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Our History
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Hand embroidery kits and supplies

Opened on 19th June 1989, Northgate Needlecraft has become the only specialist embroidery and cross stitch shop in East Anglia. 2019 saw us celebrate 30 years in business and our Aladdin’s Cave offers some of the more unusual fabrics, threads and ribbons for cross stitch and embroidery. Over the years we have tried to source the more unusual and unique items for needleworkers and are the only UK stockist of Hardwicke Manor square and round embroidery hoops and seat frames. Puffin needlework accessories are a new line. Each needle threader and needle minder in this range is a beautiful handmade work of art. Made from recycled copper, brass and nickel by local artisans in a small villiage in Thailand, the project proceeds contribute to the health, education and welfare of their community.

Instore we have embroidery panels and hand painted ribbons from Di van Niekerk of South Africa, Kreinik and Rainbow Gallery metallic threads, Weeks Dye Works threads and woolfelt, The Gentle Art and Caron Collection threads, Mill Hill beads and treasures, and many unique gift items for the discerning stitcher.

We hold day and evening classes teaching different techniques. These can be as a group or one to one. From basic embroidery stitches and beginners’ cross stitch to stumpwork, goldwork, drawn thread, crewel, silk ribbon, Hardanger, counted thread, punchneedle and needlefelting, we should have a class to suit everyone. Please drop by the shop or call to discuss what you would like to learn or to book a place.

We have a Wednesday afternoon stitching group where we get together to stitch an ongoing project over a cuppa and cake.
(Currently two places available)
Maybe we’ll see you there!


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2 days ago
The customer service from this shop is outstanding. They helped to find a hard to source fabric and made some very good recommendations for a substitute. I ordered the fabric over the phone and it arrived the very next day. I am very very pleased. Thank you.

Shirley W


Very pleasant owner good service very helpful. I would recommend going there


Fantastic customer service. Susan was so very helpful with my request will definitely use again and recommend to friends. Thank you for your help Susan really appreciated.


I found exactly what I was looking for on this website and the owner of the shop was friendly and very helpful. I can highly recommend Northgate Needlecraft if you are keen on sewing and like to buy quality materials. I will definitely buy online from here again and will visit the shop if I am ever in the vicinity.