London Applications Close This Week!

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If you toyed with the idea of showcasing your handmade goods at our London Spring Fair, now’s your chance! Applications close this Friday (March 6th) so get your goods in gear and head over to our website to apply! Want to participate on a different level? We are always looking for artisanal food makers, workshop hosts, installation artists and more! You can learn more on our Participate page.

Applications Open Now: London Spring, Austin Spring, Brooklyn Pop-Ups!

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The first Fair of 2015 is going to be a brilliant one, Renegade Craft Fair is heading across the pond for Springtime. Held on April 11 – 12 at the Old Truman Brewery in London, this new addition will be the first of two UK events in 2015. Want to participate? Applications are open from February 13th – March 6th; get the full details about the Fair here.

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In May, RCF will be changing scenery and heading to the east side of Austin. On May 16 – 17, you can find our indoor/outdoor Spring event at Fair Market. Applications to participate are open from February 13th – March 13th; find more details about the Fair here.

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In June, RCF will be setting up shop for a month-long Pop-Up series at East River State Park in Brooklyn. New Yorkers will be able to shop a curated selection of modern, handmade goods from New York and beyond every Saturday from June 6th – 27th. Want to be a part of this awesome new series? Applications are open from February 13th – March 20th; find more details about the Pop-Ups here.

New Year, New Website, New City, New Tour!

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Renegade Craft Fair is back and we’re celebrating by debuting our new website and 2015 Tour! We’ve got a revamped look for 2015, including a sparkling new website featuring more intuitive navigating, designed by Aeolidia and Meg Lewis, and updated logos, designed by LAND. Have some free time? Spend some of it checking out the Renegade Craft Fair website.

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A couple of big things you may have noticed is that we’ve expanded fully into the Northwest! Seattle has been our top requested city for years and we cannot wait to venture the entire West Coast from July to August!

Here’s a summary of what we’ve got planned for you all: In 2015, Renegade Craft Fair will host a variety of events throughout the US and abroad: 8 Spring/Summer Flagship Fairs, 7 Holiday Edition Fairs, 2 Wholesale Markets (San Francisco and Brooklyn), and 4 one-day Pop-Up events in Brooklyn during the month of June. Check out the entire schedule here!

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Here are the venues we’ll be at in 2015! [photos by Fair Market | Renegade Craft | Brooklyn Expo Center]

The first Fair of 2015 is going to be a brilliant one, Renegade Craft Fair is heading across the pond for Springtime. Held on April 11 – 12 at the Old Truman Brewery in London, this new addition will be the first of two UK events in 2015. Want to participate? Applications are open from February 13th – March 6th; get the full details about the Fair here.

In May, RCF will be changing scenery and heading to the east side of Austin. On May 16 – 17, you can find our indoor/outdoor Spring event at Fair Market. Applications to participate are open from February 13th – March 13th; find more details about the Fair here.

In June, RCF will be setting up shop for a month-long Pop-Up series at East River State Park in Brooklyn. New Yorkers will be able to shop a curated selection of modern, handmade goods from New York and beyond every Saturday from June 6th – 27th. Want to be a part of this awesome new series? Applications are open from February 13th – March 20th; find more details about the Pop-Ups here.

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If you’re new to Renegade Craft Fair, take a look at what we’re all about. We’ve recently updated our Mission + Values, and we’d love for you to take a look.

Renegade Craft Fair’s Mission is to showcase the very best of independent handmade craft in a vibrant and lively marketplace which both reflects and shines a light on the work of today’s modern makers. RCF strives to keep their events approachable and relevant to emergent and established makers alike, focusing on the highest quality and newest voices. Renegade’s aim is to act as entrepreneurial incubator, community gathering space, and festive celebration of all things handmade.

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We hope you’ve had a great start to 2015, and we’ll be in touch again with more exciting news and features soon!

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!

 

Win £100 FROM FOLKSY AT OUR LONDON HOLIDAY MARKET

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The gang at Folksy has put together an awesome competition for our London Holiday Market. The winner gets £100! Want to know how?

To enter, just take a photo from the fair at the Old Truman Brewery and share it with Folksy on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #folksygoestomarket. So while you’re shopping and swooning…

Here’s how to win:

1.  Take a pic at Renegade Craft Fair. It can be anything you like – your favourite stall, display, product, maker…
2.  Share it on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #folksygoestomarket
3.  Tag Folksy (@folksyhq) and Renegade Craft (@renegadecraft) into the pic.
4.  Enter as many times as you like.
5.  We’ll share our favourites over the weekend.
6.  The Folksy VERY favourite wins £100 (which will be yours afterwards).

 

Read the full details of the competition here, plus see some of Folksy’s favorite makers that will be selling their goods at our London Holiday Market! See you all this weekend!

London Holiday Market starts Tomorrow!

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Hello Everyone! Our London Holiday Market is happening tomorrow and we are so excited to be back across the pond! You can find the Renegade Craft Fair at the Old Truman Brewery on Saturday, November 22 – Sunday, November 23, 2014. Come out and shop our curated selection of today’s best and brightest Makers of outstanding handmade goods, plus workshops and more! From 11am – 6pm you’ll be able to shop an array of outstanding handmade goods at the Fair, perfect for checking off Holiday gift lists – ranging from holiday inspired stationery, unique and one-of-a-kind jewelry, clothing, to children’s toys and accessories, art prints, housewares and much more.

Preview this year’s line up of 200+ talented makers, food and drink, and workshops here.

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Row 1: Blank Inside Design | The Pop-Up Pinhole Co. | Row 2: Labyrinth Vintage | Asilia Limited | Miss Knit Nat | Row 3: Pup Tart Handmade | KCHossak Pottery | Alice Gabb

Bring your friends and family to the Old Truman Brewery and give the gift of handmade this holiday season! Expect a festive and lively atmosphere at our  cozy London spot, with holiday shopping and a mixture of interactive activities and free workshops. The venue will be festively decorated with adornments, garlands and an art installation wall; a perfect photo backdrop for your holiday portraits with friends and Instagram posts.

Feeling inspired by all of our talented makers? Get crafty at workshops such as Prickle Press’ DIY letterpress postcards, a pom pom bauble workshop with Pom Pom Quarterly, and more tutorials and crafts hosted by Mollie Makes Magazine!

You won’t want to miss Folksy‘s Instagram contest during our Holiday Market where makers and attendees can post photos using #FolksyLovesRenegade for a chance to win £100 courtesy of Folksy.

Getting There: The London Holiday Market will be held at the Old Truman Brewery. The entrance to Renegade Craft Fair will be at 81 Brick Lane London, UK E1 6QL. We encourage you to walk, bike, or take public transportation to the Fair. Route directions to the Fair here.

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Want to spread the word? Join our Facebook event  and invite your friends. Grab our e-flyer and pass it around. Add #RenegadeCraftFair and #RenegadeLondon to your RCF-related Instagram pictures and tweets! We love seeing what our followers and makers are up to!

Renegade Craft is extraordinarily pleased to announce our partnership with The Simple Things Magazine, the Official Media Sponsor of Renegade Craft Fair London.

For more information about this event, please visit the Renegade Craft Fair website,Facebook event, or browse the Makers on Pinterest.

 

Special Thanks to our London Sponsors:

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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: 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!

 

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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!