Nat rounds up the CRAFTing events at Maker Faire…
Hi Crafters! As you are planning your schedule for Maker Faire weekend I thought I’d give you a few highlights to certain things that are happening. There will be Crafters throughout the fair showing you cool things everything from paper crafts to needle arts. We also have a full 2 days of scheduled demos so you can get a taste for a new craft project. More updates will happen on the blog this week!
You can still get your tickets online and pick them up at will call when you are at the Maker Faire. – Link.
Saturday 1pm – Main Stage: Alison Lewis of SWITCH will be talking about electronic crafts and fashion technology with designers Diana Eng, Emily Albinski, and Syzui Pakchyan. Link.
Saturday 2pm – Main Stage: Don’t miss Lotta Jansdotter on Saturday where she’ll talk about her new book Simple Sewing. Lotta will also be signing books at the Chronicle Books booth after her talk. Also, take a visit to the Chronicle Books booth to find out the schedule for other craft book signings. Link.
Lion Brand Booth: Join Shannon Okey and Cecily Keim for special knitting and crochet workshops that will be happening both days throughout the fair. Check the booth for schedules. Pictured above left is Shannon and me at TNNA earlier this year, and on the right, Cecily teaching us how to crochet at our booth, also at TNNA. Shannon’s got a little write up about it and her other Bay Area events on Knitgrrl. Link.
CRAFT Demo Area 1: See full schedule with times here. – Link.
CRAFT Demo Area 2: See full schedule with times here. – Link.
All Crafts: Listing of all the Makers in the craft category who either have a workbench or are doing a scheduled demo – Link.
Full Schedule: The full schedule to the Maker Faire is here. – Link.
CRAFT Corner: Come and hang out, chill, craft in the CRAFT corner. Rachel Hospodar will be there at certain times throughout the weekend to to show you how to wet felt durable textile shapes of your own creation. Make a necklace or patch to sew onto your clothes. See the schedule here. Link.
And come and visit me at the Maker Faire’s CRAFT booth. I’ll be there on Saturday from 10am-11am, 4pm – 6pm, and on Sunday 10am-11am, 1:30-4pm. During the other times I’ll probably be around the CRAFT demo areas. Come by and say hi!