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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!

Shop Update

It has been so wonderful to see your happy faces as you pick up beautiful finished projects and select exciting new ones!

However, because of the highly transmissible COVID-19 Delta variant and to be in compliance with Cook County ordinances, we must ask that a mask be worn when you visit The Canvasback. We wish you all health and safety. We thank you for your cooperation. 

Eilene recently did research for and was interviewed for a terrific article called "Needlepoint is a Great Way to Cope with Uncertainty." Needlepoint actually DOES make you feel good. There are physiological and neurological reasons why we feel comforted by the needlepoint we do. This is not in your imagination, this is real! Read and enjoy!  Click here for the article. 

The Collector
the collector

A group of customers asked Linda to do a class featuring this design by Vicki Sawyer.  Linda has written the stitch guide and is eager to help you try new threads, techniques, and stitches.

If you are interested in stitching this fun design, please call 847-446-4244 to register.

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Class: $285 - includes the canvas, threads, stitch guide, stretcher bars, instruction, and lunch
Kit Only: $270 includes canvas, threads, stitch guide, and stretcher bars

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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