As most of us do when we travel, we scout out local needlework shops. I am no exception and recently found a jewel of a shop called Nashville Needleworks owned by Connie Camp.
It is a lovely, bright welcoming shop with two rooms. One has a large table around which stitchers are always seated. There are hand painted canvases all over the shop of varying subject matter. What struck me the most was the abundance of thread. There were one or two threads I could not get locally, but there are walls of all the different color ways. The picture on the bottom left is just Kreinik. I did not end up purchasing a canvas, but did buy a kit for a frame weight that had been from a class taught at the shop in regard to beading. I’d love to start that project soon, but the queue is rather long at the moment. Of course, I did the obligatory magnet needle minder purchase as well. Brenda Soffit is going to be teaching a remarkable rabbit that employs needle felting. I’m sorry I did not get a picture of that. It was so special that the rabbit was under a glass dome.
The store is known for its needlepoint retreats that are only open to out of owners. Information on those can be found on FaceBook or call the shop. If you are ever in the area, I highly recommend a visit!