Hope you’ve all had a wonderful weekend. I certainly had a jam packed one, but filled with so much fun.
The Renegade Craft fair is a curated indie-craft marketplace, showcasing talents in contemporary craft and design. I was excited at what I would discover.
There were around a hundred stalls, so definitely a lot of talent under one roof. I have selected four of my favourites below.
My absolute number one favourite was Anna Alicia’s stall. Everything was hand made and eco-ethical.
Her Tassel necklaces were tempting. Made of organic fairtrade cotton, they are separated by two driftwood beads and strung on a soft bamboo cord.
Her one of a kind hand embroidered brooch necklace (above) was also beautiful. Love the way she has combined the colours.
Now this is the piece de resistance for me. This beautiful embroidered wall hanging with pom-pom balls sent me reaching for my purse.
I love its delicate tapered effect and the mint greens and pinks are my favourite.
Even more special, I found out later from Anna, that this was the only one that she had made and was not intending on making anymore for sale as it was quite labour intensive.
This is the piece she specially made for the feature in Mollie Makes magazine due out in January 2014.
So, you get to see it here first. I believe there will be a tutorial on how to make it in the magazine.
The next stall that caught my eye was OhNoRachio’s Hand Illustrated teacup planters complete with a Succulent kit.
I can just imagine how lovely these four would be lined up on the kitchen window sill.
Now this stall, April Look did send me reaching for my purse again. How could I resist these colourful, narrow, linen ties. Such a perfect Christmas gift for my husband.
Each tie is hand stitch and to such perfection and precision. I really love their dipped coloured ties too, which sadly was not on display at the fair.
I bought my husband a deep teal one. Can’t wait to see him wear it.
Do take a look, they sell matching pocket squares and bow ties too.
Last but not least was textile designer Rhian McLaren’s stall. This is her debut collection and what a beautiful colourful collection of pillows. I’m sure we will be seeing and hearing more about this talented designer in the very near future.
Hope you have enjoyed seeing my picks. Wishing you all a wonderful start to your week.