Permanent Closure of Signature Needle Arts

Published by Cathy Bothe on Jul 13th 2023

A Message From Cathy Bothe, President & Founder
To our Signature Needle Arts Family -

To everything there is a season. It is with a grateful, but heavy heart that I am announcing that Signature Needle Arts is going to cease operations with the process beginning today, July 12, 2023. This decision was not made lightly, but it is the time for me personally and for the company.

I recently retired from my role at Bothe Associates and I simply don’t have the energy to continue to shepherd Signature in coming years. We have met so many wonderful knitters in person at shows and on Zoom calls and have forged relationships with so many of you. We loved going to shows and seeing you all face to face but that landscape has changed in the last few years. It was one of the pleasures of my life when someone in an elevator actually asked for my autograph!

There have been so many people here who have been involved with the manufacture of the products and keeping up with the ever-changing website and business side of Signature and for this they all have my undying gratitude. Some of the people who have been so crucial to Signature’s success have been Jennifer, Tammy, Kerri, Ashley, Amber, Daniella, Vicki, Donna and Peggy.

Signature Needle Arts will begin the final sales today, July 12, 2023.

More details will be on the website but:

  • Sales made beginning July 12, 2023 and after will be final. No returns or exchanges. Quantities are limited.
  • Accessories, Yarn, Kits, Books, and Patterns are discounted 20% as of today. Don’t hold off on needles, though – we have no plan to discount needles at this time.
  • No further gift certificates will be available for purchase and we ask that you use those you may have.
  • We will be selling the remaining product that has been made. As items go out of stock, they may not be available again. And items may come back into stock briefly as we finish product in process so keep checking if you’re looking for something specific. We will be unable to watch for items to be in stock on behalf of individuals.
  • You will see some items on the site that have never been offered before like the single point cases we used to transport needles to shows. More of these items may be added so keep checking the site.
  • We are open to selling the business if there is any interest. Serious inquiries only.
  • If you need to reach customer service, please do so by emailing It will be easier for us to get back to you this way than by phone.

Thank you all for being part of the extraordinary journey at Signature for these past 16 years.