Knowledge and Needles Visit

On July 10, Northumberland Hills Stitchery Guild ladies all gathered at a lovely venue about 40 kms east of Cobourg in the town of Brighton.

The bulk of members sat in a long, air-conditioned room and about six or seven of us sat on the covered deck outside. Knowledge & Needles entertains all kinds of sewing retreats. Some are groups are guilds and are not part of a formal group.

The owner of Knowledge & Needles is Ann McDonald (retired teacher and this is her hobby). It’s a smallish store but packed with the goodies all we stitchers need and use. Ann does mail orders and supplies mainly cross-stitch patterns, threads and linens (check her website). She is one of few sources east of Toronto, and that’s really helpful to know.

white house on a lush, green country lot

Knowledge and Needles is located at:

190 Smith Street, Brighton, ON  K0K 1H0
613-475-4843 or
The shop is normally open from noon to 6 p.m., Wednesday to Saturday, from May until November.


Thank you to Sheila McCoy for sending along this report!

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