Thursday, February 1, 2018

TNNA Winter 2018

The TNNA Winter show for 2018 is in Las Vegas, Nevada, from January 26-28. The Nashville Market is the first weekend in March (counted designs).

By the way, Stitch By Stitch Larchmont has a Pinterest page where they list all the new canvases they've heard about. It's a good overview of the new things.

The Needlepoint Group of TNNA is starting to post sneak peaks from various designers on their Facebook page.

Pocket Full of Stitches is posting lots and lots of images on their blog, which is great for those without Pinterest or Facebook accounts. I'll list them all here, latest on top.

This listing has new magnets, thread colors, laying tools, Puffin's needle threaders and magnets, and canvases.

BeStitched has listed all their canvases from Las Vegas in one place on their website. has also listed all their canvases.


Jan at Point2Pointe has new cuff bracelets in team colors. I think Point2Pointe also sells the metal bracelet forms to make this up.

Chris posted a neat desert scene from Waterworks on Facebook. Nice!

Enriched Stitch is having a Kimberly Ann trunk show and shows off new designs from Kimberly Ann.

ThreadworX has six new colors of overdyed Kreinik!

Juli at JP Needlepoint has a new design called "A Circus of Our Own.

LizArt's fourth lesson on Advanced Bargello Techniques is ready for purchase. This one is called 2-4-6 Bargello. The four lessons (and more) are available on Liz Morrow's website, second link below.

Eye Candy's Catch a Falling Star series is now available in a more traditional red/green Christmas color scheme.

French Graffiti has a new floral still life of flowers in a vase for And More. (Sorry, Blogger won't do ampersands!)

Carol Gantz shows off her latest design for Associated Talents.

BeStitched shows off the newest (mostly) animal designs from Purple Palm in a little video.

Needlework Retailer shows off one of the double sided flower canvases available only from Rittenhouse Needlepoint.

David McCaskill has a new Easter-themed two part canvas available. These are line drawn with full instructions.

Anne Fisher Needlepoint has a new "Blue Orient" glasses case with the ability to choose your own background color. Nice!

Foxwood Crossings is teaming up with Threadnuts to offer three new charts kitted out with Threadnuts threads to counted canvas workers. All you'll need to provide is the canvas.

Annie Lane has a new custom design exclusive to Needle Works in Austin, TX. It's called "Deep in the Heart of Texas."

"Blueberries" is a new canvas from Julie Peschke Designs. It also looks like she's updated her website (second link below).

Machelle Somerville shows off three new designs for March 2018.

JP Needlepoint introduces "K-9 Squad," a new piece in honor of Juli's retired policeman husband.

Kate Dickerson shows off three new designs from Patience Brewster, all Valentine-themed.

Here's "Leo the Lion Hearted" who is new from JP Needlepoint.

BeStitched shows off the latest from Purple Palm Designs.

Bedecked and Beadazzled shows off two of Ruth Schmuff's older designs reworked into collages.

Jinny reports back on her Kirk and Bradley English Wildflower Basket class at TNNA.

Thread Gatherer has a new line of threads called Aurora, a silk and wool blend with a strand of metallic.

Mag Friends has the new Double Heart needle minder for that special someone.

Fiber Talk is at the Nashville Market doing videos of the exhibitors. Besides interviewing sampler and counted thread folks, they also talked to Doug Kreinik, Debbie Woodward/Painted Pony and Kathy Rees/Needle Delights Originals.

Trish Burr's new Great Horned Owl is magnificent! The kit will be ready to sell shortly.

Denimflyz plans to update their Etsy store with new canvases in 2018.

Kimberly Ann Needlepoint has introduced a new #SheStitches kit collection, designed to encourage young women to stitch.

Accoutrement Designs has new Mag Friends. The link below shows the new macaron series for March. Macarons are little almond meringue cookies with an icing layer between two of the cookies.

Kathy Rees is releasing a new Needle Delights design at the Nashville market for cross stitch. It is called "Cobblestone."

Jody Valentine's Cracked Chicken design now comes in large.

've heard about but not seen the new Chatter Buddies line of magnets from Meredith Collection.

The Artists Collection has a new designer—Claire and James Design

Fleur De Paris has a new website. This page shows their newest designs, which happen to be mostly Sandra Gilmore.

