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Monday, 4 February 2013

MILLAMIA at TNNA Long Beach, USA 2013

MillaMia at TNNA, Long Beach
At the beginning of 2012 Helena and I had an amazing experience participating in the TNNA (The National Needlearts Association) Show in Phoenix USA together with our US distributors Classic Elite Yarns. The bi-annual TNNA shows are the major trade show events for the knitting industry in the US and are the place that yarn shops from all over America visit to select their products for the coming half year, see what is new and also to catch up with industry news. There is also a strong sense of cohesion amongst the various yarn exhibitors with industry networking events etc. In the UK the nearest equivalent is probably the show known colloquially as ' Stitches', officially as 'CHSI - Craft Hobby and Stitch International' which is taking place in a couple of weeks' time at the Birmingham NEC.

This year as I am now 9 months pregnant it somewhat ruled out our hands on participation, but we were so delighted to see this photo that Heather from Classic Elite sent us over the weekend. It shows the fabulous display that they have put together on our behalf to represent our product to all the US based knitting shops who come along to the show. Typically the winter show has long been held at Long Beach near Los Angeles and the show is back there this year. Helena and I would have loved the excuse to come along to the West Coast (despite the inevitable jet lag that these trips entail) but instead we will have to satisfy ourselves with looking forward to the summer TNNA show that will be held in Columbus in June!

Wishing all our colleagues at Classic Elite a successful and fun show!
(posted by Katarina)

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