Event ReCap Stitches Midwest 2019

August 08, 2019

Event ReCap Stitches Midwest 2019

Stitches events are a magical gathering of the fiber arts community. It is always great to see old friends and make new ones. This year was no exception. 


A big thank you to this year’s booth helpers Carmella and Sheila. It’s always fun. :) These wonderful ladies also go above and beyond by helping to moderate my Ravelry Group. If you would like to hang out with us virtually check out this link. 

There were also a few attendee friends that showed me their shawl pin style in pairs! Life is certainly more enjoyable with a good friend at your side.

shawl pin style friends

shawl pin style friends

shawl pin style friends

 

 

The parade of attendees wearing their pins this year was inspiring. 

shawl pin style 1 

shawl pin style

shawl pin style 2 

shawl pin style 

 

shawl pin style

buffalo at the crossroads

shawl pin style

shawl pin style

shawl pin style

shawl pin style

shawl pin style

shawl pin style

shawl pin style

shawl pin style

 


One of the favorite parts of my job is helping attendees style their shawls. This delightful customer asked the best question “Can you help me style this differently?” Why yes, I would be delighted to. I showed her 3 options, got a picture of each, and texted them to her. She came back the next day with a different shawl she proudly styled herself. This was very heartwarming and makes everything worthwhile. Unfortunately I did not get her styling captured in a photo.

 

shawl pin style

shawl pin style

shawl pin style






Vendor friends displaying my shawl pins in their booths are so generous and kind. 

The Yarn Guys had a stunning neutral pairing of a simple yet interesting shawl with a celtic knot pin.

shawl pin style yarn guys

 

Fibernymph Dye Works had a couple of vintage shawl pins on display. If a few years old counts as vintage ;) 

shawl pin style Fibernymph Dye Works

shawl pin style Fibrenymph Dye Works

 

Dragonfly Fibers is particularly good at displaying shawl pins on Cardigans. This is also a good way to help the cardigans stay on the hanger. 

shawl pin style dragonfly fibers

shawl pin style dragonfly fibers

 

 

Noti Yarn was great at showing how the same pin looks amazing on a variety of yarn colors.

shawl pin style noti yarns

shawl pin style noti yarns

shawl pin style

 

 

Last is a very special shout out to Fairy Tale Knits. Dawn and her daughters were amazingly generous and helped me to get shawl pins I had made in my hotel room each night packaged and ready to go out each morning. Thank you for your help and the amazing display of pins! 

 shawl pin style fairy tale knits

 

shawl pin style fairy tale knits

 

 

 

 

Looking forward to many more inspiring Stitches Events! Check out my full list of events Linked Here. Where will I see you next? 




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