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The Canvasback offers a wide variety of classes for everyone from the beginner to the advanced needlepoint artist. We will help you take your needlepoint skills to the next level.

Learn techniques that will enable you to continue to create wonderful needlepoint artwork. Days and times vary depending upon the class. Check back often for updates to our class offerings.

Reservations and prepayment required for all classes.

Embellishment with Linda

Try our popular embellishment classes with Linda Corirossi. Bring your canvas and let Linda help you pick fibers and stitches to make it spectacular.

Mondays, 9:30-11:30
Wednesdays, 1:00-3:00
$30 per session

Life After Basketweave

This class is for anyone who knows how to basketweave and is ready to try something new!  It includes a discussion of threads, needles, use of threads, couching, padding, simple beading and ruching. 
All supplies and instruction are covered by the class fee.
Thursday, November 7
10:00 to Noon

Introduction to Needlepoint
We welcome students who are new to needlepoint to this class. It is also open to those of you who are looking to get back into needlepoint.

You'll learn the basics: threading a needle, starting and ending threads, basketweave, and one or two other simple stitches as time permits. We request that your canvas is something fairly simple - uncomplicated design, no shading, a limited number of colors, no larger than 12 X 12", and preferably 13 mesh. If you don't have one, we can help you select one.

Class fee includes instruction, needles, scissors, and threader. And, as with all of our classes, purchases for the class receive a 10% discount.

Thursday, October 31, 2:00-4:30
Saturday, December 16, 2:00-4:30

3-Day Workshop with Linda Corirossi

This a picture taken at our October 3-day workshop with Linda. Everyone had a terrific time and made amazing progress on their projects!!! 
Students provided the canvas, Linda created a custom stitch guide for each canvas, The Canvasback pulled the threads and provided lunch.
If this sounds like something you'd like to try, make a reservation now for your spot in the next one December 6-8. Linda needs to have your canvas by November 8.
These workshops are very popular, so call soon to sign up and make a $100 non-refundable deposit to reserve your spot.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
December 6, 7, 8
9:30-4:00 each day
$375 - includes teaching fee, stitch guide and lunch each day

Find Us!
Contact Info
  • 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          12:00-4:00