Last weekend, was the summer 2014 TNNA show. TNNA (The National Needlearts Association) is a trade show for professionals in the needlearts industry. On the show floor, most major yarn companies have their yarns on display for retailers to look at and hopefully purchase for their shops. Publishers, like Interweave, and designers exhibit as well. TNNA is a great way to see what's new in the knitting (and crochet) world. It's also a great way to meet fellow designers and talk to people who actually understand what it is that you do for a living.
I exhibited for the first time this year. I shared a booth with the super sweet Stephannie Tallent.
This was my half of the booth. Please ignore my red knitting bag stashed under the table and the not so great pictures. I only brought my phone with me for pictures.
I had a really great time. For me, TNNA is much more about talking and networking with others. I was able to meet people I had worked with in the past and was able to set up some new projects for this year. I had a wonderful time, even if I was super exhausted by the end of the weekend, and I'm looking forward to next summer in Columbus.