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Today we are featuring leather accessories from American Native Goods. These fine gentlemen will be bringing their wares to our Austin Holiday Market this weekend at the Palmer Events Center!
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American Native Goods was created by brothers, Bobby and Clayton Chamberlain. The Chamberlain Brothers have turned Bobby’s garage into their workshop where they hammer, cut, sew, print, edge, finish, and create a variety of handmade denim and leather goods.

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Seeking out American made materials, Bobby and Clayton source various leathers and selvedge denim to use in making their high quality products. Although they currently live and work in Fayetteville, AR, their roots come from rural Northeast Oklahoma, where cowboys, Indians and Americana have been infused together for generations.

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The Chamberlain Brothers’ latest work is inspired by these roots and includes hand-pulled pattern work that is part of a collaboration with their illustrator friend and fellow Oklahoma native, Natalie Nelson.

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We love getting an inside peek into the American Native Goods workshop and see Bobby and Clayton hard at work!ApronMaterials BeltEdgingLeatherWashers Clayton-Sewing ClaytonRiveting

We can’t wait to meet the Chamberlain Brothers and see American Native Goods in person! Stop by the Palmer Events Center this weekend and say hello at our Austin Holiday Market! You can also see what these brothers are up to on their Instagram.

 

Maker Spotlight: Etch Studio

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We’re doubling up on Austin Maker Spotlights today because there is just so much talent to share! Today we’re loving the jewelry and accessories from ETCH Studio! The gals from ETCH will be bringing their laser cut jewelry and more to our Austin Holiday Market this weekend! So skip the big stores and support Small Business Saturday – your friends and family will thank you!DSC_4783
ETCH Studio was started by architecture students and Texas natives, Zoe Ganch and Mallory Estopinal. Their studies influenced them to create a collection with clean lines and edgy geometry with inspirations pulled from some of the world’s most famous buildings.
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ETCH Studio draws from the beauty of simplicity and executes the idea of “effortless” through their jewelry design. Good design is often about the details, so Zoe and Mallory make sure to zoom into the details of their products, whether it be through the hand-painted gold leaf, material combinations, or intricate etchings on the hard-woods.

Each of ETCH Studio’s designs are laser cut and hand-crafted out of their design studio in Louisiana. First an idea is made tangible through a collaborative sketch, and then it is digitally drafted onto a computer. From there, each piece is laser cut then hand painted and assembled. Their design process for each piece might seem long, but we can tell it’s absolutely worth it.

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 We can’t wait to snatch up some of ETCH Studio’s jewelry at our Austin Holiday Market this weekend! We’d say we were buying gifts for others, but that might be a lie. Want to stay in the know? Follow ETCH Studio on Facebook and Instagram, and choose your favorites on their website. See you all this weekend!

Maker Spotlight: Gopi Shah Ceramics

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Today we are featuring a new RCF maker, Gopi Shah Ceramics! Gopi will be showcasing her stunning work at our Austin Holiday Market this weekend, and we can’t wait to get our hands on those hands!

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Gopi grew up in Los Angeles and recently relocated to Austin, taking a leap of faith transitioning into her dream job of being a full time ceramicist.

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Gopi’s inspiration has come from the built and natural environments around her. Formerly, she worked at an environmental non-profit in LA. Hiking, biking, and visiting National and State Parks have been a part of her life since she was little. Gopi’s love for travel has fueled her inspiration daily, from the African textiles and Indian woodblocks she’s seen around the world, to the nature she walks by every day.

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Working in the arts full time has opened her eyes to inspiration even in everyday objects. A pattern found on a friend’s rug inspired Gopi to create some of the designs in her ceramic cups.

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The collection of handmade ceramics Gopi has created focuses on intricate design work and glazing techniques to showcase her inspirations. Gopi finds being in the studio relaxing and therapeutic. Having patience to craft each piece allows her to slow down and enjoy the process.

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Ceramics is an unusual craft since there are so many steps to creating one vessel. For each piece, the clay is wedged, thrown, dried, trimmed, decorated, bisque-fired, glazed, and then re-fired.7

Gopi loves the unpredictability of the kiln – never quite knowing that finished product will come out. For her, it’s the fun part – the unknown and vast possibilities that can happen in each stage.

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We are in love with Gopi’s love of ceramics and cannot wait to see her work in person at our Austin Holiday Market! Be sure to stop by her booth and say hello. If you have to see more of her work before this weekend (and we don’t blame you) visit her website, etsy shop, and stay inspired with her daily on her Instagram. See you all this weekend for Small Business Saturday!

