Red Gate Stitchery is coming to a needlework store (hopefully) near you!
The other weekend I took off to steamy St. Charles, Missouri for a needlework market put on by The National Needlework Association (TNNA). It's a trade-only show with an interesting format. Instead of being held in a convention center, it's held at an Embassy Suites hotel, and your booth is the living room of your suite. Nice!
It was my first time at the market, and I had a blast. I loved meeting owners of counted thread and needlepoint shops from all across the country. They were all so welcoming and generous with their advice and insight. Very helpful for a newbie like me. It was a cash-and-carry show, meaning instead of placing orders, shop owners could purchase new items for their stores to take home with them that weekend. I imagine unpacking their bags back home at their shops on Monday must have felt like Christmas morning! Many of those bags contained goodies from Red Gate Stitchery (yay!), so be sure to look for them the next time you pop by your local needlework store. And if the shop by you doesn't carry Red Gate Stitchery, ask them to drop me a line!