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  New to crafting? Don’t know where to start? Crafterschool might be the first stop for you at the BUST Craftacular, happening this weekend at World Maker Faire in Queens! Crafterschool creates craft kits to go. Not only do these kits have high-quality materials and easy to follow instructions, they also teach you skills you can use in the future when you craft on your own. You’ll be in expert in no time!     Whether it's cozy pocket warmers in time for fall or embroidering a personal drawing for...
   We’ve done it for 6 years so it must be good! The BUST Craftacular is at the World Maker Faire in Queens, New York this weekend (Sat, Sept. 26th - Sun, Sept. 27th) for the sixth year in a row, and it’s going to be sweet. World Maker Faire is already an awesome gathering of people innovating every field from tech to performance art, and BUST just makes it better. There will be delicious food, delightful activities, and dope vendors from all over the country here to bring you their magic....
In case you’ve ever desired a hand-crocheted beanie with an embroidered sloth patch: look no further. The Dahlia Soleil Collection features a variety of hand-crocheted hats and machine-embroidered patches created in Queens, New York. The owner and designer, Paulette, named her business Dahlia Soleil after her 10-year-old daughter. She pulls the inspiration for her work from her upbringing in Barbados, where her grandmother taught her to crochet. Paulette says on her Etsy profile that crocheting gives her an opportunity to speak without using words. Dahlia Soleil’s...
BUST’s 6th annual Craftacular at World Maker Faire is this weekend, (Saturday Sept 26-Sunday Sept 27th) at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, NYC, will have over 60 vendors on hand, including Armstrong's All Natural. Armstrong's All Natural is a line of organic products devoted to handmade, locally sourced products made in small batches. Ranging from products for shaving and showering to sunflower-based slaves to leather conditioners for your favorite fall leathers, their devotion is sure to get you cozy as the seasons change.   Renewable,...

  Stern Design Works joins us for the 6th annual BUST Craftacular at World Maker Faire in Queens, NY Sat, Sept. 26th- Sun, Sept 27th and we are stoked to welcome this creative collection of designers! Self-described as a “multidisciplinary design studio that creates idiosyncratic work that celebrates the intersection between science, technology and art using techniques ranging from traditional metal smithing to 3D printing,” we’ll just describe them as them as AWESOME. Established in 2007 in Brooklyn, NY, Stern Design Works reminds us why quirky is cool with everything from octopi...
      The 6th annual BUST Craftacular is set to happen this weekend (Saturday, September 26-Sunday, Sept. 27) at World Maker Faire. There will be a wide range of vendors selling everything from giant disco robots to 3D printers. With over 70 vendors on site in Queens, NYC selling their work, there will be plenty of goodies to ogle over.         Carrier Pigeon Magazine will be there selling its 14th issue, which includes etchings and a nifty perforated origami dust jacket. The magazine focuses on collaborating across disciplines and...
Do you want to attend the BUST Craftacular and the 2015 World Maker Faire? Of course you do -- and now, you have the chance to do so, 100% FREE. In case you don’t know, the BUST Craftacular is New York’s longest-running craft fair and indie shopping series. We hold multiple Craftaculars throughout the year, in New York City, Brooklyn, Boston, Los Angeles and London. This weekend, September 26-27, the BUST Craftacular will take place at the 2015 World Maker Faire at the New York Hall of Science...

With just a few pretty blooms and some ordinary household supplies, you can press flowers in a flash.  Pressing flowers has to be one of the easiest crafts in the world. Back in the day, blooms were preserved in a flower press or between the pages of a heavy book, and took weeks to dry completely. But today, a microwave can help you get the job done in one minute flat. Glue your finished petals to poster board and place them in a glass-fronted frame, and...
Whenever we tire of the latest hair-on-head trends, it seems the popular thing to do is shift focus to the hair on our face (see: beards, mutton chops, mustach-ioed women, etc). Since trends tend to recycle every few years, it seems we're back at the facial hair stages – this time, the cool thing to do is your eyebrows. If you consider yourself a trendy human, this list is for you (and if you're not, that's okay, you may or may not want to give these crazy...
Mark your calendars for the biggest indie craft bash in Brooklyn, happening December 19th & 20th at the Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint. Vendors who apply early can get a 10% discount off of their booth fee up until September 1st with code 10OFFHOLIDAY – plus we’re offering new booth options and the unveil of the Brooklyn EXPO Center’s new and improved venue. Apply here to get in on the discount!   The Details: December 19th & 20th , 2015 (Saturday & Sunday) 11:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.   Brooklyn Expo...
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