Amble Pin Cushion is a busy family business, based in the Northumberland coastal fishing town of Amble.  Our friendly staff are enthusiastic experts for all things fabric and yarn. We provide an outstanding service and top quality products. Please contact us if you have any queries, we are always happy to help you.

2020 has been an ‘interesting’ year, with awards, award nominations, staff changes, making lots of face masks and launching our new Northumbria Knit and Stitch Kits. We now offer cross stitch kits featuring iconic landmarks of Northumbria, such as; Castles, Bridges and Landmarks. Click here to view our brochure featuring the complete collection of kits. 

We have been nominated in the British Sewing Awards 2020 as Best Independent Haberdashery Shop in the North East Region, up against stores in Newcastle and Stockton-on-Tees. We have also been shortlisted for the British Knitting an Crochet awards for our Guernsey Knitting Kits (See here) Please vote for us by 23rd October. You get a nice goody pack for voting too! Click here to vote.

Meet Our Team

Out team of highly-skilled, friendly professional staff provide first class service
Norma originally trained for and worked in the clothing industry for 18 years, later gaining qualifications in millinery and soft furnishings, so has a wide range of skills to draw on. Before buying the shop with her husband, Brian, she taught in the South West and in Northumberland.

Laurie joined APC as an apprentice, straight from 6th Form. In 2018, she was shortlisted to the top six for ‘Small Business Apprentice of the Year’. After completing her training, Laurie now works on alterations, maintaining the website and serving in the shop. Laurie particularly enjoys altering stunning bridal and prom gowns, and creating fun window displays.

Diane is the newest member of the APC team, and enjoys the daily challenge of working on alterations as a seamstress. In her spare time, her creative pursuits include sewing, knitting, crochet and musical theatre.

When Anne retired from a long career in admin and IT, she started to attend our knit and natter group, and was asked to join the APC team as a sales assistant and knitting expert. Anne had learnt to knit before starting school, and enjoys trying out new patterns and making changes to customise favourite patterns.