Indie Across the Pond

Indie shopping & fun with fiber friends — from WHEREVER YOU ARE!

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
March 19-21, 2021

One of the best parts of our community is meeting talented makers from all over the globe. This spring, we’re kicking off our series of smaller virtual events with Indie Across the Pond. We invite you to join us as we travel to the UK and Europe and interact with a diverse group of dyers, designers and creators from the comfort of your own home!

An illustration showing various animals in purple, navy and teal knitting, crocheting, spinning and enjoying yarn while connecting through various devices.
Illustration by Eloise Narrigan

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So how will it work?

Your $5 General Admission ticket will take you to a special section of the Indie Untangled website during the show. From there, you can browse virtual vendor booths with video introductions and tours, photo galleries, and access to special event products and discounts. Join interactive shopping sessions through Zoom and pop into a virtual lounge where you can connect with your fiber friends and special guests. 

The event will kick off each day at 9 a.m. EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) / 2 p.m. CET (Central European Time) with Afternoon Tea in the lounge! Interactive shopping will take place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. EDT / 3-8 p.m. CET.

Untangling the Designer's Studio

Meet and learn from some of your favorite knitting designers! During these 90-minute interactive sessions, Lisa Chamoff, the creator of Indie Untangled and a longtime journalist, will interview our guests, take questions from the audience and allow you to share your FOs and WIPs. Each designer will also share tips and tricks and demo some techniques to inspire you to knit or design your own creations.

Each session is $20 and all registered participants will receive a PDF pattern, or coupon code to redeem for a pattern, from the designer for the session purchased. The majority of your admission to these events supports the work of these talented designers.

1 p.m. EDT/6 p.m. CET on Saturday, March 20

Melanie Berg is a knitting designer based in Germany known for her modern shawl, hat and accessory designs that combine texture and color. Find out about her design process and get design and color inspiration for your own projects.

1 p.m. EDT/6 p.m. CET on Sunday, March 21

Sylvia Watts-Cherry is a UK-based designer who creates sweaters and accessory designs with bold patterns and striking colors. A lifelong knitter, she launched her design career after being inspired by an exhibition of African textiles, which are often referenced in her patterns. She’ll discuss her design inspiration and provide some tips and tricks for knitters ready to start their journey into intarsia.

 Tickets to these sessions are limited, so register for the event to make sure you can join us!

Sponsors

Scratch Supply Co. is an inclusive and welcoming local yarn shop in Lebanon, New Hampshire. Owners Jessica, Karen and Travis are fiber enthusiasts who seek out and showcase indie, women, POC/BIPOC, queer and otherwise underrepresented dyers and makers.

Interested in joining us as a vendor?

We’re holding other virtual events through the end of the year! Apply here for:

Indie Spotlight: The marketplace will be made up of new businesses (launched in 2019 or later) and/or businesses with less than 10k Instagram followers. May 14-16, 2021

Industry Untangled: This will be a marketplace of indies who have a wholesale component to their business or are interested in beginning to wholesale. June 13-17, 2021

Yarnspiration: Dyers will be provided with a mood board or an inspiration photo and asked to create colors based on the images. July 30-August 1, 2021

Indie Untangled: The traditional fall fiber event. All vendors are encouraged to apply. October 14-16, 2021