Welcome to Cabell Stitchery - This is not your grandmother's needlepoint!

Cabell Stitchery was not a planned endeavor. I was busy looking for a very specific canvas, and it didn’t exist. I was discussing with my friend who owns a LNS, and she suggested that I paint it myself. What an idea…...I learned that I loved the creative process of designing and painting unique new canvases.  So, after a lot of practice, and hundreds of canvas design ideas later, I bring you Cabell Stitchery. It’s nice to meet you!


I’ve been doing needlepoint since I was a little girl. I was taught by my Aunt Jenny, and I still have several of her beautifully stitched pillows in my house. It has always been a comforting and relaxing exercise to see a canvas come to life, for whatever its purpose! I have about 30 “works in progress” (don’t we all?). Someday, I might actually finish some of them. In the meantime, I’m busy designing and painting canvases for you! My favorite designs are modern and funky - things that are fun to paint, and that will appeal to a new generation of younger stitchers. Some are a bit edgy, tongue-in-cheek, sarcastic, and maybe even inappropriate. 

I work full-time as a Nurse Practitioner, and am part-time faculty at The University of Virginia (Go HOOS!) in the Graduate School of Nursing. In my limited off-time, I’m here for you, busily designing and painting, creating canvases that will hopefully give you as much joy as they give me as I create them, and that will someday become family heirlooms. 



The story behind the name: Cabell was my father’s name, and is rich in Virginia history.

His home was where I learned to stitch, and he was the busiest person I ever knew. How could I NOT name my business after him? It seems the very least I could do for this man who taught me so much, and who I miss terribly.


Do you have a brick and mortar store?

No. I’m exclusively online, but some of my canvases can be found in shops around the country (see below). You can also purchase many of my canvases on my ETSY shop, Cabell Stitchery.

In what stores can I find your designs?

The current stores who carry my designs are listed below. You can ask your local shop to contact me and establish an account if they aren’t listed here!


  • The Needle Bug - Montgomery
  • Magic City Needlepoint - Vestavia


  • The West, Inc. - Tucson


  • Old World Designs - Menlo Park
  • Aristeia Needlepoint - Santa Monica
  • The Needle Nook of La Jolla - La Jolla
  • A Stitch in Time - San Marino


  • House of Needlepoint - Darien
  • New England Stitchery - Darien
  • Enriched Stitch - Wilton
  • The Village Ewe - Old Greenwich
  • Thistle Needleworks - Wethersfield


  • Stitch Stash - Rehobeth


  • The Point of it All - Washington, DC


  • Bristly Thistle - Amelia Island
  • Seaside Needlepoint - Vero Beach
  • Novella Needlepoint - Winter Park
  • The Needlepoint Company - Coral Springs
  • Needlepoint in Paradise - Naples
  • Cindy's Needlepoint Cottage - Havana
  • The Flying Needles - BelleAir Bluffs
  • Knot the Point - Tampa
  • Radish Roots Needlepoint - Palm Coast


  • Labors of Love Needlepoint - Atlanta
  • The Nimble Needle - Atlanta
  • Augusta Needlepoint - Augusta


  • The Canvasback - Northfield
  • Emily's Stitchery - Northbrook
  • The Classic Stitch - Winnetka
  • The Forest Needle - Lake Forest
  • Third Coast Stitches - Chicago
  • Stitcher's Garden - Naperville


  • Elegant Needleworks - Muncie


  • The Elegant Needle - Baton Rouge


  • Osterville Needlepoint - Mashpee


  • Peacock Alley Needlepoint - Ada
  • The Wool and the Floss - Grosse Pointe


  • 3 Kittens Needle Arts - Mendota Heights


  • The Needlepoint Clubhouse - St. Louis
  • Sign of the Arrow - St. Louis


  • Knit One Stitch Too - Pennington
  • Ridgewood Needlepoint - Wyckoff
  • Stitching Pretty - Eatontown
  • Bay Head Needlepoint - Bay Head


  • Stitch by Stitch - Larchmont
  • Bargello Needlepoint - Tuckahoe
  • West Village Knit and Needle - NYC
  • Rita's Needlepoint - NYC
  • The Red Thread - Oyster Bay


  • Chapel Hill Needlepoint - Chapel Hill
  • Stitch Point on Friendly - Greensboro
  • Time to Stitch - Winston-Salem
  • Yarns of Wilmington - Wilmington 


  • What's the Point? - Dublin
  • I of the Needle - Akron
  • Cincinnati Needlepoint - Cincinnati
  • Wool and Willow Needlepoint - Cleveland Heights


  • Greystone Needlepoint - Bryn Mawr
  • Beehive Needle Arts - Pittsburgh
  • Creative Way Needlepoint - Bryn Mawr
  • Stitch Haus - Wayne


  • Needlepoint by the Bay - East Greenwich


  • The Needle Tree - Greenville
  • Forest Acres Needlepoint - Columbia
  • Needlepoint Cottage - Aiken


  • Nimblefingers - Houston
  • The French Knot - Ft. Worth
  • Fantastic Needlepoint - Midland
  • The Needle Works - Austin
  • The Tinsmith's Wife - Comfort


  • Poppypointe - Charlottesville
  • Magpie Knits - Charlottesville
  • The Stitching Studio - Richmond
  • Point on Piccadilly - Roanoke
  • STITCH Middleburg
  • Artful Stitches - Locust Grove
  • West End Needlepoint - Richmond


  • Threadneedle Street - Issaquah


Do you offer your canvases as kits?

Not usually. I find that choice of fibers is highly personal, so this is not a service that I routinely provide. However, if you’d like for me to purchase fibers for you and send the canvas as a ‘kit’, I charge a $15 fee, plus the cost of the fibers. I do not upcharge for the fibers, themselves. I do require you to specify what TYPE of fiber you choose to work with (cotton, silk, wool, etc).

What if a canvas is out of stock?

If I’m out of stock of the canvas you like, it will be restocked! Please add your name to the wait list to be notified when it’s available! I make every effort to maintain inventory. If you’re in a hurry for a canvas, email me and I may be able to direct you to a LNS that has it in stock.

Can you do any of your canvases in custom colors?

Yes, sometimes. If you see a canvas and you’d like it in a different color combination, or with a background color, I can often accommodate that request. There is frequently an additional fee for painting a background, but it depends on the canvas.