Chicagoland's Premiere Needlepoint Shop

threads • Canvases • Accessories • Expertise


Our Services

We will cheerfully help you select threads/embellishments for any canvas, from any source, at no charge. We will create a Thread & Stitch Guide for any NSN canvas for a fee (depending on size and complexity). Due to time constraints, we cannot offer this service for canvases from other sources.

Should you need help with stitch selection or desire to learn a stitch/es, we offer Private Lessons ($20/hour) for any canvas. If we are kitting a canvas for you in the shop, please let us know of any thread preferences--both those you like especially and those you wish us to avoid.

NSN is pleased to offer excellent framing services for pictures and boxes. We carry a large selection of frame, fillet, and matte corners so that you may choose just the look you want. Our framer specializes in needlepoint and offers shaped mattes, cut-outs, and archival framing. Framing services generally take about two weeks.

We use many stitchers from all over the country, depending upon their expertise with a certain item. Time requirements vary, but eight weeks is the norm. If you have a specific deadline, please let us know up front so that we can determine with the finisher if it can be met.

You do not need to supply fabric or other materials for finishing unless you have specific fabric. Most finishers will accept your fabric as long as it is clean and sufficient to complete the project. Finishers do not offer lower prices because you sent fabric to be used, and some will not accept slippery, stretchy, or upholstery-weight fabrics.

We want you to be happy with your finishing, so we ask many questions about your preferences. Please don't hesitate to give us any additional direction.


We carry full lines of threads. Give us a call if you have a particular need for a color, dye lot or brand.

Accentuate  •  Alabaster  •  Alpaca 18  •  Anchor  •  Arctic Rays  •  Backgrounds  •  Bijoux  •  Boucle'  •  Burmilana  •  Caron Collection  •  Colonial Persian  •  Coronet Braid (all sizes)  •  Crystal Braid  •  Crystal Treasures  •  DMC Floss and Sizes 3 & 5 Pearl Cotton  •  Elegance  •  Fancy Fur  •  Faux Fur  •  Flair  •  Floche  •  Fuzzy Stuff  •  Fyre Werks  •  Gloriana Overdyed Silk  •  Grandeur  •  Hi-lights  •  Impressions  •  Kreinik Sizes 4, 8, 12, 16, Braids and 1/16 and 1/8 Ribbons •  Mandarin Floss  •  Needlepoint Inc. Silk  •  Neon Rays  •  Neon Rays +  •  Nordic Gold  •  Painters Threads  •  Patent Leather  •  Pebbly Perle  •  Pepper Pot Silk  •  Petite Frosty Rays  •  Petite Silk Lame Braid  •  Petite Sparkle Rays  •  Petite Very Velvet  •  Planet Earth Single Strand Silk  •  Planet Earth Six Ply Silk  •  Planet Earth Opal  •  Planet Earth Ribbons  •  Rainbow Angora  •  Rainbow Linen  •  Rainbow Tweed  •  Rainbow Cashmere  •  Renaissance Threads  •  River Silk Ribbons  •  Sampler Threads  •  Silk & Ivory   •  Silk Lame' Braid 18  •  Silk Serica  •  SJ Pearls  •  Soie d'Alger Stranded Silk  •  Soie de Paris Stranded Silk  •  Soie Perlee'  •  Sparkle Braid  •  Sparkle Rays  •  Straw Silk  •  Subtlety  •  Sundance  Size 8, 11 and 14 Beads  •  Super Suede  •  Thread Gatherer  Silk 'n Colors  •  Threadworx Overdyed Floss  •  Trebizond  •  Very Velvet  •  Vineyard Silk Classic  •  Water 'n Ice  •  Watercolours  •  Waterlilies  •  Wildflowers  •  Winter  •  Wisper  •  YLI Ribbons  •  Zoo Eyes

Canvases from the Top Designers


We stock canvases from A to Z!.  Stop by the shop for a little inspiration!  Further, we have photo catalogs from many of these designers. Bold links below will open that designer in a new window.

A  Alexa  •  Alice Peterson  •  All About Stitching  •  Amanda Lawford  •  And More  •  Ann Wheat Pace  •  Anne Brinkley•  Associated Talents

B   Barbara Bergsten  •  Barbara Eyre (Susan Roberts)  •  Barbara Fox  •  Barbara Russell  •  BB Needlepoint  •  Beth Cope(CBK)  •  Beth Gantz  •  Beth Russell  •  Birds of a Feather  • Brenda Stofft    Burnett and Bradley

C   Canvas Connection  •  Caron Collection  •  CBK Collection  •  Cheryl Schaeffer•  Colors of Praise  •  Cooper Oaks  •  Creative Needle

D   Danji  •  Denise DeRusha  •  DJ Designs

E   Elements (Dream House Ventures)  •  Elizabeth Bradley  •  Elizabeth Turner Collection (Meredith Collection)  •  Ewe & Eye & Friends (Maggie Co.)