Maker Spotlight: Alice Gabb

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Happy weekend, everyone! We’re celebrating over here by featuring London favorite, Alice Gabb. Alice will be bringing her beautifully illustrated paper goods to our London Holiday Market this weekend!
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Alice is an illustrator and stationery designer creating whimsical paper goods in Hackney, London. Everything made in her studio is either screen-printed or riso printed by Alice. Her work is inspired by her love of language, British regalia and vintage curiosities. We love the British influence Alice adds into her illustrations.
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The collection of fine stationery Alice has created was designed with the hope that it encourages people to write more letters by hand. The dramatic length of some of her invitation stationery matched with the handwritten details of Alice’s pen perfectly marries together the intimacy of mail with the significant nature of the stationery itself.  These days, receiving a letter or invitation in the mail is quite special.

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Sustainability is always on Alice’s mind when it comes to her business. Alice works hard to only use vintage or reclaimed textiles in her products.  Her new materials are carefully sourced, and if she does need to buy new, she works with small, independent companies in the UK. gabb4

 We love Alice Gabb and her amazing collection of work! Be sure to say hello to Alice and pick up some stationery to send to friends this holiday season at our London Holiday Market! Not in the UK? Check out Alice’s webshop and stay up to date with her on Instagram and Twitter. See you all this weekend!

 

Maker Spotlight: Seagrape Bath and Body + Giveaway

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We’re beginning our Austin Maker Spotlights by featuring soap extraordinaire, Seagrape Bath + Body! This Utah maker most recently showcased her products at our New York Holiday Market and we can’t wait to see her again at our Austin Holiday Market on November 29+30! Plus be sure to continue reading for the exciting Giveaway offer!

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Seagrape bath + body is a luxurious line of  soap products created by Maria Vashakidze. Maria’s collection of cold processed soaps, perfumes, massage oils, aftershaves, balms and serums, specialize in all natural handmade aphrodisiac blends and romance products. Maria likes to focus on creating products that allow individuals to surround themselves with things that make them feel happy, sensual and centered.

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Inspired by the beauty found in nature, all of Seagrape’s products are made with oils, butters and botanicals derived from the earth. Synthetic dyes, preservatives, sulfates or chemicals are never used in anything Maria makes. Instead, soaps and products are created with clays, ground herbs, charcoal and spices. Pure essential oils are used to scent the soaps and oils creating unforgettable one-of-a-kind gifts.

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Maria uses traditional cold-process techniques to create Seagrape’s soaps and shampoo bars. Every batch is made lovingly with carefully researched ingredients to ensure that the goodness of the herbs and essential oils is retained.

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The massage oils, balms, perfumes and serums are all made to order to ensure freshness, a long shelf life and quality. Using rich vegetable oils like avocado and jojoba, organic beeswax and luxurious butters, the products not only smell and feel divine, but also work really well. DSC_0026

You can tell how much Maria cares about her work by the quality of ingredients and scents she carefully chooses for each product. What’s more amazing is that she’s listed and described all the ingredients she uses in her ingredient list!DSC_0028


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We can’t wait to stock up on stocking stuffers and holiday gifts from Seagrape Bath + Body at our Austin Holiday Market! Stay up to date with them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and stop by the Seagrape booth and say hello!

 

SEAGRAPE INSTAGRAM GIVEAWAY

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Our makers are in the giving spirit this holiday season! Seagrape Bath + Body is continuing our Renegade Giveaway tradition, offering up their Lavender Gift Set to one lucky winner on Instagram.

GIVEAWAY INSTRUCTIONS:

– Follow RENEGADE CRAFT and Seagrape on Instagram.

– Re-gram the Giveaway Picture and tell us why you want the set (or perhaps who you might be gifting it to) using the hashtag #RenegadeGiveaway.

– The Giveaway will run from today, November 20 – Tuesday November 25 (midnight PST). The winner will be announced on Wednesday from the #RenegadeGiveaway collection.

– Don’t forget! If your Instagram profile is set to private, we won’t be able to see your re-gram. So make sure your profile is set to public in order to qualify.

Good luck!

Maker Spotlight: Caitlin Hinshelwood

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Today we are featuring the gorgeous handiwork of Londoner, Caitlin Hinshelwood. Caitlin’s illustrative work will be showcased at our London Holiday Market this weekend!

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Caitlin Hinshelwood is a printed textile designer living and working in east London. She produces collections of hand screen-printed or hand painted textile products predominantly for the home.

