Hashtag this: Indie Untangled 2016


When the Indie Untangled Rhinebeck Trunk Show started two years ago, a dozen or so vendors took up half of the ballroom at the Best Western in Kingston with small displays. The clicker that I used to count attendees showed 235, and I was thrilled.

Fast forward to last Friday, when at least 700 shoppers, including 125 VIPs — and, yes, the Stephen West, who I think is literally 2 feet taller than me — streamed through the doors of two rooms, with more than two dozen indie dyers and designers, as well as project bag, stitch marker and pottery makers, selling their creations. I couldn’t be happier about how the event has grown, giving these artisans a chance to share their work while also helping my fellow knitters kick off one of the best weekends of the year.

Despite the crowds, people waited on line patiently to come in and, in some cases, check out with armloads of yarn. Like last year, the excitement of the event was captured perfectly on Instagram. Here are some of my favorite posts:



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@bygumbygolly Look who I found! #yhrb2016 #rhinebecktrunkshow2016

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So excited to have met @westknits! Enjoying #indieuntangled!

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5 thoughts on “Hashtag this: Indie Untangled 2016

  1. I was one of the lucky VIP holders and was thrilled with the show this year. Expanding the floor space and having a little more elbow room woed me to buy more then I expected.
    The vendors were so helpful…..even with the onslaught of customers they all took their time and didn’t rush you.
    Wishing you a bigger show each year!!!!

  2. Hi Lisa,
    I really like the scarf that you are wearing in the photo with Stephen West, is the pattern available to purchase, at all, please.

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