Fiber Fun at the Maker Faire
Of course, there were large metal monsters and sculptures that shot fire into the air--that's pretty much expected at the annual Maker Faire. But there were also lots of handmade crafts and textiles, plus free knitting lessons at The National Needlework Associations's booth.
Lovely costumes made for the Carnival of Venice.
Hmm, knitted grenades? These crafts were for sale in the Bizaare Bazaar tent.
Embroidered wood slices--tiny holes are drilled all the way through the wood, so the thread can be embroidered through the holes. Interesting idea!
This amazing installation had hundreds of tiny masking-tape structures covering the floor, and fabric-covered coat hangers covering the wall.
This year, I had time for a couple of classes, so I made a chain mail bracelet (this fellow is showing off the chain mail armor he has made using a similar technique) and a woven wire bracelet. The classes were only $10 each, including all the materials and tools needed.
The next Maker Faire is in New York, September 29-30--don't miss it!
--Marina, Senior Editor