London Roundup – Moths and Butterflies

HANNA MELINAs we’re curating the fairs, we’ll often notice mini-trends among vendors. This time, we spotted a few great butterfly and moth pieces, perfect for your favorite entomologist! The illustration above is from Hanna Melin, who creates beautiful artworks from her studio in East London.

coo and coThis clutch from Coo and Co. is a perfect blend of bold style and easy sophistication. The hand drawn quality of the insects just adds to the charm of this piece.

ladybird likesFinally, this lady-like necklace from Ladybird Likes pictures butterflies at their most feminine. Check out these winged finds (and much more!) at the Renegade Craft Fair in London on November 9 + 10 from 11am to 6pm, at the Old Truman Brewery.

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Behind the Scenes: London Makers

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As we count down the days until Renegade London, it’s been exciting to see our makers post behind the scenes photos of their Renegade prep on Instagram! We thought it would be fun to share some of those sneak peeks of what our London makers have been working on. Above, Georgia Bosson shares some photos of her freshly screenprinted cards, all stacked and ready to be packaged.


Mooshpie shared a photo of some product prep – these embroideries are about to get a little color accent!


Emma Margaret Illustration has been showing the fruits of her screenprinting labors! Check out those piles of prints!


Amy Worrell has been posting lots of in-progress ceramic projects, like this glazed but not fired bowl.

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Stuffed Nonsense has been sharing lots of her colorful knit projects. So cozy!

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Eclectic Eccentricity Jewelry shared a photo of their space shuttle necklace being assembled – perfect for space cases!

Check out the #renegadecraftfair hash tag on Instagram to see more photos from our makers. Visit Renegade Craft Fair in London on Nov. 9 + 10 to see the finished goods in person!

Make & Made

As always, one of our favorite things is to spy on what RCF makers are cooking up for the fairs. This weekend’s RCF Chicago is no exception! Process & completion, oh so satisfying.



Cities In Dust

Getting bezels ready…



Cities In Dust

“Mystical Dichroic Glass Ring”

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Milkhaus Design

“Only 56 more bags to finish. That’s 448 rivets in case you were wondering. Also known as the longest afternoon ever. Someone bring me a cocktail!”



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Polka Dot Screen Print Natural Linen Weekender Tote Bag

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Elizabeth Suzann

“I love fabric painting days…”



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Marlena Mini

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Janelle Gramling

“Things are getting wild in the studio here. Renegade Chicago is this weekend and I feel dizzy and overwhelmed having just returned to work with the kids back in school yesterday. The kiln will be going non-stop through Friday. Wish me luck!”



Janelle Gramling

Hanging Faceted Porcelain Air Plant Holder

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Meet these makers and the incredibly talented (300+!) artists at the 11 annual RCF Chicago Summer, this weekend. + get more sneak peeks here.

See you this weekend beautiful people!

Kid(s) + Play

Why should grown-ups have all the fun? Here’s a little round-up of our favorite wares for cool kids, all of which can be found at Renegade Chicago.


For the coolest sleepover E V E R . (Handmade huts by hiphuts)


A handmade ferris wheel that’s built to last (by A Summer Afternoon) kids4Because a baby can’t carry a watermelon. (By The Social Dept.)


Nothing is cooler than a mermaid puppet show. Nothing. (by Owly Shadow Puppets)


These bright, whimsical paintings don’t *have* to go in a kid’s room, but look how great they would look in one! (by golacygo)

Hashtag Sneak Peeks: #renegadecraftfair

These Renegade Chicago makers are giving some of this week’s best sneak peeks!


Flowing fabrics from Folklore Dress (@lasims21)


Jewels in progress by Yellowgrey (@yellowgreyjewelry)


Some of 1,500 (!) bars of soap from Formulary 55 (@formulary55)

Stop-Motion SF

With the 2013 Renegade SF just two days away, we thought we’d share this amazing stop-motion video of last year’s fair, from set-up to the end of the day. It’s almost dizzying to watch it all come together, and the video really captures the process, energy, and excitement of the fair. We are so excited for this weekend, are you?

Special thanks to Samuel Sharkey (@cinethesia on Instagram) for filming the video.

(Click on the picture to play, our embedding skills are a bit lacking today!)


Hashtag Sneak Peek: #RenegadeCraftBrooklyn

With the 2013 Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn just around the corner, we’re seeing more and more sneak peeks from some of our favorite makers. We’ll call this one the color + glass edition. No sleep ’til Brooklyn!


A rainbow of rings from Urban Revisions (@urbanrevisions)


Colorful cowls from MusumeWear (@musumewear)


Already dreaming where we’d put these amazing glass pieces from ABJ Glassworks (@glassandsnacks)


Check the detail in this collage by Dolan Geiman. Unreal. (@dolangeiman)

Hashtag Sneak Peek: #RenegadeBrooklyn

How’s about a little handmade inspiration to start your weekend? More sneak peeks from the upcoming Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn! Makers keep making, and we are getting SO. EXCITED.


Process shot by The Knotty Owl (@theknottyowl)


Letter press in action by B. Impressed (@b_impressed)


Digging the fishbone effect by Oceanne (@oceannejewelry)


Boom! Statement piece by The Stray Arrow (@thestrayarrow)

Hashtag Sneak Peek: Renegade Austin

We’re loving these process shots from some of our Renegade Austin makers. Who’s pumped for next weekend’s fair? (Spoiler alert: we are!) Check out all of this year’s talented Austin makers here.


Loving the use of driftwood as jewelry display from Dea Dia (@deadia)


Can’t wait to see the rest of the year from Feb10 Design (@feb10design)


A Lesson in Geometry from Voz Collective (@vozcollective)


Pretty Papers from PrettyKiku (@prettykiku)


A sparkly display (from small home design) makes everything better (@smallhomedesign)


Piles and piles of colorful pouches from madebyhank (@madebyhank)

Austin Sneak Peek: Colorful Booth Corner

Sometimes, when you’re curating a fair, certain puzzle pieces fall into place in such an easy, natural, “oh-my-gosh-best-booth-neighbors-ever” kind of way, you just have to smile. Such was the case with Renegade Austin and some of the first booths you’ll see as you walk through the door. The one-two-three punch of AMiRA Jewelry, Little Things Studio, and Perfect Hair Ties is a colorful craft explosion, and we can’t wait to see what these amazingly talented makers will bring to the fair. (PS: Get a complete lay of the land with the official Renegade Austin map.)


Loving these feather fringe earrings by AMiRA Jewelry


So excited about the new hand-painted silk scarves by Little Things Studio


Can’t help but think we’ll be picking up some of these Perfect Hair Ties for our unruly locks

Hashtag Sneak Peek: #RenegadeBrooklyn

With two fairs cookin’ right now (Austin + Brooklyn), it seems like every time we turn around, we see new examples of the amazing work our makers are makin’. Here’s a sampling of what’s to be found at Renegade Brooklyn.

Crazy for this collage by Emily Jeffords Studio // @beautifulhelloblog

Body Scrub that seriously looks good enough to eat. By DollyMoo // @dollymoobody

Amazing jewels by Dinosaur Toes // @dinosaurtoes

Hashtag Sneak Peeks: #RenegadeAustin

Another Friday, another weekly roundup of works-in-progress, studio shots, and updates from some of the fantastic makers who will be joining us at Renegade Austin. Keep those hashtags coming, everyone! #renegadeaustin #renegadecraftfair