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 with a few stitch suggestions, 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.
We offer finishing services for all your needlepoint projects - ornaments, stand ups, stockings, pillows, brick covers, kepahs, tallis bags and more. We are not taking in any leather finishing at this time, but we have a source to recommend - please inquire at the shop. Due to the high volume of finishing, we are suspending "blocking only" projects. If you need an item blocked only, we recommend you take your piece to a reputable dry clearner for this service. Call the shop for recommendations.
IMPORTANT: We are still dealing with the impact of the pandemic so longer turnaround times and earlier holiday deadlines will continue. Our finishers continue to be challenged by limited staff and a larger volume of projects. We are asking everyone to plan on waiting 4-6 months for any item. Items dropped off after deadlines have passed will not be available until the following year due to the higher volume of finishing. If things change and our finishers are able to do more, we will update our website with any deadline extensions.
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 fuller stitch guide, we can accomplish this in one of two ways:
1) Work with Paula in a Canvas Embellishment Workshop (Zoom or In-Person options available)
2) Work with Paula in a private session. We call these Coaching Sessions and are regularly scheduled on Tuesdays for $50/hr.
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.
We work with a number of designers who can design a custom a canvas for you. Contact the shop for more information.