exploring West Coast Craft!

This past weekend I was able to attend the West Coast Craft show that came to San Francisco for the weekend! It featured booths for artisans and makers living or working out of the West Coast. So it was an interesting collection of materials!

It inspired me to start creating again – and I picked up this embroidery project I’ve been contemplating for just about forever. I’ll be sharing it very soon. Many times, local or US made products can’t compete with big name stores and the little people often fall out of business. Seeing people who are making things are who we should be supporting and seeking inspiration from to make our own things.

Onto the show!

West Coast Craft

West Coast Craft

I don’t remember the name of this woman’s booth, but she was making her own yarn out of wool from sheep she raised herself, to make these beautiful tapestries/blankets.
West Coast Craft

A booth full of beautiful and fun knitwear by KKIBO
West Coast Craft, kkibo

I loved these very unique and pretty candles.
West Coast Craft, le feau de leau

Local to SF bag and leather goods team Joshu + Vela.
West Coast Craft, joshu vela

Every single piece of jewelry by Yellowsmith was absolutely something I’d wear!
West Coast Craft, yellowsmith

This poster by Book/Shop was made for me right?!
West Coast Craft, book/shop

West Coast Craft

West Coast Craft

West Coast Craft

West Coast Craft

Last but not least, the incredible booth, or should I say deli by Alite – making you a custom bag at their sandwich counter. You picked the parts and colors and they sewed it right then and there for you!
West Coast Craft, alite designs

It was definitely one of the more handmade craft fairs I’ve gone to – lots of knitwear and naturally dyed textiles. So it’s interesting to see people getting back into these lost arts. Have you ever been to something like this?