Cindy has created a new canvas for Barbara's Needlepoint. No snickering.

Shelly Tribbey shows off three new designs that will be available in May. Use the side arrows to see them all.

Maggie's website is now updated with the new things.

There is a third set of "Keepsake Gift" cards from Laurel Wheeler.

Oasis Needlepoint has two new seasonal Love canvases.

Quail Run has a new exclusive Annie Lane design called "Grande Margarita."

JP Needlepoint has two new designs, each based on a song.

Here's a new Pewter and Pine, available for pre-order.

Ruth Schmuff shows off five new Lulu My Pink Turtle canvases. Angels and fairies and Day of the Dead—something for everyone!

Kate Dickerson shows off canvases from a new artist, Maren Devine.

New from Little Bird Designs, for the Valentine who is celebrating being without someone.

Pepperberry's new "Key to My Heart" design, complete with key in either a gold or silver version.

Needlework Retailer shows off some of the new colors of Straw Silk.

Looking for an Olympic-themed canvas? Kangaroo Paw Designs has an Olympic Angel and a USA angel, too.

Mary Tussey has four new heart designs.

BB Needlepoint has a lovely new bird of paradise design.

Colour Complements has introduced their new Spring 2018 Collection of pastels, in colors perfect for the Easter Bunny's eggs.

Zecca's updated their website with the new designs from Linnea Riley. Cute!

David McCaskill has a new design, too.

Pewter and Pine has a new design.

Unique New Zealand has updated their website.

Melissa Prince has updated her website.

The Needlepointer shows off the new Pippin designs.

Maggie has updated her website with the latest new designs.

TNNA isn't the only trade show shops go to. Suzie of Enriched Stitch/Vallerie Needlepoint Gallery went to the Gift Show in NYC with Amanda Lawford, whose line she owns.

Jinny shows off the four newest holiday sayings rounds from Burnett and Bradley. is offering these as a kit with guides.

Kathy's latest charts for Needle Delights Originals are posted on her blog.

Cooper Oaks has some cute antique French heels, intended to be made up as pin cushions.

CBK has updated their website with all their new things.

Julia Snyder has a new book. It is an index of all her stitches only, showing which of her previous books a stitch is listed in.

Sheena shows off her favorites from Market!

Enriched Stitch talks about the TNNA show as well as their newest designs, clubs and classes in their shop newsletter.

Louise's Needlework just posted 40 photos of new things on their shop Facebook page.

Maggie posted a wonderful new fishing canvas, complete with custom frame from Deux Bijoux Bijoux.

Enriched Stitch (aka VNG) reports back on the show.

Ruth Schmuff shows off the new Zecca rugs—beautiful!

If you love silk threads, check out The Silk Mill's newest colors: neutrals, pastels, and a lovely deep blue and vibrant orange.

Stitch By Stitch Larchmont's latest e-newsletter has lots of photos of new items and models from the trade show.

The shop has also listed their favorites from Market.

BeStitched has four pages of brand new items so their website so you can see the newest things they have from the Vegas show. This is nice for folks who don't want to use Pinterest or Facebook.

Needlepointing in Your Nest has added lots of photographs to her Facebook page.

Amy Bunger shows off new monthly weathervane canvases from Rebecca Wood.

Enriched Stitch shows off the new "Thunder" series from Amanda Lawford/VNG.

Laura Taylor shows off her favorites from the Las Vegas show.

The Needle Works' blog has photos of new Hug Me and Avtnti bags, plus designs from Danji, Paint, Painted Pony, Leigh Designs, and Charley Harper.

Suzie at VNG shows off all the Kim Leo designs now available plus the brand new Kimberly Hodges pieces.

Funda Scully shows off 7 of her little boxes.

Here is a brand new Charley Harper called "Summer Birds."

Stitch By Stitch Larchmont is posting lots of photos of new things on their Facebook page. They are grouped by designer or distributor so scroll through.

The Wool and the Floss shows off three sets of photos of new items from the new designer Tina Griffin.

Kurdy Biggs just posted three photos of the Threedles display in Vegas.

Louise's Needlework did a quick video of the cute self finishing canvases from Whitson Designs, a new designer.

Enriched Stitch shows off new animal designs from Fab Funky, another artist that VNG represents.

The Needle Works has posted a sneak peak of things from last night on their Facebook page.

