Posts Tagged ‘Renaissance Faire’

On Saturday, June 22nd, Faire Trimmings (a collarborative brand between Kelley and I) will be vending at the Pirate Rendezvous in Damariscotta, ME. Activities begin at 10 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m. The pirates invade at high noon, which is essentially a large parade and general storming of the fair grounds by costumed reenactors. All attendees are encouraged to come in costume, but there is no requirement to do so. The fair and parking is free, but you may choose to make a donation to the Lincoln County Family Holiday Wishes, a Christmas season food and gift drive.

This is a family friendly event and there will be tons of activities and merchandise geared towards children. However, because no one is ever too old to be a pirate, this event draws fair-goers and reenactors of all ages from across New England.

The Faire Trimmings booth, where I will be stationed, will be offering one-of-a-kind leather costume wear and accessories. You can find eye-patches, masks, armor, and jewelry to complete you pirate costume all in one place. We will also be offering prints of original artwork, and for the children we have facepainting and temporary tattoos. We even do caricatures!

For more information on the fair, you can check out their website at: http://piraterendezvous.com/

I am very busy preparing for the fair, but if I get a bit of extra time this week, I will try to post some process shots of my work and wares.

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I love to sew, sew so much!

Whenever I get spare time, I want to sew. This week, I had a little free time, and so in the past two days I’ve made two new things to wear to the Silver Kingdom Renaissance Festival. One is a 16th century blouse, and the other a patent vinyl traveler’s pouch.

The shirt needs to be ironed, I know. Joann Fabrics was having a sale on Simplicity patterns, so I bought a new one for Renaissance clothing. I was going to try and make the blouse without a pattern, but since it was on sale, I decided to take the easy route. The blouse is made from egyptian cotton and lace. The whole garment is done with french seams so the inside is just as beautiful as the outside.


I was admiring some of the shirts at the faire this past weekend, and really wanted one of my own. But the shirts for sale at the faire were about $40 each. I made my shirt for about $7.

Above is my blouse paired with a waist belt. I plan to wear this blouse with a bodice, an underbust corset, a waist belt, or some other sort of tie.

For my cool traveler’s purse, I used black patent vinyl with a leather texture.

The gusset had to be hand-stitched to the front and back panels because it is lined and rigidly interfaced. The whole purse is lined with a soft black polyester that has a slight sheen. It has loops on the top so it can be threaded onto a belt or a strap with ease. The fastener is made of a pirate button that I had lying around, and some strong leather cord.

This purse will be perfect to wear with cosplays and costumes that don’t have pockets. I kept it all black so that it can be paired with more outfits.

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Gah. I just had my wisdom teeth out, so I haven’t been able to do anything fun or productive for days. I’m starting to feel a little bit better, so here’s an update on my artistic life.

I am all signed up to sell at a merchant booth at the Silver Kingdom Renaissance Festival, this June on the 11th & 12th, and the 18th & 19th, which are consecutive Saturdays and Sundays. The faire will be held at the Ye Olde Commons in Charlton, MA. You should visit their website for more information.

At the festival, I plan to sell prints of my artwork, handmade jewelry and accessories, and do on-site Henna temporary tattoos. If I have the time, I may make some medieval style arm-bracers and bags to sell, but that will depend on how quickly I recover from my tooth extraction, and how quickly I can get my current commissions done. Right now business is actually quite good. 😀

At the faire I will be selling under the store name “Faire Trimmings,” a collaboration of myself, and friend Abbey from the Eccentric Perspective. 

Anything that doesn’t sell at the faire will go up on my Etsy, which is very bare right now. But really, I have been crafting a lot lately, and I’m just waiting for bails and fasteners to come in the mail so that I can finish a bunch of pendants to put up for sale! It’s been a very busy two weeks, what with finishing my junior year of college, moving, and having two teeth pulled. On top of that, the weather’s been too gloomy to take any pictures of what little progress I have made in the artistic realm. But hopefully the weather will clear this weekend, and my packages will arrive, so that I can continue to sprinkle my crafty creations about the internet.

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