Consignment Information

Are you looking to declutter your needlepoint collection? Whether your preferences have evolved, your stash has grown unmanageable, or you've got canvases you won't have time to stitch in this lifetime, we're here to assist you on your destashing journey!

To get started, gather your items – this can include canvases, stitch diagram books, threads, or any needlepoint-related treasures you're ready to part with. Ship them to us, and once we receive your package, we'll create an inventory sheet. This sheet will detail what we've received, along with the retail prices (if available, please share this info if you have it), a sale price set at 30% off, and the proceeds you'll receive if the item sells at that price. Our current turnaround time for creating these inventory sheets is approximately 3+ weeks from receiving your package.

Rest assured, we take care of every aspect of selling your items. We handle photography, measurements, listings, payment processing, packaging, and shipping. Packages are sent via the United States Postal Service, complete with tracking numbers for the buyers.

Our commission is a flat 30% on the selling price, and we exclusively use our website and social media channels for listings. There are no hidden fees or listing costs.

There's no need to rush – we don't impose time limits for your items to sell. They can stay listed for as long as necessary. We run all site discount sales, and at this point, we find our consignment items sell best. We reserve the right to discount your item. Please let us know if you prefer that we do not include your item in the sales. 

We issue payout checks for sold items by the 15th of the month following the sale. Alternatively, we can use other payment methods like PayPal or Zelle, although note that PayPal may charge a processing fee to receive money. If you choose to receive a check, it will be directly from Chase Bank. Any banking processing fees will be passed on to you.

While we take utmost care to protect your items, please be aware that we're not responsible for any loss or damage, including theft or fire.

While we'd love to assist you in decluttering, we have some restrictions on the items we can accept. We welcome needlepoint canvases painted from 2000 onward and books and threads. However, we do not accept the following:


  • Vintage canvases (painted before 2000 or visibly aged/stained)
    • If you choose to send a visibly aged or stained canvas, it will be heavily discounted. More likely, it will not sell.
  • Handwritten stitch guides
  • Tony Minieri Stitch Guides (as they cannot be resold)
  • Partially stitched canvases
  • Counted Charts or Kits
  • Blank canvas
  • Penelope mesh
  • Items with odors (smoking, perfume, strong pet odor, etc.)
  • Dimensions/Sunset/craft store style kits


  • Threads that are old or show signs of usage
  • Wool (Paternayan/Appleton/etc.)
  • Perle Cotton/Floss

Other Items

  • Finished items
  • Rugs
  • Accessories
  • Stretcher bars
  • Needles
  • Kit keepers/tote bags
  • Lights
  • Fobs
  • Coffee table-style books (non-instructional books)
  • Magazines

Ready to start the destashing process? Carefully pack your items, ideally sealing them in a plastic bag to protect against potential liquid mishaps. Keep in mind that shipping to us, as well as the return shipping if your items don't sell, will be at your expense. Please include a note in your package with your contact information (Name, Address, Phone Number, Email Address). Ship to:

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

Have questions or need further information? Feel free to contact us at or via text at (708) 819-8775. We're here to assist you with your destashing journey!