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Advice for the Yarn Industry

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Advice for the Yarn Industry

(Back again with another giveaway post is our assistant, Jess!) As you know, here at this blog we’ve always believed that there’s never just one way to do something. As part of that philosophy, we value the opinions of our readers and have really enjoyed it when you chime in to give voice to the […]

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The Yarn Community Needs Your Opinion!

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The Yarn Community Needs Your Opinion!

Every three years, TNNA (our industry association) conducts a survey regarding our industry. It is time for that survey once again and we are looking for feedback not only from professionals, but consumers and fiber enthusiasts just like you! Please take ten minutes to complete the TNNA Fiber Arts 2016 Survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/fiberarts16, and become […]

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More from TNNA

Filed in Industry Insight by on January 14, 2016 0 Comments
More from TNNA

Although Kellie headed back home from TNNA late on Monday, I did not return until late last night. As a Board Member, I stay for a few additional days after the show for our Board Meeting. For those of you who have volunteered for boards, you know that this can be excellent knitting time. Due […]

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Hello from TNNA

Filed in Industry Insight, Point of View by on January 11, 2016 1 Comment
Hello from TNNA

I am writing you today from the floor of the market at TNNA, the meeting of The National NeedleArts Association. I’m in beautiful downtown San Diego, but have been inside the convention center or on the sidewalk between there and the hotel. We can see the ocean from our hotel room, but mostly we’ve been […]

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TNNA Recap: Summer 2015

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TNNA Recap: Summer 2015

Jess here, taking over for Gwen and Kellie as they’re both busy with TNNA-related activities today. In case you’ve seen a lot of TNNA buzz on social media this weekend and you’re not quite sure where it is, I’ve got a little round-up for you!

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Off to TNNA in Ohio

Filed in Industry Insight by on May 25, 2015 0 Comments
Off to TNNA in Ohio

Wedding…Check! The  wedding was on Saturday and went great! It’s been wonderful to be surrounded by people I like and make some lovely memories. My new daughter-in-law is a knitter and she and my son are staying with us this summer while they work local internships. I hope I’ll be able to interest her in some […]

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What’s New and Inspiring At TNNA

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What’s New and Inspiring At TNNA

Sunday concluded my time at TNNA. As always I am glad I invested both the time and money to be here. The in-person networking opportunities as well as the touch-and-feel aspects of seeing new yarns and samples is difficult to replicate in other manners. Add to that the unique educational offerings and it really is […]

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Inspiration Sunday: Top 5 Reasons to Attend TNNA

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Inspiration Sunday: Top 5 Reasons to Attend TNNA

Yesterday was the first day of the Winter TNNA trade show in Long Beach.  Although this show focuses a bit more on the “threaded needle” part of the industry it got me thinking about the importance of attending trade shows if you are working in the industry (at least once every year or two).  As […]

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Fine Finishing: BIG Swag Bags

Filed in Uncategorized by on June 23, 2012 0 Comments

Tonight was the kick-off for TNNA (the big wholesale show for the yarn industry).  There was a lot going on today for me.  It started with a morning class on accounting, bookkeeping and contracts, followed by a pedicure down the street (much needed), followed by an afternoon class on teaching that started at 2:00, but […]

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Sundry Saturday: Issue #2, Quilting and Other Stuff

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Sundry Saturday: Issue #2, Quilting and Other Stuff

So I posted my first mention in this new blog feature for those in the SF/Bay area and believe it or not, I got another mention in Issue #2.  I believe this is going to become a “separate” blog, but for now it lives within the Craftini blog.  As soon as it has a permanent […]

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