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Caitlin’s work is often produced in limited runs or as carefully crafted unique, one-of-a-kind pieces. We were immediately drawn to her illustrated silk scarves, aren’t they just gorgeous?!
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Her textiles maintain a strong sense of character and a considered use of color. Bright electric colors are balanced out with rich, deep hues. Sheep Cushion

Process and upholding traditional methods of textile screen printing is an integral part of Caitlin’s work. Longstanding inspirations come from the natural world, ethnographic textiles, ceramic decoration, and the craftsmanship of the anonymous maker.We can’t wait to see Caitlin Hinshelwood’s work in person! If you aren’t local in London but want to get your hands on some of Caitlin’s illustrative goods, shop her Etsy shop! If you want to keep updated and what imaginative designs Caitlin comes up with next, follow her on Facebook and Instagram. If you’re in London this weekend, stop by our London Holiday Market and say hello to the Renegade Gang and Caitlin in person! See you all soon!

 

Maker Spotlight: Hechizo

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Today’s the big day! Our New York Holiday Market is starting today at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan. From 11 am – 6pm you’ll be able to shop over 200 vendors and get those Holiday gift lists done early this year. One of our jewelry designers that will be showcasing her work at our fair is Hechizo. We’re looking forward to marveling at these leather and ceramic earrings in person.

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Hechizo is a collection of ceramic jewelry handmade by Hali Emminger in Brooklyn, New York. Roughly translated from Spanish as a spell or magical charm, Hechizo is an exploration of jewelry construction that allows for interaction and adaptability.

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Hali’s earrings are mostly made out of leather and ceramic beads which she forms and hand paints. We love the color combinations and patterns Hali delicately adds to every unique piece of her collection.

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Every item in the collection contains the magic of a material that transforms itself from vulnerably ductile to enduring and utilitarian. Hali loves bringing these balancing energies to ceramics as wearable pieces. Hechizo_process9

We love seeing this inside look into Hali’s jewelry design sketchbook.
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Aren’t these jewelry pieces incredible? Get your hands on them today and tomorrow at the Metropolitan Pavilion during our New York Holiday Market. See you all soon!

Maker Spotlight: Pop-Up Pinhole Co. + GIVEAWAY

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We are kicking off our London Maker Spotlights with a fantastic maker (and if you keep reading, there’s a great Giveaway contest below)!  Pop-Up Pinhole Company will be joining us for our London Holiday Market and we cannot wait to see these cardboard cameras in person!

2_COLOURThe Pop-Up Pinhole Co. was founded by London based designer Kelly Angood who has been crafting pinhole cameras since 2010.
Kelly develops beautiful, educational, and fun DIY pinhole camera kits and manufactures them using independent suppliers and traditional processes.
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During her time at university, Kelly designed her first pinhole camera, the ‘pinhole Hasselblad’.  She took the Hasselblad, something exclusive and unattainable and re-imagined it in everyday, accessible materials. The camera soon gained popularity and Kelly began to think about how she could make her design accessible to the public.

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Inspired by the interest in her design and the values of sharing and accessibility, Kelly developed the camera into a downloadable 35mm version that could be made at home for everyone to enjoy. What had started out as a personal project now had much of the design community downloading the the camera, building it, and sharing their photos online.

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This community was active, engaged and keen to explore pinhole photography even further. It was time for them to have a design they could truly call their own. Through a successful Kickstarter campaign, in 2013 the community brought Videre to life. Over 800 kits were shared with backers from 41 countries across the world. And aren’t you glad they did? These pop-up cameras are incredible!

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Each kit is screen-printed and die-cut individually by hand onto thick recycled card and supplied with instructions, a spare medium format spool (reclaimed from some of the best darkrooms in London) and a precision laser-cut pinhole along with all of the other bits you’ll need to construct your camera. All you need is a 120 film and some craft glue.  10155564_539188892858949_4661205764534416664_n 10264945_539188719525633_128840605233554552_n

We cannot wait to see these pop-up cameras in person at our London Holiday Market on November 22+23 at the Old Truman Brewery. Hopefully many of you will pick up a camera for yourself and share your photos with us! If you’d like to learn more about Pop-Up Pinhole Company, visit their website, Facebook and Tumblr. Plus, see some behind the scenes photos of their process on Instagram! Speaking of Instagram, we’ve got another fantastic Giveaway for you!

