Each local needlework store (LNS) is a haven for area stitchers. It is there that they meet to share ideas, network with other stitchers, and get inspired! Join me in the next couple of months as I report on the great local needlework shops across the country.
Lets start first with my local Needlework Shop called Where Victoria’s Angels Stitch, located in Clifton, New Jersey.
This wonderful needlework shop is owned by Don and Tawny Kordy. The shop specializes in cross stitch, and stocks a huge inventory of linens, evenweaves and aidas, threads, charts, accessories and gadgets. The shop offers classes and trunk shows with both in-house teachers as well as some of the finest designers in the industry.
The store gets a lot of commuter traffic because of the stores close proximity to NYC, and they have groups that meet to stitch on both weekdays and weekends so you’re sure to find folks in there stitching when you visit. The store also offers advice and support if you run into any stitching issues, and their staff is always willing to help.
The store is laid out to make things easy fo stitchers to find. Tawny explains her business strategy in setting up an inviting display in the front window of the store, a comfortable well light seating area. The first table at the front of the shop is loaded with the current season/holiday charts from all different designers. Tawny also makes sure that the magazine rack is always well stocked with the latest reading materials.
As an added value the shop offers a custom framing service. Don does a great job of custom framing and matting your needlework pieces, and always makes certain it is done correctly to keep your treasured piece of needlework safe. I have it under good authority that this is where DMC personally goes to get their trade show display pieces framed.
Tawny and Don have a fabric room where you can hand select any fabric you want. They also will provide free surging services to finish the edges of your fabric before you start to stitch so that it doesn’t fray, great idea!
The What’s New table in the shop is always worth checking out everytime you visit. The table rotates new charts and designs by popular designs in the industry. Tawny also makes sure to have a lot of kits for sale, with a lot of finished models so customers can see end results.
When you visit, make sure you have plenty of time, as there is a lot to see here. The shop has aisles and aisles of charts that suit every taste.If you are not able to visit personally, be sure to visit their web site.
I just love this local needlework store and hope you enjoyed the tour. Thanks to Tawny and Don for yet another wonderful visit!
Where Victoria’s Angels Stitch
658 Allenwood Road
Clifton, NJ 07012
Thursday, Friday. 10am – 5pm
Saturday 10am – 4pm
Closed: Wednesday & Sunday