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In This Issue
Needlepoint Coaching
Introducing CustomFit
Needlepoint Trunk Shows
Russian Santa Club
New Products
2014 Laura Taylor Workshops
Upcoming Classes
Did You Know?

Store Hours/Info 

Our store hours are:
Sun.    noon-5pm
Mon.   Closed – Open by
Appointment Only 
Tues.  10am-6pm
Wed.  10am-6pm
Thurs. 10am-8pm
Fri.     10am-5pm
Sat.    10am-5pm

The Village @ Mendota Heights
750 Main St, Ste 112
(Dodd Rd & Hwy 110)
Mendota Heights, MN 55118
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Dear Laura,
Spring is almost here! Sun beam in dark winter wood. Landscape At least by the calendar… But we’re still all wishing for a warming trend… In the meantime, the sun is out longer, giving us better light to stitch by, so take advantage of it before the ground thaws. Hats, cowls and mittens are still in demand. And it’s not too early to start thinking about next year’s holiday season, especially if you intend to needlepoint something.

We have a lot of traveling going on this month, as do many of you. Luckily, we have the best staff in the world, so while we’re away, you can always find a helping hand at 3 Kittens.

~ Laura & Julie

Needlepoint Coaching
Needlepoint Coaching Services are private 1-hour sessions that give you the chance to focus on your own projects with one of our staff. Here are some of the things you can do in a Coaching session:

  • Collaborate on a stitch guide
  • Learn how to work with silk ribbon or beads on your canvas
  • Tweak an existing stitch guide
  • Get guidance on reading charts and working techniques in an existing stitch guide

This is an opportunity for you to have some concentrated time and have one of our staff give you their undivided attention. Interested? Please ask us for more details and how to book a session – try it, you’ll like it!

Introducing CustomFit
Have you knit a sweater before, but were disappointed with the fit at the end?

Do you feel like your body doesn’t look like any of the models in sweater patterns?

Are you looking for a sweater that fits your body perfectly?


For just $10/pattern, you can have a basic sweater pattern for any yarn in any weight that will fit you!

Here is Alison’s first CustomFit sweater

We have two upcoming ways for you to explore CustomFit:

Fit & Swatch Night

Saturday, March 29
Click here to register

Knit-A-Long – CustomFit
May 2, 9, 23, 30
Click here to register

Can’t wait for our Fit & Swatch Night and the Knit-A-Long?
Stop by any time, and we’ll get you started!

March Needlepoint Trunk Show

Raymond Crawford

Expected March 8 – 30

All trunk show items

15% Off
20% Off for 3K Club Members

3 Kittens
Needle Arts

Leigh Design’s Russian Santa Club
featuring our exclusive
Snow Maiden!

Club includes five elements – the Holly Hills Santa, the Merry Mistletoe Santa, the Birdland Santa and the Northern Lights Santa, with our exclusive Snow Maiden canvas arriving as a companion piece to the Northern Lights Santa. Each detailed guide will include color photographs and charted stitches as well as surface embellishment techniques to evoke the elegance and beauty of these distinctive designs. Our vision for this collection is to finish them as domed-top stand-ups. Each one will have a stitched decorative border as a base and a beautiful blackwork background.

Watch our Facebook postings and newsletters for updates on the stitched canvases!

If you would like to stitch more of Leigh’s fabulous Santas, we will have stitch guides for all eight in the series – just let us know which designs you would like to add to our Club when you register.

Each Canvas & Guide – $133
Thread Kit – TBD
Stretcher Bars – additional
Shipping – FREE

Your kits will arrive monthly with the first one shipping around the 15th of April.


New Products – Arriving Daily! 





Euro Yarns Maharashtra Silk
Mirasol Yarns Illaris
Hikoo Rylie
Ella Rae Seasons


Schachenmayr Filara
Schachenmayr Tahiti
Berroco Folio
Hayfield DK with Wool
Rowan Pure Wool Worsted
Berroco Maya

Rowan Pure Linen





Laura Taylor Sunflower Basket Workshop
June 22-24, 2014

Also available as a home study (free shipping)

Upcoming Classes, Studios and Socials
with Openings

Beginning Needlepoint – private lessons with Diane
Needlepoint Studios                       
Mondays with Diane – $10
Thursdays with Diane – $15
Sundays with Sara – $15
Saturday Stitch In – 1st Saturday of each month, 2-4pm – Free, no registration required
Just Added! Needle Felting for Needlepoint with Paula, Mar 15 – $40
Just Added!
Why Knot – Technique Workshop with Paula, Mar 29 – $40
Just Added!
Brilliant Blooms Series with Paula, beginning Apr 19 – $315 (3 canvases & classes)

Just Added! Cocktail Party Workshop with Paula, Sat, May 31 – $202 (canvas & class)
Sourpuss Punkins Series with Sara, beginning Mar 2 – $630 (6 canvases & classes) – home study also available

Laura Taylor Sunflower Basket Workshop – June 22-24, $225 (canvas & class)


3KU: Blocking with Janine, Wed, Mar 12 – $20 3 spaces left 
3KU: Finishing with Janine, beginning Wed, Mar 19 – $40 4 spaces left 
3KU: Intro to Norwegian Knitting with Janine, beginning Fri, Mar 14 – $60 3 spaces left 
Beginning Knitting with Ann, beginning Wed, Mar 5- $50

Kids Knit Too! – private lessons with Alison
Knitting Studios – $10  

Tuesdays with Janine

             Thursdays with Jane
Sundays with Jane
Out to Knit & Crochet – 1st & 3rd Wed of each month, 11:30am-1:30pm -
Free, no registration required 



3KU: Blocking with Janine, Wed, Mar 12 – $20 3 spaces left

Crochet Studios with Hillary – $10
Tuesdays – 1st of each month
Sundays – 4th of each month 

Weaving Studios with Carol, 1st Sunday of each month – $10

Just Added! Color and Weave with Carol, beginning Tue, Apr 8 – $55

Did You Know?

We have two types of email news that we send out. On the first of each month (or soon thereafter) we will send out our full newsletter. In between, on Fridays, we send out our Friday News Flash. Occasionally – like this month – the first falls on a Saturday, meaning that you will get a news flash on Friday followed by a newsletter on Saturday. In May, we will have a newsletter on a Thursday, followed by a news flash on Friday. It’s just the way the calendar is!

Your Friends at 3 Kittens -

Julie          Laura
Alison          Cecilia          Diane          Jane          Janelle          Janine          Kathy          Mary          Olivia          Paula          Sara          Shelley
Ann          Hillary          Liz