Here is Christmas Glow again (Sandra Gilmore/Fleur de Paris) and a colorful hearts canvas from JP Needlepoint.

Here is Sandra Gilmore's "Christmas Glow" complete with LED lights!

Lousie's Needlepoint also posted two photos of new Kathy Schenkel pieces, little snow cone Santas and a full snowman collage piece.

Waste Knot posted two photos of new Kathy Schenkel mini socks with felt toys that go inside on Facebook. There's a little green man, an astronaut and a deep sea diver. Use the right side arrow to see everything.

Suzie at Vallerie Needlepoint Gallery has updated the VNG website with the new things. Sadly, there isn't a What's New section. But this is where you will find her own designs, wonderful animals from Scott Partridge, Amanda Lawford and Dereck Clark designs and more.

For a closer look at Scott Patridge's work, check Suzie's Enriched Stitch blog.

Pocket Full of Stitches shows off new designs from Alice Peterson and Sew Much Fun.

Their blog also has new things from Pajamas and Chocolate, Hillary Jean, and A. Bradley.

There are twelve new colors of Pepperpot Silk.

Maggie shows off more Emily Owens designs, some distributed by Maggie and some by JP Needlepoint.

Burnett and Bradley has added Yellowstone to their National Park ornament series. I've also seen the Grand Canyon on the Stitch by Stitch Larchmont Pinterest page (link above).

Zecca's website has the new things now.

Melissa Shirley has updated her website.

Tapestry Fair has updated their website as well.

Ruth Schmuff shows off a new Kimberly design—a dragon!

Pepperberry has updated their website with their newest designs.

Painter's Threads has announced their #4 and #8 overdyed metallic braids will start to come packaged on spools instead of skeins. They are rolling this out now. Oh, they have needlepoint canvas died to their color schemes, too! If the solid colors generally available won't cut it for your next project, check out the colors in the second link below.

Laurel Wheeler has a new series of small canvases, meant to be stitched as gift cards.

Rachel Donley Needlepoint has posted nine photos showing quite a few new designs.

Ada of Eye Candy shows off all her newest designs on her blog.

Julie Mar has updated their website with new designs.

Burnett and Bradley has a new "Explore America" series.

Maggie shows off two more April Murphy pieces.

Sew Much Fun has three cute new"selfie" designs.

Zecca is updating their Facebook page with their new designs.

Here are two new funny sign designs from CBK.

Kate Dickerson has two new tiny box designs.

Jessica Taylor has two new graphic pillow kits that are wonderful.

Barefoot Needlepoint Design has some hilarious beach pieces, like this pelican with a snack.

Ann Hanson has new leaping patterned bunny designs, available only from Barbara's Needlepoint.

Lycette Designs is adding to their line of "lucky" canvases with this Ace of Spaces.

Pocket Full of Stitches has posted the new Eye Candy designs on their blog.

Rachel Donley has a new Gingerbread Alphabet.

Sharese shows off a new Halloween design.

A few new things from Melissa Prince Designs.

Canvas Art by Barbi has some fun new designs that fit in the new Lee snap trays.

Here's a sneak peak from Burnett and Bradley and Kirk and Bradley.

Tapestry Fair shows off five new designs from their stable of artists.

Melissa Prince Designs has a new wreath, "Cedar Wax Wings Wreath."

The Plum Stitchery has three cute new sign designs.

Rebecca Wood has 8 new stocking designs. Here's a look at one of them.

Lycette Designs is doing sleeping masks.

Alice Peterson shows off two new liquor designs—"Tequila" and "Whiskey."

The Collection Designs shows off new Gayla Elliot designs.

The Collection Designs shows off new Penny MacLeod designs.

Maggie shows off three more new designs from Fred Calleri.

Kate Dickerson shows off over 50 new designs premiering next weekend. There are lots of designs for Planet Earth's leather self finishing canvases!

Denise DeRusha Designs has a new postcard design for Nashville.

And a new one for New Zealand, too!

New from Gone Stitching's Randi Paul-Heskins, and it comes with a stitch guide.

New from Melissa Shirley—"Something Wicked This Way Comes." Amy Bunger is doing a guide!

Enriched Stitch has their canvases (they are Vallerie Needlepoint Gallery) packed and off to the trade show.

