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 Golden Needle

About Us


Established in 1989, Golden Needle began as a machine embroidery shop in Port Charlotte, Florida. The shop's second owners expanded the shop and moved it to the Tamiami Trail location in the early 1990's. Since that time, the GN has served as SW Florida's cross stitch and needle art source.

In 2015, new owners moved things around and added some new facets to the shop with an online presence.*PIC 1  2021 marked a major change for the shop. We split the shop into two separate entities and locations. The machine embroidery remained in Port Charlotte, Florida with a fourth (new) owner. However, that location has since closed completely. The needle art portion of the shop hit the road resettled in San Marcos, Texas with the third owner.*PIC 2 In the summer of 2023 the shop moved to New Braunfels due to foundation issues in the building. We are now located on the north side of New Braunfels on FM 306, near I-35. *PIC 3 Hopefully that's all clear as mud!

What We Carry


Paulette Stewart of Plum Street Samplers

We carry charts from over 300 designers in the shop. If there is a specific designer you are looking for, give us a ring!

Check out these websites for ideas:


Hoffman Distributing



We stock fibers from:

Caron Collection ,Classic Colorworks

DMC , the Gentle ArtGlorianaRainbow Gallery, Thread Gatherer, Threadworx


Weeks Dye Works

and More!



Our fabric selection ranges from  6 and 10 count aida to 40 count linen. We have a multitude of colors from:

Wichelt, Zweigart, Picture This Plus, Weeks Dye Works, To Dye For Fabrics,

Hand Dyed by Stephanie, 

 and R&R Reproductions.

Counted Canvas


A technique all its own, counted canvas charts are a fantastic blend of cross stitch and needlepoint. We have charts from Deb Bee's Designs, Laura J. Perin, From Nancy's Needle, Needle Delights, and more.



We carry a small selection of needlepoint in the shop. We would be happy to order a canvas for you if you are looking for something specific.

Other Stuff!


We have a wide variety of notions, gadgets, and gizmos. From American Dream Stands and Bohin Needles to Yarn Tree Scissors, we hope to meet all of your stitching needs. We also have a selection of hand embroidery kits and patterns.