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Classes For The 2019 Nashville Needlework Market

The premier wholesale trade show for counted cross stitch.

Mark your calendar!! The 2019 Nashville Needlework Market will be held Friday March 1, 2019 - Sunday March 3, 2019

This Is A Wholesale Only "Cash And Carry" And Order Writing Show

Sorry, this is NOT a consumer show. It is only ONLY open to wholesale buyers. But you won't miss out entirely since this is where your favorite store goes to find the newest and best needlework products.

     

Please contact the individual teachers to reserve your classes! 

2 Classrooms - Scroll down for more classes!

Franklin Room

2019 Nashville Classroom Franklin Room- 20 students
Classes during show hours (in blue) should not last over 45 minutes.
Time Thursday February 28, 2019 Friday March 1, 2019 Saturday March 2, 2019 Sunday March 3, 2019
8:00 AM Susan Fitzgerald, Stitched Modern    
9:00 AM Fern Ridge Collection   Susan Fitzgerald, Stitched Modern
10:00 AM Fern Ridge Collection   Learn Needle Tatting with Craft Corner, LLC
11:00 AM Fern Ridge Collections    
12:00 PM Retailer's Workshop    
1:00 PM Jane Garrison with Threadnuts  
2:00 PM   Theresa Curry of Needle Bling and Karen Kirk of Raspberry Rabbit Designs  
3:00 PM Isabella Abbiati with The Primitive Hare A method to awake "Sleeping Beauty" in your needlework store with Mary Shey
4:00 PM Rebecca Noland with Lucy Beam    
5:00 PM Giulia Manfredini of Giulia Punti Antichi Retailer's Wrap-Up  with Pam Brazell of 3 Stitches
6:00 PM    
7:00 PM  
8:00 PM  
9:00 PM

 

Williamson Room

2019 Nashville Classroom Williamson Room- 20 students
Classes during show hours (in blue) should not last over 45 minutes.
Time Thursday February 28, 2019 Friday March 1, 2018 Saturday March 2, 2018 Sunday March 3, 2018
8:00 AM Thimble Treasures Take Two with Janis Note, Noteworthy Needle Stitchable Pumpkins with Janis Note, Noteworthy Needle
9:00 AM Theresa Venette, Shakespeare's Peddler
10:00 AM Hands On Design, Summer House Stitche Workes, & Ink Circles Learn Needle Tatting with Craft Corner, LLC A method to awake "Sleeping Beauty" in your needlework store with Mary Shey
11:00 AM Susan DuBois with Treenway Silks
12:00 PM Wholesaler's Workshop  
1:00 PM Teacher Meet & Greet  
2:00 PM Annalee Waite for Annalee Waite Designs  
3:00 PM Niky Farrauto for Nikyscreations  
4:00 PM Stitching Pretty  
5:00 PM Stitching Pretty  
6:00 PM
7:00 PM  
8:00 PM  
9:00 PM

 

Friday March 1, 2019 Classes

Friday 8:00-9:00 am

How to take great photos with just your cell phone

Teachers: Susan Fitzgerald, Stitched Modern

Class Description: You don't need a big DSLR camera and a bunch of fancy (and expensive) lenses to take great photographs for your website or social media. All you need is your cell phone. In this class I will show you how to maximize the potential of your cell phone camera to take shots you will be proud of. We will talk about what your camera can (and can't) do, how to make the most of your camera's settings, lighting and composition, and apps for editing your photos. You'll leave with a handout chock full of information. The lessons will apply to both iPhone and Android devices, so all are welcome!

Location: Meets on the second floor in the Franklin Room. Limited to 20 attendees.

Class Price: $15

To Register:  Sign up with this Google Form!

 

Friday 8:00-9:00 am

Thimble Treasures Take Two

Teachers: Janis Note, Noteworthy Needle

Class Description: A new series of birthstone and flower trinket boxes which had to be delayed last year is now ready! Class will cover how to finish and assemble the Thimble Boxes. You will receive 2 kits to stitch for shop models. Pre-stitching may be done if you wish, just request when registering for the class.

Location: Meets on the second floor in the Williamson Room. Limited to 20 attendees.

