Thank you, Austin! Last weekend’s Renegade Craft Fair at the Palmer Events Center was one of our best shows yet! Over 100 talented indie makers shared their work with excited shoppers on Black Friday weekend.
Local DJs from Waterloo Records kept the atmosphere lively and shoppers relaxed in the vintage lounge area created by Loot Vintage Rentals while perusing the newest edition of Citygram Magazine. As always, we saw lots of smiles in the in the free photo booth provided by Magnolia Photo Booth Co.
(Shoppers perusing Son of a Sailor‘s offerings)
(clockwise from top left: Sourpuss Knits, Make ATX, Doc Elliott, and Rhyno Clayworks)
It was a pleasure to see so many happy shoppers buying handmade on Small Business Saturday!
(Card from Sophie Roach)
Big thanks to you, Austin, and our sponsors!
The 3rd Annual Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Market in Austin will be held at the Palmer Events Center this weekend, November 30 and December 1st, 2013! This free-to-attend fair will be held from 11am – 6pm each day, and will feature a curated selection of today’s best and brightest indie makers from the Lone Star State and beyond.
Shop small on Small Business Saturday and join us in buying handmade gifts and supporting indie artists. Shoppers will find a wide variety of incredible handmade goods at the Fair – ranging from jewelry, clothing, ceramics and stationery, to posters, housewares, plush objects and more. Browse this year’s line-up of 100+ talented makers here.
Local DJs from Waterloo Records will be spinning jams all weekend to keep the atmosphere lively as shoppers peruse each booth. Kick back and check things off your gift list while relaxing in the vintage lounge area, created for Renegade shoppers by Loot Vintage Rentals. Renegade visitors are invited to take a photo to commemorate their indie shopping experience in the free photo booth provided by Magnolia Photo Booth Co. Over at the bar, Barefoot Wine is on-site sampling 5 different varietals of wine and bubbly all weekend long!
We encourage visitors to walk, bike or take public transportation to the Fair. There are several bus routes with stops nearby the Palmer Events Center, including the 5, 10, 29, 30, 110, 450 + 484. Parking is available at the Palmer Events Center for $7.
Check out our Austin FAQ
page for answers to all your queries. We hope you’ll join us in supporting local artists this weekend; visit Renegade Craft Fair and enjoy the indie-craft shopping experience!
Special thanks to our Austin sponsors:
We’re excited to have Keeper Goods as a vendor at this weekend’s Renegade Craft Fair in Austin! Their lovely lasercut boot keepers help to keep your boots looking brand new, not flopped over and creased. This simple storage helper will preserve vintage and new boots alike, and look great in an entryway or closet – so pretty! Keeper Goods aims to help us care for and cherish our day-to-day items that carry valuable memories of moments, people and places.
Phyllis Chu, the maker behind Keeper Goods, has expanded her line of goods to include beautiful lasercut stationery, as well as gorgeously detailed purses. Visit her booth at Renegade Austin this weekend to see more of her work!
Dapper Austinites, take note: Fox & Brie will be selling their line of handcrafted menswear at Renegade Austin! Specializing in bow ties, neckties, pocket squares, and other men’s accessories, all of their items are carefully designed and made with high-quality, natural fibers—no poly-blends here! All of their ties are made with a variety of new & vintage fabrics collected from all over the world.
Follow Fox & Brie on Instagram to see snaps of new designs, and photos of their ties at weddings all over the United States. Need a new tie for next year’s wedding season? Looking for a gift for that well-dressed man in your life? Find Fox & Brie’s booth at the Renegade Craft Fair’s Winter Market in Austin on Nov. 30th and Dec. 1st at the Palmer Events Center!
Even though it’s one of the warmest cities on our craft fair tour, Austin has a surprising number of talented knitters! Check out these three favorites, all of whom will be selling their wares at Renegade Craft Fair in Austin on Nov. 30th and Dec. 1st at the Palmer Events Center.
The graphic knits seen above are from Sourpuss Knits – she nails color and comfort with a stylish edge.
Sweet Kiddo Co. specializes in cool patterned kids clothing, but their mini-cowls were too cute not to share.
These super chunky knits from Nessa Vendetta Knits will keep you warm and looking cool all winter long. The hat on the left is a pom pom lover’s dream!
No matter the weather this weekend- stop by our Austin Holiday Market, and check out these talented makers!
We’re excited to share another awesome local maker who will be selling their distinctive goods at Renegade Austin – Manready Mercantile!
