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Village Needlework


Contact Information

1123 7th Ave Marion Square Plaza Marion, Iowa, USA 52302-3403

phone: view phone319-362-3271

website: www.villageneedlework.com


Village Needlework is owned and operated by the Ackerman family. It is an emporium of fine needlework and yarn supplies with over 150 designers and vendors represented. We provide instructed classes such as, knitting, cross-stitch, beading, and more.

Hours of work

Monday 10am - 8pm
Tuesday 10am - 6pm
Wednesday 10am - 6pm
Thursday 10am - 8pm
Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm


Marion Square Plaza, next to the Marion Square.


"An Emporium of Fine Needlework, Beads and Yarn Supplies"

Village Needlework caters to those of us that find we always have a needle of some kind in our hands – maybe a tapestry needle as we work on our latest cross-stitch project, or knitting needles to finish that special gift, or a beading needle to add those final embellishments. Whether a beginner or what our friends fondly call an “expert,” we love handcrafted needlework, whatever form it takes. And, we’re always looking to try a new technique. Where did the name come from? There’s a fairly large Czech community in Cedar Rapids, with a small business district called the Czech Village in the southwest side of the city. As I was growing up, the Czech Village was a group of small shops along two blocks... a favorite place to go shopping with Babi (my grandmother) whether we were looking for embroidery supplies, crochet thread, pillow ticking, gifts... or bakery (!). It was an early version of “one stop” shopping. Village Needlework is organized a lot like that... a village of needlework cottages, each specializing in one aspect of needlework.

OK, it’s a bit of a stretch! But, that’s truly how the name came to be! Visit each of the “cottages” in our village and browse to your heart’s content. There are over 150 designers and vendors represented. Let me know if you don’t find what you’re looking for and we’ll see if we can find it for you. Yes, we actually welcome “special” orders!

As for me, my background is in adult education and data processing (D.P.? I.T.? I.S.? All those acronyms and more!) So, a needlework shop is a big, but very welcome, change. Now I’m doing what I enjoy all day, every day... working with needlework and stitchers like yourself. Whoever said “work at what you enjoy” really did know what they were talking about. And Millie (my Yorkshire Terrier) loves it that she gets to come with me every day.

Extra fields

Physical Store: Yes

Online Store: Yes

Location: Strip Mall

Parking: Free

Wheelchair Access: Yes

Owner: Julia Ackerman

Credit/Debit Cards Accepted: MasterCard, VISA

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