cloud 9 retreat

Cloud9Logo.color.croppedCloud 9 Retreat Brochure 2015 w Class DescriptionsWe’re so excited to have our first ever retreat for knitters and needlepointers!

Are you ready for fun, relaxation – and stitching with your friends? All this close to home. Stay at home or stay at the hotel. Either way, enjoy knitting and needlepoint classes, open stitching in our lounge, trunk shows from MaggiKnits and Shelly Tribbey Designs.

Check out all the details by clicking the link for our brochure below…

Cloud 9 Retreat Brochure 

november 3k club perks

We have a new perk pattern for the month of November. Boot cuffs seem to be everywhere this fall – in magazines, in stores, on the street. Jane has designed a quick and easy Cabled Boot Cuff that is available free to our 3K Club Members. If you’re not a member, you can purchase the pattern for only $3.00 in the store or online.

The pattern uses Plymouth Select Merino Superwash Chunky, but any smooth chunky weight yarn will do.

As always, we also have several trunk shows throughout the month, and 3K Club members have the opportunity to receive 20% off their purchases from these trunk shows.  For needlepointers, we have the Jelly Bean Stock trunk show arriving soon. As always, trunk show canvases are 20% off for 3K Club members or 15% off for non-members. Here’s one of the fabulous canvases I’m hoping to see.

 

 

For knitters, we are showcasing two local designers. Cid Hanscom’s sweet little dolls from Purl: the Little Knit Girl are in the store now.

On November 4, Cid will be at the store from 1-3pm to sign this new book or any of her other patterns. All Cid patterns, including Purl: the Little Knit Girl, will be 20% for 3K Club members or 15% off for non-members.

 

 

 

 

On November 5th, Lori Ihnen’s items from her new book,Colorwork for Adventurous Knitters, will be put up on display.

Lori will sign books on Sunday, November 18, from 1-3pm. Once again, Colorwork for Adventurous Knitters will be available during the trunk show for 20% off for 3K Club members or 15% off for non-members.

Kelly Clark’s New Stumpwork Sampler

We are in love with Kelly Clark’s new Stumpwork Sampler canvas!  If you are interested in learning dimensional stitching, check out her posting for this new project on her Needlepoint Handbook site.  We will definitely be stitching this Sampler and will offer it as a class in 2013.  If you’d like to try it on your own, contact 3 Kittens Needle Arts to order your canvas today.  Kelly has also published  a 20-page workbook, but she has also posted photos of her techniques as inspiration!

Click here to read more.

small bites workshop

The Binnacle Room, Pool & Yacht ClubWe all had a wonderful time at the Small Bites Needlepoint Workshop this weekend!  Our instructor, Diane, guided everyone through the stitch guide and demonstrated some of the trickier stitches and embellishments.  The canvas and stitch guide are 3 Kittens Needle Arts exclusives – a team collaboration with Raymond Crawford and the 3K Staff of Diane, Olivia, Sara and Julie.  We held the workshop on Saturday at the Pool & Yacht Club in Lilydale in their Binnacle Room.  With windows on three sides, we had tons of natural light and all enjoyed a view of the Mississippi River.

Fuel to get us through the afternoon!

 

Plenty of room to spread out and stitch!

We even noshed on appetizers during our break – yummy!  There is even talk of planning a Fall  Stitching Cruise on the River – stay tuned for details!