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.
THOUSANDS OF THREADS
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.
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 • 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 (Squigee) • 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
July - Kathy Schenkel
August - Painted Pony Best Sellers
September - Associated Talents
October - Charlie Harper (Treglown)
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
Laura Taylor will be teaching three classes at our shop in September using her brand new stitch guide for the Penny Flowers canvas from Ewe and Eye. Laura is a nationally renowned teacher who studied graphic design before following her passion for needlepoint. She teaches weekly classes in Santa Monica, California.
The Penny Flowers class
This will entail several unique stitches using the latest threads, applique, needle felting, silk ribbons and several beeding techniques. Class fee is $595 which includes the canvas, materials, threads, stitch guide, stretcher bars, instruction and lunch. Maximum of 15 stitchers.
Date: Saturday and Sunday, September 10 & 11 from 9:30 to 4pm.
There are also two technique classes being taught on Monday, September 12th.
Technique Class 1 - Never Have a Bad Hair Day
Beards, hair, animal fur... these can be a challenge. Laura will provide stitches and suggestions along with threads to use so that you can make these areas look their best without pulling out your own hair.
Date: Monday, September 12 from 9 to Noon. Cost is $140 which includes all your materials. Maximum of 15 stitchers.
Technique Class 2 - Laura's Favorite Stitches
Laura will teach her favorite stitches, but not the basic ones. These are stitches that make their way onto almost every one of her canvases. By changing the threads and the weight of the stitch, they look completely different and give a brand new visual effect! They will become some of your favorite stitches too!
Date: Monday, September 12 from 1 to 4pm. Cost is $140 which includes all your materials. Maximum of 15 stitchers.
All classes will take place in our new classroom. Call us to reserve your place. (847) 291-6550
Located in the little 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
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday - Saturday