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The Forest Needle

"Embracing The Joyful Art Of Needlepoint"

About Us

The Forest Needle is 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 nothing better than to stitch and chat 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, don't miss out!

Areas Served

Lake County, IL | Cook County, IL | Lake Forest, IL | Lake Bluff, IL | Libertyville, IL | Highland Park, IL | Deerfield, IL | Northbrook, IL | Wilmette, IL | Northfield, IL | Glenview, IL | Milwaukee, WI | Highwood, IL | Wisconsin

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On 12/7/2019 Helen Suhayda had this to say:
Great selection of beautiful needlepoint canvases, threads, and great service.

On 4/24/2019 Kristi Long had this to say:
Love this shop. Beautiful items including fibers and a great selection of projects. Candace and her team are exceptional in their knowledge! it's always a pleasure to receive their guidance.

On 3/9/2019 Robin S. had this to say:
I cannot say enough about The Forest Needle. The variety and depth of fibers is amazing. I travel a lot and visit needlepoint stores along the way and am often disappointed with the limited choices. It reinforces how fortunate we are to have this gem in our backyard!! It is worth the trek and visit. Town is lovely - so make it a day if you do not live in the area. You will not be disappointed. The classes, and the amazing amount of canvases is wonderful. The owner and ladies that work there are extremely knowledgeable and helpful. They spend time with each customer and offer ideas and solutions to questions. I know finishing has been a negative in the past, but that was quite awhile ago and they are using a new finisher that does wonderful work.

On 3/18/2018 Jackie Dickson Cook had this to say:
A big “Thank You” to The Forest Needle for their exceptional service!! I do not have a local NPS & have anticipated visiting this gem on my trips to Chicago. This is a beautiful high end shop with loads of canvases, fibers, embellishments, accessories, and inspiring store displays. Situated in a lovely community with parking in front, the welcoming storefront location and helpful staff has earned my repeat business. This is a not-to-be-missed shop!

On 3/6/2018 Lezlie Lenz had this to say:
Great canvases. Lots of selection. Cozy atmosphere.

Contact Us

The Forest Needle
1341 N Western Ave. Lake Forest, IL 60045
Phone: (847) 235-2407
Fax: (847) 235-2489

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Our Hours

Holiday Hours May Vary. Please Call For Details.

Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM


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