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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

support your local Traveling Rhinos…

Probably the last thing I expected to see in my very own neighborhood was a virtual sea of crafting! Now, in years before, when I lived on Schiller St. next to Wicker Park, it was always a very pleasant afternoon to saunter over to the green by the fountain and visit the Fair. There I met Shannon and Jenny and Vera and Corinne, all with their beautiful and expert handwork.

This year the Renegade Craft Fair has mushroomed into a Spectacle~! [And this I say with all positive appreciation!] Just like in days of yore when there was a seasonal Market Day and all the tradesman, shepards, alesman, jesters, buttermakers, and weavers came to town, here was a festival, a party, a concert, a feast!

As far as the eye could see, from Hermitage (almost at Ashland Ave.) to Damen, were set out booths, stages, food stalls, and craft corals, one-half mile’s worth of Craftiness! I was abashed that I only had less than an hour to roam, my time being wrangled elsewhere. But in that hour, I strolled and found this.


A good sized crowd was outside this booth

8 responses to “Tuesday, September 18, 2007”

  1. Iko says:

    I had the pleasure of seeing Traveling Rhinos at the NY Renegade Craft Fair and I purchased some DELICIOUS fiber from her. Her stuff is so beautiful and fun to spin!

  2. abby says:

    I got some laceweight from Traveling Rhinos in NY too! The fair was so much fun. It was great to see all of the exciting things going on in the craft world.

  3. Toby Wollin says:

    Sorry, but I am completely green with envy at your Renegade Craft Fair. What fun. Hmmm..maybe I can convince our farmer’s market people to allow crafts too….

  4. meg says:

    Oooh, yarrrrn! Sounds like fun – too bad your fun had to be curtailed :(. Ah, well, I’d just tell myself I was saved for something better to come.

  5. Tracey says:

    Great haul! I lurv that sock yarn too.

  6. Elisabeth says:

    I like the colors of your yarn. I was so excited to see yarn at the Renegade Craft Fair. Just when I was ready to head home I saw the Traveling Rhinos and had to buy a skein of laceweight yarn.

  7. Karen B. says:

    Gah! How did I miss them? We were there for hours on Sunday, checking out so many booths and doing most excellent people watching! Loved it. Sorry I missed you guys AND the Traveling Rhinos :o(

  8. Tracey says:

    B! B! B! Huge news over at ye ‘ol blog!

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