A very indie, Instagrammy, Rhinebeck

#indieuntangled

There are a lot of words I could use to describe last week’s Rhinebeck Trunk Show. After catching up on what was probably a week’s worth of sleep, I can come up with only one word: epic. While I’d seen on Ravelry that people were excited, I knew I had planned a successful show when I got to the hotel around 1:30 to set up and there was a small group of people knitting in the corridor by the entrance to the ballroom (don’t worry, I’m already thinking of ways to ease the lines and crowds next year).

My goal was to curate a group of indie dyers and artisans that you wouldn’t get to see while searching through the barns for that perfect skein of Cormo, or waiting on the cider donut or artichoke lines (more on that in my post about the actual festival). Whether it was Sandra of Duck Duck Wool’s beautiful speckles, Margaret of French Market Fibers’ complex colors, Amy of Canon Hand Dyes’ incredible self-striping skeins, Anne of A Little Teapot’s gorgeous fiber charms — I could go on and on — there were a lot of special things on display. I feel so lucky to know, and to be able to work with, such talented people.

I’m looking forward to seeing the shots that Maria of Subway Knits got with her DSLR, but I think the Instagram photos taken by the vendors and attendees sum everything up:

The *what* show?? #yhrb2015 #IUtrunkshow2015 #rhinebecktrunkshow #indieuntangled

A photo posted by @ambergale79 on

The calm before the storm @indieuntangled #Rhinebecktrunkshow2015 #rhinebeck2015 #yhrb2015

A photo posted by MsVicki (@thatcleverclementine) on

Yep, it's a party! #IUtrunkshow2015 #yhrb2015 #rhinebecktrunkshow #indieuntangled

A photo posted by @ambergale79 on

Because it so doesn't. #rhinebeck2015 #indieuntangled #rhinebecktrunkshow #rhinebecktrunkshow2015

A photo posted by Lisa (@indieuntangled) on

http://https://instagram.com/p/86TKadRbqu/?taken-by=ambergale79

The incredible @vividfiberarts booth. #indieuntangled #rhinebeck2015

A photo posted by Lisa (@indieuntangled) on

Raffle prizes. #rhinebeck2015 #indieuntangled #rhinebecktrunkshow2015 #rhinebecktrunkshow

A photo posted by Lisa (@indieuntangled) on

ColorPurl at #indieuntangled

A photo posted by ColorPurl Loves to Dye Yarn (@colorpurl) on

#rhinebecktrunkshow2015 #theuncommonthread ❤

A photo posted by J u l i e (@evieandlily) on

#rhinebecktrunkshow2015! #yhrb2015

A photo posted by Middle Brook Fiberworks (@anne.choi) on

#indieuntangled haul!!! Thanks Duck Duck Wool and @skeinnydippingyarn! #roadtorhinebeck #Rhinebeck #rhinebeck2015

A photo posted by Kelsey Stephens (@primroseyarnco) on

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