TNNA, or The National Needlework Association show happened this past weekend. It’s a wholesale show for yarn shops to see and buy yarn for the fall season. Also attending are designers, publishers and loads of other yarny and fuzzy types. Amy, Kate and I were all there representing Knitty and eating¬† legendary Jenni’s ice cream.

Spinning has been creeping slowly into this show. There are classes in adding spinning to your knitting shop and more and more exhibitors have fiber – Yay!

There was a lot of gorgeous fiber (and fiber folk) at the show; I took a few photos with my phone here’s a peek:

Most of these companies only sell wholesale, check with your local spinning or knitting shop to see if they currently or soon will carry them.


Rob Cetner of Wool, Warp and Wheel spinning on his Hitchhiker


A huge spinning fiber display with samples at the entrance


Rita Petteys the chair of Spinzilla a spinning contest to be held during Spinning and Weaving week in Oct. She’s also one of the instructors at the Happy Camper Fiber Retreat in Sept.


The only time these wheels were empty at the Schacht booth. Lots of wheels and looms were sold.


Louet! Fiber, yarn and wheels

Happy Fuzzy

Happy Fuzzy Yarn was a first time exhibitor

Blue Sky

Blue Sky Alpacas doesn’t sell fiber, but used it for display

Lorna's Laces has spinning fiber in all of their colorways.

Lorna’s Laces has spinning fiber in all of their colorways.


Malabrigo now has merino fiber


Treenway Silks has a rainbow of silk fiber

Frabjous BFL

Frabjous Fibers new BFL+sparkle

Frabjus muffins

Frabjous Fibers Muffin Tops. They had all kinds of great packaging that works in yarn stores

Frabjus what?

Frabjous Fibers what is this?

Frabjus 3 feet

Frabjous Fibers Three Feet of Sheep – a yard of gradient colors


Anzula has beautiful fibers and colors, I am deeply smitten.

Sweet Georgia

Sweet Georgia Yarns has some of my most favorite fiber to spin.

Sweet Georgia new

Sweet Georgia’s¬† new colorways – I can’t wait to spin these.


My favorite new fiber exhibitor was Lucky Cat Craft. She has lots of unique luxury blends.

My brain is full and excited by all of things I saw and all of the ideas Amy, Kate and I came up with for Knitty and Knittyspin. But before I get started on the new, I have to catch up on email.












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5 Responses to Jillian”s Spinning: Spinning at TNNA

  1. Warren Agee says:

    When I used to go to TNNA as a retailer, it was hard to find any spinning-specific products. I’m so glad to see the formation of the SWG (Spinning and Weaving Group) within TNNA. I’m hoping that this will mean more spinning supplies will turn up at local yarn shops over time. It’s always more fun buying fiber in person, plus supporting the LYS is so very important.

  2. Be Grim says:

    Wow, I’m dabbing the drool off my chin from looking at these pictures…gorgeous!

  3. Renee Anne says:

    I love spinning fiber displays…I wish I had more time to spin. ::sigh:: I love spinning so…

  4. Savanna says:

    All those beautifully dyed fibers…now that I am done with nursing school, maybe I can finally get back to spinning and knitting! Sure wish I had some of those bright rovings though!

  5. Kate Mc says:

    I am SO proud of my daughter. She has been using a spindle for about a year. I set her down in front of my wheel just this week and she is doing amazing. She is very happy to spin and then knit and then spin some more if needed. I am just wonderfully delighted!

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