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Classes & Policies

3 Kittens Needle Arts offers a variety of classes to engage and challenge students at all skill levels, from very beginning to intermediate to advanced. Our classes are designed to build your skills and inspire your creativity. Please note that during the pandemic, all our classes are offered on Zoom. Our instructors are able to give you an engaging and fun learning experience in this virtual format - if you haven't tried it, we are here to help you get connected!


Stitching in a needlepoint class
Social Stitching - Monthly Subscription - all skill levels
These 2 1/2-hour Zoom sessions provide a relaxed, informal atmosphere where you can hang out and stitch on any canvas while you enjoy the company of other stitchers.  Paula is your host for these sessions to answer questions and lead discussions on a variety of topics - best stitching books, workstands, scissors - any thing that the group wants to explore. We call this our "Good To Know" feature! Group meets every Saturday in a given month from 2-3:30pm (Central). The $25 fee gives you access to four Saturdays each month.

Canvas Embellishment Workshops - some beginning decorative stitch experience helpful
These 3-hour Zoom classes are all about bringing your own canvas and work with Paula for stitch and thread suggestions - you may also explore ways to add extra embellishments (beads, silk ribbons, sequins) to make your project even more unique! During the pandemic, we encourage students to plan ahead and bring their canvas into the shop for an initial thread pull so you have the right materials on hand for Paula to make stitch suggestions. You may also leave the class with an additional shopping list to collect before you come to your next class. Embellishment Workshops are offered every Friday from 10-1pm (Central) and two Saturdays a month from 10-1pm.


COACHING SESSION: Beginning Needlepoint, One on One Private LessonBeginning Needlepoint Canvas
Our private one-on-one format is called a Coaching Session and is also offered on Zoom. This provides the best opportunity for success as we can tailor the class to adjust to your learning style. You will learn the basic needlepoint stitch (tent stitch), gain general knowledge of needlepoint, and discover the different thread choices and other important supplies that will enhance your stitching experience. Sessions are by appointment only. We will work with you to schedule a time that fits in your schedule, but our instructor is available all day on Tuesdays in 1-hour time slots. Please call ahead to book time to start your new adventure!  Classes are $45/hour and we suggest you plan on at least two sessions.  We have a variety of canvases suitable for beginning students - we will help you choose the best one for you and have your kit assembled before your first session.

COACHING SESSION:  1-Hour, One on One Private Lesson
Our 1-hour Coaching Sessions are also ideal when you need one on one guidance to learn a special technique (silk ribbon, beading) or if you have multiple projects that need a stitch/thread suggestion or two so you can make progress quickly. 

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Technique Classes
These classes are intended to teach you new techniques that you can use on other canvases as well as the painted canvas we select for these classes. Techniques may include an Introduction to Pattern Stitches, Working with Silk Ribbon, Learning to Bead on Canvas and more!

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Project Classes
Project classes are canvas specific. Each class will include a stitch guide and full thread kit.  You will receive a stitch guide that includes detailed instruction on how to do all of the techniques for that canvas. If you are unable to make the class, Home Study options are available (except for fusion classes) - call the store for
details.

Fusion Classes

Fusion Classes are special type of project class and unique to 3 Kittens and Paula's style of teaching. Fusion is a "blend" of a project class (choose from a specific group of canvases from the same designer) and an embellishment workshop.  You will receive a workbook that includes narrative and some charted stitches as examples for the group of canvases.  You will be able to participate in the selection of threads and other stitches from a variety of suggestions provided by Paula. The results are fun to watch as several students will be working on the same canvas, but each person will have chosen different threads and stitches. 

Visiting Instructors
We also have visiting instructors bring their talents and inspiration to 3 Kittens Needle Arts.  For example, Laura Taylor is a nationally renowned needlepoint instructor who comes to our shop twice a year - once for Canvas Embellishment and a second time to teach a project class.  Check our website or call the store for details.


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Registration & Materials
Registration is fast and easy. We can take your registration online, in person, or over the phone. To secure your spot in a needlepoint class, all you need to do is pay for the Class Fee. We will contact you for payment for all other class materials including the canvas (due 2-3 months before class), stitch guide, thread kit and stretcher bars (due when kits are assembled). We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover as well as cash and checks. If you are registering online, we also accept Paypal. Online registrants will be emailed a confirmation of their place in class and we will reach out to you to charge out your class materials. All Zoom classes will receive a Zoom Invite in their email.

With your permission, we would prefer to keep your credit card information on file to charge out the class materials.  We will always notify you when these materials will be charged. Your fiscal safety is important to us. We will keep your credit card information stored securely.

Cancellation Policy

3 Kittens reserves the right to cancel or reschedule a class if class minimums are not reached. If a class is cancelled by 3 Kittens, class fees will be fully refunded in the form of original payment or you can choose to have the refund as a store credit.

Project Class student cancellations must be made at least 12 weeks prior to the first session to receive a refund for the class fee. After that date, class fees are not refundable and cannot be transferred to another class. Any canvas, threads, stretcher bars or supplies purchased for the class are also not refundable. If you must cancel after six weeks, please consider a Home Study option - this means we will send your complete project to you to work on independently.

Visiting Instructor classes have a non-refundable deposit policy. For example, if you paid a $200 deposit for a $600 class and you need to cancel at any time, the $200 deposit is non-refundable. Deposits and class fees vary.


For Embellishment Workshops, student cancellations must be made at least 1 week prior to the class to receive store credit or to move to another session.

Missed classes/studios are the responsibility of the student and will not be refunded or rescheduled.

LOCATION

  • 3 Kittens Needle Arts
  • The Village @ Mendota Heights
  • 750 Main Street, Suite 112-113
    St Paul, MN 55118
  • (651) 457-4969

HOURS

  • Needlepoint Department
  • By Appointment 30-min or 1-hr:
    Tues-Sat: 10am - 3pm
  • Yarn Department
    Max 4 people at a time:
  • Tues/Wed/Fri/Sat: 10am - 3pm
    Thursday 10am - 7pm