Embracing the Joyful Art of Needlepoint

Below Is A List of All Past Events

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 candice@forestneedle.com 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.

Melissa Shirley

Birds of A Feather and Cooper Oaks Designs

Whimsy & Grace

Purple Palm Designs

April 16th –  30th 2016

We are thrilled to have the lovely designs of Melissa Shirley. Her canvases are full of color, delightful details and eye catching designs! Don’t miss this opportunity to stock up on your favorite canvases as well as her new offerings!

June 18th –  30th 2016

Don’t miss this wonderful trunk show featuring the classic artistic themes of Birds of a Feather. These canvases are inspiring and unique works of art. The show also features Cooper Oak Designs. All canvases are stitch painted with designs adapted from a variety of artwork and motifs. You will be delighted with the colorful whimsy and charm of each hand painted piece

August 1st –  15th 2016

We are so excited about this collection of Whimsy & Grace ornaments, holiday designs and bedazzled stars! Our trunk show features many of the designs you have been looking for! Each has been crafted with special attention to design, color and detail! And all at 20% off!

September 2016

Brand New! Perfect for the world traveler! Bright and colorful, these beautiful city and landscapes have a relaxed hand that will add to the dimension of the stitched piece. Come and see how wonderful these canvases are! All Trunk Show 20% off!

Jill Rigoli 3-Day Workshop

Friday – Sunday Feb 8, 9, 10 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Come stitch with Jill and finish that project or start a new one!

Learn new stitches and fill in those difficult spaces!

Includes lunch all three days and promises to be great fun!

All for $265


May 31st 2019

Kate Dickerson

Febuary 2019

Linda Corirossi

June 7, 8 & 9 10:00 – 4:30

Canvas Embellishment

The Forest Needle is Five Years Old!!

Please come help us Celebrate- Wednesday April 3 All-Day Event! Party from 4 until 7 PM We will be having special prices and discounts, along with cupcakes and bubbly!
We would love to see you and show you our gratitude for five wonderful years!!!
All of us at The Forest Needle

The Wellesy Collection 

July 1st – 30th

The Wellesley Collection is full of  charm! Their inspired artists like Annie Lane bring a delightful sense of humor to all they paint! Don’t miss this happy trunk show!

Tess & Thorn

July 1st – 12th

Tess, a very creative, young artist, who was formerly with Tess and Thorn, will be joining her mother, Doolittle Designs in our shop!

Melissa Shirley

July 12th – 20th

Melissa always has outstanding canvases and truly sets the standard
for many needlepointers. Come and experience her trunk show and walk away with one of her breathtaking canvases…or two!

Doolittle Designs

July 23 – July 31st

Doolittle Designs has wonderful vacation destinations ornament
rounds and square pillows for your cabin or ski lodge!

Embracing the Joyful Art of Needlepoint

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

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