F   Fleur de Paris

G   Gail Hendrix (Squiggee Designs) •  Gayla Elliott

H   HeartStrings (Artists Collection)

J   j. child's designs  •  J. Malahy Designs  •  Jane Nichols  •  Jean Smith  •  JP Needlepoint  •  Julia's Needleworks  •  Julie Mar  •  Julie Pischke

K   Katherine Parfet (Needlework Unlimited)  •  Kathy Schenkel Designs  •  Kelly Clark Needlepoint  •  Kirk and Bradley

L   Labors of Love  •  Laurel Wheeler  •  Lee's Needle Arts (Colonial Needle)  •  Leigh's Designs  •  Libby Sturdy  •  Lund

M   Maggie and Company  •  Magic Needle  •  MAP Designs  •  Melissa Shirley  •  Mile High Princesss (Artists Collection)  •  Mindy  •  MM Designs

N   Needle Crossings  •  Needle Deeva  •  Needle Graphics  •  Needlepoint Broad

O   Once in a Blue Moon (Fleur de Paris)

P   Painted Pony  •  Patti Mann  •  Patty Paints  •  Peas of Mind  •  Pepperberry Designs  •  Petei  •  Pippin Studio  •  Princess and Me

Q   Quail Run

R   Raymond M. Crawford  •  Rebecca Wood Designs  •  Red Thread Designs  •  Renaissance  •  Rishfeld Designs  •  Robbyn's Nest Designs  •  Ruth Schmuff

S   S&S Needlecraft (Julia's)  •  Sandra Gilmore (Fleur de Paris)  •  Sasi Creations  •  Sew Much Fun  •  ShareOne's Ideas  •  Sharon G  •  SHEAR Creations (Artists Collection)  •  Shelly Tribby Designs  •  Shivering Sheep  •  Shorebird Studio (Katherine Molineux)  •  Silver Needle  •  Sophia Designs  •  Stitch Its  •  Strictly Christmas  •  Studio 2  •  Studio Midwest  •  Sundance Designs  •  Susan Roberts  • 

T   Tapestry Tent (Susan Roberts)  •  The Collection  •  Treglown Designs  •  Trubey (Fleur de Paris)

U   Unique NZ Designs

W  Waterweave  •  Whimsy and Grace  •  Winnetka Stitchery Designs

Z   Zecca


Lots of new and unique canvases, notions, purses and other ideas to get your stitching juices going.

CLICK any of the images to get a larger view


Trunk Shows:

Trunk Shows for 2017 are completed.  check back for our 2018 Lineup in mid-December!




On-Going (Every Wednesday):

Linda Corirossi teaches a canvas embellishment class every Wednesday in our shop.  Linda is an accomplished national teacher and lives in the Chicago area.  

Class is from 10 to 12 noon.  Cost is $25 payable to Linda (cash or check).  Maximum of 8 students per class.  Call us to reserve your place.  (847) 291-6550  

One-on-one and small group Saturday Sessions

We offer individualized classes on Saturday for beginner and intermediate stitchers.  This could be a great gift idea for you or someone you know with an interest in needlepoint.  Classes are catered to the level and experience of the students.  Call the shop or stop in to learn more.

November 3rd, 4th and 5th:

Linda Corirossi will be here for a 3 day embellishment class.  Linda will provide a stitch guide for your canvas that needs to be turned in no later than September 1st.

Use our classroom!

If you have a stitching group and are looking for a place to meet, contact us!  

Our classroom is available free of charge when it's not in use. Just call the shop to check on availability. (847) 291-6550.


North Shore Needleworks Rewards Card!

Be sure you sign up for our Rewards Card!

Spend $500 on canvases, threads, accessories or finishing and we'll reward you with a $50 Store Credit.  

You can use the credit towards a future purchase in the shop.

Stop in today, make a purchase and start saving!




Located in the town of Northbrook, north of Chicago, North Shore Needleworks is a needlepoint-only shop owned by Carol and Jim Jakimow.

We specialize in a large assortment of threads (in complete color lines) and a huge collection of canvases and charts. Silk threads, in all their glory, are a favorite with us and we carry many lines.

Our aim is to give you superior service. Our in-shop classroom seats 16 people with individual stations, outfitted with Stella lights, canvas stands, desks, and a range of professional instructors.  

Our staff are all accomplished needlework craftspeople.  We do stitch guides, kitting, and help our clients get the most out of the craft.  

Feel free to call or stop in if we can help you to envision your next needlepoint project.

Thanks for stopping by!



1512 Shermer Rd. Unit C
Northbrook, IL 60062


(847) 291-6550


10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday - Saturday
Closed Sundays