We are also catching up with vendor orders from the
holidays. Most of our suppliers close for 1-2 weeks during that time so
get many shipment the early part of January. We still have a few to take
care of it, but we're making progress.
TNNA Winter Show January 21-23rd
This coming weekend is our winter tradeshow which is
usually on the west coast. This time it's in San Jose so I get to do
local for a nice change. This is primarily needlepoint and yarn
(cross-stitch is in March in Nashville) so if you want me to look for
something specific, drop
me an e-mail
. I'll be going down there on Sunday and Monday. This is only open to
shops as this is not a consumer show.
January Vendor Classes
Haidar (Access Commodities
) will be teaching a class on
Advanced Silk Thread Techniques ($120) Wednesday January 18th
from 4-8pm. You'll learn how to use several of the specialty silk
threads - Silk Wrapped Purl, Silk Wrapped Gimp and Crinkle Gimp using
Soie Perlee and Soie
100/3 for couching and accents. You can work your study project either
on canvas or on linen.
Doug Kreinik is owner of Kreinik Mfg., and
is a wealth of information on all of the Kreinik threads,
having grown up in the business his dad started and he's run for many
years. He keeps developing new products, most recently, shoe laces made
threads (and they are very cool). He'll be here Tuesday January 24th
from 4-7pm and we're calling it Play Time with Kreinik Threads ($60).
doing some wrapping of objects, using iron-on threads for embellishment,
using wired threads, making twisted cord and other fun things.
You can sign-up for Lamora or Doug's class online
or by calling the shop.
I'm very excited to have them come visit the shop and share their
knowledge with you. I picked Lamora and Issa up today from the airport
and tomorrow will be fun! I'll see Doug over the weekend in San Jose
before he comes up
to the shop Tuesday.
Dream House Ventures Trunkshow through February 5th
Now through Sunday February 5th we have a "mini" trunkshow from Dream House Ventures
We have around 50 hand-painted canvases many from designs by Vicki Hastings (who is a cross stitch designer under the name of The Cross-Eyed
). I did manage to put a list together which you can find on the Calendar/Trunkshow
page (it's a searchable database). I have not had time for
inserting photos, but you can find many of them on the Dream House Ventures
Prices reflect a 20% discount for this special trunkshow. If you also order any Dream House Ventures
canvas during the trunkshow, we'll extend the 20% discount for it.
Now I'm off to finish putting kits together for Lamora's
class tomorrow. I hope that you are able to find some time to relax,
and have some fun!
...and Jennifer, Debi, Cymone, Marissa