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We are so glad you're here! The Canvasback is your ready resource for all things needlepoint! 
The Canvasback has been serving the needlepoint community since 1974. Located in Northfield, Illinois, we offer one of the 10 largest selections of designer canvases, fibers, needlepoint supplies and accessories in the stock ready for purchase or shipment. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff will help you with project selection, fiber choices, and finishing. Turn your stitched pieces into pillows, framed art, ornaments, stockings, tallis bags, belts, handbags and so much more!  Our beginner classes will help you get started. One-on-one instruction is available as well. Experienced stitchers enjoy weekly scheduled classes, quarterly workshops, and three-day seminars. At The Canvasback we stay with you until your project is complete and you are happy!

Special Update 


The Canvasback is YOUR needlepoint shop. 
The world is changing every moment, and we are all doing our best to adapt. We remained open as long as we could, providing product and service to needlepointers who were to taking refuge in their homes. 
In an effort to contain this virus and reduce human contact transmission, the Governor of Illinois has ordered all non-essential businesses to close their doors to foot traffic. The Canvasback is complying with his order, but we will continue to serve and satisfy your stitching needs in the following ways:

  1. Call the shop (847-446-4244) with your requests. We will fill your order and ship it to you. We are no longer permitted to do curbside pick-up because this takes people out of their homes for what is viewed as a non-essential activity. (Of course, WE certainly know that needlepoint IS essential!!!)
  2. I will be in the store. You can use Facetime for a visual shopping experience. Call the store (847-446-4244) or call my cell phone (847-471-1774), and I will walk the shop showing you canvas and fiber options. We have new product in the shop that I am eager to share with all of you. 
  3. You can click on DESIGNERS above and visit the inventory of all of your favorite artists. Make your selections and email them to Because the needlepoint market was canceled, the designers have full inventories that can be shipped almost immediately. Click PRODUCTS>CANVASES to view some of the new canvases that have arrived.
  4. Finishing is still coming in and going out. We will ship finished pieces as soon as they arrive. 
We know that needlepoint brings you comfort, and we are proud to provide you with whatever supplies and canvases you want and need. 
We thank you for your understanding about the restrictive measures we have had to take. This is a scary time, but this difficult moment will pass. We are hopeful that this time apart will bring us together.
Be well and be safe. 

Eilene and The Canvasback Team


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  • The Canvasback
  • 847-446-4244
  • 1747 Orchard Lane
    Northfield, IL 60093
  • Mon-Fri   10:00-5:00 
  • Sat          10:00-4:00
  • Sun          12:00-4:00