Although Tattletale described the Needlepoints' activity as "rogue stuff", Parian said she wasn't sure if the descriptor was applicable. The team is mentioned dealing with a gang and participating in villainy like the Undersiders had in Brockton Bay, although with some legitimate business on the side. They source connections and material for Parian's designs from Tattletale and other villainous groups.
The Needlepoints were formed and named after Gold Morning. They dealt with a gang based on information from Tattletale's sources, and they met with the Undersiders, Cozen, and Dinah to posthumously toast Taylor.
↑A scattered few independent heroes and villains were around as well. Few I could name. I saw a girl dressed up like an old fashioned doll. Parian. She was local, and she wasn’t hero or villain. A rogue, who only used her powers for business or entertainment. She could sometimes be seen doing some promotion for a store downtown, giving life to some massive stuffed animal or a store mascot. She’d done an interview in a magazine I’d read back before I had powers, and I knew she was a fashion student, though she wasn’t revealing just who she was until after she was more established. She looked as though she were trapped in a conversation with a curly haired, dimple-cheeked villainess that looked no older than eight, who wore a frock that was maybe from the same period as Parian’s. The pseudo-child was Bambina, if I was remembering right.