406 Peterson Road, Libertyville, IL 60048

2 Needle Chicks

Handpainted canvases, threads, yarn, notions, accessories and finishing services for the discerning needlework artist.

Needlepoint Classes

David McCaskill Classes!

SOLD OUT! We are delighted to host 3 classes in September with David McCaskill. David is a nationally known needlepoint teacher in high demand! 

On Friday, September 27 and Saturday, September 28 we will be offering 2 embellishment classes. Bring your canvas to 2 Needle Chicks for one-on-one assistance from the talented David McCaskill. David will help you embellish your canvas with new stitches and new fibers. David believes needlepoint is a personal expression of creativity and he wants to help you bring your work to life! You can bring your work-in-progress to get expert advice or select a new piece from our ginventory of over 1,000 colorful canvases. 

The class fee for each day is $150 and includes lunch and a swag bag. Each class begins at 9:30 am and ends at 4:00 pm. Class size is limited to 8 people per day. We expect these classes to fill up fast! Sign up for 1 or both days!

On Sunday, September 29th, David will host a Tips, Tricks, and Techniques class for threads. David will discuss myriad ways you can use threads to embellish your canvases. Fee for this class is $75.00 and includes lunch and swag bag. No class size limit. Class begins at 9:30 am and ends at 4:00 pm.

Sign up for all 3 classes and receive a $25.00 discount!

Canvas Embellishment with Linda Corirossi

Bring your canvas to 2 Needle Chicks for one-on-one assistance from the talented Linda Corirossi. Linda will help you embellish your canvas with new stitches and new fibers.

These sessions fill up fast so call soon or click the Register Now! button below to reserve your spot.  Please call (847) 549-3611 or email us at info@2needlechicks.com to register.

Dates (2019): 
June 4, 18
July 9, 23
August 6, 13, 27
September 10
October 15, 29
November 5, 19

Session Fee: $30

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Noel Star

Stitch this beautiful, counted Raymond Crawford Noel Star in a class taught by Mary McGuire. Stunning design to add to your holiday decorations!

Design Size: 5 1/2" 

Session Fee: $100, canvas & pattern. Does not include threads or stretcher bars.

Date(s): September 17 & October 1

Time: 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Crochet Classes

Screwball Ice Cream Shawl

Join us on 3 consecutive Thursdays in June (6, 13, & 20) from 5:30 to 7:00 pm to crochet another shawl from the book "Delicious Crochet Shawls".  This shawl was inspired by the author's love of ice cream! Using a lace pattern, this top-down triangle shawl has big, stand-out clusters for some chunky texture! Finished measurements after blocking: About 64 1/2" (164 cm) wide by 32" (82 cm) long. 

Class Fee: $45, Materials and pattern book are not included. Please purchase yarn at 2 Needle Chicks. 

Session Times: June 6, 13, & 20; 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm 

Instructor: Susan Lutz Kenyon

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Seed Stitch Scarf

Build on your skills! This scarf is crocheted in seed stitch using 3 yarns from Plymouth Yarns. This beautiful scarf is a breeze to crochet. Get started on your winter scarf collection or gifts!

Fee: $40, materials not included. Please purchase yarn in store. 2 skeins of Plymouth Encore Colorspun, 1 skein of Nako Kar Tanesi Baby yarn.

Sessions: August 8 & 15

Instructor: Susan Lutz Kenyon

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Beyond the Basics - Edgings

Now that you've taken beginning crochet and can crochet a hat, take the next step and learn how to read patterns, increase, decrease, add new yarn, as well as learn a variety of stitches including: clusters and shells, post stitches, puff stitches and picots in this Edgings class. We'll be using the book "Around the Corner Crochet Borders" by Edie Eckman.

Date/Time:  Tuesdays 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm (Next series focuses on edging! August 6, 13, 20, 27)

Class Fee: 4 Classes - $45, materials not included (materials must be purchased separately at 2 Needle Chicks.)

Reserve your seat now! Space is limited. Call now - (847) 549-3611.

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Beginning Crochet

In this introductory class, students will learn terminology used in crochet, the basic crochet stitches: chain, single crochet, half-double crochet, double crochet, and treble crochet. In week 3, we’ll start crocheting a hat.

Materials/tools: Size G or H crochet hook, practice yarn, and Cascade 220 Superwash Merino.

Date/Time: Thursdays - 4 sessions - 5:30 - 7:00 pm

Class Fee: $40 includes 2 skeins DIYarn practice yarn. Other materials purchased separately at 2 Needle Chicks.

Call the store to sign up 847-549-3611 (space is limited).


