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Meet Me at Rhinebeck

Well this is exciting, I’ll be at the New York Sheep and Wool Festival all weekend! If you’re in the Hudson Valley area, I highly suggest coming out for the event. This is my first time going, but I’ve been assured it’s THE place to be if you’re a fan of yarn. …or sheep. The fun starts on Friday evening where I’ll be hanging out with Lisa of Indie Untangled and Vicki of That Clever Clementine (that’s Tasha’s mom BTW and she’s amazing FYI).


Where: Indie Untangled Trunk Show – The Garden Plaza Hotel, 503 Washington Ave., Kingston, N.Y.

When: Friday, Oct. 17 from 5 to 9 p.m.

I’ll be selling limited edition tote bags (only 50!) that I designed myself and screened by hand (well, I had help with the screening on account of my bum wrists), as well as some new Lucky Lucille stickers!!

As for Saturday and Sunday, I’ll be wandering around all starry eyed and overwhelmed with William and a friend or two. If you see us, please stop and say hi! I’d love to meet you 🙂


I designed the tote bags by scanning a page from one of my late 1940s knitting magazines. I broke down the pattern in the Fair Isle sweater and then rebuilt it digitally in Illustrator. I love the way it turned out!


Wil has a friend, who happens to be the professor of all things printmaking at the local college, and he so graciously made my screen and helped me print the bags. I owe him big time for all his help. What a guy.


This was the closest color I could find to Lisa’s “Indie Blue” and I think it’s a pretty good match.


Since each of the bags are screened by hand, not a single one is exactly alike. There are small discrepancies in the way the ink hit the canvas on each pass – All signs that human hands made these happen.


The bags are made from cotton canvas, sourced from a company out of California, and they’re a great size. They hold a great many skeins of yarn and needles, as a matter of fact (I tested their yarn holding capacity lol). It would make sense to buy one on Friday at the show, and then have it to carry around all day Saturday and Sunday to hold all your yarn shopping spoils – wink wink 😉


I also designed several stickers that I’ll be selling at the show! I wanted to include an extra something small and really fun, and I think these 3″ stickers fit the bill nicely. I have a feeling many of you (definitely me!) can relate to them 😉


Wil’s other friend, Jim at Inkgenda, printed the stickers for me and I’m so happy with the way they turned out (Wil has lots of kind, helpful, amazing friends as it happens)!


So, if you’re going to be near the Hudson Valley area this weekend, stop by The Garden Plaza Hotel on Friday evening, and the Dutchess County Fair Grounds on Saturday and Sunday. It’s going to be so fun! Sheep! Wool! Yarn! Awesome stuff! AHH!

p.s. check out my interview with Lisa at Indie Untangled that went live this week 🙂

Are you going to Rhinebeck?!


p.p.s any stickers or bags I have leftover I will put up for sale online, along with some other goodies as I’m planning a Pop-Up Shop come November (to clear out some old craft fair products and stash items) so stay tuned for that 🙂

  • Angela Bumpus

    Hi, I encourage you to rest, rest, rest your tendonitis. I had “De Quervains tenosinovitis”, essentially tendonitis and it took a year to heal b/c I could not rest it (baby to carry and all). By the way, for me, the brace made it worse. Massaging with arnica oil helped a lot. The brand “Weleda” makes some. It healed when my toddler began to walk. Sorry to hear you have pain and have to avoid your favorite activities. Good luck.

  • I want your ‘Cat Hair’ stickers! These are perfect to add to my handmade gifts! They will understand the cat hairs are an added bonus. <^..^< meow!

  • Hey! I LIVE in Rhinebeck and am going to Sheep & Wool tomorrow morning and again on Sunday. I will look out for you, fellow Braid mate.

  • Olivia

    Dear Rochelle,

    I am terribly sorry for asking you this on this post, but I figured you would not see it if I posted it on the right one since it is from an old post.

    The girl with the dark hair and black shorts (the 16 year old who came in second place, she is the first you see on the page) I really like her hair, and was wondering if you could give me ANY idea on how she did it. Again, I am REALLY sorry for asking you one thing from a different, older post, on this new post. I would really appreciate a respond back, and all the help you can give me. 😉 Thank you so much.


    • Rochelle

      Hi Olivia, I have tendinitis so I’ve been trying not to type. All vintage styles pretty much start with a roller set that you brush out a certain way to get the style you want. I would suggest finding a book about vintage hair and just start practicing. Good luck 🙂

      • Olivia

        Ooo…I’m sorry! I certainly hope it get’s better!
        Okay, thank you very much! I hope to find one that helps. 😉

  • Damn!!! I can’t believe I forgot about this- I’m helping out with a sewing class all weekend, nooooo! It’s SO fun- you’ll have a great time!

  • Eeep! I’m not going (too far for me) but I do adore those tote bags!! I love, love screenprinting!

  • That looks like it’s going to be such a blast!!! Though not a knitter myself, I’d happily come out if we lived nearby or even in Ontario still, but alas, we’re out here in BC. I love supporting crafters and the arts, no matter if I partake in said hobby/craft myself and this really sounds like it’s going to be a marvelous show that any creative person would enjoy.

    ♥ Jessica

  • I love the one that says “free cat hair”! Too hilariously true in my house. 🙂

  • I wish I could be there. I really want some stickers 🙂 They’d be such great stocking stuffers for Xmas!!!

  • Holy Smokes! I love the bag! I also love sheep festivals, but I’m a bit too far away to travel to Rhinebeck. Be prepared for massive inspirational overload! You definitely WILL be starry-eyed! Wish I could visit!

  • I hope I catch you at Rhinebeck! I’ll be there all day Saturday making sure I don’t miss a thing since it is my first one too.