Needlepoint in Paradise is starting their seventh year in business on July 10th. The owners Lynn Grace and Donna McCann entice stitchers with 2850 square feet filled with canvases and fibers in Naples, FL.
The store carries most of the fibers currently offered from wool to silk to all the specialty fibers. One of three fiber rooms is dedicated to silks, one room houses pearl cottons and wool, and the third room displays the glitz, metallics and overdyed fibers. In the drawers are pearl cottons balls and Kreinik cord and wire.
The store offers canvases from all the major designers. Trunk shows are month-long events with 3-5 different designers featured during the winter months and 2-3 in the spring and fall. All the canvases are hung on the wall with each major wall devoted to a different designer. Needlepoint in Paradise tries to feature designer’s trunk shows every other year to keep the inventory changing.
The store has Susan Portra for classes and private instruction in late October and February every year. Beginner classes are offered every Tuesday and Saturday. Toni Minieri will be teaching early June 2013.
A Christmas corner remains up all year round in the store’s instruction area as does the Christmas tree. A stitching group is held here every Wednesday from 10-4. The selection of children’s chairs shown in the Christmas Corner are from Canvasworks.
Needlepoint in Paradise is located at 975 Imperial Golf Course Blvd. Unit 118, in Naples, FL. Phone 239-591-0654.