New retail craft supplies business in North Dundas

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Coming soon to Spruit Road: a new home-based craft supplies retail store that will undoubtedly fill an important need for the North Dundas community. The planned store location is not yet open since needed renovations are not yet complete, but Katt Gillard – who owns the operation along with her fiancé, Josh Triemstra – has already started running crafting workshops out of it. The plan is for the space to serve as a hub for workshops and classes exploring various types of art as well as life skills. 

Katt lived in Alberta for 16 years, and she ran a craft store there for nine of those years. “When I moved here, I went looking to see what was available for craft supplies, and there is nothing anywhere close, the closest would be Ottawa,” said Katt. “For all the small communities around, I’ll be the centre hub for craft supplies for all different crafts.”

The 1,500 square foot store will be run out of the basement of Katt and Josh’s home. The store, called “Katt’s Sew Crafty”, will also double as a classroom for workshops and classes covering topics such as knitting, crocheting, weaving, sewing, mixed media, kids crafts and more. 

In terms of what will be sold in the store, this will include supplies for sewing, knitting, crocheting, kids’ crafts, adult art and crafts, painting, and more. Katt hopes the store will become a “mini Michaels”, referring to the popular craft store chain with locations in Ottawa. 

Katt’s Sew Crafty is located at 11845 Spruit Road, north of Winchester (Mountain address). Products are already available online at www.kattssewcrafty.ca.

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