 

POP-UP PINHOLE COMPANY INSTAGRAM GIVEAWAY
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Our makers are in the giving spirit this holiday season! Pop-Up Pinhole Company is continuing our Renegade Giveaway tradition, offering up their classic Viddy camera to one lucky winner on Instagram.

GIVEAWAY INSTRUCTIONS:

– Follow RENEGADE CRAFT and Pop-Up Pinhole Co. on Instagram.

– Re-gram the Giveaway Picture and tell us why you want the camera (or perhaps who you might be gifting it to) using the hashtag #RenegadeGiveaway.

– The Giveaway will run from today, November 13 – Tuesday November 18 (midnight PST). The winner will be announced on Wednesday from the #RenegadeGiveaway collection.

– Don’t forget! If your Instagram profile is set to private, we won’t be able to see your re-gram. So make sure your profile is set to public in order to qualify.

Good luck!

 

Maker Spotlight: Erika Barratt

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We are so excited to be featuring this new Renegade maker with you all today! Hailing from New York, Erika Barratt has been crafting up these breathtaking dolls and stuffed animals and will be presenting them at our New York Holiday Market this weekend! You do not want to miss stopping by her booth!
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From a young age, creating has been an integral part of Erika’s life. Her childhood was spent with a group of women makers in a small Midwest town. Through these women Erika learned the things that she still loves most in life, such as harvesting gardens, basket weaving, embroidering, sewing, baking, and more. These women were influential in cultivating Erika’s lifelong appreciation and love for all things handmade.

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Erika relocated to the Arizona desert for school where she was inspired in a completely different way by the landscape and beauty of the Southwest. She received a BFA in fibers and textile arts, falling in love with every aspect of textile processes.

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As you can see by the doll above, Erika’s love for everything fiber and textile is translated into each doll. Every aspect of the doll is meticulously and lovingly stitched and embroidered. Just look at that little ukulele!

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Erika has now settled in New York with her partner in crime and her little pup Nigel, both who spend their summers with her, treasure hunting at flea markets and taking the backroads. During these adventures, Erika has found inspiration from antique toys and rag dolls; tattered objects imbued with life by the layers of stories from generations of owners who once cherished them. It was here that Erika was inspired and determined to design her own heirlooms with a strong commitment to create an object that is made to last, to be passed down through generations, with carefully sourced materials and antique finds.barratt_erika_sewingmachinedeskdetail

Isn’t Erika Barratt’s work simply stunning? We cannot wait to see the detail of these heirloom dolls and animals at our New York Holiday Market tomorrow and Sunday! If you simply cannot wait until this weekend (and we don’t blame you), check out Erika Barratt’s website, Facebook, and Instagram to see more of her work!

Maker Spotlight: Polaris Books

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Today we are thrilled to be featuring Polaris Books by Scout Dunbar. Polaris Books will be at our New York Holiday Market at the Metropolitan Pavilion this weekend!

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From start to finish these journals are constructed entirely by Scout Dunbar’s hands. Each cover is created with her own original art that she developed in printmaking studios in both Brooklyn, and Ithaca, NY.

Scout is of the belief that the objects we possess and fill our lives with should have sacred and sentimental meaning to us. As creators and consumers we should be thoughtful of the items brought into this world. By creating these objects with this in mind, Polaris Books aims to embed with in each book their own identity and spirit that can hopefully inspire those who interact with them.

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The process for crafting these handmade, hard-covered journals begins with a trip to the printmaking studio. Scout first works to explore different visual and design ideas to be used for the book covers.  The main printmaking process she focuses in is called gum-transfer printing. It allows her to explore color and various ink-application techniques while repeating the initial image. For the more complex cover designs, Scout plays with collage techniques to combine patterns.

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Once the covers are complete the rest of the binding process unfolds. From start to finish the journals are constructed entirely by hand, and because each cover is individually designed and hand-printed, no two books are a-like. The colors and patterns change with every cover made in an effort to craft a variety of designs and styles. Each book has its own identity and spirit.

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Scout currently live in Brooklyn, NY. She graduated from Alfred University’s School of Art and Design in 2011, and has since then been working on a number of drawing and printmaking series. Simultaneously Scout has been focusing on creating handmade journals made with her original hand-pulled prints. image_4
I think it’s safe to say we are already in love with Polaris Books, but can’t wait to view these stunning handmade books in person. Be sure to view Scout’s portfolio featuring many of her books, as well as her etsy shop and Instagram to stay updated. Plus, don’t forget to stop by our New York Holiday Market this weekend in Manhattan at the Metropolitan Pavilion! It’s going to be an incredible show you will not want to miss!