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About Us!

Welcome to Magic City Needlepoint, Birmingham’s exclusive needlepoint store. Our boutique is filled with the latest hand-painted canvases, a wide selection of fibers and threads, accessories and lots of inspiration. We are 5 stitchers who banded together to form Magic City Needlepoint in 2019. We each brought different backgrounds and talents to the table, and after many months of planning, shopping and setting up our store, we are excited to welcome you to Magic City Needlepoint!

Please let us introduce ourselves to you. Ty Howell and her daughter-in-law, Katie Howell are avid stitchers and residents of Vestavia Hills. Ty’s organization and Katie’s style are felt the minute you walk in our beautiful store. You won’t want to leave, so please come, stay and stitch.

Mary Elizabeth Mays is an experienced stitcher, who is Past President of the Cahaba Lily Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild, and travels the globe to attend seminars and stitch-ins. She has visited hundreds of needlepoint stores across the nation and has made over 40 needlepoint belts. She also made many pieces that are beautiful and displayed within the shop. 

Leah Scalise has a passion for doing fun stitch projects that include Bargello and geometric patterns. Leah also leads Beginning Needlepoint classes and is in the shop on Wednesday afternoons.

Karen Carroll has always loved the needle arts, learning embroidery and cross-stitch as a child and then taking classes at national conferences of the American Needlepoint Guild to learn advanced needlepoint stitches and techniques. Karen handles inventory needs for the shop and welcomes suggestions for new products to order for the shop. 

We are a full-service needlepoint shop that includes finishing services for every project. Need to order a canvas? Our shop can order that special canvas you have been wanting. We also offer an array of classes to choose from including the 12 Days of Christmas Candy Cane Club. "Stitch Days" are every Monday (except holidays) from 10:00-3:00 pm. Stay tuned for events at the store that will make Magic City Needlepoint your next destination. You will meet new friends, Angela Norman, our store manager, and old friends, Diane Orso, Nancy Barton, Crissy Fairly, Ellen Tucker and Ginny Johnston — Please come in and stay awhile.