The fun of needlepoint is the stitching! We offer classes for the beginner, novice and advanced stitcher. Our instructors take you step-by-step through each project so that you can master a technique at any level.  In addition to classes, we have opportunities to visit our store with your current project and stitch and chat, ask questions and gather advice on a current project you currently have in progress. Have a stalled project? Bring it in and we can refresh and breath new life into it!

Special event – Beach Birdhouses

Beach Birdhouses 

Friday, Saturday & Sunday June 9, 10 & 11

9:30 – 4:00

Fabulous Melissa Shirley canvas with a creatively developed stitch guide by Linda Corirossi. Being taught by Linda as a three day workshop with all supplies included: canvas, stitch guide, fibers and embellishment items including Swarovski Crystals.  This is truly a spectacular work of art that promises to be engaging and loads of fun.  Lunch will also be included. For more information or to sign-up: email at or phone (847) 235-2407, or in-store sign-up

Embellishment Class With Linda Corirossi


10:00am – Noon & 1:00- 3:00pm

$25 per class


We are delighted to have Linda Corirossi teaching weekly embellishment classes at the Forest Needle!  Linda comes to us with outstanding experience, having taught needlepoint classes sine 1980.  She has written several books and guides on needlepoint embellishing.  Her classes bring spark and interest to any project!   You may bring any work-in-progress to get expert advice, or select a new piece from our inventory of hundreds of colorful canvases.  Call Candice at (847) 235-2407, or stop in the store to sign up. 

Weekend Stitching Workshop

May 19 &20  

9:30am – 4:00pm

Connect with other stitchers during this fun two-day workshop with Linda Corirossi!  This weekend stitching workshop includes: full canvas with all threads, stitch guide, stretcher bars, embellishments and unlimited fun. Linda is a nationally recognized needlepoint instructor and author of two books on embellishment.  This class promises to expand your skills and develop your stitch repertoire.  Lunch is included for both days. Stop by the store or contact The Forest Needle at (847) 235-2407 for more information and registration.  

Wednesday Tea



3:00 – 4:30 pm

Drop in with your current project and enjoy a relaxing afternoon stitching with friends.

We always have something exciting happening in the shop. Click on a date in the calendar below to see what’s happening!

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to give us a call at (847)-235-2407

Embracing the Joyful Art of Needlepoint

1341 Western Avenue Lake Forest, IL 60045 | 847-235-2407

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