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Here’s An Event You Won’t Want To Miss

August 13th, 2010

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Photograph by Nicomide from Flickr

I’m not sure I can possibly convey the incredible phenomenon of Maker Faire but I will try because it’s going to be coming to our home town, New York City, in September and is spreading to more cities around the country each year.

Maker Faire is a public festival that celebrates creativity with a focus on the do-it-yourself movement.  It is a one-of-a-kind “happening”  where you’ll see people who have produced amazing demonstrations of art, craft, science, food, engineering and technology–including new ways to combine these disciplines in the most innovative ways.

What will you see there? At the San Mateo event there was a solar powered, walking electric man,  a 3D printer that can “print” a lamp, a fashion show that displays fashions with lights embedded in them and a sculpture that plays music.

Lion Brand has sponsored Maker Faire for 4 years now and we are thrilled to be in the company of a diverse group of sponsors that includes Yahoo, Lego, Chevy, Hewlett Packard and Whole Foods and Martha Stewart. At the event in San Mateo in May we featured life-size knitted animals and free knit and crochet instructions.

We’ll be sharing more information about this family-friendly event as the time approaches.  In the meantime, go over to the website and get your tickets. I can promise you, this is one event you won’t want to miss.

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  • BetsyK

    I really wish something like this would come to Denver!

  • BetsyK

    CHECK OUT THE NEW YARNS AND THE NEW COLORS OF EXISTING YARNS. I just got an email that had the new yarns and colors announcement. How exciting. when is the new catalog going to come out???

    Zontee says: Hi BetsyK, it will start mailing sometime around the 2nd or 3rd week of September.