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Our Favs From The Renegade Craft Fair

July 01, 2013 BY MAIA SCHOENFELDER

WATM craft enthusiasts ventured to Williamsburg a few weekends ago to see what the traveling Renegade Craft Fair had to offer. For two (really hot) days, the artists, DIYers, craft queens and kings displayed their works. We went hungry for the homemade and left satisfied. Read on and check out our favorite booths and what they have to say about their brands, the upcoming summer and their own favorite booths.

Photographs by Will Foster.

LINTPRINT

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WATM: Tells us about the inspiration behind your products

Addie Pendleton, Marjan Gartland, & Janet Lee: LINTPRINT is inspired by merging traditional methods of making art with current and emerging technology of digitally printed textiles. We aspire to be on the forefront of creating exceptional design, while using sustainable products, and rebuilding local craftsmanship.

Explain your brand in 5 words or less

Digitally printed, locally crafted products

What are you looking forward to doing this summer?

Finishing Collection 4, fine-tuning our products and prints, gearing up for our next show, finding more boutiques to stock LINTPRINT… and definitely a few cocktails pool-side!

Which piece is your personal favorite?

Our favorite piece is from Collection 3: Silk Noil Dress in any print. The silhouette is extremely flattering on all body types, and drapes beautifully. This dress comes with a belt, but offers a second look to be worn without, and best of all… can be machine washed and dried without sacrificing the quality of the print or silk.

Where can we find your products?

You can find our products at lintprint.com, in our etsy shop, and at Vagabond Boutique in Philadelphia

Did you have a favorite booth at the fair?

Our favorite booth was Mokuyobi Threads. They make really fun, graphic prints, digitally printed on fabric and sewn as caps, hankies, bow ties, and backpacks. Really great stuff!

 

MOSS & TWIG

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WATM: Tells us about the inspiration behind your products

Lisa Yen: I am drawn to quality wood and glass work, and it's harder to come by these days when the market is saturated in plastic. So I started collecting vintage items mostly from flea markets. Last year, I turned some of my vintage finds into terrariums for my friends and thus began experimenting in plant works and containers that led me to Moss + Twig.

Explain your brand in 5 words or less:

Specialty terrariums and plant works.

What are you looking forward to doing this summer?

The essential summer musts - beaches, fishing and long walks. I prefer to walk than take the subway when the weather is so delightful.

Which piece is your personal favorite?

The triple pedestal terrarium is the first product I designed for Moss + Twig and is the keystone piece for my collection. Each vial contains a different type of moss or fern and it set into block of wood. It's my favorite because it is my inception piece and looks like a miniature science experiment of greenery.

Where can we find your products?

You can currently buy online at http://www.mossandtwig.com.

Did you have a favorite booth at the fair?

My favorite vendor is the group booth with works by MGMY, Beetle and Flor, and Michiko Shimada. They have a variety of beautiful hand-made ceramics ranging from gold dipped necklaces to planters.

 

ABJ GLASSWORKS

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WATM: Tells us about the inspiration behind your products

Ashley Bram-Johnson: I like to find a relationship between modern, geometric forms and nature, two seemingly opposing forces. It's inspiring to find ways for them to exist beautifully together.

Explain your brand in 5 words or less

Three-dimensional stained glass

What are you looking forward to doing this summer?

Taking lots of weekend roadtrips with friends and family, and enjoying the bounty of our new vegetable garden!

Which piece is your personal favorite?

My all time favorite is a "burst" sculpture that I made in high school, which I use on my business cards. My new favorites are agate lightboxes that are a collaboration between my husband and I. I brought two to the fair, but we're making a series to be available later this year. Some of them are like looking up at a clear night sky, far from obscuring city lights.

Where can we find your products?

www.abjglassworks.com or at stockists throughout the country, you can find a list here: http://abjglassworks.com/stockists

Did you have a favorite booth at the fair?

There were so many people I was looking forward to seeing at the fair, but I always enjoy the unexpected connections the most. I met a kindred spirit in Esther Yaloz, of Planetarium Design from upstate NY. She and her husband make beautiful hand printed designs of botanical and natural imagery. I took away a few of their pieces for our new home.

 

ANOTHER FEATHER

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WATM: Tells us about the inspiration behind your products

Hannah Ferrara: I'm constantly inspired by the trips I take, whether that's a day trip into the woods or to the coast, a weekend trip to a favorite city, or a three month trip to the Himalayas or the Highlands of Scotland. I love collecting objects with history, and like the idea of making modern heirlooms in the form of jewelry. My current collection Artemis was heavily inspired by watching my husband shoot bow and arrow on the mountain behind the little cabin we were living in last year. The shapes are simple and modern but reference many of the parts used in archery. I think in this way my work combines my love of modern design and architecture with the sort of back woods rustic living I also enjoy.

Explain your brand in 5 words or less

Simple jewelry for the non-jewelry wearer

What are you looking forward to doing this summer?

Visiting New England and San Francisco. Picnics, berry picking, sleeping in tents and swimming in waterfalls here at home. I'm also excited about a few upcoming collaborations, and creating my next collection.

Describe which piece of yours is your personal favorite?

I don't have my ears pierced and I have to consciously remember to put on a necklace. So rings + bracelets are my personal favorites. I daily wear two cuff bracelets on my right wrist and a couple ring stacks on my middle and ring fingers with an Arc Bangle on left occasionally. I think the Arc bangle will always be one of my favorites, it's simple and easy to wear but slightly unexpected and Escher-esc in shape.

Where can we find your products?

You can find most everything for sale on my website www.anotherfeather.com, or at a number of stocklists all over. There is a list of all the stores which currently carry my work on my website.

Did you have a favorite booth at the fair?

I really loved Small Batch Production & Les Enfant Savauges' booths since I have a weak spot for anything made of linen. The ceramics by Porche allgood and Recreation Center were new to me & I also really liked how different they both were.

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Renegade Craft Fair's next stop is in Los Angeles, from July 20th through the 21st.