If you are looking for something in particular that we don't have in our store then check our distributors and call us with your order.  309-661-1550.

Hoffman Distributing

Norden Crafts


Winter 2017:  Winter is now here so be sure to call before you come if there is bad weather.   You can also check here and our Facebook page. www.facebook.com/thecountedneedle



Country Cottage Needleworks is releasing Snow Place Like Home starting October. There is a total of 5 designs to this set and they can easily be stitched together or separate. Each chart is $6.25 each.

The models were stitched on 32 ct Lambswool linen.  But this can be changed if you are not comfortable with that small of a count as there are no specialty stitches.

If all of the designs are stitched, a total of this many skeins of floss will be needed:  Classic Colorworks’ Eve’s Leaves (2) and Ladybug.  Weeks’ Cocoa and Blue Topaz.  DMC: White (3), 645, 647, 721, 754, 807, 957, 3031, 3347, 3348, 3766.   The floss pack is $12.81.

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Current Auto Ship Program

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The Brighton LED Lamp

$149.99 and in stock for Christmas giving

Patterns on sleds are sold separately.


LHN is starting a new series called ABC Samplers (pictured below).  The series will have a total of 9 with one being released each month starting June, 2016. 

The fabric used is 32ct Café Mocha Linen(9" x 9"), but could be easily stitched on any fabric count.  9" x 9" linen $4.46 or 16ct Aida $2.84.

Floss used is Classic Colorworks: Camouflage, Hazelnut, Honeycomb, Gingerbread, Hickory Sticks, Pebble Beach, Roasted Chestnut, St. Bernard, Weeping Willow, and Poblano Pepper.  DMC: 951, 976, 3721 and 3726.  
Call 661-1550 or
email me at Kelly@thecountedneedle.com


​​New Year Stitch-In: January 1, 2017 9am-6pm

E-Z lap Stand

Cross Stitch Supplies & Custom Framing

​​12 Days of Christmas

BY Hands On Designs

Hands on Designs will be starting a new series in January, 2017.  Each release will have 2 patterns $10.25 with a total of 6 releases.

The models were stitched on 28count Aztec Red Gingham.  But this can be changed if you are not comfortable with that small of a count as there are no specialty stitches.  To stitch all 12 a fat half is needed $65.00 or you can substitute the gingham with 30 Aztec Red in fat half $48.00.  She has recommended that a 9" x 9" cut should fit any of the designs.  This fabric is a special order and if it is popular could be on back order.

The floss used are DMC    The floss pack is $12.81.

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The Mini sleds are back in stock as well.  Priced $4.45 each

Custom Framing Available

Bold & Italic are features not available on similar lamps by other brands.

Multi-Level Illumination
Rechargeable Magnifying Lamp

- Large 5" diameter Rimless glass optical lens
- 2.00x ( diopter) magnification
- Versatile Floorstand or Table-Top design.
- 110 VAC power adapter/charger.
- 18" Flexible arm.
- One touch dimmer and on-off switch.
- LED 3-level illumination.

(warm - Natural daylight - Brilliant white)

Store Hours

Tue - Fri 10 AM - 5 PM

Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM

Closed Sunday & Monday

Extended Hours

Thursday 6 PM to 9 PM

​Online store open 24/7-tab at top of page

Welcome to

The Counted Needle

We only use acid free mat board to protect your fine stitching.  
Museum glass is available.

20% off the purchase of 3 custom frame orders.  To recieve the discount mention seeing the offer on the website and must include the custom order frame (not an in stock frame or frame bought elsewhere), assembly work to be performed by The Counted Needle, with glass and mat optional.  The order must also be picked up within 7 business days of the call to you for pick up or the discount is void. Can not be combined with any other discounts that may be going on at the time. 


These are perfect for the Foxwood Crossing's Sled Patterns or any small pattern. The gift tag measures 1-1/2" X 2-1/2".
They come in packages of 10 for $1.50 a package.

Patterns like the ones shown are great for year round gifting.  The pineapple pattern is from Della Robbia Sleds and the Pomegranate Sleds are another good one for year round.

Yes this is cross stitch.  Henry did a wonderful job and it was a pleasure to frame it for him. 


Located in Empire Plaza

512 iaa Drive

Suite #2

​Bloomington, IL. 61704

​(309) 661-1550


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The E-Z Lap Stand by American Dream products is another great option for your stitching needs.  It comes with everything pictured and would be a wonderful gift.

Stop by the store to try either of the American Dream stands.