This Sunday Matt and I will have a Thread Theory booth set up at the Westin Wall Center in Richmond (near Vancouver, B.C.) for the annual Association of Sewing and Design Professionals Conference. The vendor area will be open noon until 6pm and the public is welcome (even if you aren’t attending the conference). Will any of you be able to stop by to say hi in person?
You may have heard of the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals if you read Threads Magazine. It is an North American organisation with a mission “to support individuals engaged in sewing and design related businesses, in both commercial and home-based settings.” (I pulled that right from their website – you can read all about it here.) Every year Threads Magazine presents the approximately 400 members with a sewing related challenge and displays the winners in their magazine…this was my first introduction to the talented professionals that are part of this organisation. Members include recognisable names such as Susan Khalje (couture specialist) and Connie Crawford (pattern designer). I look forward to meeting many of these talented people in person at the vendor market!
Even though I enjoy working from home with the world at my fingertips online, it can be extremely refreshing to get out and engage with the sewing industry in person. It has been just about a year since Matt and I did our last vendor market so it is high time to pack up the car, jump on the ferry, and set up our little booth. I look forward to a weekend of sewing talk, putting faces to names, and spreading the word about Thread Theory! Plus…we will be doing a detour to visit Science World like the couple of geeky kids that we are. 😛
Aside from letting you know about the chance to meet face to face, I have two things to share with you today!
- You still have a 3 days left to email me with proof that your purchased the PDF Fairfield Button-up before the tissue pattern was released. I will give you an $11 discount on the tissue pattern to thank you for supporting Thread Theory while you waited for us to send the design to print! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Speaking of the Fairfield, check out this amazing rendition! Robynne sewed it for her husband (and also sewed her own shirt) for their anniversary photos. Plus…their dogs are very cute in matching bandannas 🙂