Canvases Fibers Classes Events The Store
727 Santa Cruz Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025


Hand-painted canvases in an array of subjects are always in stock. We feature scrumptious threads: basic wools, rayons, silk-wool blends, overdyed fibers, rustic wools, metallics, and cotton.

Classes are available for students of all levels. Beginners learn the basics of needlepoint in a one-hour private lesson. Workshops cover decorative stitches and fibers, and how they apply to your own canvas. No time? Send us your canvas, and we will design a stitch guide.  

Custom canvas design upon request.
Needlepoint fabrication available.
Stitching service.

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A wonderful series of cotton bags with leather handles,
kitted with fun, 10 mesh canvases!

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Follow the Frogs.....


to our current trunk show

We are featuring artists: Marcy Covington, Nan Hempel and Tom Taylor from Julia's Needlework thru 4/19. 

10% off canvases purchases as part of the show 


Charley Harper's Claw invites you to 

National Stitch Day

Come join the ladies of the OWD for our annual celebration of  needlepoint. Work on current projects, show off past projects and browse the store for future projects!

It's a day of stitching, chatter and best of all ---- prizes!

*** NEW CLASS ***
Fit a Stitch by June McKnight

SSHHHH.....June McNight is sharing her secrets.  In this class, she will teach the techniques she uses to determine the perfect stitch for different canvas elements.  

May 17: 10 - 12 - Call store to register

Private lessons available from 1-4

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Last Updated March 3, 2014

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