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In This Issue
Yarn at Market
Needlepoint Market Photos
Charitable Knitting
Upcoming Classes

Store Hours/Info 

Our store hours are:
Sun.    noon-5pm
Mon.   Closed
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,
Well, we’ve failed at trying to put together a big market report newsletter. So this is a “flash letter” – kind of a combination of a Saturday News Flash and a monthly Newsletter. You’ll find some info about market, but if you want more, please check our blog and our Facebook photos from market.Hawaii woman showing flower lei garland of pink orchids. Beautiful smiling mixed race woman in... Janine is heading to Hawaii on Sunday to celebrate her 50th birthday. You might want to stop by the store on Saturday for some fun… Just sayin’!

~ Laura & Julie

Yarn, Yarn, Yarn at Market
The Summer Market is always exciting for yarn store owners, because it’s the bigger of the two markets for yarn. All of the vendors present their Fall lines and the visual and tactile stimulation is unimaginable!
Here are some of the photos I took that I thought were either great displays or yarns we might be bringing into the store this Fall.
One of my favorite displays!
Light and lofty Brushed Fleece from Rowan – coming this Fall
Treenway Silks – still on the fence about these yarns – thoughts?
Polwarth Shimmer (wool/silk) and cute baby sweater kits from Knitted Wit – arriving in September
A new Kauni Effektgarn knit-a-long contest will be starting later this year
Meow Yarn from Ancient Arts – cat colors
Woof Yarn from Ancient Arts – dog breed colors
Gradient color packs in 3 different yarns from Mountain Colors
Of course, there were many things that I didn’t photograph that will be coming in over the next 6 months:

Project bags from Knitterella – in store soon

Lo-Lo Bars – perfect to throw in your project bag or purse – just arrived



Gleener – pill remover extraordinaire – just arrived
Phydeaux Designs Bambou

In the Market for Needlepoint
Julie and Paula had a great time at market, taking classes and exploring the market. New products have already started to arrive!


Charitable Knitting

Help Girl Scout Troop 52784 from Sunrise Park Middle School collect and make 500 knit scarves, hats and mittens for the homeless!The Knitting for Warmth project runs through June 1. The girls will be knitting items themselves (using some of our Stash Amnesty donations), plus we will be collecting finished items for them here at the store.

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 with the Staff – 1st Saturday of each month, 2-4pm – Free, no
registration required
ACE Workshops with Paula, Sat, May 31 and Fri, June 13 – $40
Cocktail Party Workshop with Paula, Sat, – postponed
Laura Taylor Sunflower Basket Workshop – June 22-24
New! Tech Workshop: Architecture – Interiors with Paula, Sat, June 28 – $40

Baktus Shawl with Jane, beginning June 17
Basic Socks with Jane, beginning Sun, July 13
Beginning Knitting with Jane, beginning Sun, June 8 - $50
New! Blocking with Janine, Wed, June 25
New!  Finishing with Janine, beginning Wed, June 4
New! Fixing Mistakes 101 with Alison, Thu, June 12
New! Fixing Mistakes 201 with Alison, Thu July 24

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

Tuesdays with Janine

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

New! Sock Studio with Jane, Mon, June 30 
Additional Session Added! Swing Knitting with Jane, beginning Mon, July 7



New! Bemidji Cowl (Tunisian Crochet) with Shelley, Sun, beginning June 8

Crochet Studios with Hillary – $10
Tuesdays – 1st of each month 
Your Friends at 3 Kittens -
Julie          Laura
Alison          Cecilia          Diane          Jane          Janelle          Janine          Kathy          Olivia          Paula          Sara          Shelley
Ann          Hillary