Originally from the US, Renegade Craft Fair is an exposition of handmade quality, celebrating DIY makers community – from independent artisans to craft businesses. Their London event was held at the Old Truman Brewery event hall in Brick Lane on Nov 22-23. I was there on Sunday, without the intention to buy anything but ended up with two packages in my backpack before I even realised. Because you can find everything you need for this gift-giving season, with more than 200 makers selling everything from holiday inspired stationeries and gift wrap, one-of-a-kind jewellery, ceramics, clothing, knits, to illustrated art prints and posters, housewares and much more.
Here I have selected my favourite fifteen makers to be a highlight of the fair. You can check out their online shops or blogs just by clicking the name.
typically pretty English artisan jewellery
Little Wren Designs
very nice scent soy candles, cross-stitch pins and pressed flower magnets = cute !
hand illustrated range of ceramics, stationery, cards with a strong focus on simplicity, typography and nature
Drawings of cats, dogs, rabbits, and even the cutie slow slots were turned into super cute cards, temporary tattoos and nail transfers by Harriet the self confessed cat-lady illustrator
Modern calligraphy supplies by calligrapher & illustrator Alice Gabb
Keep in touch with your friends at sea – an illustrative, hand worked printed textiles by Caitlin Hinshelwood
super pretty illustrative stationeries by Peggy and Kate Cronk, a freelance Illustrator and designer based in South East London
colour block and graphic style statement jewellery label born out of the love for geometric pattern and graphic form – use of contrasting materials such as wood combined with perspex
super duper cute and quirky, bubbly woman bodies and colourful ceramics by illustrator, designer maker Amy Louise Worrall
Nordic inspired homewares, plant hangers and jewellers with a clever details and materials.
Beautiful steams of Meadow Flowers inspired by the Dorset countryside,
everlasting nature made of wood
a collaboration between Yasmin Dilekkaya and Ming Wai Sun,
animal inspired and playful ceramics handcrafted in their Kent studio
MY LITTLE BELLEVILLE
kitchenwares and homewares featured the grumpy,
pretty faces drawn by Michelle Christensen
Subtle, textured handmade stonewares and pottery by Karin Hossack
concrete black avocados and concrete bulbs by BBHH by James Prorok – his art just got my mind – very cool and interesting!
That’s all 🙂 their next event would be in Austin, Chicago, and Los Angeles. check out more information at http://www.renegadecraft.com
ABOUT : Renegade Craft Fair is the world’s premier network of events serving the DIY craft community. RCF was the first event of its kind when it was founded in 2003, and 11 years later is still the largest and most far-reaching with 14 annual events in Chicago, IL; New York, NY; San Francisco, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Austin, TX; Portland, OR; London, UK. On average, our events are attended by over 250,000 people annually, and hundreds of craft-based businesses have been launched successfully out of the fairs.