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Roaming through Renegade

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This past Sunday, I hopped aboard the 43 to check out the Renegade Craft Fair at Fort Mason. I come from a familly that sews, builds, crochets, embroiders, prints, and throws (as in pottery), but I've never really had the knack for crafts aside from the mandatory paper mache projects of my youth. As such, I was completely in awe of all the well thought out wares on display. Most things were of the screenprinted and knitted persuasion, with a handful of knick knacks tossed into the mix. Accompanying me was our products editor Jordan, who'll be posting her picks soon (lovers of crafty jewlery, keep your eyes out!). But first off, here are 12 of my favorites from the show.

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    Photo by: Diana Budds

    Photo by: Diana Budds

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  I loved the patterns on these simple bowls by Vancouver-based Grace Lee.  Photo by: Diana Budds
    I loved the patterns on these simple bowls by Vancouver-based Grace Lee.

    Photo by: Diana Budds

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  These knitted owls were oh-so-precious. Unfortunately, the name of the crafter escapes me!  Photo by: Diana Budds
    These knitted owls were oh-so-precious. Unfortunately, the name of the crafter escapes me!

    Photo by: Diana Budds

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  Though Linea Carta translates to "paper collection," the eco-friendly screenprinted linens from this Berkeley company caught my eye. Check out their collection of tea towels, napkins, pillows and pencil bags here.  Photo by: Diana Budds
    Though Linea Carta translates to "paper collection," the eco-friendly screenprinted linens from this Berkeley company caught my eye. Check out their collection of tea towels, napkins, pillows and pencil bags here.

    Photo by: Diana Budds

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  My favorite booth at the fair was Paula Lopez-Otero's. She had an array of ceramics reminiscent of Heath's (minimal shapes, neutral on the outside, brightly colored on the inside) but with little twists. Here are a few scented votives.  Photo by: Diana Budds
    My favorite booth at the fair was Paula Lopez-Otero's. She had an array of ceramics reminiscent of Heath's (minimal shapes, neutral on the outside, brightly colored on the inside) but with little twists. Here are a few scented votives.

    Photo by: Diana Budds

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  The spice bowls and canisters were quite nice and are a simple, and—considering the cork tops—practical solutions to cluttered countertops.  Photo by: Diana Budds
    The spice bowls and canisters were quite nice and are a simple, and—considering the cork tops—practical solutions to cluttered countertops.

    Photo by: Diana Budds

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  Here's a selection from Emily Baier's crewel embroidery booth. She started collecting vintage embroidered wall hangings and then wanted to make her own. Problem was most of the kits available for purchase weren't worth a dime—mostly "Victorian Santas and pastel colored flower baskets." She decided to create her own modernized kits using artwork she or her friends made for patterns. Check 'em out here.  Photo by: Diana Budds
    Here's a selection from Emily Baier's crewel embroidery booth. She started collecting vintage embroidered wall hangings and then wanted to make her own. Problem was most of the kits available for purchase weren't worth a dime—mostly "Victorian Santas and pastel colored flower baskets." She decided to create her own modernized kits using artwork she or her friends made for patterns. Check 'em out here.

    Photo by: Diana Budds

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  This set of four "Small to Tall" containers from JFish Designs can be arranged in a couple different ways, which I thought was cool. They'd work as a stylish desk accessory or as bud vases. Either way, they're a steal at $35. Jennifer Fisher also has quite the collection of small ceramic objects for sale in her Etsy shop.  Photo by: Diana Budds
    This set of four "Small to Tall" containers from JFish Designs can be arranged in a couple different ways, which I thought was cool. They'd work as a stylish desk accessory or as bud vases. Either way, they're a steal at $35. Jennifer Fisher also has quite the collection of small ceramic objects for sale in her Etsy shop.

    Photo by: Diana Budds

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  The world's smallest succulent garden from The Ranch Design Group.  Photo by: Diana Budds
    The world's smallest succulent garden from The Ranch Design Group.

    Photo by: Diana Budds

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  I brought home this linocut of the Port of Oakland by Eric Rewitzer of 3 Fish Studios.  Photo by: Diana Budds
    I brought home this linocut of the Port of Oakland by Eric Rewitzer of 3 Fish Studios.

    Photo by: Diana Budds

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  This print of San Francisco landmarks on maple by Petit Collage also came home with me.  Photo by: Diana Budds
    This print of San Francisco landmarks on maple by Petit Collage also came home with me.

    Photo by: Diana Budds

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  Another great set of ceramics, this time by Sara Paloma. I loved the ridges adorning the outside of these vases.  Photo by: Diana Budds
    Another great set of ceramics, this time by Sara Paloma. I loved the ridges adorning the outside of these vases.

    Photo by: Diana Budds

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  I'll leave you with an illustration that needs no explanation by El Lohse.Don't miss a word of Dwell! Download our  FREE app from iTunes, friend us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter!   Photo by: Diana Budds
    I'll leave you with an illustration that needs no explanation by El Lohse.

    Don't miss a word of Dwell! Download our FREE app from iTunes, friend us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter!

    Photo by: Diana Budds

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