Ever since my first Renegade Craft Fair back in 2008, I’ve been hooked. Mini or full blown. Snow or sun. If it’s indie, crafty and handmade you can bet your Ray Ban’s that I’ll be there. I’m obsessed with Etsy (find some of our recent favs here and here) and the Renegade Craft Fair is like Etsy except with products to touch, smell and taste for, like, real. Oh, there’s also beer, food and some pretty hip people.
If you’ve never heard of the Renegade Craft Fair, it’s essentially the world’s premier network of events serving the DIY craft community. Events are hosted in Chicago, IL; New York, NY; San Francisco, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Austin, TX; Portland, OR and London, UK. For those of you in the Midwest, Chicago is the hub for all things Renegade Craft Fair with typically 3 events hosted annually, the next being held December 6-7, 2014.
Every time I leave a Renegade Craft Fair I feel the creative juices flowing. I’m inspired to reinvent rooms in my home, upgrade my style and maybe even create a thing or two myself. I’m sure from the photos you can see why.
And this is just the tiniest, littlest snapshot of the 300 vendors that were there. If you need an excuse to visit Chicago in December or to get your craft on, this is the perfect one. But until then, check out the full roster of vendors here.
PS: Click the images to be taken directly to the vendor’s site!