Summer is here, and that means...

Roughly marking the halfway point of 2016, the summer solstice has ushered in sunny days and holidays. We want to make sure you are in-the-know about all things Kreinik, so here's a quick update. 

FACTORY HOURS: We will be closed July 4 through 8 for summer holiday. No threads will be made or shipped from our facility during that time as our staff enjoys vacation time with family and friends. We will reopen Monday, July 11.

FACTORY OUTLET: When we return from holiday, our factory outlet store will be open during regular business hours (call for hours, 1-800-537-2166). So if you are traveling through the area, be sure to stop by 1708 Gihon Road, Parkersburg WV 26102. See our needle arts gallery, and pick up odds and ends at great prices (merchandise varies) for your favorite needlework or fiber hobby. We'd love to meet you.

PRODUCTION SCHEDULE: For the last six months, we have reorganized our production department and implemented new manufacturing procedures. We are happy to say threads are being made and shipped more quickly. We hope you've noticed this change—it is important to us that you get the Kreinik threads you need when you need them. Thank you for your business and support.

JULY SHOW SCHEDULE: Doug Kreinik will be at the Detroit Maker Faire event at the end of July. Have you ever been to a Maker Faire? As a creative person, you will love it. Visit Doug in the needlework pavilion. For details, visit http://www.makerfairedetroit.com/ 

AUGUST SHOW SCHEDULE: As we just finished the fourth show of 2016, we are gearing up for the next one: the Handweaver's Guild of America conference, Convergence, in Milkwaukee, Wisconsin the first of August. Kreinik will be in booth 635 with fibers for weaving, wearable art, mixed media, home accessories, wall hangings, and other fiber art. Doug Kreinik will be leading two segments in the demo area: one on making custom trims, and one on "all about" metallics for weaving. We hope to see you there. For details on the show, visit https://www.weavespindye.org/convergence

SEPTEMBER SHOW SCHEDULE: After Convergence, Kreinik will be a vendor at the Destination Dallas fall needlework market in September. We are already working on new thread colors for this event. This is a wholesale only trade show; shops and designers can get details here: http://www.destinationdallas.net/

Hope you are enjoying 2016 with family, friends, and stitchery. Now is a great time to plan and organize your handmade Christmas projects…teach a friend/relative to stitch at barbecues or get-togethers…or visit needlework shops as you travel on vacation. Happy summer!

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Heading to the TNNA Summer Show

It's time for new products, networking, and planning for the remainder of 2016—that is, for our summer trade show season. This week, Doug, Dena, Jim and Shay from Kreinik will be heading to The National Needle Arts Association (TNNA) trade show in Washington DC. This event is for needlework businesses, publishers, designers, teachers, manufacturers, and retailers. Closed to the public, businesses can find out more about the event at www.tnna.org.

We expect to see more knitters, crocheters, weavers and spinners at this summer show (the January TNNA trade show tends to be more needlepoint and counted thread). For them, we are bringing lots of fiber. There will be specials, drawings, and gorgeous colors galore. We are looking to hire weavers to make models for us, and hope to connect with many designers at the show. Kreinik has booth number 333, so if you will be attending, please stop by. We'd love to meet you.

We will post info on any new Kreinik products after the event on the Kreinik Facebook page, Twitter account and this blog, so stay tuned!

After TNNA, we head to Milwaukee for the 2016 Convergence festival, https://www.weavespindye.org/convergence. Hope to meet many more weavers and spinners at this event, which occurs every other year. This will be our first time as a vendor! If you've ever attended a Convergence, we'd love to hear from you about your experiences. Email us at info@kreinik.com.




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