NEW!   NEW!   

The Woodland Animal Series designed by Labors of Love has gone national as advertised in the Needlepoint Now magazine.  These adorable two-three sided clip-ons are exclusive to Yarn Explosion for a year.  The Squirrel, Bunny, and Fawn kits are available now.  There will be 7 critters and you may purchase as many or as few as you desire;  this is not a ‘club’.  Come by the shop to see the stitched models.    


       We are your Roanoke region source for everything you need to stitch your most desired needlepoint.   Our in-stock hand-painted canvas collection incudes many popular and new pieces, designed by your favorite artists.  If we do not have the canvas in stock that you want, we can order it easily.  We have threads and fibers extraordinaire, ‘not your grandmother’s stitching’, and are happy to work with you choosing threads and stitches.

         If you need instruction or minor assistance with a project, we offer classes and one-on-one instruction.  We will paint names on stocking canvases and  finish your projects into pillows, stockings, ornaments, or wall hangings.

         Come visit our gallery to see exciting opportunities, to view completed pieces, or to begin an exciting new hobby.

Special collections:








bracelet cuffs 


local artist Elizabeth Gilkeson

and so, so, so much more!

Join the Sit and Stitch Group every Wednesday morning from 10:00-12:00.

Needlepoint Club meets the third Saturday of every month from 10:00-12:00 and is open to all needlepoint stitchers.  Some work on their ‘group selected’ projects while others work on their individual choice projects.  A fun time for all.