Saturday, September 9, 2017

Destination Dallas 2017

Destination Dallas is a non-TNNA trade show held each year in Dallas, Texas.  In 2017 the show will be September 9-11 with classes beginning September 8.  The theme will be "Stitching on the Orient Express."  The newest items I find will be at the top of the list.  Browse Facebook postings of more than one photograph using the right and left side arrows.

I will stop posting to this area on December 1 and start posting new items to the January 2018 TNNA show tab.

Want to see the Destination Dallas 2017 final banquet video?

Here are shops that posted a bunch of photos from Destination Dallas: has uploaded photos of what they bought in Dallas to their website.  Things are organized by designer, which is nice.

Stitch by Stitch in Larchmont has already started adding photos of new designs to their Destination Dallas 2017 Pinterest page.

What's the Point? has a Facebook series of photos, too.

Amy's Golden Strand is uploading photos from Dallas.

The Needlepaint Nook is uploading photos to their FB page.

Louise's Needlework has posted a Facebook photo album of canvases they found and bought for the shop at Dallas.

Carolyn Hedge Baird is posting her favorites on her Needlepointing in Your Nest Facebook page.

BeStitched has a section of new items on their website.

Needles and Threads of Ruxton also has a Facebook photo album of purchases from Dallas.

Needle Hearts has a Facebook photo album of new items.

The Needle Bug posted photos on Facebook of their new items.

Frances Jue has posted a video of new designs on her Facebook page.

Judy's Stitchery Nook is posting photos of Destination Dallas goodies and booths to their Facebook page.

Here are individual updates for designers.

JP Needlepoint shows off the newest patriotic design—in ice cream cone form!

Tanja at Berlin Embroidery Designs has some new decorated wooden laying tools in stock that are really lovely.

Orna Willis has released her latest counted design—"Come Dance with Me."  It's a beauty!

Kimberly has a new Mod Ornament design made into a tote bag.  Isn't it beachy and Christmasy, too?!  Available at Bedecked and Beadazzled, her distributor.

Machelle Somerville has posted nine photos of new designs she has just finished on Facebook.

Kate Dickerson has posted photos of five new ikat-themed designs on Facebook and there are more on the way.

Chaparral now has a "Houston Is World Series Strong" ornament exclusive to the shop.

Fans of Alex Beattie's six "Creation" designs for Ehrman Tapestry will be thrilled to know that Ehrman has re-issued these.  You can see all the designs here.

Jody Valentine has a new series of Christmas tree canvases on her Etsy store that come with a matching wooden ornament.

Juli Poitras of JP Needlepoint has a new series of "Sweet Land of Liberty" patriotic confection canvases.

The Needlepointer has set up a What's New section of their website to show off the newest items that have arrived from the Dallas show.

Shana from STBstitches has a new and infinitely customizable diamond ring canvas in her Etsy store.  She'll add a monogram, the new couples' initials, dates, whatever if you want to stitch this for the new couple in your life.

The Needlepointer highlights Pippin Studio's new Lantern People series.

The Meredith Collection has updated their website with their new designs.

Ruth Schmuff gives a sneak peak at new canvases as she prepares for an embellishment class weekend.

Deux Bijoux Bijoux has posted ten new photos of their custom frames and trays (and even a tabletop!) on their Facebook page.  These are custom but they will recreate one for shops or come up with something totally new upon request. Use the right side arrow to see them all.;cNBwT0qLuKKc0PD3hApjr1goBdRWfpwkzIYNwXPDwJkC8YiVPdvhUT50Vc98WjM6rdX8LrVLZ1IcQDGP0BZsAiaA~-~-.bps.a.1711467198925967.1073741840.397414413664592/1711467442259276/?type=3&theater

Barefoot Needlepoint Designs has their new website ready!  When you click on various categories, don't miss reading "The Story Behind the Canvas" at the bottom of each section.

Leigh Designs'  November Surprise release is a set of eight cute gingerbread men, and all have stitch guides!  Stitch one, stitch them all!