Class Price: $25

To Register: noteworthyneedle@hotmail.com

 

Friday 9:00-12:00 noon

Peyote Beading

Teachers: Pat Cherry and Peggy Tipton of Fern Ridge Collections

Class Description: Pat and Peggy guarantee this class will be something spectacular! This class is for the beginner as well as the skilled beader. The class will include all materials to finish a peyote fob. The kit includes two-needle peyote instructions, chart, Delica beads, Swarovski crystals, Czech crystals, pearls, specialty beads, findings, needles and nymo thread. Hopefully all students will finish their fob for their shop model, or at least come close to finishing.

Class Price: $40

Class Duration: 2.45 hours.

Location: Meets on the second floor in the Williamson Room. Limited to 20 attendees.

To Register: fernridgecollections@gmail.com

 

Friday 9:00-10:00 am

How to use FlossTube to Promote Your Business

Teachers: Theresa Venette, Shakespeare's Peddler

Class Description: Stitchers, designers, and shop owners have been using YouTube to promote needlework. Putting videos online is not only free, but it opens your business up to huge opportunities. Help stitchers get to know you and promote your business and products by making regular FlossTube videos. Theresa Venette, of Shakespeare’s Peddler, has been doing videos for only one year, but has over 4,000 subscribers to her channel, and she’s seen business blossom as needleworkers get to know her. During this brief lecture, Theresa will not only talk about how you might get started, but she’ll also give ideas for what makes an effective video. Ask all of the questions you want — Theresa will provide a hand-out and answer questions any time you’ve got them.

Location: Meets on the second floor in the Williamson Room. Limited to 20 attendees.

Class Price: FREE

To Register: Email xspeddler@yahoo.com

 

Friday 10:00-11:00 am

Use Exclusives to Stand Out

Teachers: Hands On Design, Summer House Stitche Workes, & Ink Circles

Class Description: Join Cathy, Beth & Tracy for this 2-fold opportunity to learn the ins & outs of starting & running a shop club or exclusive to...make your shop stand out!

1 - we will discuss the strategies for introducing & marketing a potential club
2 - you will receive a design (kitted up to make your shop sample) to try your own 'exclusive' club!

Class participants will have ample time to prepare for their shop's early summer exclusive!

Location: Meets on the second floor in the Williamson Room. Limited to 20 attendees.

Class Price: Due to the nature of the class, we ask only 1 participant per shop. Class fee: $30

To Register: Contact Cathy Habermann to sign up cathy@handsondesign.biz

 

Friday 11:00-12:00 noon

Stitching with Silk: Tips & Tricks

Teachers: Susan DuBois with Treenway Silk

Class Description: More information coming soon!

Location: Meets on the second floor in the Williamson Room. Limited to 20 attendees.

Class Price:

To Register: info@treenwaysilks.com

 

Friday 12:00 noon-1:00pm

Retailer's Workshop

Moderators: Cathe Ray from Needle in a Haystack

Class Description: This workshop will be a free wheeling discussion and exchange of ideas that you can take home and use to improve your business. Come prepared to exchange specific ideas on what you can do to increase sales and profits in your retail business. Share how you solved problems or reduced expenses. Store owners are encouraged to attend.

Location: Meets on the 2nd floor in the Franklin Room. Limited to 20 attendees. No need to Register for the workshop. Just show up!

Class Price: FREE

Friday 12:00 noon-1:00pm

Wholesaler's Workshop

Moderators:  Cathy (Hands On Design), Beth (Summer House Stitche Workes), and Tracy (Ink Circles)

Take a "setup" break and join your fellow wholesalers Friday morning for an exchange of ideas to help strengthen your business. Topics will be provided to promote positive discussion. We ask that you come ready to engage in the exchange and sharing of ideas with your peers!

Location: Meets on the second floor in the Williamson Room. Limited to 20 attendees. No need to register for this workshop. Just show up!

Class Price: FREE.


Friday 1:00 pm- 2:00pm

Teacher's Meet & Greet (right after the Retailer's Meeting on Friday)

Teachers will be on hand to showcase teaching projects they have available and speak with you one-on-one prior to the rush of Market. This is a great way to get a jump start for your store's calendar of events!