Berry Lime Pie Shawl

Whip up this bias-triangle shaped shawl, working from the narrowest point, with all the increases on the same side of each row. The colors of the variegated yarn instantly evoke images of mixed berries with a twist of lime or whatever fruit depending on the luscious variegated yarn colors of your choice!


Session Information: 3 Sessions - $45, materials not included (materials must be purchased separately at 2 Needle Chicks). Your purchase helps support the store and enables us to offer you classes.

Dates:  3 sessions:  Thursdays - April 25, May 2 and  May 9; 5:30 - 7:00 pm

Materials: Delicious Crochet Shawls Book, yarn, crochet hook in appropriate size for project, and needle for weaving in ends. (Materials not included in class fee.)

Instructor: Susan Lutz Kenyon

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Block of the Month

Learn new stitches and skills with every block! The class provides all the instructions you need to make 12 different squares! You’ll build confidence one block at a time each month with our expert instructor – Susan Lutz Kenyon. 

After all the blocks are created, we’ll block, assemble, and add the edging in sessions 13 and 14 which will be held in 2020. 

Session Dates / Time
Usually the 3rd Sunday each month for 14 months beginning 1/20/19 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm (date may shift due to holiday or other event)

Catch-Up Classes: Don’t worry if you can’t attend a session, we’ll be hosting catch-up sessions!

Block of the Month Yarn Selection
Come into the store on January 13th from 1:00 – 3:00 pm to select the yarn* you’ll use throughout the year. You can pick up all the yarn you’ll need or just the colors for that month’s block. We’ll discuss color and yarn choices to help guide you to the perfect afghan! Yarn must be selected and purchased prior to the first session.

Class Fee
$140 – only $10 per class! Materials extra. Class Size is limited – sign up soon!  To register, stop in, call (847) 549-3611, or email us at info@2needlechicks.com. 

*Yarn, crochet hook, and yarn needle are not included in class fee

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Corner to Corner Crochet Shawl

Class Description: Crocheters worldwide have gone wild about the Corner-to-Corner technique! Amazingly, you can master Corner-to-Corner crochet with only basic stitches such as chains, double crochets, increases, and slip stitches. Class includes complete step-by-step instructions to complete a shawl.

Materials/tools: 1 skein of Berroco Nebula or your choice of fingering weight yarn, Size H or 7 (preferred) crochet hook. Yarn must be purchased at 2 Needle Chicks, preferably in advance of the day of class).

Class Type: Project oriented

Date/Time: TBD

Class Fee: $45 (materials purchased separately at 2 Needle Chicks).

Virus Shawl

Have you heard of the Virus shawl? If not, then help us spread the virus by joining this class. This fabulous crochet shawl is addictive and crochets up quickly. The pattern is a chart, which Susan assures us is super easy to follow. Once you get the gist of the pattern you will be off and away in the flow of the pattern.

Susan chose Cascade Yarns Anthem Chords to complete her Virus Shawl but any self striping yarn will work well with this pattern to create gorgeous waves of color!

Date/Time: TBD

Class fee: $50, 2 2-hour classes. Materials not included (Yarn must be purchased at 2 Needle Chicks).

Knitting Classes

Beginning Knitting

Learn the basics of cast-on, knit, and bind-off in this beginner class. For this class, we will work on a hat, scarf, or fingerless gloves (your choice) which will teach you all the basics.

None needed - this class is for complete beginners who’ve never picked up knitting needles before, or for those that maybe learned a long time ago but have forgotten and need a refresher class.

Class Size
Minimum class size is 3; maximum class size is 10. We reserve the right to cancel if enrollment drops below 3.

We will provide practice yarn. Other supplies such as knitting needles in appropriate size for project, yarn for project, large eye blunt needle, tape measure or ruler, and scissors must be provided by student. Yarn to be purchased at 2 Needle Chicks. 

Class type: Project oriented

Date/Time: TBD


Sock Knitting

Knit a basic sock (blue sock on left in photo) using fine needles and special sock yarn. You will learn to use double pointed needles, turn a heel and create a gusset. The instructor will discuss ways to ensure a proper fitting sock. Pre-requisite: You must be able to cast on, cast off, knit and purl.

Class Size: Minimum class size is 3; maximum class size is 6. We reserve the right to cancel if enrollment drops below 3.

Materials/tools: Supplies are not included. Supplies needed for class are: 4 double pointed knitting needles in appropriate size for project, yarn for project, large eye blunt needle, tape measure or ruler, small crochet hook, and scissors and must be provided by student. Yarn to be purchased at 2 Needle Chicks.

Class type: Project oriented

Date/Time: Thursdays:  July 11, 18, 25, and August 1; 5:30 - 7:00 pm

Class Fee: $80. Does not include materials.

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Kid's Mini Camps

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