After a days rest from TNNA we got to set up for The Knitters Connection at the convention center in Columbus Ohio.
TNNA had been a great place to meet designers and the many shop owners from around the country. We already had a lot of patterns "in the works" with various designers and took this opportunity to encourage a few more, will post their designs as they come.
Anyway didn't know what to expect from Knitters connection, a relatively small show but with classes, and a great opportunity to meet some knitters and some guests from the Quilting Show going on next door. This was the first time we had offered Ivy Brambles to the public as ourselves rather than through a store, and we have received a very warm welcome with much better sales than we could have hoped for. Thank you Columbus we will keep the hand dyed yarn, t-shirts and novelties rolling.....
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Well it had to happen some time. We took the trip to TNNA in Columbus Ohio this year and with luck you will be seeing Ivy Brambles products in at least a few more store here in the US this coming season.
It was quite a long drive from New Hampshire, but everything went smoothly and we set up on time. The booth looks great (the picture doesn't do it justice as I used my Cell-Phone) with our very popular silk, and Worsted Superwash taking center stage, and our new Shetland 2-ply getting immediate attention from the booths around us.
The Shetland is not yet available in any stores, TNNA orders will be the first time anyone has got their hand on this new yarn and we will have two new sweater patterns available as soon as they come back from the test knitters!