Entries by nscalessa

Reporting Our Progress to TNNA

If you are coming to TNNA, join us for an update. This week industry leaders in the world of knitting and crochet will convene in Long Beach California for the winter sales show of The National NeedleArts Association,TNNA. TNNA is a member organization consisting of manufacturers, wholesalers, distributers and retailers of quality yarns, tools, books and […]

“Center for Knit and Crochet” is Born!

November 8-10, 2012 Dateline: Madison, WI. One of the illustrious participants wrote about last weekend’s Symposium for Exploring the Feasibility of Establishing a Knit and Crochet Museum and the Wisconsin Book Festival. Since I am still  under the weather, (blessedly not everyone realized that I was the whole time), I will offer a summary based […]

Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda . . . . .

Before i launch into my apology to crocheters, i want to acknowledge and thank fellow bloggers who have discussed the Knit and Crochet Heritage project on their blogs. Thanks to Susan Anderson of Itty Bitty Knits, Crochet Insider, Dora Ohrenstein, who also talked us up in a recent JimmyBeansWool blog post,  and TECH Knitter.  We are grateful for their thoughtful […]

KristiKnitz Explains Why YOU Should Attend the Symposium

Dear Fellow Knitters and Crocheters: The Wisconsin Historical Society and the Yarn Group of TNNA have enabled us to hold an historic and important gathering to explore the why’s and wherefore’s of creating a place to preserve knitters’ and crocheters’ heritage and legacy.  I met with the first person to register for the event, KristiKnitz (as she is known on Ravelry).  When […]

REGISTRATION IS LIVE!!!! Join us for the Symposium – Knitting Heritage Museum: A Work in Progress, Madison, WI Nov. 8-10, 2012

Join us for the Symposium – Knitting Heritage Museum: A Work in Progress, Madison, WI Nov. 8-10, 2012 Join us for the first symposium in support of establishing of a Knitting Heritage Museum, to be held in Madison, WI Nov. 8-10, 2012. Co-hosted with the Wisconsin Historical Society, Ellsworth Brown, Director, and funded in part by […]

The World Needs a Knitting Museum

As an addicted knitter and crocheter, lover of textiles and enthusiastic visitor of museums, I have frequently attempted to combine my passions.  Repeated disappointments have long caused some serious musing: Why are knitting and crochet so often treated like the illegitimate stepchild, the crossed-eyed cousin concealed in the attic?  As I have plunged into the […]