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About TNNA

The National NeedleArts Association (TNNA) strives to advance our community of businesses by encouraging the passion and leadership for needlearts through education, industry knowledge exchange and a strong marketplace.

Our Mission

The National NeedleArts Association advances its community of businesses by encouraging the passion and leadership for needlearts through education, industry knowledge exchange and a strong marketplace.

Our Vision

The National NeedelArts Association is dedicated to the vision of successful independent businesses inspiring needleart in every community every day.

Our Strategic Plan

In October 2017, the Board of Directors approved TNNA's 2018 - 2021 strategic plan. The plan provides a roadmap through 2021 that creates focus in order to align TNNA’s resources for maximum impact.

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Our Structure

As a membership organization, TNNA offers you, the needlearts professional, the opportunity to take an active role in shaping our industry. The association's structure has been created to enable people from all the needlearts disciplines to come together, voice their needs, opinions and concerns, and help mold a successful future. 

TNNA Organization

  • Board of Directors The Board of Directors is made up of nine Wholesale Members, the Immediate Past President, Product Segment Chairs, and Retail Council Chair.
  • Committees
    • New – Bylaw Committee
    • New – Collaboration Content Committee
    • Finance Committee
    • Marketing Committee
    • New – Membership Committee
    • New – Spinzilla
    • New - Social
  • Media Member Sections
    • Retail (Business to Consumer)
      Governed by Retail Council
    • Wholesale (Business to Business)
      All exhibitors
    • Affiliates
      • Academic or Museum
      • Professionals
      • Business & Creative Services
      • Manufacturer's Representative
      • Organization
      • Publisher
  • Product Segments
    • Counted Thread & Embroidery Group
    • Needlepoint Group
    • Spinning & Weaving
    • Yarn Group

How We Operate
With our members in mind, the TNNA Board of Directors steers our association, determining TNNA's strategic goals and answering the key questions, "Where?", "What?", "Why?", and "When?". TNNA's management and staff members drive the association's goals forward by performing the key action items required to complete each goal. They answer the key questions, "How?", "How much?", and "Who?"

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