Stop by for a Sneak Peek of the available teaching projects from these fabulous teachers!
Beth Seal of Summer House Stitche Workes
Giulia Manfredini of Giulia Punti Antichi
Sue Hillis of Sue Hillis Designs Inc
Michelle Arsenault and Cathy Lyon from Stitching Pretty Presents
Linda Stolz of Erica Michaels Designs
Sharon Verbos of The Purple Thread
Janis Note of Noteworthy Needle
Jeanette Douglas of Jeannette Douglas Designs
Kathleen Littleton of Cross Stitch Antiques

Location: Meets on the 2nd floor in the Franklin Room. No need to Register. Just show up!

Price: FREE

 

Friday 1:00-2:00 pm

Teaching with Tech

Teachers: Jane Garrison with Threadnuts

Class Description: More information coming soon!

Location: Meets on the second floor in the Franklin Room. Limited to 20 attendees.

Class Price:

To Register: Email: jane@threadnuts.com

Friday 2:00-3:00 pm

Bluebirds, Berries & Bees (A Trio Of Needlework)

Teachers: Karen Kirk of Raspberry Rabbit Designs and Theresa Curry of Needle Bling Designs

Class Description: Theresa from Needle Bling Designs and Karen from Raspberry Rabbit Designs have teamed up to create a delightful project and this will be their first time teaching together. The project is a trio of needlework consisting of a constructed basket, a Pinkeep and a Scissor Fob (picture coming soon). The kit contains materials for all 3 designs. You will learn how to construct the basket in the class and may even get a few stitches sewn?!? We hope you can join us.

Location: Meets on the second floor in the Franklin Room. Limited to 20 attendees.

Class Price: $35

To Register: Needleblingdesigns@yahoo.com to sign up and pay by paypal.

              

Friday 2:00-3:00 pm

Needlework Shops around the World

Teachers: Annalee Waite for Annalee Waite Designs

Class Description: Sit back and enjoy a slide presentation of many needlework shops around the world. Start out in London and move through Europe then on to Venice, Australia and finally Tokyo. AnnaLee has compiled a visual journey of shops she has visited and photographed in many parts of the world. This Visual tour includes lots of creative ideas that you can use in your own shop!

Location: Meets on the second floor in the Williamson Room. Limited to 20 attendees. 

Class Price: Class price is $15.00 (early bird price of $10 if you reserve your spot and make payment prior to January 15, 2019).

To Register: Grab your seat in this fun class by emailing annalee@annaleedesigns.com.

  

Friday 3:00-4:00 pm

Class Title

Teachers: Isabella Abbiati with The Primitive Hare

Class Description: More information coming soon!

Location: Meets on the second floor in the Franklin Room. Limited to 20 attendees.

Class Price:

To Register:

Friday 3:00-4:00 pm

Thimble Box

Teachers: Niky Farrauto for Nikyscreations

Class Description: A little tool to use to keep your thimbles or others stitching treasures. Stitched on a special gingham German banding. Easy and quick to make and very useful

Location: Meets on the second floor in the Williamson Room. Limited to 20 attendees.

Class Price: $25

To Register: Email nicoletta.farrauto@alice.it

        

Friday 4:00-5:00 pm

Tassel Hassle - taking the tangle out of tassel making.

Teachers: Rebecca Noland with Lucy Beam

Class Description: Learn a quick and easy way to make tassels! You can use this technique to make tassels out of any thread or yarn. Students will get a gorgeous pair of scissors from Studio Carta, supplies to make a wonderful tassel, hands on instruction, written instructions and a list of marketing and class ideas to use all surrounding the humble tassel. You will walk out of the class with a finished tassel, Studio Carta Scissors and the knowledge and know how to hold a finishing class of your own at your shop!

Location: Meets on the second floor in the Franklin Room. Limited to 20 attendees.

Class Price: $25

To Register: Contact Rebecca Noland from Lucy Beam at - lucybeamthreads@yahoo.com or call her at 804-523-0002. I take PayPal, cash at door or credit card.

 

 

Friday 4:00-6:00 pm

Trash to (Silver) Treasure!

Teachers: Stitching Pretty

Class Description:  An introduction to Precious Metal Clay, which is created of silver particles reclaimed from old electronics, fine silver bits suspended in an organic matter, that can be manipulated to all ends of the imagination! This event is a great chance to learn, create and recycle! This is not something you will be able to take directly to your customers, but a chance for you to be the student and experience what bringing Michelle into your classroom will be like for your customers!

