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Video and Pictures from Maker Faire

June 12th, 2009

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Maker Faire 2009 really was an extraordinary event, and even bigger than past years. We met hundreds of people at the LBY booth and taught yarncrafting, knitting, and crochet. We also saw some amazing things (my favorites were the Tesla coils and the R2-D2s, both of which we also saw last year, in addition to the new weaving demos and leatherworking stations that were great).

While there, Liz and I had the pleasure of speaking to our friend, Natalie Zee Drieu, senior editor of Craft at Maker Faire. See her pictures and video from our booth by clicking here.

And here are just a few of my pictures:

We taught 10 knit & crochet classes throughout the weekend.

These two young gentleman joined us in a crochet class on Saturday, and on Sunday they came back to show us the above — an entire ball of Wool-Ease Thick & Quick that they had chained and crocheted together!

Maker Faire isn’t just for crafters — from people who build robots, grow food, create art pieces to people who do something in-between (like this amazing steampunk snail vehicle), there were all kinds of people making amazing things.

We also met all kinds of creative characters. This gentleman was wearing a crocheted beard/mustache given to him by his girlfriend (and purchased on Etsy) since he couldn’t grow his own.

So that’s it from Maker Faire 2009 — We hope that if you can make it next time, you’ll stop by our booth and say hi!

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