Collection by Diana Budds

Roaming through Renegade


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.

I loved the patterns on these simple bowls by Vancouver-based Grace Lee.
These knitted owls were oh-so-precious.
Though Linea Carta translates to "paper collection," the eco-friendly screenprinted linens from this Berkeley company...
My favorite booth at the fair was Paula Lopez-Otero's.
The spice bowls and canisters were quite nice and are a simple, and—considering the cork tops—practical solutions to...
Here's a selection from Emily Baier's crewel embroidery booth.
This set of four "Small to Tall" containers from JFish Designs can be arranged in a couple different ways, which I...
The world's smallest succulent garden from The Ranch Design Group.
I brought home this linocut of the Port of Oakland by Eric Rewitzer of 3 Fish Studios.
This print of San Francisco landmarks on maple by Petit Collage also came home with me.
Another great set of ceramics, this time by Sara Paloma. I loved the ridges adorning the outside of these vases.
I'll leave you with an illustration that needs no explanation by El Lohse.