Finishing Friday

Ellen 1

Stitched by Ellen

Ellen 2+

Stitched by Ellen

Susan 1 Susan 2 Susan

Stitched by Susan


Stitched by Elizabeth


Stitched by Roberta

Sip & Stitch is Coming in February


Join Adrienne for a relaxing evening of informal stitching on the

3rd Thursday of each month (March to June)

EXCEPT the February gathering will be on 2/27/20

from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Bring your dinner or just some snacks.

You are welcome to bring your favorite wine to share with the group.

The cost is $75 for the 5 evenings.

So, come sit, relax, stitch, snack, sip & chat.

Please contact the shop to sign up either by calling (201) 612-7770  or by sending an email to

Please remember to like us on Facebook and/or follow us on Instagram at ridgewood_needlepoint.  Check our blog at for “New Stitch Monday” and “Friday Finishing” in addition to other daily blog posts.

Oh, and don’t forget to bring your work in progress!

Back by Popular Demand


We are bringing back Stitch & Chat beginning March 3rd on

Tuesdays & Thursdays from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm and on

Fridays & Saturdays from 10:30 to 12:30 pm.

We will have a staff person at the table to assist you with your current projects.  The fee for Stitch & Chat is $15 for one session or if you purchase 3 you will receive one at no charge for $45.00.   As a perk if you make a $15 or more purchase on one of your paid Stitch & Chats you will receive a $15 credit towards that purchase.

New Stitch Monday – Decorative Borders over 6

New Stitch Monday – Decorative Borders over 6

Last week I shared a few decorative borders that were over 4 threads.  This week thought I would share a basic decorative border over 6 threads.  By changing the stitches used in the center you can change the look of the stitch.  In diagram “A” the center is a simple Smyrna Cross.  You can do this using the same thread that you stitched with or add a metallic thread to give it a little sparkle.  In diagram “B” the center Continental stitches can be done with a metallic thread and then brick bead a coordinating or different colored bead.  In diagram “C” a variation of the Double Straight Cross is placed in the center.  Here again by changing the thread you use in the center will give you a different look.  Play around with your threads and give them a try!

New Store Hours

Store Hours

Beginning February 1, 2020

Tuesday through Friday:  10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Saturday:  10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Please Note:  We will no longer have Thursday evening hours.


Feel like getting out of the house today?

Join us for Sunday Stitching today from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Cost:  $25.00

Finishing Friday

Some great pillows just arrived in the shop this week.


Stitch by Ally


Stitched by Ellen


Stitched by Joan


Stitched by Sally

New Book by Mary Legallet

New Book 1

A new book by Mary Legallet is being released later this month.

Reserve you copy of “Mary’s Whimsical Stitches” today!

New Stitch Monday – Decorative Borders over 4

Every now and then you need some type of decorative border to divide or enhance a section of your canvas.  I have included 3 diagrams showing how you can change the basic border stitch by changing what you do in the center by using a combination of silk, ribbon, metallic threads & beads.  On the Funda Scully box I used Fancy Border B along the bottom.  I used a gold Neon Rays for the basic outline.  For the center Continental stitches I used several strands of a navy Bijoux and then brick beaded a white pearl bead in the center.  I have used all three patterns on different pieces and have always been very pleased with the results.  Give then a try!

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Needle Deeva & Kristine Kingston Trunk Show

The gals were busy yesterday pulling threads for some of these great canvases that are in the shop.  Stop by & pick up your favorite.

NN 2a

New Baby

K – 1 K – 2a

Collage Pride

K- 3a

For Your Favorite Swimmer

NN 1

Let’s Eat Cake

Last Week to Sign Up for Resolution Stitching

Not up for the 20 in 2020 Needlepoint Challenge?

Well, how about the 3 for 3 in 2020!

Sign up for our Resolution Stitching Program.

Between January 2nd & January 24th list 3 items in our “Resolution Stitching” book that you would like to get stitched and sent out for finishing in 2020 (framing is not included in this offer).  For our out of town customers send us an e-mail with the 3 pieces you would like to submit.  You will receive 20% off of your finishing and 20% off of an in-stock canvas the day you bring in your project.  This offer cannot be combined with trunk show or sale canvases.


Don’t forget to reserve your Hanukkah or Christmas canvas, click here for more details