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Call for Makers is OPEN!!

APPLY NOW to be a part of Maker Faire Austin 2016… our BIGGEST, BEST, most ACTION-PACKED and AMAZING Maker Faire yet, now in our FIFTH YEAR!  May 7/8 at the Palmer Events Center.

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Hello, 2016!

We are booked at Palmer Events Center! May 7 & 8, 2016! Okay…excitement aside, we will need help to maker it greater! For the time being, get in touch by email if you want to participate:

What a Faire!

Geez!  It was a good one this year, wasn’t it?  We’re starting to go through some of the photos from our volunteer photographers… these are some fantastic ones from Eric McQuestion.  Love all the parents and children enjoying moments of happy absorption and high interest and engagement… this is not an event where parents sit around bored on the sidelines!  MiniMaker_McQ-7MiniMaker_McQ-6                 MiniMaker_McQ-149MiniMaker_McQ-15MiniMaker_McQ-23MiniMaker_McQ-26MiniMaker_McQ-31MiniMaker_McQ-34MiniMaker_McQ-35MiniMaker_McQ-37MiniMaker_McQ-41MiniMaker_McQ-63MiniMaker_McQ-73MiniMaker_McQ-76MiniMaker_McQ-111MiniMaker_McQ-114MiniMaker_McQ-118MiniMaker_McQ-122MiniMaker_McQ-141MiniMaker_McQ-145

Come out! Rain or Shine! All Day Sunday! Amazingness!

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Come sew, craft, and Make in the Fabric Factory!

This year’s Craft Zone is going to be ROCKIN!! Using a surplus of denim and tee-shirts, America’s favorite fabrics, we’ll paint, stitch, draw, cut, hammer and string up some fantastic projects. Make a denim bag to carry to the pool. Stitch up a wine bag to bring to your next picnic. Cut tee-shirts into a ball of yarn. Customize your new favorite cut-offs. Come on Sunday to participate in artist Melissa Knight’s Community Fabric Collage using her own amazing beautiful batik fabrics. And slip your message to the world by stamping up your personal motto on a good old-fashioned ladies’ slip. Or, if you’re the creative type, show us what you can do with the surplus of fabrics and materials presented to you! 11229381_10206302322174634_4863985095783696444_n

Special shout out to Outside Voice for helping to sponsor this year’s Fabric Factory. And to Austin’s own New Bohemia for the seemingly endless supply of denim. And to the amazing Stitch Lab for sending us machines to use all weekend.
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