Vallerie Needlepoint Gallery has a new pumpkin design from Kim Leo!

New Easter design from Hingham Square Needepoint Designs-

New saying from Pewter and Pine-

Annie Lane has three new stitching-themed animal canvases that are exclusive to Yarn Explosion, Roanoke, VA for now.  Contact Yarn Explosion to purchase.

Abigail Cecile has three darling small counted projects on her Etsy store.  Want something simple and relaxing you can grab and go with?  Or do you have a budding needlepointer in your life you need to kit out?  Go visit Abigail Cecile and see if the bird, bee or Michigan project are right for you.

To celebrate Halloween Melissa Shirley Designs shows off the brand new "Mummy Cat" from Mary Lake-Thompson.

Laura Perin has revisited her "Old Fellows Cross" quilt pattern and revamped it in new colors with modern threads.  It's a fun counted design to play with colors on.

Regency Alert!  The Historic Tapestry Shop's "Map of Bath" is now available as a printed kit.

Here is the newest Jody Valentine Christmas piece.

Ruth Schmuff shows off the latest Kimberly class to make it to Ruth's shop as a kit. It is called "Bubbles."  Check out that woven metallic border!

Ehrman has a new Klimt-inspired design by Candace Bahouth—"Klimt Circus."  Click on the Klimt link on the left side of the page to see all eleven of Candace's homages to this master artist.

Candace's "Avebury" is also new.

Kam's Handpainted Needlepoint has some cute sheep designs.  Those come with the heads, tails and legs and finishing instructions after you stitch the body.

Stitch by Stitch Larchmont shows off the newest Annie Lane Halloween piece—"The Gang's All Here."

Barbara's Needlepoint shows off the latest Christmas design from Cindy—"Noel" which they think would look great in a tray.

Thorn and Alexander has a new design for champagne lovers.  Also available in orange.

The Mermaid Inn is new from the Plum Stitchery.

Colour Complements in Canada has added overdyed rayon rickrack to their line of threads.  It has a subtle sheen and is only 1/4 inch wide.  You can see the nine colors available on Lorraine's blog.

Rainbow Gallery posted photos of the new colors of their Rainbow Persian.

LizArt has a new fun Bargello technique called "Slipped Strips."  You can buy the instructions and create your own pattern via the LizArt website (second link below).

EyeCandy Needleart has created three small round Kringle Bell ornaments to match the Kringle Bell stand ups.

Historic Tapestry Shop has a new printed design—a map of Cambridge.

There are new 50 colors of Rainbow Gallery's Glisten!

Rebecca Wood Designs has updated their website to show the latest Fall 2017 designs.

Here are the newest colors of Entice from Rainbow Gallery.

Strictly Christmas has updated their website with their newest treats.  There are a lot of different styles but "Baa-aa Humbug" cracks me up!  "I'm Dreaming of a Chocolate Christmas" is pretty funny, too.

It is October so Ruth Schmuff premiered two new Amy Breuken pumpkin people.  They are the cutest couple on the block.

Tango and Chocoloate has a new artist—Tatutina!

JP Needlepoint has a new cat Halloween design, very colorful and fun.

Apparently watermelons and pineapples are the new Halloween carved fruit.  I didn't know tha but Rachel Donley does!

Orna Willis shows a sneak peak at her newest design.

Two Sisters has updated their website with their brand new monogrammed shift dresses.

Enriched Stitch shows off the latest Amanda Lawford designs on the Enriched Stitch blog.  The Amanda Lawford website is being updated now.

Mary Tussey just announced her new "Witch Ballet" design is now available at Nashville Needleworks.

Pewter & Pine has a really funny new Halloween design perfect for the horror movie fan in your life.

Ehrman Tapestry's new catalog is out and their website has been updated to show everything in the catalog.  Some things are brand new, others are old favorites.

Laura Perin shows off a new quilt inspired chart—"Sagebrush Stars."  It's lovely!

Jolly Red has a new Christmas stocking, the "Owls Stocking." If you love traditional and owls, this is for you.

