Monday, January 31, 2011

A Fresh Look

We fiddled around with our booth at TNNA this season. We'd been doing the same old thing for awhile and decided that it was time to freshen things up a bit. The biggest thing we did was add some mannequins. We've had them in the past, but never more than one full sized one and a couple that sit on the tabletop.

Mannequins can be difficult. When you have several, you have to manage all of those personalities. Sometimes they just can't seem to get along. Jealousy is often the problem. They are constantly vying for attention.

Sometimes mannequins seem a little creepy. Maybe it's because they have finials instead of heads. Or if they have heads, they don't usually make eye contact which can be off putting. Don't even get me started on that hair.

Still, mannequins show off sweaters nicely. Sweaters just look better with some shape. And we had some pretty sweet sweaters to show off.

So, we took a few elements from booths we done in the past and mixed things up.

On the right is Val Love of Dovetail Design's Featherweight Cardigan. It's knit in our Helen's Lace in a new colorway, Monkeyshines. On the left is Amy Swenson's Watershed. It's shown here in Cranberry Lion and Lamb. (You can see these two mannequins weren't talking to each other. Cold shoulder city!)

This group was at least making an attempt to be cordial. On the left is Ann Weaver's Gabriella shown in our new Shenanigans colorway. The yarn is Pearl. The center model is another Amy Swenson delight called Ravinia. It's done in our newest nearly solid, Kerfuffle. Last up is Heartstrings FiberArts Eyelet Rib Sweater knit in Shepherd Sport and shown in Tomfoolery.

We had lots of fun putting the booth together. Naming the colors was fun too. We'll be shipping new colors in earnest this week. I'll put together a post with a better rundown of the colors in the few days.


Stefanie said...

Super creative; love them!

marianne said...

oooh, is Monkeyshines yellow and gray? I have been obsessed with yellow and gray and am having a hard time finding yarn/roving in that combo.

CathPete said...

I really like that display--I would definitely stop at your booth.

Lorna's Laces said...

Yep, Monkeyshines is yellow/gold and grey. I've been seeing it everywhere!!

Kristine M. said...

The colors are beautiful. I can't wait to see them in person.

Lizard said...

It appears Ravelry credits Gabriella to Ann Weaver. I'm confused.

Lorna's Laces said...

Oops. I've corrected the copy. Thanks for the heads-up Lizard!!