Monday, April 27, 2009
Last week I spent most all my time printing up patterns for an upcoming trunk show at Needle in a Haystack in Alameda, California. They'll be highlighting my designs for the whole month of May, so I need to have a lot of stuff ready to ship to them this week. Because the store is "local" (i.e.: within driving distance), I'll actually be able to visit the store on Saturday, May 16th, for a "meet and greet" event that should be lots of fun.
The hardest part of getting ready for a trunk show (besides deciding how many patterns to print) is picking out which models to send. It's a well-known fact that patterns sell much better if stitchers get to see the actual model. As we stitchers all know, no photograph in the world can capture all the beauty of a real stitched piece. And really....no matter how hard you try, you simply can't photograph the depth and sparkle of a dimensional stitchery project.
So I usually spend a day pulling out lots of my models and laying them out on my bed, to decide WHICH models get to go on a trip to a stitchery store...
So..... if you're in the vicinity of Alameda, California anytime in May, stop by and say "Hi" to Cathe Ray and her staff at Needle in a Haystack and check out some of my REAL models!