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TRADE SHOW SCHEDULE 

*Schedule is as of May 8 and is subject to change. Check back regularly for the latest updates. 

Thursday, June 8
Registration Open 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Education (view Thursday's classes) 12:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Friday, June 9 
Registration Open 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Exhibitor Move-In 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Education (view Friday's classes) 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Retailers' Luncheon 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
New Member Orientation 4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Fashion Show 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 
Opening Reception  7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 
Sample IT!  7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 
Saturday, June 10
Registration Open 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Education (view Saturday's classes) 7:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Continental Breakfast 10:00 a.m.  10:45 a.m. 
Exhibit Hall Open  10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 
Education (view Saturday's classes) 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Business & Creative Services Group Meeting 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Member Happy Hour 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
Spinning & Weaving Group Meeting 6:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 
Needlepoint Group Meeting 6:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Business & Creative Services Dinner 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 11
Registration Open 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 
Education (view Sunday's classes) 7:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Vendor/Rep Connection  8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. 
Manufacturer Rep Meeting  8:45 a.m – 9:45 a.m.
Exhibit Hall Open  10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 
Education (view Sunday's classes) 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m
Member Happy Hour  5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
Counted Thread & Embroidery Group Meeting
6:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Yarn Group Meeting  6:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 
Yarn Group Reception  8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. 
Monday, June 12
Registration Open 7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
Member Meeting  8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. 
Exhibit Hall Open 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Exhibitor Move-Out 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

 

Education Theater 

New at the TNNA Trade Show! Stop by the TNNA Lounge to see product demonstrations and hear about the
latest trends in the needlearts market from this year’s exhibitors.

 Saturday, June 10


Sunday, June 11

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Embellishing Quickly, with the addi® Quick
Speaker: Karin Skacel, Skacel Collection, Inc.

Embellishing is all the rage! Do it quickly with the addi® Quick and yarns and roving you already have in your shop. Learn how to embellish felt, knitwear, and clothing, for that personal touch that will differentiate the garments in your shops from all others!

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Knit a Shop Hat in 30 Minutes or Less, on the addi® Express
Speaker: Karin Skacel, Skacel Collection, Inc.
We all know samples sell, but can take up a shop owners precious time. Learn how to make the most of your time by utilizing an addi® Express King Size
knitting machine to quickly and effectively whip up sample hats, scarves and swatches for your shop!

 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Farm to Yarn, An American Artisan Fiber Story
Speaker: Tabbethia Haubold, Blue Sky Fibers

Fiber Designer, Tabbethia Haubold, will speak about her love of all things fiber
and the creation from the sheering of beloved animals’ fleece into artisan limited
edition yarn with Blue Sky Fibers.

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Behind the Scenes With the Artisans of Manos del Uruguay
Speakers: Lisa R. Myers, Owner, Fairmount Fibers Ltd., US distributor of Manos del
Uruguay yarns; Cecilia Lalanne, Director of handknitting division, Manos del Uruguay


Come learn about the women who spin and dye Manos yarns. Through a slideshow from our recent Knitter’s Tour, you can see yarn being made and find out about Manos’s social mission. You might even decide to join us on our 2018 trip!

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m
Color & Fashion Trends
Speaker: Trisha Malcolm, VP/Executive Editor, Vogue Knitting
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Cashmere as Catalyst
Speaker: Sy Belohlavek, June Cashmere

This session will be a case study on the impact potential of a fiber value-chain which is intentionally structured to unlock and harness the latent value of Kyrgyz cashmere to enable social and economic renewal.

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