About Us

DioneWe're the Little Needlework Shop That Did.

Our mission is to get YOU what you need to make your stitching soul sing (and your needles busy).

We work with over 100 suppliers to get you just what you need to start, *continue with*, and (eventually) finish your needlework projects.

Our bricks-and-mortar storefront is located at #101 - 890 Crace Street close to beautiful, fun, funky downtown Nanaimo, British Columbia. Come in and browse for your best experience, but if you can't come in, we'll do our best to make your needlework dreams come true! Browse the website - if you can't find what you want, shoot us an email, message us on Facebook, phone us, write us, or send in your best friend or relative to ask about how we can help YOU. We can even give you a virtual tour and help you shop from your armchair at home using Facebook Messenger Video or Zoom Meetings!

We've been in business for 15 years, and grown from a little nook of 450 square feet to almost 1,900 square feet. Conveniently placed chairs allow your companion to read a book or text their friends while you're checking things out, or for you to sit and have a thorough inspection of our books, patterns, fibres, or notions.

We have a "Donations" area where we accept items other stitchers or their relatives are no longer interested in. We make sure the items are useable and then put them out on display. If you want something from there, you pay whatever you are able and willing to pay, and part proceeds are donated to charities. Can't make it in? Let us know what you want and we'll have a quick look to see if it's there. A great place to look for discontinued charts, or the last two feet of a thread you need, or a kit for travel, or a hoop or scroll frame that you'll only need for one project.

So come on in, sit a spell, relax and browse, or rush in to grab that one colour of floss that's absolutely essential to get to stage next of your project. Chat with us, browse our website, explore a new technique, fabric, or fibre - we're here to make your stitching as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

We can be contacted in-store, by telephone, email, Facebook Messenger, or via the afore-mentioned friend or relative. Above all,

Enjoy your stitching!

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Closed Sundays and most holidays. We can be open by appointment outside these hours.
Location: #101 - 890 Crace Street, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 2T3. 1-888-591-6873