Store Layout – Ver. 1


I was thinking about how to configure my shop when I saw a canvas during yesterday’s unpack that suggested a simple layout for Needlepoint Land that might work quite well.

Here is the canvas, which lead me to think of an H layout for the shop.


H Layout


And here it is translated into DIY blueprint form (back office area not shown).


Store Layout V1



1 – checkout counter

2 – rounded display area

3.  wooden bookcase

4.  long wooden table/w chairs for sitting and stitching

5. small display table

6. small display table


This floor plan appeals to me for a number of reasons:

It’s uncluttered and has a pleasing symmetry.

It allows for a smooth traffic flow.

It segments the store in distinct display areas.

It’s easily reconfigurable.

It transforms a rectangular floor space into more of a square.


Well, Ver. 1 of my blueprint for Needlepoint Land seems like a reasonable start.  At least now I can start to think about how and where I might display canvases and threads on the available floor and wall space.

©  Erin McGrath and, 2012 – 2016

About Erin

Owner of Needlepoint Land, LLC. Professional in the field for more than 15 years, during which I have managed and/or worked with various high-end needlepoint shops. I enjoy teaching both beginners and advanced stitchers, and have created numerous stitch guides, with speciality thread selections, for in-store customers and private clients. I maintain contact with an extensive network of needlepoint vendors, custom artists, and, most importantly, reliable, high-quality finishers. I look forward to hearing your comments on my blog!

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