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  • Fri, February 18, 2022 9:11 AM | TNNA Volunteers (Administrator)


    Local Yarn Store Day is a celebration of local, brick & mortar yarn shops all over the world. The event brings customers into stores during a time of year when small retailers welcome a boost. Hosted by The National Needle Arts Association (TNNA), we’re thrilled to announce that Local Yarn Store Day is continuing this year. 

    Sign up for no cost at the website, localyarnstoreday.com. Local Yarn Store Day is a terrific opportunity to promote our industry! We’re all pulling together to celebrate fiber, each other and the power of hope and togetherness!


    New this year! LYS Training!
    Make Local Yarn Store Day a Success for Your Shop: Generate More Sales and Gain New Customers with Gwen Bortner.

    Join the LYS Day Committee and business leader Gwen Bortner Thursday, March 3 at 8pm EST/5pm PST
     
    This free 30-minute training is brought to you by the LYS Day committee of TNNA. Suppliers are encouraged to attend as well.

    Register for the Webinar!


    Looking for more ways to get the word out about your business?

    Sponsor the live training session with Gwen Bortner. Proceeds from LYS Day sponsorships will go to fund marketing, web hosting, graphic design, and administrative costs for Local Yarn Store Day 2023. Our current Local Yarn Store Day budget is $0, and is being run by the generous donations of personal time and resources by the TNNA board members and Local Yarn Store Day committee. This is a great way to show your support for one of the biggest sales days in our industry! 
     
    Sponsorship opportunities range from $75-250 and include:

    • Your corporate name and logo on the Local Yarn Store Day website
    • Dedicated social media posts and email blasts focused on your business
    • Exclusive mention during the webinar
    Questions? Email hello@tnna.org.
    Sponsor LYS Day!
    Local Yarn Store Day (LYS Day) is a TNNA program designed to drive traffic to local yarn stores. Visit localyarnstoreday.com for more information.
    Thank you to our Local Yarn Store Day Committee Members:
    Cynthia Spencer: Stitch Your Art Out and Really Clear Designs
    Cathy Hougan: The Artful Yarn
    Deb Doyle: TheStringAlliance
    Courtney Kelley: Kelbourne Woolens
    Kalliope Sabrina: Anzula
    Abby Glassenberg: Craft Industry Alliance


  • Mon, February 07, 2022 5:00 PM | TNNA Volunteers (Administrator)


    Join us for Local Yarn Store Day!

    Saturday, April 30, 2022

    Local Yarn Store Day is a celebration of local, brick & mortar yarn shops all over the world. The event brings customers into stores during a time of year when small retailers welcome a boost. Originated by The National Needle Arts Association (TNNA), we’re thrilled to announce that Local Yarn Store Day is continuing this year. We hope that you’ll create patterns and special yarns or kits for the day!

    Retailers and suppliers can register at localyarnstoreday.com. Local Yarn Store Day is a terrific opportunity to promote our industry! We’re all pulling together to celebrate fiber, each other and the power of hope and togetherness. 

    Thank you to our Local Yarn Store Day Committee Members:

    Cynthia Spencer: Stitch Your Art Out and Really Clear Designs

    Cathy Hougan: The Artful Yarn

    Deb Doyle: Stage2Marketing

    Courtney Kelley: Kelbourne Woolens

    Kalliope Sabrina: Anzula

    Abby Glassenberg: Craft Industry Alliance

  • Thu, October 14, 2021 10:08 AM | TNNA Volunteers (Administrator)
    • What happened? Where did TNNA go? 
      TNNA still exists, now as a self-managed association through its volunteer board and committees. The function of a Board of Directors is to ensure that the Association is fulfilling its stated mission and purpose, and that the Association is working in the best interest of the members, in a fiscally responsible manner. The job of a management company is to enact the policies that the board determines will best serve the members, within the budget approved by the board. A management company is the staffing and administrative function of the Association. Without a contracted company to fulfill our staffing and administrative needs, this work has been done, and continues to be done, by your volunteer board.

    • Why can't I log in to the website anymore? 
      TNNA moved the website from our membership platform to a basic site, that currently has no login capabilities. The Association did not have the funds to continue to use the platform we were using or sign up for a new association membership website platform, though we could do so in the future if needed.

    • Will there be another Association trade show? Can we have a virtual trade show?
      We are currently working on a partnership with the H+H North America team to bring a first class trade show for yarn and soft crafts to the US in June of 2022.

    • Can I get a refund from my payments toward the Summer Show that was cancelled. 
      TNNA is not currently in a financial position to offer any refunds for the Summer Show at this time. The board has some records of who is owed money, and those debts are still outstanding. Like many small businesses, TNNA's insurance policies did not offer any protection from the pandemic. If you paid for classes at the Summer Show we do not have a record of your payment. Please contact hello@tnna.org with receipt of payment for our records. 

    • I tried to contact you and no one got back to me.
      For many months TNNA had no way for anyone to contact the Association directly, and no way to contact members. You can now email the TNNA board at hello@tnna.org.

    • Can I access the member database? 
      There is currently no way to share or view the membership database. Once the new website it up and running we will contact you regarding your membership and member access.

    • What about the Foundation?
      The Foundation, and its funds, are still intact. The funds of the Foundation may only be used towards the administration and mission of the Foundation, which is currently needlework education. TNNA will be hoping to form a new Board of Directors for the foundation soon.

    • Has my membership lapsed?
      The new member year begins in October. However, if you were a member at the time operations were suspended in the spring you will by default remain on the member list for the time being. TNNA will not be collecting new or renewal membership fees at this time. Stay tuned for updates on membership committee formation.

    • Who do I contact with questions?
      For now, you can email info@tnna.org with any additional questions and comments. The board will do everything we can to help you within a timely fashion.
     
    Thank you for taking the time to read all the way through the FAQs!


The National NeedleArts Association (TNNA)
PO Box 31542
Philadelphia, PA 19128
E: hello@tnna.org

TNNA is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. 

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