V.25 No.35 | 09/01/2016
Weekend in Review
Baking, Celebrating, Crafting
By Maggie Grimason [ Mon Sep 5 2016 9:40 AM ]
This weekend took a startlingly domestic turn. Even I was caught off guard.
V.25 No.21 | 05/26/2016
Courtesy of Faye Fearless Facebook Page
The Park of Wands
Tuesday, Jun 7: Olivander's Wand Making Class for Witches and Wizards
By Reneé Chavez [ Sun Jun 5 2016 10:00 AM ]
Learn about the wandlore history of the Harry Potter world. Every attendee will leave the class with their very own custom designed wand.
Sunday, May 29: 2nd Annual South American Folk Fair
By Robin Babb [ Fri May 27 2016 10:00 AM ]
South American arts and crafts vendors, dancers and musicans pay homage to Andean communities.
V.25 No.8 | 02/25/2016
A Black Sabbath
Sunday, Mar 6: Punk Rock Flea Market Record Exchange and Matinee Showcase Featuring Adam Hooks
By Maggie Grimason [ Fri Mar 4 2016 10:00 AM ]
Support local artisans, artists, vendors and musicans.
V.24 No.53 | 12/31/2015
Return of the Snowflake
Friday, Jan 8: Star Wars Snow Flakes
By Cerridwen Stucky [ Wed Jan 6 2016 1:36 PM ]
Create Star Wars themed snowflakes.
V.24 No.49 | 12/03/2015
ercwttmn via flickr
A Pretty Obscure Fair That You Probably Haven't Heard Of
Saturday, Dec 12: Hipster's Craft Fair
By Ty Bannerman [ Thu Dec 10 2015 11:00 AM ]
Local crafters sell holiday decorations, jewelry, greeting cards, purses, wallets, tablet covers, aprons and other fashion and home accessories.
V.23 No.33 | 8/14/2014
Review by Suzanne Buck
Blair Stocker’s gorgeous new craft compendium avoids common pitfalls to deliver practical, doable projects.
V.22 No.43 | 10/24/2013
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com
Octofair Brings Octofun
Autumn gets artsy at The Octopus and the Fox
By Billy McCall
Full-fledged fall fun supports local artists and crafters at the October Octofair.
V.22 No.34 | 8/22/2013
Makers Make Their Mark at the Albuquerque Mini Maker Faire
By Kristi D. Lawrence
More than just an afternoon's amusement, the Albuquerque Mini Maker Faire is a full-on movement.
V.22 No.17 | 4/25/2013
Gathering reps Native culture
By Leah Sneider
Celebrate 30 years of Indian tacos, competitive dancing and paying tribute to tradition this year at Albuquerque’s own Gathering of Nations. The Gathering is North America’s most prominent powwow, and it will host tens of thousands of guests and representatives from more than 700 Native and Aboriginal tribes throughout the United States, Canada and all over to honor Indigenous cultures and traditions through dance, music, food and the crowning of the next Miss Indian World
V.20 No.46 | 11/17/2011
Elizabeth W. Hughes
DIY Gift Guide
More options for yarn, fabric, notions and know-how
By Elizabeth W. Hughes
Fiber Chicks is hidden in a courtyard in Old Town between a coffee shop and an art gallery. It’s easy to miss. But once you’re inside, miles of yarn become a blank slate for knitting, crocheting and felting. Fibers from all over the world and a mix of crafters and tourists exploring Old Town are brought together by the common thread of fiber arts, with owner Lesley Miller serving as hostess and tour guide.
V.20 No.31 | 8/4/2011
Form and Function
SOFA WEST tempts with eye candy
By Summer Olsson
Not only is it a squishy place to watch TV from, not to mention a place for your too-drunk friends to crash, it’s also a huge art and design festival in Santa Fe. The third annual SOFA (Sculpture Objects and Functional Art Fair) WEST runs Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 4 through 7. Exhibitors include galleries and artists from all over the states and as far away as Argentina. You can buy and/or ogle artwork, furniture, jewelry and even things that are fascinating but hard to identify.
V.20 No.27 | 7/7/2011
The Santa Fe International Folk Art Market
Changing the world, one artist at a time
By Summer Olsson
Some of the guests at the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market are unknowns from rural areas who will board planes for the very first time to reach New Mexico. Others are world-renowned rockstars in their field. The majority of these artisans come from developing countries, and their crafts are the only source of income for themselves and their families.
V.20 No.10 | 3/10/2011
It’s Sew Easy
New store continues where Panda Robot left off
By John Bear
The Octopus and the Fox is the brainchild of four women who wanted a place for Albuquerque shoppers to be able to buy handmade goods.
Clocks made out of old Grateful Dead records adorn the walls along with paintings, mosaics and other visual art. Blown glass pieces sit in a display case alongside belt buckles. Velociraptors in love grace a pillow. ...
V.19 No.24 | 6/17/2010
By Patricia Sauthoff
My knitting hero, I’ll call her “Our Lady of Crafting,” once advised me, “make a hat or a scarf for a boyfriend—never a sweater.” I think her guidance had something to do with commitment. I listened and, last Christmas, made and gave away a hat to a special somebody. By February, the hat was lost. Thing is, I know where it was lost. It was lost at Maria’s in Santa Fe. I know because the hat was with us when we walked in and gone 20 minutes after we left. But it was eventually found, for sale, at Buffalo Exchange. The hat misplacer and I just happened to be shopping that day when I found it (and a $9 price tag). I think they only sold it back to us at a discount to get the crazy lady (me) out of the store. Being crafty is fun, so get your do-it-yourself on or support someone who already has!
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