Make a pair of earrings, a crafty scissor fob, a magnetic brooch, a whimsical charm or two...the possibilities are endless! Michelle will walk you through the entire process of transforming reclaimed silver clay (PMC) into a beautiful solid silver piece of jewelry. Beginners are most definitely welcome! Bring a friend (or two) and learn a bit of alchemy while having just so much fun in the process! And a seasonal Sangria will be served (non alcoholic as well as a splash of the sparkling variety)! 

No prior experience necessary. All tools and materials (there are many styles/ choices of different molds) needed will be available for this class. Finishing of the clay to silver process will be shown, but actually completed later in Michelle's home studio. Arrangements will be made in class for you to receive your finished pieces.You will be able to complete 2 to 3 pieces/charms.

Location: Meets on the second floor in the Williamson Room. Limited to 20 attendees.

Class Duration: 1:45 hours.

Class Price: $50

To Register: Please email micheleink@aol.com for signup.

Friday 5:00-6:00 pm

Coral Elegance – A Dress Form Pincushion

Teachers: Giulia Manfredini of Giulia Punti Antich

Class Description: Giulia will be teaching her original model to create a beautiful pincushion with a stylish finishing concept.Class participants will receive chartpack, stitching (linen, hand dyed cotton threads) and finishing materials (finishing cotton and polyester fabrics, ribbons) + 2 beautiful pins.

Kits are limited in number and only the students of this class will be sure to receive the kit.

Location: Meets on the second floor in the Franklin Room. Limited to 20 attendees.

Class Price: 45 USD

To Register: Book for your class seat and kit at info@puntiantichi.com

 

Saturday March 2, 2019

Saturday 8:00-9:00 am

Stitchable Pumpkins

Teachers: Janis Note of Noteworthy Needle

Class Description: What began as a last minute idea for a retreat booth, ended up being an extremely popular idea. I think this would make a great event for your shop come fall, and I will teach you all you need to make it a success. Class includes a kit complete with a small stitchable pumpkin for you to create a shop model.

Location: Meets on the second floor in the Williamson Room. Limited to 20 attendees.

Class Price: $25

To Register: noteworthyneedle@hotmail.com

Saturday 10:00-11:00 am

Learn Needle Tatting

Teachers: Kaye Judt

Sponsor: Craft Corner, LLC

Class Description: Come learn the basics of needle tatting from Kaye Judt, a published tatting author. Students will be provided with a set of tatting needles and thread for the class experience as part of the cost.

Location: Meets on the second floor in the Franklin Room. Limited to 12 students!

Class Price: $18.00

To Register: lisa@tattingcorner.com. Call 765-387-0347 or toll free 844-319-6686.

    

Saturday 3:00-4:00 pm

A method to awaken “sleeping beauty” in your creative needlework store

Teachers: Mary Shey, Ribbon Stitchery

Class Description: The art of silk ribbon embroidery dates back to the 18th century in Europe and has been dormant for awhile. We will discuss: 1. The technique of working with ribbons, 2. How to make it easier for clients who are beginners or at intermediate level, 3.Using Silk Ribbon to enhance the creativity of needlework stores. Class will include questions and answers. Please sign up. We thank you for coming and discovering together.

Location: Meets on the second floor in the Franklin Room. Limited to 20 attendees.

Class Price: FREE!

To Register:  Please sign up via email shen.shey@comcast.net so we know how many handouts to prepare, etc. Also, send some info about yourselves or any questions you might have!

 

Sunday March 3, 2019

Sunday 9:00-10:00 am

How to take great photos with just your cell phone

Teachers: Susan Fitzgerald, Stitched Modern

Class Description: You don't need a big DSLR camera and a bunch of fancy (and expensive) lenses to take great photographs for your website or social media. All you need is your cell phone. In this class I will show you how to maximize the potential of your cell phone camera to take shots you will be proud of. We will talk about what your camera can (and can't) do, how to make the most of your camera's settings, lighting and composition, and apps for editing your photos. You'll leave with a handout chock full of information. The lessons will apply to both iPhone and Android devices, so all are welcome!

