Anyone who builds, creates, crafts, paints, sews, engineers, spins & weaves...is a "maker."
Not in the Supreme Being sense, i.e. "prepare to meet your Maker."
(A Steampunk style Monster Hunter Kit; quite a deal at $750.00)
Not in the vampire meaning like the tv show "True Blood." (which, in case you didn't know, a "maker" is the vampiric equiv of a parent.)
- mak·erˈmākər/noun: maker; plural noun: makers; noun: our Maker; adjective: our
- 1.a person or thing that makes or produces something."a cabinetmaker"
synonyms: creator, manufacturer, constructor, builder
I was making a wire armature for a new doll. Exhibitors were encouraged to demonstrate their craft, answer questions, and interact with the public. It seemed like everyone had a good time. My group had some really funny encounters with the little children. One boy was scared of the dolls. Another wanted to play with them. A very precocious little girl was determined to sit down and sew her own doll right then and there!
There was an impressive setup by the Garden Train Club.
I had never heard of garden trains. They had a blowup photograph of one which looked amazing.
I'm not sure what this next doo-dad is but it looked cool.
One man makes the most beautiful and unusual kalaidescopes; some woodcarved and others from metals that are normally used for other purposes.
I attempted a picture through the viewer.
This lady paints pictures by wool-felting.
These cookie cutters were used for fabric printing.
I loved these Steampunk goggles!
We got to see a couple 3D printers in action.
And there were people who "make" the old fashioned way.
Closing this post with a unique mode of transportation, made for last year's Faire, and brought back for our amusement this year.