Welcome to The Forest Needle!

We are a full service needlepoint shop located in Lake Forest, Illinois. We offer a large collection of canvases, fibers, unique accessories and a complete line of finishing and custom services. Our friendly staff enjoys meeting new stitchers and chatting about needlepoint and the exciting designs and fibers available! Come visit our store and relax in front of our welcoming fireplace. We are a stitching haven for old friends and new!

We are proud to serve Chicago’s North Shore community, southern Wisconsin and online customers. If you live in the area, or are visiting, please stop in to say hello! If you are not nearby, we invite you to spend time visiting our website. Please, call us with questions, special orders or custom requests. We look forward to hearing from you!

New Summer Hours!

Tuesday-Friday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00am – 3:00pm

From I-294

Exit Townline Road (Rt. 60). Go east to Waukegan Road. Turn left on Waukegan Rd. and proceed to Deerpath Rd. Turn right onto Deerpath and proceed to Western Avenue. Turn left onto Western Ave. and continue north about one mile to our store. The store is located on the right hand side, with a green awning.

From Rt. 41

Exit Rt. 41 at Deerpath Rd. and turn east onto Deerpath Rd. Proceed toward the center of town to Western Avenue. Turn left onto Western Ave. and continue north about one mile to our store. The store is located on the right hand side, with a green awning. 

Dear Friends,Lake Forest Illinois Stitchers, Needlepoint

I am so excited to welcome you all to The Forest Needle! Many years ago I learned to needlepoint from my grandmother and I knew it would become a lifelong passion. Over the years it has led me to so many friends and experiences.  I am thrilled to share this love of stitching with you.

Needlepoint is as popular now as it was when I was a child, but so much has changed! The canvases are spectacular and the colors and textures of fibers are magnificent. New cottons, silks, wools, nylon and filament fibers and embellishments make each project exciting and unique.

Our shop is designed with a love of color, camaraderie and fellowship to create a wonderful home for all who love to needlepoint. Our staff is warm and welcoming, and we invite you to stop in and spend some time with us! I look forward to seeing you!

Candice Engelhard, Owner, The Forest Needle

Embracing the Joyful Art of Needlepoint