Needlework Emporium

Needlework Emporium


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Big News! Our Needlework Emporium is back for the 3rd year. The NE is a high quality show focused on the needle arts. . .antiques, supplies and handcrafted items by amazing vendors.
I am coming up from NC for this and I can not wait! See you Saturday. Can you tell me about parking in the area?
Looks like a great event!
My friend and I are looking forward to seeing the show.
Hurray, date just announced for our 2nd annual Needlework Emporium!

An annual show with quality vendors focusing on the needle arts with antiques, supplies and handcrafted items. A yearly show in Bethesda, Maryland featuring needlework artisans, as well as antiques and needlework supplies.

Includes professional artisans who create work in the genres of sewing, knitting, crocheting, cross stitch, embroidery, felting, and ceramics. In addition quality antique and vintage sewing items like buttons, ribbon & trims, fabric, pin cushions, thimbles, tape measures, sewing ephemera and much more!

Our show is postponed but that doesn't mean we can't still indulge in beautiful needlework!
The Annual Needlework Show & Sale at Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House can be seen virtually here on FB and Instagram! #VirtualWoodlawnNW

Welcome to the first post of our #virtualWoodlawnNW Show! While the show is closed as we practice safe #socialdistancing, we will be spending these next few weeks sharing images of some of the amazing pieces the were submitted to this year’s show to all of our followers! First up - a stunning little mushroom from the amazing @lemonpepperstudio - we know the details of this beautiful piece of stumpwork shines just as much through a screen! Keep following us for more great pieces from the show. #needlework #embroidery #stumpwork #craft #needlefelting #needleandthread #embroideryart

Dear Friends,
Due to an abundance of caution regarding Coronavirus we have decided to postpone the Needlework Emporium that was to be held on March 28th until later this year. Our venue - The Women's Club of Bethesda will be working with us to come up with a date for re-scheduling.

As always we will post information here on our page and of course any new date announcements will be made through our email notifications.

We look forward to seeing you and wish you all happiness and good health!!
Stacey, Debbie and Kim

New vendor Amanda Mae from Ardith Designs will be joining us this year with stitching patterns, books, and a collection of tatting, doilies, and other supplies!

Since l986 Susan L. McCauley at Mekong River Textiles has worked directly with weavers to bring you handwoven silk and cotton fabrics, scarves and shawls from the looms of Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia. Ouir patterns and wearable art creations made in our Maryland studio honor the textile traditions we embrace and celebrate the accomplishments of these skilled artisans.

Lot's of great classes and events at Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House Needlework Show during the month of March!

March 2020 Needlework Events Are Filling Fast - Don't Miss Out! -

Look closely: mending, scissors, thread winder, lace.

When does SHE get to take a nap?

Street Artist Paints Delicate, Traditional Lace Patterns on Urban Buildings Around the World

Beautiful!! “I believe that lace patterns are pure visual poetry.”

Donna Masters Kriebel is a renowned folk artist but she also is a passionate collector of sewing related antiques and a fine needle woman. She always brings the most interesting early pieces from central Virginia!

When you come to the Needlework Emporium you will find the beautiful booth of Linda Sarubin from The Gatchellville Store. Linda's store is filled to the brim with oodles of antique buttons, sewing and trims ....some of which found their way to the Netflix show The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel!!

Textile artist Deborah Faye Watson creates traditional hand felted designs as they were made in the years past, utilizing wool from her small flock of Romney and Lincoln sheep, and mohair from her goats. Her booth is also always filled with amazing antique textiles, trims and fabrics!

The wonderful Artistic Artifacts will join us once again this year! If you are a quilter, mixed media artist, embroiderer or textile artisan there is much to find in their booth. Owner Judy Gula has curated a unique selection of Fair Trade supplies from around the world!

Laura Turner from Frizellburg Antiques will be joining us. Laura has a spectacular eye for unique needlework and specializes in early sewing and dolls!

Kim Stout will be joining us with her beautifully made creations. Her tiny and precise stitches are a wonder to behold! She also has a discriminating eye for special antiques from abroad.

Mekong River Textiles

Susan McCauley's Mekong River Textiles work directly with weavers to bring handwoven silk and cotton fabrics, scarves and shawls from the looms of Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia. Patterns and wearable art creations made in their Maryland studio honor the textile traditions celebrate the accomplishments of these skilled artisans.


Debbie Hartwick of Heartwells is an accomplished textile artisan and explorer! She will bring her amazing pin cushions and emeries as well as special antique treasures from France!

Beautiful unique fabrics from Artistic Artifacts - one of our vendors!