CBK shows off a new Patriotic Dog and Chair design from Laura Megroz.

Maggie Thompson shows off another new Fred Calleri design, this time an aviatrix.

Ruth Schmuff shows off four new designs from Sandra Vargas.

Maggie has a new artist, Fred Calleri, and here is his lady in a bathing suit.

Sew Much Fun has two new "drinks" canvases coming out in Las Vegas. One is Christmas-themed and the other is Halloween-themed."

Laura Perrin has a new chart available, "Holiday Ribbons."

Alice Peterson has a new "books" canvas. This one features fashion themes.

Pocket Full of Stitches has posted new canvases on their market preview.

Associated Talents will introduce new Mardi Gras masks in Vegas.

Carole Lake of StitchPlay Designs has a new book coming out!

Robbyn's Nest has three new Judaic designs coming out in Las Vegas.

Maggie has two new small but cute Christmas designs from Stefanie Stouffer.

Melissa Shirley also has a new series called Sweetheart Houses.

Melissa Shirley will release six little floral hearts at Las Vegas. You can see them here. Use the right side arrow to look at them all.

Danji has a new birdhouses canvas and individual bird ornaments.

Raymond Crawford has a new, larger Grinch canvas.

JP Needlepoint has posted a sneak peak of their new "Magical Village" on Facebook.

These Harlequin laying tools will be available from Rainbow Gallery after the TNNA show.

If you love San Francisco AND Annie Lane designs, this canvas exclusive to Luv2Stitch is something to check out.

If you like music AND puns, this new Raymond Crawford canvas is for you.

Zecca has a new canvas series of birds—this is "Ostrich."

This is "Bishops Bird."

The third Zecca bird canvas is "Screech Owl."

Patricia has posted five new designs from Julie Mar and Friends on Facebook.

A Poore Girl Paints has a fun new slogan for pet owners, suitable for dog or cat lovers. Looks like Robin King will do a stitch-along on her cat version, too!

Longing for spring? Melissa Shirley has five new Easter basket designs that will warm your stitching fingers!

Here's a new Jean Smith floral, available in several sizes.

Needle Works shares one of the new Ann Spiess Mills' saints, newly available from Tapestry Fair. This is "San Pasquale," the patron saint of cooks.

BB Needlepoint has a New England wreath design now.

Zecca has a new tiger rug and it's magnificent!

Zecca also has a new floral rug that is wonderful, too.

"Shining Winter Star" is Puffin and Company's latest threader, available in regular and micro sizes.

The Plum Stitchery shows off new ornaments ready to order.

Enriched Stitch shows off new projects from Amanda Lawford and Vallerie Needlepoint Gallery that will premier in Las Vegas.

Stitch by Stitch Larchmont has a few Christmas shop window ornaments from it's yearly shop series available.

Shana Brook has the new Love and Hearts beginners' kits ready for sale at NP Inc. in California.

Needlework Retailer shows off one of the state-shaped designs from Kangeroo Paw Designs.

Needlework Retailer shows off two new dimensional bell designs from Labors of Love.

Julia Snyder shows off three new designs from And More.

Needlework Retailer shows off Pashmina from Gloriana, a four ply cashmere/silk blend in a limited range of colors.

Kurdy Briggs shows off the new stocking top design in four color ways from Threedles.

Starke Art has this great Baby Sleeping canvas to appear at CBK's booth in January.

Needlework Retailer shows off the new colors in the matte rayon thread Capri from Rainbow Gallery.

HSN Designs has a new yoga bee design from Cheryl Dunlap.

Mary Tussey of Colors1 has new "Elf Hat" and "Elf Slipper" designs that can be personalized.

The Royal School has a new set in the gift shop—a mug, magnet and coaster that all read "I'd Rather Be Stitching." For the stitcher who has everything else, but must order from England.

Bailey Jack has added author Harper Lee and five more favorites to the And More line of author canvases.

This herringbone Alabama star will be available in January from Raymond Crawford.

Rachel Donley posted a sneak peak on Facebook of what appears to be a Christmas calendar.

Needlework Retailer shows off the "Bicycle Built For Two" series of oval ornaments from The Pointer Of It All Designs.

Threadnuts (which imports the Painters Thread lines from Germany) has teamed with Foxwood Crossings on a new geometric design that uses five different Painters Threads.

