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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!

Linda Corirossi's Embellishment Classes Are Resuming

It's time to get back into the swing of things!!
We are learning to live with masks and social distancing. We are careful, but we are venturing out. It's time to come to Linda's embellishment class again! Classes will resume Monday, June 15 with our regular weekly schedule: 9:30 am Mondays and 1:00 pm Wednesdays.
To ensure everyone's safety Linda has asked that, for now, we limit enrollment to 4 students per session.
Sign up by calling 847-446-4244. We can't wait to see you!

Re-Opening Information 

 We at The Canvasback are happy and excited to announce our next steps to re-opening our shop to welcome you, our customers and friends, that we have missed so much. 

Beginning May 29, we are implementing the following procedures to ensure we are meeting CDC requirements, state regulations, and personal safety measures. We hope the structure we have planned will help everyone to feel safe and secure. 
1. The store has been cleaned and sanitized. 
2. For the time being, we will welcome 3 customers in the store at a time. Though an appointment is not required, we encourage customers to call the shop for an actual time slot. This will ensure timely access to the shop and reduce waiting time in the parking lot. 
3. Customers and Canvasback associates must provide and wear their own masks. Hand sanitizer instead of gloves will be required as well. Hand sanitizer will be available at the entry. We must also maintain social distancing. 
4. For now, we ask that customers just handle canvases and allow Canvasback associates to pull the fibers you need. If the store is busy, fibers may have to be pulled and picked up later. 
5. For those who are not yet ready to be out shopping, we are happy to provide Facetime shopping at convenient times. This has been working very well during the past stay-at-home weeks. It is best if you call for an appointment for this service. 
6. If you have finishing to drop off, you do not need an appointment. There will be a basket just inside the door. Please make sure that your pieces are in a plastic bag with a note detailing your name, email, phone number, and any other details about your finishing preferences. 
7. For the time being, our restroom facilities will not be available to customers. 
8. At this time, we can only accept credit cards and personal checks. 
9. The store will be open 10-5 Monday through Friday, 10-4 on Saturday. For now, the store will be closed on Sundays. We will return to Sunday hours soon. 
These are our first baby steps. As we gain experience with the new program, there may be adjustments. We promise to keep you informed of changes as they are made. 
We are glad to welcome you home! The Canvasback is your store. We look forward to seeing you and helping you with your projects. 

Eilene and The Canvasback Team

Kathy Schenkel
Trunk Show

Everyone loves Kathy's designs! Her line is filled with fun ornaments, signs, standups, and sweet signs of inspiration. Come in soon to see everything she sent.



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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          Closed