In late October I participated in my first Indie Untangled Trunk Show! Looking back to the beginning of my yarn dyeing journey (it's been almost one whole year since I started dyeing yarn), one of my yarn goals had always been to participate in Indie Untangled, to showcase my work amongst other dyers and fiber artists. I'm really happy that I got to participate this year! Indie Untangled happens every year the day before the Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Festival, and this year it took place at the Saugerties Performing Arts Factory, also known as SPAF.
I had been to Saugerties a year or so ago with a few college friends and it was super fun. If you're in the area I recommend checking out the lighthouse, main street area, and the Phoenicia Diner. Somehow I had wrangled my two good friends Azzara and Angelika to help me on the day of the Trunk Show, as well as my mom who is an avid knitter and maker. I'm very thankful for their help, both with show prep, and assisting at the actual show. My aunt Maryann made a lot of the samples including colorwork mittens (using one of my mini skein kits, two sweaters, and a shawl-- she's a speedy knitter!)
And one of my favorite things was being able to collaborate on a yarn kit with Alice of Backyard Fiberworks (see image below). I dyed 2-3 colors and then sent them to Alice, who dyed in response to what I had dyed, her colors really rounded out mine to make a really nice mini collection. I have a few of these kits left and will post them online soon. If you didn't know, I learned how to dye with Alice at String Thing Studio about a year ago-- she is such a nice cool person.
I hope you enjoyed this little recap. I'll try to post a bit more journal entries soon including a recap of my recent Oaxaca and Mexico City trip. I saw so many amazing colors and ate all the things. I hope you all have an excellent Thanksgiving.