Pewter and Pine has a new Christmas piece, "Oh Deer." LOL

Laura Perin has new designs, four tiny Miniature Holiday Quilts! The charts for all four come in one package and you can stitch a background or not, depending on your mood. See the charming Christmas patterns on Laura's blog here. You can buy directly from Laura if you like (second link below).

Needlework Retailer shows off "Kayaks on the Beach," from Pippin Studio.

Beeswax Bliss is being marketed as a replacement for Thread Heaven which is no longer available as the company owners want to retire.

Deborah shared the finished version of her own Small Santa Star on Facebook. It's available at her Dragon's Tale Direct Etsy store (second link below).

DebBee's Designs has finish the newest piece, "Mostly Amadeus." There is no release date or venue yet.

This Carolyn Schmitz portrait of a pronghorn antelope is no longer a shop exclusive so your favorite store can order this from Sundance!

The newest Harley Durden design is this Harry Potter inspired "Wesley sweater" design. These are an exclusive to In Stitches Atlanta.

Cynthia Thomas has stitched this amazing Queen of Hearts from Melissa Prince and it will be a class at the Las Vegas show, taught by Melissa herself. Deux Bijoux Bijoux is making a coordinated playing card box to display it in.

"Dewdrop" is being stitched by Barbara Elmore of Sundance. It'll premiere in January. The design is adapted from Carolyn Schmitz's artwork for Sundance.

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Winter 2018 TNNA Favorites UPDATED

Each trade show I try to pick my favorite canvases. It's hard, as that is a very personal choice and there are so many great things!  But here are my favs in no particular order:

Scary Books, By Melissa Shirley Designs
The first piece that caught my eye is Melissa Shirley's "Scary Books," complete with angry rat.  This a a fairly large piece, at 16x9 inches on 18 count canvas.  I love the fancy book bindings!

"Dragon" From Kimberly Design
Kimberly's "Dragon" is perfect for the little boy in your life.  Check out the swords and the dragon peeking down at the top!  It's also on 18 count and is 10 inches by 11 inches.    Kimberly's designs are distributed by Ruth Schmuff, by the way.

Seaside Topiary is from Pepperberry Designs.  I find the pastels soothing and charming and I think the background could be made gorgeous to set off the little topiary tree.  It's also on 18 count and is 7x11 inches.

Zecca's "Smile Mask"

I really like Zecca's "Smile Mask" which at 12 x 9 1/2  on 18 count. It's bigger than it looks but it would be a blast to stitch.

VNG's "Perk Up"

Speaking of a fun stitch, how about Perk Up from Vallerie Needlepoint Gallery?   It cracks me up!  I don't know the size or stitch count on this one yet, but I love the lime green and the graphic nature of this cutie.  Coming up with the right background stitch (tiny coffee cups?) would make this a hilarious gift for those of us who aren't alive until that morning cuppa is drunk.

Three of the Eight Leigh Design "Tissue Toppers"

These Tissue Toppers from Leigh Designs are a sentimental favorite as I watched Carolyn stitch the patriotic model and Pat stitch the animal skins and poppies beauty.    They are gorgeous in person.     I also like that there are 8 versions, each totally different.  Click on the photo of each that has a stitch guide listed on the Leigh website to get a good view of them flat and finished.  They are 9 x 5 1/2 finished on 18 count but there is more stitching involved than that since you have four sides and the top.

Mary Lake-Thompson's Border Collie

I am really fond of the winter dogs and cats from Mary Lake-Thompson/Melissa Shirley.The small Border Collie portrait above is just one example of these really fun designs.  They come in a variety of shapes and sizes and are on 18 and 13 count.

John Johannsen's "Indian Angel"

Speaking of Melissa Shirley Designs, she has reproduced this gorgeous John Johannsen portrait.  It is big at 20x10 on 13 count, but it is beautiful.

And there you have it, my favorites from the Winter 2018 Market.  By the way, Carolyn Hedge Baird tells me the themes she noticed at the show were hedgehogs, llamas and French themes.  So what did you see and what did you fall in love with?

In case you haven't seen it, Stitch by Stitch Larchmont did a short essay on their favorites from Market.

UPDATE:  Sheena has done an article on her favorites, too.  It's fun to see what all the different pairs of eyes found and liked.

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