Needle Art Inspirations From the TNNA Trade Show

Lazies, I attended the TNNA needle arts trade show in Columbus, OH yesterday. I walked the whole floor, saw everything, met tons of people/venders and got some great shots to share. Here are a few of the cool, fun, funky, needley, super fun things I found at the show. I live posted from the show yesterday to my Facebook page here. Thank you to the Lazies who joined me on a pic by pic basis. I loved reading your comments and told all the vendors you were there with me. What fun!

I think we all need one of the t-shirts above, don’t you? Perhaps several. Find it at


Too cute, two turtles. Love the soft crafts!

Giant, giant hand carved wooden crochet hooks. That’s my hand for comparison. I wanted them all. From The Bag Smith.

Now, back to reality, Clover introduced their new Amour crochet hooks. The handle is ergonomic rubber coated – nice! Feels good in the hand.

Clover also introduced their new Clam Shell Cases. Cute! Pinch the ends together and a side opens, pop in your treasure.

Oh, buttons. Need I say more? Renaissance Buttons and Blue Moon.

Little soft craft critters. Monkeys, flamingos, bunnies and more.

Not only is it beautiful, Pam Powers, the designer, calls this beautiful red piece a ‘Woven Necker’. Love it! Great bag below, as well.

Fun and funky beading which reminds me of thread spools. By Betsy Beads.

Simple knitted rounds to use as seat cushions. Great idea!

Desert? Yarn? Can’t it be both?

Slippers from Fiber Trends. Cute, cute display!

Jigsaw Magnets, each piece is a magnet and it’s a real puzzle – love it.

Needlepoint critters. Adorable!

Gender neutral baby quilt designs interpreted with permission from Charlie Harper. Available at


Beautiful bag by Noni Designs Ltd.

Another heart breaker by Noni Designs Ltd.

There are like ruffle-topped cupcakes. Hold needles and tools between the ruffles. Love it!

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Alright, that’s my TNNA adventure for this year. My feet hurt, my brain was both toasted and inspired – all worked up and too tired to do anything about it. Lots of great inspiration and friendly people.


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13 Responses to “Needle Art Inspirations From the TNNA Trade Show”

  1. Linda King — June 25, 2012 @ 10:00 am

    Hi, pics are awesome!!! Looks like you had a great time.

  2. Mary — June 25, 2012 @ 10:05 am

    I can see why you are tired and your brain toasted and inspired. Thanks for the pictures, many talented folks out there.

  3. Edie J — June 25, 2012 @ 10:17 am

    Thanks so much for the pictures, especially from those of us who are not close to a major city area, and thus . . . . . no shows like this one. Had fun looking!
    Edie J.

  4. Regina — June 25, 2012 @ 10:26 am

    These are great!!! I especially love the turtles -and the clam shells remind me of some little pouches from my years in Japan – not surprised that Clover introduced those!!

  5. Sally Gonzalez — June 25, 2012 @ 11:15 am

    I love the T-shirt, but I would add the word “Repeat” at the bottom–

    Thanks for all the creative ideas–also love the ladybugs–would add the words “Don’t Bug Me” on a door sign, especially for a teen’s room.

  6. Mary ann — June 25, 2012 @ 12:00 pm

    Thanks for taking us to the show Joan!

  7. Penny — June 25, 2012 @ 12:09 pm

    The pics were awesome!! Looks like tons of fun!

  8. lynns — June 25, 2012 @ 2:16 pm

    Love the pictures. It’s always good to see what others are doing to get one out of a slump when you feel your ideas are drying up. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Jan — June 26, 2012 @ 1:34 am

    Thanks for the great photos. I loved them all and feel so inspired to make things.

  10. Annie — June 26, 2012 @ 9:29 am

    Love the Charlie Harper quilts! Enjoyed the pictures. Am also enjoying your patterns too, plan to make the lazy tote today. Usually have to go to the Cincinnati art museum to see charlie Harper prints. 🙂

  11. Sue Hines — July 16, 2012 @ 10:20 pm

    Wow, I know I’m late looking at these, but how interesting!

  12. louis — September 6, 2012 @ 1:53 am

    Hi, pics are awesome!!! I loved them all and feel so inspired to make things.


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