Renegade Craft Fair Review: London

The Renegade Craft Fair concluded last week across the pond in London.  Although I couldn't be there in person, I live vicariously thru flickr!

What do I notice in these photos that seem to be hot: nature, foxes, birds, 2 color prints, geometrics and very cool embroideries., embroideries taken a step further with color and dimension.

This is the second year Renegade has landed in London. Renegade, a DIY and indie craft market, started out in Chicago in 2003 with 75 vendors.  Vendors are selected from applicants that are emerging  artists in the diy and craft communities.

All pictures from the Renegade Craft Fair on Flickr. Click here to view many more!

If you are interested in participating in Renegade, they will be in Brooklyn for their first time ever Holiday Market on November 17th and 18th.

Tracey Toole

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Renegade Craft Fair Shopping Guide


Where to Find the {NewNew} June 5 + 6

The beginning of June brings with it a whole host of great handmade shopping options. From the opening of Governors Island to the delights of the Renegade Craft Fair at McCarren Park, you are sure to find a perfect handmade something to kick off the summer. Check out {NewNew}ers at the following markets:
As you already know, the {NewNew} is hosting a pop-up shop on the sandy banks of Governors Island. Over thirty vendors have their products displayed at one of the historic homes in Nolan Park. All summer, you can take the free ferry to Governors Island from Friday to Sunday and enjoy the free bike riding, concerts, and family activities while also doing some handmade shopping.
Location: House 6B in Nolan Park, Governors Island. Friday 10:30am - 4pm, Saturday & Sunday 10:30am - 6pm.
Check out directions here.

The Renegade Craft Fair has a national reputation for bringing together talented handmade artisans for a weekend shopping extravaganza. Shop for dad, shop for your friend's birthday, shop in advance for the holidays, shop for yourself! Be sure to look out for {NewNew} artisans VirginiaKraljevic, jTopolski, NordeaSoaperie, KnitKnit, ClayWood&Cotton, AdornmentsNYC, KimmChi, BetterThanJam, CharlieAndSarah, ClaudiaPearson, DwellDeep, FiskAndFern, JDavisStudio, MetropolisSoapCo, MiniatureRhino, OonaghNaturals, RocksAndSalt, and SarahKathleenWarner.
Location: McCarren Park, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Saturday and Sunday, 11am - 7pm.

The Brooklyn Flea still remains the staple for craft enthusiasts all over. This week, the {NewNew} tent will be inhabited by YaniaCreations, IreneCStudio, and PureSpa2.
Location: 176 Lafayette Avenue between Clermont and Vanderbilt, Brooklyn. Saturday, 10am - 5pm.

If you haven't stopped by the Hester Street Market, don't delay! Wonderful food and artisan vendors take over this historic location every weekend. {NewNew} members WishByFelicity, MShoelace, and PriavandaPatel will be there this Saturday.

This Saturday at the Brooklyn Indie Market, you'll find Wabisabi Brooklyn, Fofolle's beautiful skirts and LadyThree with revamped vintage jewelry.
Location: Red and white striped tent. Saturday, 11am - 7pm.

South Street Seaport is not just a tourist location anymore! Even the most die hard New Yorker can find something fun and unusual in this area, especially with the advent of the Fulton Stall Market on South Street between Fulton and Beeker Streets. Spice and lavender vendors evoke a bazaar atmosphere, while local bread makers, wineries, and olive oil will keep your stomach happy. The {NewNew} continues to partner with the Fulton Stall Market to give you high quality artisan goods to complement the food aspect, so stop by on Sunday and check out WishByFelicity, LennyMud, LittleBunny, Metalicious, and ElementsForInspiredLiving.
Location: South Street between Fulton and Beeker, Manhattan. Sunday, 12pm - 6pm.

Happy June!


Where to Find the {NewNew} July 18 + 19

From New York City to New Jersey to San Francisco, the {NewNew} is heating up the summer with great handmade products. Check them out at the venues below!