Created in November of 2012 by Travis Weaver, a small town guy originally from Zephyr, Texas, Manready Mercantile is a small business built on the values of honesty and hard work. Now living in Houston, Travis got his start by making candles in small batches on a stove in his apartment, focusing on a quality product made with all-natural ingredients. He initially developed 20 products and partnered up with his neighbor, Roby Fitzhenry, a graphic designer, who spear-headed label design and overall branding.
Manready Mercantile goods are unisex, but packaged and branded for men. They give off an outdoorsy, rough and tumble vibe that’s different from anything you’ll find at the mall or the drugstore. In just one year, they’ve grown and developed a secondary “dry goods” line, T.S. Weaver & Co, which is focused on wood, leather, and various textiles. Follow Manready Mercantile on Instagram or Facebook to see what they’re working on this holiday season, and visit their booth at Renegade Craft Fair’s Winter Market in Austin on Nov. 30th and Dec. 1st at the Palmer Events Center!
We’re excited to spotlight another Austin maker who will be sharing her work at our Austin Holiday Market: SLANTT!
SLANTT is an Austin-based accessories line created by Jennifer Rodgers. While studying at Parsons School of Design, Jennifer focused on furniture design where she discovered her passion for woodworking and an exploring new materials. She has taken that curiosity into her new exploration of sculptural forms in jewelry. Her work is inspired by the clean simplicity and organic aesthetics of Mid-Century Modern design, with an eye on the integrity and structure of geometry.
A couple photos from Jennifer’s workspace – we can only imagine how fun it would be to visit her workshop and try on all her newest pieces.
Follow SLANTT on Instagram to see what she’s making this season, and find SLANTT at the Renegade Craft Fair’s Winter Market in Austin on Nov. 30th and Dec. 1st at the Palmer Events Center!
We’re excited to invite Elizabeth Suzann and Bryr, both veteran Renegade sellers, to share their beautiful handmade clothes and clogs at our Austin fair. Their work looks great paired together, so we thought we’d round up three outfits, including jewelry from other talented vendors included in our Austin lineup.
This sexy Marlena tank (1) picks up an edgy vibe when paired with the Abilene moto boot (3), even more so when paired with gold fan earrings from Love Nail Tree (2).
The beautifully speckled Marlena dress (1) looks breezy paired with a pop of color from this Son of a Sailor bracelet (2) and a simple braided sandal (3) – perfect for a casual weekend brunch.
This loose Marlena tank (1) pairs perfectly with the neon orange pop of color on the Annabella sandal (3) from Bryr. The simple clutch from Vaalbara Designs keeps the whole look casual.
Shop all these stylish finds and more at Renegade Craft Fair in Austin, November 30th and December 1st, at the Palmer Events Center!
Paper & Clay is the modern handmade ceramics studio of Memphis, TN artist Brit McDaniel. Her modern pieces are functional and utilitarian, and are inspired by classic mid-century American and Scandinavian designs. Each piece is hand-thrown, glazed and fired with careful attention to detail.
Brit mentioned that she’ll be bringing some special pieces from her Winter collection to Renegade:
“I am really excited to bring my Fall/Winter color palette to Renegade! I’ve settled on a rich dark teal, a deep golden yellow, and a wintery grey. I’ll also have several other popular colors with me including pale mint and a cheery Holiday red!
I’m most excited to bring my Sake sets to Austin this year. They are a new item for my shop and I think they will be a great Holiday gift. The set comes with a decanter and two sake cups. The best part is, the decanter can be used as a bud vase when you aren’t serving up your favorite spirits!”
Follow Paper & Clay on Instagram to see what Brit is making for Renegade – she will be selling her beautiful ceramics at our 3rd Annual Renegade Craft Fair Winter Market in Austin on November 30 + December 1, 2013 at the Palmer Events Center!
A few peeks into Brit’s studio:
(photo credit for last photo: Emily Michelle Jones Photography)
We’ve just announced the full line-up of artists and makers for our 2013 Winter fairs! Have a look at the maker pages for Austin, Brooklyn, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, and start your holiday shopping list.
We’re so excited about the group of artists who are participating in this year’s Winter Markets. You are sure to find some old and new favorites as you browse the line-up. Don’t forget that you can get sneak peeks of what our vendors will be selling over on Pinterest! Check out sneak peeks of Austin, Brooklyn, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, and San Francisco – you’re bound to find a great gift for everyone on your list.