Danji just posted a Facebook photo album of all their new items for Dallas.

Laurel Wheeler now has personalized scissor cases.  Carry your favorite scissors in style….

The Needlework Retailer shows off the new "Joy of Christmas" stocking from Deux Amis.

Fleur de Paris shows off the 35 new colors of DMC cotton floss, coming out shortly!

Doodlin' Around Designs introduces The Floor Table. Perfect to slide next to your chair and then away again!

Pewter and Pine has a darling camel and pyramids ornament.

DMC shows off their four needlepoint kits.  They come with DMC tapestry wool and appear to be printed on 10 count needlepoint canvas.

Love You More has a new Day of the Dead couple, complete with chicken.  LOL

JP Needlepoint has some fun gnomes.

Needlepoint for Fun shows off the newest Nenah Stone designs (lots of birds!) and new Big Buddies magnets from the Meredith Collection.

Needle Delights Originals has new charts ready.  Besides a blueberry Color Delights, there are two Holiday Delights that have realistic elements, a departure for Kathy.  Just for fun there are photos of her last cyberclass so you can see the various color ways and finishes.  Fun!

Blue Dogwood Designs has a new design for the astronomer in your life—"Saturn."

Mindy's has updated her website with a lot of new designs, most of them Asian-themed.

Barbara's Needlepoint shows off three new pumpkin designs from Cindy.

Kelmscott Designs has updated their website with their latest scissors and needle minders.

Burnett and Bradley has a new Greek Key-patterned frame in green or blue.

Unique New Zealand has updated their website with their newest designs, including the amazing "Tree of Life."

Eye Candy is planning a bunch of word and name canvases with geometric backgrounds.

Julie Mar is busy updating their website with the new items.

Louise's Needlework posted the new colors of Rainbow Gallery's Entice.

Orna Willis introduces her latest design—"Thoughts."  It is available as a chart only or with the threads and beads.

LizArt has a new sneak peek at a new Bargello technique.  The instructions should be ready October 2017.

Painted Pony posted a video of their display at Destination Dallas on Facebook.

Leigh Designs has updated her website with the new Halloween series.

Melissa Shirley has updated her website with the latest.

CBK has updated their website with their latest designs.

The Artists Collection also posted photos of their new items.

Raymond Crawford posted photographs of his display in Dallas.

Kirk and Bradley has added travel rounds for Alaska and North Carolina.

Needle Works in Austin posted a short video of their new canvases on Facebook.

Colour Complements' fall collection thread colors are out.  Some are limited editions so if you like what you see, don't wait to order.

Stitch by Stitch Larchmont has a newsletter with photos of their purchases at Dallas.

J. Malahy Designs has updated their website. Lots of cute sock monkeys!

Funda Scully shows off some of her new hinged box designs.

Enriched Stitch shows off the new (and last) designs from the retiring Amanda Lawford.

Son of a Stitch/Colonial Needle has 6 new architecturally-inspired round designs, made in multiple shapes and sizes to fit in the Lee leather goods.

Rainbow Gallery has four new colors of Wisper.

Natalia Frank has four new mini stocking charts for silk gauze.  They are darling!

Nenah Stone has new cat and dog angels which are a fund raiser for Austin Pets Alive, an animal rescue organization.

I'd never heard of pickle ball but Patti Mann has!  She has three darling canvases to celebrate the sport.

Labors of Love has a pair of nostalgic Mr. and Mrs. Santas.

There are new colors of rickrack in Painter's Threads.

Brenda Stofft has updated her website with lots of Art Nouveau-inspired designs, Christmas and Halloween pieces.

Unique New Zealand has updated their website with their newest designs.

BB Needlepoint Designs has a new "Cactus and Armadillo" design.

Strictly Christmas has a new series of three trucks from Ronnie Rooney for the little boys in your life.

Tapestry Fair has updated their website with new designs.  There is a new Manual Salas Day of the Dead portrait, more animals, a lovely lady and some fun Santa/snowman pieces.

