The Point of It All has been The Spot for needlepoint in Washington, DC for more than 50 years. Founder Hyla Hurley created a shop known across the country for sophisticated, top-of-the-line needlepoint canvases and expert finishing. In 2007, Susan and Christopher Battle took the reins. Hyla had taught Susan to stitch more than 20 years earlier and watched her passion for needlepoint flourish!

We feature an unparalleled selection of hand-painted canvases by top needlepoint artists. If you are looking for a specific canvas but don’t see it in the shop, we are happy to order it for you. We are known for our custom canvases; our house artist is absolutely amazing. Anything you can dream, she can paint!

The Point of It All offers one on one lessons for children and adults of all skill levels. We also do a thriving out-of-town business—just because you don’t live in DC doesn’t mean we can’t be YOUR needlepoint shop! You are now able to buy online and have us pull the fibers. Once you have stitched the canvas, we are happy to turn it into a magnificent pillow, a memorable ornament, or an heirloom stocking. Our finishers are the best in the business!