Sarah and I are getting ready to head to the TNNA summer trade show in Columbus, Ohio, this week. (Jess and Casey will be home snuggling with their due-any-moment-now baby girl!) This show promises to be even busier than usual - for the first time, Ravelry will have a booth on the show floor: booth #454, and if you are a TNNA attendee, please do come by to say hello! We're really looking forward to having a home base at which we can meet people, answer questions about advertising, pattern sales, and features for yarn shops, and even host trunk shows featuring the beautiful knit and crochet patterns of some very special guests!
A newly launching Ravelry feature that we are really excited about is our In-Store Pattern Sales service (designers and shop owners, you can read more here), which allows local yarn shops to sell patterns that designers make available through this service to their in-store customers. We've been beta-testing this new service for some time, and are ready to take signups from interested shops at TNNA! The fabulous designers hosting trunk shows in our booth are among the many talented designers offering their patterns to yarn shops through this service. Many of them have been to TNNA shows before; others are coming from overseas to make their TNNA debut. We are honored to have them be a part of the very first Ravelry booth at TNNA! Please come by to see their beautiful designs.
The full trunk show schedule (all in the Ravelry booth - #454) is:
Saturday, June 11
10 - 11 am: Carol Feller of Stolen Stitches
12 - 1 pm: Laura Nelkin of Nelkin Designs
2 - 3 pm: Woolly Wormhead of Wooly Wormhead
4 - 5 pm: Kate Oates of TotToppers
Sunday, June 12
10 - 11 am: Anne Hanson of Knitspot
12 - 1 pm: Robyn Chachula of Crochet by Faye
2 - 3 pm: Cecily Glowik Macdonald of Winged Knits
4 - 5 pm: Hannah Fettig of Knitbot
Monday, June 13
10 - 11 am: Ann Kingstone of Ann Kingstone Designs
Huge thanks to all the designers spending time in our booth! We can't wait to see your beautiful work in person.
To all TNNA designer and teacher attendees: Sarah and I will also be speaking on the Social Media panel at the TNNA Designer/Teacher meeting (open to TNNA members/convention attendees), which is being held on Saturday evening from 6:00 - 7:30 pm, in room D132 of the Convention Center. This is a subject that is obviously near and dear to our hearts, and this is such an exciting time in our industry - we were honored to be asked to speak!
TNNA shows always mean a great and busy week for us - we get to see talk with so many other industry people and always come away motivated and full of new ideas. If you're going to TNNA, we'll see you at booth #454!