Calling All SoCal Makers!


The Maker Faire team is joining forces with Felt Club for the upcoming Felt Club XL Holiday eventSunday, November 18th from 11am-6pm on the Los Angeles City College campus (855 N Vermont Ave, LA CA 90029). This family-friendly event will feature 75+ amazing crafters, delicious food and great music, plus an all-new section called MAKER SQUARE, a miniature version of Maker Faire! (Felt Club is a biannual indie craft fair featuring the best and brightest of the SoCal craft scene:
Maker Square is organized by the staff of Make and Craft magazines and is a mini-fair that brings together science, art, craft and engineering in a fun, energized and exciting public forum. The aim is to inspire people of all ages to roll up their sleeves and become makers. We will showcase the amazing work of all kinds of makers–anyone who is embracing DIY and wants to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience.
We encourage you to join the fun and enter a project to exhibit. You can submit your entry by sending an email to In your Maker Square entry request, please tell us about yourself and your project. Entries can be submitted from individuals as well as from groups such as hobbyist clubs and schools. Please provide a short description of what you make and what you will actually bring to Maker Square. Please provide links to photographs or videos of what you make. Maker exhibits should be non-commercial. We particularly encourage exhibits that are interactive and that highlight the process of making things. Please remember that our space is outdoors and we do not have access to electricity.
Here’s some suggested ideas for topics that we’re looking for:
Things Made From Recycled Items
Making Musical Instruments
Bicycle Hacks
Ham Radio
Puzzles, Games and Toys
Cars (hot rods, custom vans, electric vehicles)
Airplanes and Aeronautics (models, etc)
Cool RC Toys & Mods
Video Games (retro, home arcade and more)
Model Trains and Planes
Weaving/Looms (historical or unusual)
Temporary Structures (Tents, Domes, etc.)
Unusual Tools or Machines
How to Fix Things or Take them Apart (Vacuums, Clocks, Washing Machines, etc.)
Maker Square Space: Our standard setup for each Maker is roughly a 10×10 space. Use this space to display your work and/or demonstrate how you make something. You will need to bring your own tables/chairs/displays.
NOTE: Makers whose entries are accepted will receive free admission to Felt Club XL Holiday featuring Maker Square. However, we cannot pay for transportation and accommodations. Makers do not pay a fee to exhibit at Felt Club XL Holiday featuring Maker Square and maker exhibits should be non-commercial.
If you have any questions about participating in the upcoming Maker Square, please contact us by email:
We look forward to seeing you at Felt Club XL Holiday featuring Maker Square on November 18th in Los Angeles!
Sherry Huss

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Jenny Ryan

Jenny Ryan is an artist, crafter, and maker of things. She lives in Los Angeles with a pack of various animals (including her husband) and writes about her adventures in creating at Exit Through the Thrift Shop.

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