3 Kittens Needle Arts is staffed to provide you with special custom services in addition to merchandise and classes. We love to work with individual stitchers to help create a custom stitch guide, pull threads for your canvases or brainstorm finishing ideas to bring their canvas to life. We also have lots of shop models to provide inspiration - some are pictured here.
We offer finishing services for all your needlepoint projects - ornaments, stand ups, stockings, pillows, brick covers, kepahs, tallis bags and more.
IMPORTANT FOR 2021: Plan on longer turnaround times and earlier deadlines in 2021 due to the pandemic. Our finishers continue to be challenged by safety restrictions, fewer staff and a larger volume of projects as everyone is home stitching more than ever. We are asking everyone to plan on waiting 4-6 months for any item. Items dropped off after June 5 will not be available until 2022 due to the higher volume of holiday finishing. If things change and our finishers are able to do more, we will update our website with any deadline extensions.
2021 Halloween & Christmas - projects must be received by Saturday, June 5
Stitch Suggestions & Custom Stitch Guides
When you purchase a canvas and threads from 3 Kittens, our talented staff can offer you a few stitch suggestions to get you started. If you'd like a full custom stitch guide, we can accomplish this in one of two ways:
1) Work with Paula in a Canvas Embellishment Workshop (Zoom format during the pandemic)
2) Leave your canvas with us for a full thread pull and a detailed guide. The deposit is $25 to get started; the fee is $25 for small projects such as ornaments and then varies based on design size, number of areas for decorative stitches and other considerations. The balance is due when you pick up your project. With your custom stitch guide you will receive a full thread kit and professionally produced directions with clear graphs and instructions. We will ask you if you prefer to work with single strand threads only or are open to a variety of threads including strandable silks and even beads.
We are pleased to offer a professional stitching service to help you complete an entire canvas or finish stitching those pesky UFOs (UnFinished Objects). Whether you just can't find the time or the desire to finish stitching a project, or you just aren't a stitcher, 3 Kittens is here to help.
Stitching rates will vary depending on mesh size and whether pattern stitches are involved, so we are happy to provide an estimate for you. Bring in your piece any time for a consultation. We require a 50% deposit of the estimate before stitching begins on your project.
Lettering & Mongramming
Need to personalize a canvas with a name or monogram? We can add those elements to any canvas, including Christmas stockings, birth samplers, wedding samples, ring-bearer pillows, ornaments, pet collars, and more. We have a variety of font style from which to choose - print or script options - or just ask for 'Designer's Choice' if you would like us to choose the best style to complement the canvas design and to fit the chosen space.
Adding a name to a stocking is $25. Birth sampler lettering is $25. Adding a name to a mini sock ornament is $10.
Custom Design: Schools & Sports
We work with a number of designers who can personalize an ornament, belt or key fob with the name of select schools, colleges or universities as well as Greek organizations and sport teams. Let us help you find your favorite! In addition, we keep ornaments for several local sports teams and school teams in stock, so if you are a Minnesota Twins, Vikings or Wild fan, we've got an ornament for you!