What’s it like to attend a fiber-industry trade show? When you’ve worked in the industry for (gulp) 15 years (!), you know so many people and, hopefully, you like them. If they like you, too, then it’s like a big working party. Tons of hugging and smiling and catching up on the news. And the work part? We get to see all the new products from yarn manufacturers and indie dyers, designers and makers of all types. It’s a pretty great industry to work in.
Jillian comes with me whenever she can, but as her and her daughter’s joint birthday weekend coincides with TNNA almost every year, sometimes I have to do it on my own. This year was one of those years. She’s trained me well…here’s just a little of what I saw! (Regarding my excitement at non-wool yarns, some of you may know I’m allergic to wool, so I can’t help but get excited when I see great stuff that’s not woolly.)
I hope you’ve enjoyed my little tour. There is more at TNNA than I could possibly share with you, but this gives you a taste of why fiber-industry people are so eager to attend this show every year. Great people, fabulous products, and lots of interesting conversation, and collaborations planned for the future. As for that last bit, you’ll just have to wait and see what comes of my conversations in June as we move into our 15th Anniversary Year this September!
Sorry, I know this isn’t the right place for this comment, but I wasn’t sure how else to bring it to someone’s attention. The comments for Jillian’s Nirvana Needles Giveaway post are closed, even though it says we have until midnight on Friday to comment and enter the giveaway. I just wanted to let you know so that people have a chance to comment and enter! Thanks very much.
I am also seeing the comments for the Nirvana Needles post closed to new comments and it’s just 7/5 in the afternoon.
Same as the two previous posts. Comments for giveaway closed.
We’ve fixed it. Sorry for the trouble!
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