Consignment Information

Your tastes change, your eyes change, or you have a stash of canvases you can’t stitch in several lifetimes. Whatever the case, if you’re ready to part with these treasures, we’re here to help you!

Gather the stash (i.e., canvases, stitch diagram type books, and threads are all welcome) that you'd like to rehome and ship it to us. When we receive your package, we create an inventory sheet that outlines what was received, the retail price of each item (if we can find it – if you know what it was, be sure to share it with us!), sale price at 30% off, and what your proceeds will be if it sells at that price. We are currently averaging 3+ weeks for inventory sheet creation from the time your package is received.

We handle every aspect of selling your stash. We photograph, measure, list, process payment, packaging, and shipping. Each package is sent through the United States Postal Service and a tracking number is provided to the buyer.

We charge a flat 30% commission on the selling price. We do not sell on eBay. There are no listing fees, processing fees, etc. We use our website and social media accounts.

We don’t have a time limit set for your items to sell. The item can be listed for as long as necessary. It may take a while to sell the item, so patience is key. If your item isn’t moving and you’d like to reduce the price, please email and let us know what you’d like the new price to be.

We issue payout checks for sold items by the 15th of the month following the sale. We can also pay via other methods such as PayPal or Zelle (PayPal does charge you a processing fee to receive money). If you opt for a check, your check will come directly from Chase Bank.

We protect all items to the best of our ability. However, we are not responsible for loss or damage to any item for any reason, including theft or fire.

As much as we would like to help you destash everything, we cannot accept all items. We are accepting needlepoint canvases painted from year 2000 forward. Canvases that are visible aged (discolored, stained) will not sell. We also accept books and threads.

We do not accept the following items.  Please do not send them to us.


  • Vintage canvases (painted before 2000 or visibly aged/stained)
  • Handwritten stitch guides 
  • Tony Minieri Stitch Guides, as the guides are not permitted to be resold
  • Tapisserie canvases/kits
  • Partially stitched canvases
  • Counted Charts or Kits
  • Blank canvas
  • Penelope mesh 
  • Anything with an odor (smoking, perfume, strong pet odor, etc.)
  • Dimensions / Sunset / craft store style kits


  • Threads that are old or have any evidence of usage
  • Wool (Paternayan/Appleton/etc.)
  • Perle Cotton/Floss

Other Items

  • Finished items
  • Rugs
  • Accessories
  • Stretcher bars
  • Needles
  • Needleminders
  • Kit keepers/tote bags
  • Lights
  • Fobs
  • Stands/lap stands/scroll frames


  • Vintage books
  • Coffee table style books (non-instructional books)
  • Magazines

Are you ready to clear your stash? Pack them carefully. We’ve found it to be a good idea to put your items in a sealed plastic bag. This will hopefully protect your treasures from liquid accidents. Please note, shipping to us and return shipping if items do not sell, will be at your cost. Please include a note with your contact information (Name, Address, Phone Number, Email Address) in the package. Please ship to:

Elegant Needlework
25454 W Arcade Dr N
Lake Villa, IL 60046

Feel free to contact us with any questions at or you may text: (708) 819-8775.