Our most popular fabric line is the Australian designed fabrics from M & S Textiles in Australia, who pay their roster of talented Aborigine artists fair market wages and guarantee authenticity, licensing original indigenous art designs. Shop our store in Alexandria, VA or find at

2020 Woodlawn Needlework Show & Sale — Woodlawn & Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House

Calling all our Needlework Emporium friends! The call for submissions has begun for the 2020 Needlework Show and Sale at Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House. This is a fabulous show that takes place during the month of March in Alexandria, VA. Follow the link for more details! Woodlawn and Frank lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House are sites of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.The National Trust’s federal tax identification number is 53-0210807.

Hurray! We are pleased to announce our 3rd Annual Needlework Emporium!! We will have updates here on FB over the next several weeks about our returning vendors, some exciting new vendors and much more!!

Needlework Emporium's cover photo

See Scrap of Cloth Believed to Be From Elizabeth I’s Only Surviving Dress

Amazing! The fabric, set to go on view, was previously used as an altar cloth in a small village church

Feedback for the 2019 Needlework Emporium

Good Morning. If you attended the Needlework Emporium in 2018 or 2019 please help us out by filling out a short survey so that we can grow and improve. Your answers will remain anonymous. To those who received our email request and already filled out the survey THANK YOU!

Dear friends of the Needlework Emporium. Please look for an email we are sending out on Monday morning, June 10th, 2019. We are requesting that you take a few minutes to fill out a short survey so that we can grow and improve the show! If you attended in 2018 or 2019 but did not sign our guest book I will post a link soon to the survey. Thank you!

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Thank you to everyone who who came from near and far to attend the Needlework Emporium!! The energy in the room was so wonderful and your kind compliments, fun discussions about needlework and the chance to reminisce with old friends and meet new ones was truly amazing! Also kudos and love to all our spectacular vendors/artists.....such a pleasure to spend the weekend with such talented kindred spirits. We are already looking forward to planning the next one!

Important info for tomorrow. There is free parking at the Needlework Emporium in the parking lot. You can also park in the neighborhood surrounding the venue on the weekend without being ticketed. Look for our signs and see you all soon!

Inspiration and history were in the air today as we visited the Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House Needlework Show and Sale. Then it was off to George Washington's Mount Vernon to take in the beautiful gardens and mansion. Spring is here!! Set up begins tomorrow for the Needlework Emporium! 🌸

Artist and antique dealer Kim Stout has a keen eye and a creative sensibility. She always brings the most amazing finds to the show including buttons, trims, children's clothes and needlework from the brocantes in France! Kim is also a wonderful artist creating whimsical pin cushions, sewing boxes and emeries out of vintage fabrics!

Current Exhibition

Are you attending the Needlework Emporium? Extend your fun in the DC area by visiting the DAR Museum. Currently on exhibit: A Piece of Her Mind: Culture and Technology in American Quilts. Between 1820 and 1920, many women chose to respond to current events and trends creatively, through one of their prescribed activities: needlework.

Felting artist Deborah Faye Watson

Deborah Faye Watson creates beautiful hand felted wearable art and other creations designed and made on her farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. She also brings unique antique textiles, needlework and trims.

Only two more weeks until the Needlework Emporium!! Artist and antique dealer Stacey Bear will bring antique sewing items and some of her handcrafted art as well. "Creating art and collecting have been my passion from a very young age. From the first time i picked up a paint brush, built my own dollhouse at 12 and collected every rock, shell and curiosity I could find, my life has been centered on learning and creating."

Why not make your visit to the Needlework Emporium an adventure in Washington DC! Several needlework shows are happening concurrently with the N. E. including the renowned Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House Needlework Show and Sale taking place during the month of March. A general admission ticket includes access to the show, demonstrations, special exhibits, and talks by local craft artists. (Photo credit Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey)

We are excited to have Luna Blue Vintage joining us this year! Charlotte and Henry Bevers will have the most amazing vintage and antique clothes, buttons and accessories.
Several of their wares will showcase the needle arts including crochet, embroidery and lace!

Our Story

A yearly show in Bethesda, Maryland featuring needlework artisans, as well as antiques and needlework supplies.

The show is the brainchild of Truffle Pigs Antique Sewing. The Truffle Pigs are 3 friends: Debbie Hartwick, Stacey Bear and Kim Stout who all had a love of sewing and antiques. They met while participating as artists for many years in high quality Folk Art shows.

The Needlework Emporium includes professional artisans who create work in the genres of sewing, dyeing, weaving, cross stitch, embroidery, felting, and ceramics.

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