Below you will find a list of needlework products available at The Playful Needle.
Click on the designer's or manufacturer's link for more information.


Over the years we have stocked the work of many different stitchery artists.
Below is a partial list of those designers who have web sites
or for whom we have a design catalog in the store.
When you click on a name listed below, you will be linked to their web site.
We are happy to order anything that you might fancy,
whether you see it on the web site or in one of our picture books at the store.

  • A Collection of Designs
  • Alice Peterson Co.
  • All About Stitching
  • Amanda Lawford Artwork
  • Ansley Collection, Inc.
      (Pre-worked Needlepoint)
  • Associated Talents
  • Barabara Russell Designs
  • Birds of a Feather
  • Boots Bailey Designs
  • CanvasWorks
  • CBK Needlepoint Collections
      (Featuring Bettieray Designs
      and Edie & Ginger Designs)
  • Caron Collection
  • Changing Woman Designs
  • Cheryl Schaeffer Designs
  • Cooper Oaks Design
  • Danji Designs
      (Featuring the designs of
    Laurel Burch and Designs by Dee)
  • David McCaskill
  • De Elda
  • Denise DeRusha Designs
  • DJ Designs
  • Dream House Ventures, Inc.

  • Ewe & Eye & Friends
  • Fleur de Paris, Inc.
      (Featuring designs by
       dede, Sandra Gilmore, Joy Juarez, and Trubey)
  • Four Wives
      (Pre-worked Needlepoint)
  • Jean Smith Designs
  • Jody Designs
  • JP Needlepoint
  • Julia's Needleworks
  • Julie Mar Designs
  • Just Libby Designs
  • Kelly Clark Needlepoint
  • Labors of Love
  • Lani
  • L'Esprit de France
  • Lee's Needle Art, Inc.
  • Leigh Designs
  • Maggie Co.
  • Melissa Shirley Designs
  • Mindy's Needlepoint Factory
  • Monomania Designs
  • Needle Crossings
  • Needledeeva, Inc.
  • Patti Mann
  • Peter Ashe Originals
  • Quail Run Designs
      (Featuring the designs of Nancy Coffelt and
       Winky Wheeler, local Portland artists)
  • Robbyn's Nest
  • Raymond M. Crawford
  • Rebecca Wood Designs
  • Red Thread Designs
      (Featuring the designs of Jane Juell
       and Terry Einfeld)
  • Renaissance Designs, Inc.
  • Rishfeld Designs
  • Robbyn's Nest Designs
  • SharonG
  • Shorebird Studio
      (Featuring the designs of Katie Molineux)
  • Silver Needle
  • Sophia Designs
  • Sundance Designs
  • Susan Roberts Needlepoint Designs
  • Treglown Designs
  • Tapestry Tent Designs
  • Voila!
  • Walker Street Designs
  • Whimsy & Grace
  • Wooly Dreams Designs
  • Needlepoint kits by:
  • Designer's Forum (Beth Russell)
  • Elizabeth Bradley
  • Unique New Zealand Designs
      (Featuring the designs of Jennifer Pudney and Mary Self)
  • Glorafillia
  • Stitch & Zip

  • Threads

    Threads, fibers, matter what you call them, oh, do we have them!
    No place in Portland will you find a larger selection.
    Most lines are available in the complete color range,
    because you should have the color and fiber that you need.

  • & More
      Sweetie Tweedie
  • Access Commodities
      Londondary Linen
  • Anchor
      Floss   Pearl Cotton #3*, #5, #8, #12*
  • Brown Paper Packages
      Silk & Ivory
  • Appleton
      Crewel Wool
  • The Caron Collection
      Wilflowers (Solid colors)
  • dede's Needleworks
  • Dream House Ventures
      Soy Luster
  • DMC
      Memory Thread
  • JCA
      Paternayan Persian Wool*
  • Kreinik Manufacturing Co.
        #4, #8, #12, #16, and #32 Braids;
        Blending Filament; Cable; Cord;
  •   Silk Serica
  • Needlepoint Inc.
       Silk floss in solid &
       overdyed colors (Northern Lights)
  • Planet Earth Fibers
  • Presencia
      Pearl Cotton #3
  • Rainbow Gallery
      Alpaca 18
      Arctic Rays
      Baby Fluffy Fleece
      Faux Fur*
      Fuzzy Stuff
      Fyre Werks
      Mandarin Floss
      Natural Flax
      Natural Linen
      Neon Rays
      Neon Rays Plus
      Nordic Gold
      Patent Leather
      Petite Frosty Rays
      Petite Sparkle Rays
      Petite Very Velvet & Very Velvet
      Razzle Dazzle

  •   Silk & Cream
      Silk Lame
      24 Karats
      Water & Ice
  • Renaissance Designs
  • River Silks Co.
      4 mm Silk Ribbon in solid
    and overdyed colors
  • Rosebud's Studio
      Annabelle's Playhouse
      Newport Harbor
  • Six Strand Sweets
      Overdyed Floss*
  • Threadworx/Needle Necessities
      Overdyed Floss
      Overdyed Medici*
      Expressions/Spring II
      Velour Shadowdyed*
      Overdyed #8 Braid
  • Told in a Garden
      Needlepaints Floss
  • The Thread Gatherer
      Sanibel Mohair
      Silk n' Colors Floss
      Wild Hairs & Woolies*
  • Weeks Dye Works
       Overdyed Floss
  • Wiltex Threads
       Vineyard Silk Classic

  • *Discontinued, but we still have plenty left.

    Cross Stitch

    In addition to the web sites for the designers listed below, browse the Hoffman Merchant Mall
    where you will find over 12,000 charts by over 300 designers.
    You can order directly through Hoffman using our secure cart.

    Still not finding what you are looking for? Try Norden Crafts or Wichelt Imports . We order all things cross stitch from them frequently.


  • Bent Creek
  • Blackbird Designs
  • Blue Ribbon Designs, LLC
  • Bobbie G. Designs
  • Butternut Road/ Lavender & Lace/ Told in a Garden
  • Calico Crossroads
  • Carousel Charts
  • Character Creations
  • Dimple Designs
  • Dragon Dreams
  • Elizabeth's Designs
  • Fine Arts Heritage
  • Full Circle Designs
  • Glendon Place
  • Green Apple Inc. (Beatrix Potter)
  • Heart in Hand Needleart
  • Homespun Elegance
  • JBW Designs
  • Jeannette Douglas Designs
  • Jenny Creak Designs
  • Joy of the Needle
  • Just Nan
  • Kappie Originals
  • Kind Stitchworks
  • Kustom Krafts Inc.
  • Linen Flowers
  • Lisa Cowell
  • Little House Needleworks
  • Lizzie Kate
  • Lynn's Prints
  • Margaret & Margaret
  • Mirabilia
  • Mystic Stitch Inc.
  • Passione Ricamo
  • Pegasus Originals, Inc.
  • Prairie Schooler
  • Rosewood Manor Designs
  • Ross Originals
  • S.P. Ink
  • Shepherd's Bush
  • Silver Lining
  • Stoney Creek Collection
  • Sue Hillis Designs
  • The Sweetheart Tree
  • Turquoise Graphics & Designs
  • TW Designs
  • Twisted Oaks Designs
  • Twisted Threads/Ewe and Eye and Friends/ The Trilogy
  • Vermillion Stitchery
  • Waxing Moon Designs
  • Wild-Heart Designs
  • Please call or e-mail us
    with questions or orders
    E-mail The Playful Needle



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