Janeann Sleeman is going to teach this darling Mile High Princess Santa on a sled at Destination Dallas.

Sundance shows off a brand new Day of the Dead lady called "Celebrate Life."

A. Bradley Needle Arts has new Cookies of the Month, stitch guides by Mary Waldsmith.  You can see four models here.

Sew Much Fun has four new dimensional characters: a cowgirl and boy and a blue or pink scholarly owl.

Eye Candy has a new dimensional Halloween house that is amazing.

Amyjo Hill has another lovely lady on canvas for Love You More.

Ruth Schmuff gives us a look at the newest Eleanor Grosch designs.  If you love animals or ballerinas, this is for you!

Jolly Red has a new kit for sale—"Ba Ba Birds."

Julie Mar & Friends shows off new designs.  I think "Sisters" —the two girls at the beach— is going to be a big hit.

Good Harbor Needlepoint just posted photos of 11 new canvases. They don't say whose they are. Use the side arrows to browse all the photos.

Silk Road Fibers shows off three new shades of their Straw Silk.

Tapestry Fair shows off "Hippo Swimming."  A charmer!

Zecca introduces "The Martian Sisters"!

Kelly Clark is now selling pretty beaded scissor fobs on Etsy.

June McKnight will be teaching this elegant floral slipper from Strictly Christmas to shop owners at the Dallas show.

Raymond Crawford shows off one of his new designs, "Dachshund Through the Snow."  LOL

Carolyn Hedge Baird has announced her next book, "Needlepoint Stitches:  A Field Guide for Birds."

Laura Perin has four new Halloween Ornaments for your holiday stitching pleasure.  At 5 inches square, these are big enough to show off in a box top or just framed on your door.  There's a witch's hat (with bats), a frog with spiders and candy corn, a pumpkin and a black cat with another spider, web, bats and small pumpkin.  Follow the link to her website to order the chart set.

Ruth Schmuff shows off the new designs from Sharon Hendy-Moman.

Eye Candy shows off Ada's new "Bejeweled Bargello" ornaments and more.

The latest Gingher scissors limited edition pattern is out.  It's called "Lauren" and is a blue and white trellis pattern.

LizArt has a new Bargello design for sale on her website.  It's really unique!

Devon Nicholson Designs has updated their website with their latest designs.  I think the tooth fairy pillows are going to be a big hit with the kids!

Rachel Donley Needlepoint has posted a sneak peak of her new topiary alphabet on Facebook.

Zecca has updated their website with their new designs.

Barbara Elmore Designs has new teacup designs that are perfect for those who like their favorite beverage in pretty china.

Ruth Schmuff has just released Kimberly's "Tree of Life," complete with stitch guide.  Like all Kimberly pieces, this was stitched by her and incorporates fun embellishments and interesting touches like two background stitches.

Lani has finished stitching her Peacock Collage.  Expect to see this in her hotel room at Dallas.  No word on whether she is releasing a stitch guide.

There will be "Llama Drama" in Dallas per Maggie.  LOL

Kate Dickerson has 8 photos of new designs up on Facebook.

Jill shows off a new sugar skull design from Earth Art International, distributed by Danji and available in Dallas.

Hug Me Bags has a new bag called the Julia.  You can see in the two photos here how many Julia Snyder books and canvases it can hold!

Barefoot Needlepoint Design has a new Haunted House.

The Artists Collection is busy creating new display curtains for the trade shows.

"High Flying Hooters" is another new JP Needlepoint design for September.

Eye Candy has some new :Mod Birds" round ornaments and square pockets. Fun!

Robbyn's Nest Designs has ten new Oriental-themed canvases.

Julie Mar and Friends shows off new Nancy Dukes canvases.

BB Needlepoint Designs has updated their website with all their newest creations.

Maggie shows off the darling "Counting Her Chickens" which is new for Dallas.

The Berlin Woolwork Sampler charts from The Needle's Prayse are now available.  There are 9 charts, $23.95 Canadian each.

