About Us

It all started back in 1970…

Needle Nook of La Jolla was established in 1970 and was purchased by Vicky De Angelis in January of 2023. Vicky has been the Manager of the store since 2008 and has now fulfilled a life long dream of owning a needlepoint store. She is a talented needlepointer and has won many national awards over the years. Many of you have purchased her amazing stitch guides.

The Needle Nook consists of two stores. The original store, now called the Thread Gallery, is devoted entirely to threads; with over 125 lines of threads available. The second location, The Canvas Studio, is devoted to the artist with 3000 square feet of painted canvases on display. We also have an extensive web site which changes almost daily with new needlepoint items, featured items, upcoming events and classes. To keep informed please sign-up on our mailing list at the bottom of this page. Throughout both stores we offer a wide array of gadgets, accessories, books and leather goods for the discriminating stitcher. In addition to regularly scheduled classes and special classes with national teachers we offer a wide array of custom services.

Our Staff