Back from SPESA & Material World

I’m back from SPESA Expo and Material World. Did you miss me? Did you use the time productively to catch up on some older entries? You don’t know how close I was to assigning homework for you to read while I was gone but I thought, no, give them a little vacation and some breathing room. Not to fret, I’ll be making up for lost time next week. Heh.

I’m a crispy critter right now, not heat-wise, just all peopled-out. It was comparatively small as far as trade shows go, well, compared to how Bobbin used to be. I got some good leads, poked around at some machines but was not particularly thrilled with the fabric choices. Everything was all knits, what’s up with that? Vesta and I kept chorusing, Knits Are Evil and then laughing and of course everyone thought we were crazy.

So, what did you do while I was gone? Anything productive? Learn anything new? I want to know everything.


  1. Karen C says:

    Well, I certainly missed you! And what’s happening. I MADE MY FIRST SALE! And now getting ready to go to market in October. Finally…it’s been a long road, but I’m getting there.

  2. Mariel says:

    YES we did miss you. YES I did catch up with old entries. I’ve been retouching (one more time) my line and going nuts with my style numbers. Kathleen, if you have a little time, can you tell me how I should go about with that? I mean, I only make swimsuits, so I don’t have different types of garment to assign the first number to. At first I was assigning the first digit for the “cut” of the suit, the second for color and third for prints but that won’t work and I want to show the colors in the swatch card instead of having them included in the style number, based on the recommendations of the posts I found here.
    So if you find some time there’s some homework for you instead, but after catching up with all the posts, you can give me a popquiz anytime!!!

  3. Danielle says:

    Hm, well I started making this wedding dress for my bff… and Toronto fashion bloggers are getting invited to this quasi-fashion week so I’m looking forward to some chaos =D

    I’m more interested in what you were up to…

  4. Yes, we missed you. I showed my husband the cotton gin article and he thought it was pretty cool, especially the thing that burns the plant waste in the field. (He’s a computer programmer but is WAY into science.)

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