TNNA in Columbus
Sparkling, thick-thin, and furry yarns offered a very optimistic view of the yarn industry at The National Needlework Association Summer Trade Show in Columbus, Ohio, last month.
The look of yarns goes in cycles, like all fashion-related products. We’ve gone to the conservative side in yarn design for the last few years. Time for a change! While manufacturers still offered basic yarns in brilliant new colors, I was happy to see crazy-fun novelty yarns, as well.
TNNA has a “Great Wall of Yarn,” with samples of new yarns from many manufacturers. I had already taped a bunch of samples in my notebook, when I saw the thoughtfully prepared yarn-sample books provided for participants. Next time I’ll know to look for those first!
You can probably tell from my sample choices which yarns I like best—SPARKLY!
This t-shirt yarn at right is very cute with its little black stripe. I love matte sequins. They add a subtle sparkle to this lavender yarn.
Zen Yarn Garden’s yarns, above, were deliciously saturated with color. This picture doesn’t do the yarn colors justice. The orangey-red one is “Blood Orange” Serenity Silk Single. It has incredible depth and color, all in a slender yarn!
Skacel’s Luxair is a bulky, fuzzy, sparkly yarn that would knit up fast on large needles. I can imagine a fabulous muffler in this yarn.
Walking around the booths and displays at TNNA made me think how FUN it would be to knit these great new yarns!