Rachel Donley Designs just posted two brand new fruit designs on Facebook.

Tango and Chocolate has updated their website with their new designs.

Here's another hilarious new dogs canvas from JP Needlepoint—"Hot Dogs."

A sneak peek of a new Rebecca Wood design for September.  Very Texas!

Barbara's Needlepoint shows off the latest strawberry design from Ann Hansen.

Melissa Shirley Designs shows off "Southern Bullfrog," the newest Vicki Sawyer design which will premiere in September.

Enriched Stitch shows off the three new "Go Red with Thread" Heart Association fund raiser designs that are coming out in September.  There is a girl on a scooter from Melissa Prince, a lovely heart from Amanda Lawford and a red-haired mermaid from Leigh Designs.

Here's a new Kathleen Taylor from Maggie.

Melissa Prince Designs shows off "The Mediterranean Diet" which is new for the Heart Association fund raiser this year.

Ada Hayden of Eye Candy shows off four new folk art bird designs.  These are Mod Birds.

Classic Colorworks has two new colors in their silk floss Belle Soie line.

Janeann Sleeman is going to teach "Santa Express" at Destination Dallas.  This is a Mile High Princess canvas.

Robbyn's Nest has a new series of animal shapes called "In the Wild" and some nice lettering designs.

The Point of It All Designs shows off a new design from Bonnie Alexander, perfect for those who follow the fox and hounds.

Blue Dogwood Designs is going to start offering scissors fobs made from beads that change color when the temperature changes.  Pretty!

Red Rooster has a new "Gift for Mrs. Claus" design, adapted from the artwork of James Christensen by Labors of Love.

The Nativity pieces on Red Rooster's home page are also adapted from James Christensen's work by Labors of Love.

Juli Poitras of JP Needlepoint has a new rabbit version of her popular animals series.

Brenda Stofft has a new pumpkin with a witch's hat for Dallas, complete with a stitch guide by Cynthia Thomas.

Barbara's Needlepoint has new two inch rounds from Cindy, all in fall themes.

Abigail Cecile has a new "rooftops" design, the "Rooftops of NY" which is a companion to her "Rooftops of London" and "Rooftops of Paris" designs. You can see all here.

Here is a new Karen Cruden called "Lambs Eat Oats," distributed by Painted Pony.

Love You More shows off a new Halloween design called "Pumpkin Moon" by their new artist Teresa Kogut.

Jenny Henry Designs has some nice DIY jewelry (necklaces and pins and cuffs) to stitch and finish yourself up on her Etsy store.  Many thanks to the Kreinik blog for the tip!

Barbara's Needlepoint shows off two new strawberry designs from Ann Hansen.

Maggie shows off a new owl canvas.  He's a back to school owl I bet!

Barefoot Needlepoint has two new designs, a beach crab sign…

…and a hilarious Shark Week ornament.

You can see the Christmas 2017 ornaments from Threedles on Facebook.

Juli at JP Needlepoint posted a sneak peak of her newest piece and someone guessed what it is!

Here's a new flag design from French Grafitti/And More.

Colour Complements has eleven new shades of overdyed Petite Very Velvet.  If you need shading done the easy way for a velvet coat or just want that velour texture in your next geometric, this is the thread for you.

Kate Dickerson/KSH Needlepoint has a new Bama design!

Needlework Retailer shows off a new Pippin Studio bolster design of five reindeer with Christmas packages.

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BREAKING NEWS: Patt and Lee Semi-Retires

Patt and Lee Designs (their painted canvas like is Pajamas and Chocolate) just announced their semi-retirement.  They will only design for clubs and classes.

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DIY Disaster Recovery

The Galveston History Museum has posted a series of videos about disaster recovery of precious items after flooding such as we've just seen from Hurricane Harvey that folks can do at home. Hopefully not too many of us will need to use these but they are interesting for everyone to see. Thanks, Gaveston History Museum!

Many thanks to Mountain Shadow Studio for noticing this and posting it.

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