Location: Meets on the second floor in the Franklin Room. Limited to 20 attendees.

Class Price: $15

To Register: Sign up with this Google Form!

 

 

Sunday 10:00-11:00 am

Learn Needle Tatting

Teachers: Kaye Judt

Sponsor: Craft Corner, LLC

Class Description: Come learn the basics of needle tatting from Kaye Judt, a published tatting author. Students will be provided with a set of tatting needles and thread for the class experience as part of the cost.

Location: Meets on the second floor in the Franklin Room. Limited to 12 students!

Class Price: $18.00

To Register: lisa@tattingcorner.com. Call 765-387-0347 or toll free 844-319-6686.

    

Saturday 3:00-4:00 pm

A method to awaken “sleeping beauty” in your creative needlework store

Teachers: Mary Shey

Class Description: The art of silk ribbon embroidery dates back to the 18th century in Europe and has been dormant for awhile. We will discuss: 1. The technique of working with ribbons, 2. How to make it easier for clients who are beginners or at intermediate level, 3.Using Silk Ribbon to enhance the creativity of needlework stores. Class will include questions and answers. Please sign up. We thank you for coming and discovering together.

Location: Meets on the second floor in the Franklin Room. Limited to 20 attendees.

Class Price: FREE!

To Register:  Please sign up via email shen.shey@comcast.net so we know how many handouts to prepare, etc. Also, send some info about yourselves or any questions you might have!

 

Sunday 5:00pm-6:00pm

Retailers After Market Wrap-Up

Moderators:  Pam Brazell of 3 Stitches

A post-show meeting for Retailers! Let's work together to come up with some events that will bring in customers. How can we hold fewer sales and more events? Pam will lead the discussion on how she plans ahead 3, 6, 9 months out. Please bring suggestions and ideas that have worked for your shop!

Location: Meets on the second floor in the Franklin Room. Limited to 20 attendees. No need to register for this meeting. Just show up!

Class Price: FREE.



Cost To Rent The Classrooms

Franklin Room or Williamson Room:  $50/hour (or Free)

We will advertise the classes to buyers, but stores will be asked to contact the instructor directly with questions about the class, and to sign up and pay for the class. The instructor will set the price for the class and can sell merchandise in the class. The only charge to the instructor will be the hourly rate for the classroom.

Free use of the classroom. We want to encourage classes that help store owners improve their business skills. For example, maybe you (or your spouse) could teach a short class on bookkeeping, computers, social media, taxes, radio advertising, etc. The room will be available for free for these types of classes. You would still be allowed to charge a fee to attend the class.

After show hours use of the class room. Some classes need extra time to finish up. We also have had requests from buyers that they would like a time and place to get together and visit with other business owners, to relax, and do some stitching. This year we are planning on having one of the classrooms (or both, if needed) open after show hours as an informal get-together location. If your class needs extra time to finish, you can use the classroom after show hours for free.

Classes during show hours should last no longer than 45 minutes. Please keep your class to 45 minutes to allow 15 minutes for clean up and move out before the next class starts. Classes offered outside of show hours can be longer.

Ideas For Classes

Besides the satisfaction of helping other business owners, teaching or sponsoring a class is a great way to gain exposure for your business.

  • Finishing classes (advance homework ok)
  • Social Media
  • Business Classes (newsletter, teaching, time management, etc.)
  • Technique Classes
  • Previews of new designs and a start on a class model
  • We would like to have classes of interest to exhibitors to attend on Thursday afternoon. This would be a great opportunity to share ideas on marketing, packaging, etc.

You do not need to be an exhibitor to teach a class. We would love to have more classes taught by store owners. Also, while we ask that the classes are sponsored by either an exhibitor or a retail store, the instructor can be with another company.

 

If you have any questions

Free free to contact us if you have any questions about the show.

Megan Chriswisser at Needlework Retailer at 800-561-5380 or info@needleworkretailer.com

Larry Johnson or Beth Johnson at Yarn Tree at 800-247-3952 or info@yarntree.com

 


Needlework Retailer,117 Alexander Avenue, Ames, Iowa 50010. Phone: 800-561-5380 or 515-232-6507. Fax 515-232-0789. email info@needleworkretailer.com

For advertising information call Megan Chriswisser at 1-800-561-5380.

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