Over the weekend I went to TNNA’s Fall Needlecraft Market, where designers and manufacturers had taken over the Embassy Suites. I took a bunch of pictures (with permission) but only a few came out; I apologize for the poor picture quality but I figured you’d like to see them anyway! Here’s a picture of the middle of the hotel, taken before the show started. Some of the exhibitors had already put their banners up in front of their rooms:
Inside each room, the living room area is converted to a little shop, where models are arranged on display and sales are made. (some of the larger companies use the bedroom area, too) Here’s a picture of a table in The Primitive Needle’s room. I had the pleasure of getting to know Lisa a bit over the weekend… she is a super nice lady and her work is wonderful. At first, I thought she had stitched all of her models over-one, but she did them on 40ct:
When I walked into the Dinky-Dyes suite, I was hit with a wall of color… isn’t this pretty?! I just love threads, and Jo always makes a beautiful display:
I got to finally meet Linda, designer of Chessie and Me, and she showed me her pictures of Chessie the cat! She had a wonderful display in her room, with primitive style furnishings. This was one of my favorites of her new designs:
And OH-MY-GOSH, I fell in love this weekend! Linda of Erica Michaels has created some of THE CUTEST little seasonal things… on silk gauze! Here’s a picture of “Winter”, which will be coming out in October. “Autumn” is available now and I don’t remember when Spring & Summer are coming out, but I got to see the unfinished models. They are all must-haves, trust me. And stitching on gauze is actually easier than stitching on linen… I’ll be posting more about that when I receive my “Autumn”, I’m sure.
I’ll stop here and begin a “part 2” so this post doesn’t get a mile long!