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west coast fairs

by Grace Bonney

felt club happens once a year around the holidays in los angeles, ca. this years fair is this sunday so mark your calendars if you are in the area. in addition to having the yearly fair they also organize how-to workshops, and supply swaps. pretty cool. stop on by this sunday nov. 16th from 11am-7pm at the shrine auditorium expo center (700 w 32nd st.) check out these two artist’s below (+ all the other great vendors on their site)

i adore berkley illustration. this is a print from an original pen and ink drawing. the detail of the drawing reminds of a textbook illustration. this one makes me think a bit of jemima puddle duck. click on over to their
shop to see the other animals dressed in clothes. ryan was kind enough to share an image while he’s working. (thanks ryan!)

hisano takei creates beautiful organic wool pieces that blur the line between jewelry and garment. that’s what i love about this piece. it’s obviously inspired by chains but is large enough to be a scarf. check out hisano’s other amazing work here.

bazaar bizarre has fairs in cities all over the country. check their site for one near you. the artist’s below will be exhibiting at the
san francisco show. the sf show will be featuring low cost workshops all day as well. do some shopping and learn a craft. you need to register so click on over
here for more info. check out the show on sunday nov. 30th from 10am-5pm at the san francisco county fair building in golden gate park.

honeylux makes beautiful letter-pressed notecards and coasters. each one is done by hand on their press from 1908 in their studio (pictured above). the imagery they use is so thoughtful and evoking.

these t-shirt scarves from social studies design are so cheerful and cozy looking. they cut long continuous strips of t-shirts to use as “yarn”. a very cool idea.

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