For all of our West Coast fans, you are in for a treat with two {NewNew} members heading to San Francisco to sell at Renegade this weekend. Check out pCharming, prismPOP, and Karen's Monsters enjoying the Bay Area vibe.
Location: Fort Mason Festival Pavilion. Saturday and Sunday, 11am - 7pm.

The Brooklyn Flea is known as one of the best craft markets in the nation. The {NewNew} will be back participating in this Brooklyn staple at Fort Greene on Saturday and DUMBO on Sunday. Fort Greene {NewNew} vendors include Better Than Jam, Jantar, and Box of Joy. DUMBO vendors are Wabisabi Brooklyn, Nordea Soaperie, and Yania Creations.
Fort Greene Location: Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School, Lafayette Avenue between Clermont and Vanderbilt Avenues, Brooklyn. Saturday, 10am - 5pm.
DUMBO Location: Water Street and New Dock Street, under the Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn. Sunday, 11am - 6pm.

Artists and Fleas, located in beautiful McCarren Park, is a terrific independent artist and designer market that works in collaboration with the Open Space Alliance of North Brooklyn. This week, {NewNew} artists at McCarren are Nordea Soaperie, Pulp Sushi, and Yania Creations.
Location: McCarren Park (adjacent to the McCarren Field House in the northwest corner of McCarren Park). Saturday, 10am - 6pm.

The Handmade Faire is a 100% Handmade Art and Fine Craft show. Aside from fantastic artists, the Handmade Faire will have food vendors selling a variety of tasty festival foods, as well as a great sampling of music all pulled from the 60's and 70's era in honor of the "Summer of Love" theme. Feel free to wear your tie dye and long skirts! {NewNew} artist Collective Elements will be selling at this hip fair, so be sure to check out her fun paper goods.
Location: Freedom Park, 86 Union Street, Medford, NJ. Saturday, 10am - 4pm.

Have a lovely weekend!


Find us at Renegade!

That's right - application's in the mail and acceptances came in yesterday. You can be sure The {NewNew} will be well represented at this year's Brooklyn Renegade Craft Fair at the McCarren park track on June 6 + 7th - 11am to 6pm both days - MARK YOUR CALENDARS (and your brooklyn maps)!

You'll find these LOCAL artists and their handmade goods:

Allene La Spina and Molly Shoelace splitting a booth with a slew of handmade wares - from paintings to prints, cards, notecards and even some handmade ornaments, jewelry and embroidery.

Peppersprouts partners with Dirty Loves Clean with hand cut diaramas and wood cut coasters paired with vegan soaps, lip balms and bath teas.

Wonderful crafted eyepillows, pin cushions and other crafty accessories form our own Kayte Terry of LoveForever sharing a tent with treehouse.

cakehouse with her upcycled vintage fabrics into housewares including pillows, napkins, placemats and tea towels, all embellsihed with the serious llama, wiley fox or comforting cat pairs with Miniature Rhino this Renegade

LusciousNaturals bring her all natural handmade beauty aids - soaps, shampos, masks, and scrubs.

Fun house inspired jewelry from J Davis Studio - in gold and sterling silver.

Prismpop and CajaJewelry have teamed up for Renegade this year - joining bold and colorful paper arts with handcut jewelry.

Metalsugar will be on hand with yummy, sweet treats made of metal for your wearing pleasure.

And representing geekery we'll have ikyoto, Look Closely Press and PCharming combining silkscreeend tee's, plush ninja throwing stars, witty journals, and unique charm jewelry.

Sewn fantasticness in the form of skirts, bags and pants from GoMonkeyDesign.

Better Than Jam, Waisze and KnitKnit have partnered together to bring their unique silkscreened apparel and bags, creative cards and keepsake tins and needle felted jewelry and bags under one tent.

And the Team will have it's own tent! We'll have saleable items from some of our most active members including KimmChi, Wabisabi Brooklyn, Fubabee, BlueStitch books as well as some team buttons and schedules so you'll know where to find us all summer long!

more to come as we know more, where we'll be and the handmade goodies we'll have!