other testimonials: 

The Needle’s Excellency

847-864-8228
1630 Central Street – Evanston Illinois 60201

Hours:

Monday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Sunday

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