About Us


In 1993, a group of local needlepointers were feeling the lack of a safe haven and home away from home for the stitchers of New Orleans.  Fearing the wave of nervous breakdowns about to hit the city (themselves included), they joined forces to open Needle Arts Studio.  The original storefront was located at 115 Metairie Road, just outside the official boundaries of the City.

In the years since 1993, a few partners have retired, new partners have taken their place, and the storefront has moved to its current location at 5301 Canal Blvd, at the end of Canal Street, only a short walk from the Canal Cemeteries streetcar line.  But one thing has not (nor will it ever change) – our commitment to our customers.  We aim to provide all of our customers, from the first-time stitcher/knitter to the most experienced, with not only the product, but also all of the assistance they require to achieve their stitching dreams. 

To that end, the shop carries an extensive range of the finest quality supplies for needlepoint and knitting.  We also endeavor to answer questions, find solutions to problems, offer advice (whether asked for or not) and hold the hands of stitchers trying a new or challenging technique for the first time.  While you might have to visit our physical location to take advantage of everything we offer, we promise to provide our online customers with as much of our “personal touch” as is humanly possible.