MUST BE THIS HIP TO ENTER

MUST BE THIS HIP TO ENTER

Throw away those tired little Shrinky Dinks and the moldy old macramé and come on down to the Renegade Craft Fair, a ragtag fugitive fleet of hundreds of artists and craftspeople from around the world. They'll be the ones taking over California Market Center's 13th-floor penthouse, from which you can see all of Los Angeles. Shopping list: handmade clothing, less-than-stationary stationery (priced to move!), concert posters, froofy soaps, and ceramics aplenty. Billie & Tootie of Silver Lake's ReForm School offer insight in lino-block printing, while Santa Monica's Urban Craft Center holds forth on arcana like needle-felting, which is sort of like BeDazzling but with yarn instead of rhinestones. You can even euthanize your old clothes by bringing them into the Swap-O-Rama-Rama, where they'll be recycled into more outlandish fashions than there are stars in a renegade heaven.
July 11-12, 2009