Jaclyn Bowen paints one of the many carved wooden characters that will be part of the active working carousel opening in Kingsport next spring.
Last Sunday marked Tennessee’s second annual Kingsport Mini Maker Faire. Kayla Williams, who helped with the event, reflects:
This was the first Mini Maker Faire that I’ve attended, and it was so amazing to see all the hard work and dedication that the makers had put into their projects. At the Kingsport Mini Maker Faire we had everything from hovercrafts to robots, and wood carvers to belly dancing workshops! The event was a tremendous success and we are looking forward to hosting our third annual Mini Maker Faire next July!
It sounds like a great time was had by all. Check out some of Kayla’s snaps from the day:
David Schools, typing away on his typewriter at his Spontaneous Poetry booth.
Nancy Davis, working intently on one of her handmade, one-of-a-kind bracelets.
William Wakely, one of the youngest makers at our Faire, assembles one of his scale maille flowers.
Craig Adkins proudly displays helmets that he has made, some of which took him over 16 years to complete.
Erin Bryant works intently on her antique loom.
Jaclyn Bowen paints one of the many carved wooden characters that will be part of the working carousel operating in Kingsport starting next spring.
Jessica Odum carves a carousel character.
Jo Green, with Celebration Plates, proudly displays many of her handmade plates at the Faire.
Whitney Roberson shows off her first-place decorated cupcake, which was entered into our cupcake contest.
Will, with Bricks 4 Kidz, demonstrates to a little boy one of the toys they brought to the Mini Maker Faire.
The Road to Maker Faire Challenge will award $2,500 to one winner to bring his or her project to World Maker Faire on Sep. 21 & 22, 2013 in New York. Use the funding for materials, transport, or anything else you might need to get to Maker Faire. Applications are due by 11:59pm PT on August 5, 2013.