Stitches and Steel City

Everyone, I have something to tell you, Southern Hospitality is not just a cliché or a thing of the past. Southern Hospitality is real, and if you don’t believe me then you obviously did not go to Nashville TN for Stitches South two weeks ago. Everyone there: the other vendors; the event staff at The Gaylord Opryland Convention Center (thank you Chris, Jared, and Logan); all of the wonderful attendees; the Stitches Event Coordinators like Kristi Miller, Kellie Nuss, and Jocelyn Grayson; and the folks over at Knitter’s Magazine like Editor Nick Mondragon; everyone came together in our fiber community and it couldn’t have been a better atmosphere. I don’t know whether there is something in the air or the water down in Nashville, or maybe it’s just a vibe of good feels that in the area, but everyone was awesome.

Now that fantastic has followed us back to Allentown Pennsylvania for the Steel City Fiber Festival, the first day was amazing. So many enthusiastic fiber artists came out and attendance was way higher than we had hoped. For a first year show we exceeded all expectations and it was only the first day. The feedback from other vendors has been great, many of them have already told me that the plan to be back next year. The Steel City Fiber Festival is officially a hit! Come on out to Allentown and see for yourself. We still have one more day to go, today, Sunday April 16th.

Hopefully we’ll see you all here,
Kelly Straub
Shirsty Cat Designs

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