Tuesday, February 03, 2015

VK Live 2015 Recap, Part 2

Welcome to my second recap post of the VK Live Show held Jan.16-18, 2015 at the Marriot Marquis in NYC. This show is a yarn enthusiasts dream, a mecca for yarn style and creative bliss.

The second day at the show was incredible. We weren't at the booth more then a few minutes before shoppers combed the DMC Threads booth looking for their favorite products and looking first hand at the gorgeous yarns that lined the shelves. From Natura Yarns and Woolly Yarns, all the colors are gorgeous, natural and happy.  The use of these yarns are endless. Again, the quality of the yarns are incredible just like DMC's threads.

My post before covers the difference in the yarns, but I will recap that again for any first time viewers. DMC Woolly Natural Knitting Merino wool is wonderfully soft. Its unique quality comes from long, thin fibers that give superior softness to touch and a feeling of comfort when against the skin. Sourced from Australia, it is 100% natural and renewable. Woolly yarn weight is "Light" size 3, making it ideal for all seasons. Fabrics knitted with Woolly have a fine even appearance with a nice drape and crisply defined stitches. Knitting with multiple strands produces a bulkier fabric. Using multiple colors creates interesting blends.  Available in 48 beautiful colors.

DMC Natura Just Cotton is a beautiful matte knitting and crochet yarn made with 100% combed cotton. Natura Just Cotton produces a soft-to-touch, drape-able fabric with good stitch definition. The weight is fine size 2.  The extensive range of colors is designed to blend together. Natura Just Cotton is appropriate for infant, children, adult, and home decor projects. Available in 60 colors.

Top This was a show favorite among our shoppers and DMC loyalist.  Elephants, giraffes, owls and monkeys are just some of the stuffed animals that live large on top of the finished knitted hat.  The continuous textures make it simple to knit and an ideal project experienced knitters can use to teach beginners because they never need to change yarn. FREE knitting hat pattern included with each ball. Just pick your favorite animal and knit.

On Saturday at 11:15am attendees come experience the DMC fashion show, getting a first view of the beautiful clothing and accessories created with DMC patterns and yarns.  Watching models wearing them live on the show runway was so exciting. I couldn't wait till the show was over so I could try some on and experience wearing the glamour that the models did.

With a rush to the booth after the show, the DMC crew worked hard to answer questions, assist customers and help with the products.  All the attendees were fabulous, such a pleasure meeting so many new people and preparing for new adventures.

Later that evening, a few of us attended the Saturday night gala.  One word to describe the gala, Incredible. From the speakers, to fellow gala goers, the food and the swag bags, everything was Incredible.  I left feeling inspired and re-charged, ready to begin creating something fabulous.

The whole weekend at the show was once again, Incredible.  Lots of excitement and inspiration. Good energy, synergy and new friends.  Incredible products, projects and patterns.  Leaving is always tough, always wishing for another day of the show to exist.  But alas, VK Live will be back in NYC next year and we will be waiting to go.

For more info on new products from the DMC line of yarns.  To shop for DMC products including the yarns, patterns, kits and handmade items visit: ShopDMC.com