We have a comprehensive library featuring references on many types of needlework and we source new publications regularly. Books and magazines are also available for sale as we expand the library with new references. Books can be signed out on a monthly basis – a great way to learn and perfect techniques or get inspiration for new projects.


Our Library is organized according to needleart categories. Here is a quick reference to our library tags:
Beading: 000-020
Counted Stitch: 021-099, includes blackwork, cross stitch, samplers,stitch guides & patterns.
Drawn Threads /pulled 100-109, includes cut work, darning, hardanger, lace, schwamn stitch guides and patterns
Embroidery/freeworked 200-299, includes crewel, gold work shading, silk ribbon, homework, threadpainting stitch guides and patterns.
Machine Embroidery: 400
Design and Color: 500 includes design theory, surface design, color theory, dying, stamping, printing.
Projects: 600 includes bags, boxes, cards, felting, home decorations, holidays, knitting, quilting.
Reference & Culture: 700, includes artists, exhibitions, ethnic, history and rare books.
Loose Leaf Articles: 800, includes museum pamphlets and patterns.