This past weekend, I got a chance to visit Maker Faire for the very first time. How did I not know about it until this year? I was definitely in my happy place as I walked around the grounds, taking in the both fantastical and practical creations Faire-goers made. There were plenty of interesting how-tos, including a session on how to solder that I'm bummed I missed, demos of new and interesting products, group craft sessions, and fascinating lectures. Here are a few shots from the day - enjoy!
Kollabora's booth proclaims "We Are What We Make" - have you guys heard of Kollabora? I hadn't until this weekend and was excited to discover it. It's a social platform for DIYers and has all kinds of cool tutorials, sewing patterns, and a craft store.
This colors on this couple were so bright and complementary!
A row of tents houses stall after stall of handmade goods.
Another discovery I was excited about: Mondays Projects. These three Brooklynite ladies meet in their ceramics studio on Mondays and create this beautiful, organic pottery.
Homemade bunting put a crafty touch on temporary fences.
This woman explained how spinning works as she sat working at a spindle.
These letterpress baseball cards by Left Field Cards were hilarious! The ones below were a series of Marvelous Moustaches. My favorite? Definitely the Magnum.
Fifty Five Hi's makes funny & inspiring prints, posters, cards & wallpapers.
Mochimochi Land showcased some of the super cute little guys you can make with their kits.
These girls tried their hand at off-the-cuff sewing at the Improv Sewing booth.
The Textile Arts Center showed people the art of shibori (textile dyeing) and weaving on a loom.
The Faire grounds, punctuated by two rockets.