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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!


So much has happened and so much more is happening! We thank you again for your patience as we abide by CDC guidelines in requiring masks and hand sanitization while limiting visitors to the shop to three at a time. We are happy to make reservations to avoid any waiting time, but most of the time this is not necessary. 

We still do curbside visits and pick-ups if that is your preference. Thank you for your patience and cooperation. A visit to the shop is well worth waiting for! 
So many things happening! A new Alice Peterson trunk show has opened. So many colorful and fun canvases in every category imaginable: baby gifts, wedding items, Christmas ornaments and décor, Judaica, and more! In addition, Alice Peterson has surprised us by providing a huge inventory of Stitch-Its, the self-finishing little change purses, zipper bags, mah jong bags, and eyeglass cases. These items are usually not available at trunk shows, but they are at The Canvasback! 

But that’s not all! We are all spending a lot more time at home these days. A colorful, but relaxing geometric patterned canvas is the perfect remedy. We have been chosen by Susan Roberts to host a caravan of these beautiful quilt-like patterns. They are every color imaginable, both modern and traditional. And, like all trunk shows, are offered at discounted prices. Come see! Come stitch! 


And more! Raymond Crawford has put together an enormous set of albums containing samples of his most popular canvases and the new canvases he designed for 2020. There is a wonderful selection: terrific Christmas and Thanksgiving items, Broadway playbills, and wedding commemoratives to name a few. 
All of this plus the new canvases that arrive daily. We order and order and order, providing you with the best and broadest selection that you will find anywhere. 
Finally, A reminder that the Holiday deadline for finishing is fast approaching: September 1. That is the final date for our commitment that you will have your finished project before the holidays. Of course, emergencies do occur and we are always ready to find an exceptional solution to your exceptional challenges, but the fees are almost certainly higher after September 1
Our whole team is back. Linda is teaching Monday mornings and Wednesday afternoons…always at an appropriate distance. The next 3-Day seminar is November 6, 7, 8. Enrollment is more limited than it has been in the past and is filling fast. 

Wow! That’s a lot of news to throw at you all at once!

We are so grateful for all of you who have felt able to come to visit and shop with us. 
Please stay well and be safe. We look forward to seeing you sometime soon.

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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