Mon, 22 December 2014
On the next edition of Fiber Hooligan (12/22/14) my guest will be Beth Casey from Lorna’s Laces and Dave Van Stralen from Louet North America. Beth and Dave are joining me on the show to talk about TNNA… The National NeedleArts Association.
In case you’re not familiar with TNNA, it was established in 1975, and it serves as an international trade organization representing retailers, manufacturers, distributors, designers, manufacturers’ representatives, publishers, teachers and wholesalers of products and supplies for the specialty needlearts market.
These businesses create and market hand painted needlepoint canvases, hand-dyed and specialty crochet and knitting yarns, embroidery, needlepoint and cross-stitch materials, kits, furniture, notions, gifts, books, publications, accessories, tools and more.
Beth, Dave, and I are going to be talking about the upcoming show in Phoenix, AZ in January as well as all the other great things TNNA has to offer. I hope you’ll join us for what should be a fun and informative show.
About Beth Casey…
The owner and creative force behind Lorna’s Laces and Mrs. Crosby, Beth Casey is an artist's artist. She and her crew provide the yarn community with beautiful colors, fabulous yarns and generous smiles. Always on the lookout for inspiration and ideas, Beth is constantly dreaming up something new, from colorways to yarns, to partnering with local yarn stores to bring innovative products to stitchers everywhere. She lives in Chicago where she shares her life with her husband and a dog named Sam.
Abou Dave Van Stralen…
Working in the Fiber Arts industry for the past 20 years. All of this time working for Louet North America, a family business. Took on President of Louet North America in 2008. Attended TNNA shows since 2000. Member of Spinning and Weaving association from 2000-2011 holding different positions on committees and eventually Chairman 2010-2011. Helped transition the Spinning and Weaving association to become a Product segment group of TNNA in 2011. Spinning and Weaving Group Chair 2011-2013. TNNA director at large 2014-2017. TNNA VP 2014/15