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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!   

Susan Roberts
Trunk Show
Through December 26 

This show has it all: pillows, ornaments, stockings, brick covers, and more! Susan's classic designs are customer favorites, and many are stitch-painted.


It's here! The new stitch book by Suzanne Howren, Tony Minieri and Meredith Willett is in stock. Come in soon to get yours or call to reserve your copy!!!

Finishing Deadlines


As you know, the finishing world continues to be completely overwhelmed. We are thrilled that so many of you are doing beautiful needlepoint, but getting the pieces finished in a timely manner is still a challenge. 

 We have many finishers who support us at The Canvasback, so we have a little more flexibility. However, because the volume of work required is so large, we are asking that Christmas pieces be submitted to us as soon as possible. 

 July 15 was the standard deadline for stockings.  Stockings CAN be accommodated after July 15, but there is an additional charge.

 The deadline for other pieces – ornaments, standups, pillows, eyeglass cases, etc. – that ARE NEEDED BEFORE DECEMBER 25 was September 1.

 Framing and belts can drift later, until October 1.

 Please do not wait until the last minute. We will always try to pull a rabbit out of the hat, but the stress can be unbearable. And we never want to disappoint anyone. Please finish your pieces and get them to us! 



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  • The Canvasback
  • thecanvasback@gmail.comcom
  • 847-446-4244
  • 1747 Orchard Lane
    Northfield, IL 60093
  • Mon-Fri   10:00-5:00 
  • Sat          10:00-4:00
  • Sun          Closed