National Needlework Archive

March 15, 2007

A Sad Goodbye to David’s Needle Art, Arundel. Sussex.

Filed under: Shops — by nationalneedleworkarchive @ 7:55 pm

David’s Needle-Art

After 40 years of trading, first in Petworth, and then in Arundel, David’s Needle Art (previously ‘David’s’) closed its doors on February 17th 2007 when David Snellar and his business partner Beryl Randall retired. The shop will be greatly missed by sewing enthusiasts in the area.

‘David’s’ started life in 1967 as a general drapers store and developed over the years into a thriving needlework shop. The shop supplied haberdashery, knitting wools, tapestry needs, sewing machines and a very popular making up service. Long before e-sales, the shop had a thriving mail order service to the UK and overseas.

David and Beryl have given many old artefacts, catalogues, wool samples and threads to the NNA to be preserved or used in conservation work, and we are very grateful for this donation.

Regrettably, the lease on the Arundel shop has come to an end and David and Beryl are now determined to make the best of their retirement years. With plans for house renovation and travel with their respective families, we wish them both all the best for the years to come.

David and Beryl


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