Saturday, July 31, 2010

Renegade SF

Went to Renegade at Fort Mason today with my friend Sarah. I was pleasantly surprised by how many new faces and crafts were present. At last years show I didn't find a single thing that pulled my heart strings, but I came home today with a bag full of treasures. Some favorites and must haves were...

My favorite purchase of the day was a dress made from recycled vintage bed linen crafted by Field Day. Every dress is one of a kind, and I didn't see single woman who tried on a dress walk away empty handed. The silhouette was adorable and the fit worked for all body types.

I loved these leather cuffs made by Leighelena of Austin, Tx! This clever brass clasp paired with brown pebble leather, metallic leather or bright jewel tones made for really striking pieces. She also makes a line of enamel necklaces, bracelets and rings that are truly beautiful!

Oh Ma Felt's hand dyed, hand felted swatches of wool felt made my mouth water! They were so enticing stacked in towers of color encompassing every delicious shade in the rainbow!

Using Oh Ma's Felt, artist Kata Golda made a most adorable menagerie of woolen animals. Her new book, Hand- Stitched Felt, with step by step instructions for making these adorable animals, is available in her online shop or through her catalog.

I was so happy to discover Uppercase, "a magazine for the creative and curious"! This was their first time at Renegade and I couldn't resist indulging in a few books and magazines. My best find here was Swedish artist, Camilla Engman's Book. I can't wait to explores its pages tomorrow morning while sipping a cup of earl grey!

There were so many talented crafters at the show! If you need a cool screen printed shirt, some new wall decor, a fuzzy softie friend, an awesome piece of jewelry or a mug with a mustache etched on it, then Renegade's your place! The show's on tomorrow too and I highly recommend checking it out if you are needing some DIY inspiration and a little retail therapy! Enjoy!


MJ said...

I agree, it was really nice to see some new faces and new work. Turned out to be a great show this year, great finds too!

Unknown said...

Ooh I love the dresses and leather cuffs! It's too bad I missed it. Why do I always find out about these things too late?