|The official 'Maker Faire ADL' postcard.|
Maker Faire Adelaide and you have been patiently waiting for news.
The official word is that Maker Faire Adelaide (#mfADL) is now the largest in the southern hemisphere!
No wonder it has taken me so long to recover!
It was a fun and fantastic day.
At last, I am up and about again, ready to tell you about my very first crochet exhibition:
There's so much to tell, from the practicalities of participating in a large event while managing chronic illness, to setting up the exhibit, meeting people and having as much fun as possible. This will probably take more than one blog entry so be prepared and consider yourself warned!
What is a Maker Faire?
If you want to know more about the Maker Faire in general and the 'maker movement', do check the links at the end of this post. There are annotated links about this year's Maker Faire ADL and also links within related posts on Lupey Loops. Official search hashtags are #mfadl, #makerfaire and #makeshowtell but I am sure there are other unofficial hashtags in use too.
Team Preparations &
Complications of Chronic Illness
It was no mean feat. A body that suffers from 'mixed connective tissue disease at the lupus end of the spectrum' should not be undertaking such ambitious plans and the sensible answer to the invitation should have been, 'no, thank you,' but the visit to the 2015 Maker Faire captured my heart and mind and it thrilled me to meet so many other people with the same ethos of community spirit, creativity, care for the environment and inclusiveness.
My fatigue and mobility issues do limit my activity levels. There is no denying that. In order to function effectively every day of the week, I need to ration my energy. I miss my old life of being able to go out and do things (often spontaneously) without suffering for days afterwards. Nowadays, everything needs to be carefully planned.
The weeks preceding Maker Faire, were a tricky balance of last-minute preparations and trying to pace myself. I had already decided to enjoy the event whole-heartedly–that means giving in to the temptation to express my exuberance absolutely without restraint–and to do that, I had made contingency plans well in advance knowing from previous experience that I would be exhausted after such a big day.
There were home-cooked meals ready in the freezer so I wouldn't need to cook. Family members had agreed to take on extra responsibilities at home–both in the lead up to the event to give me more energy to prepare and also afterwards when I'd be too too tired–and friends agreed to help me in all sorts of ways in preparation and setting up on the day.
Maker Faire Adelaide was a great excuse to see my friends more often than we would in the course of our usual routines. It was a bit like Christmas in that way. We enjoyed having a project that we could work on together after being busy with our own separate lives.
I had a small team around me on the day but that was just part of a larger team effort behind the scenes from family, friends (and friends and families of friends) and Maker Faire organisers. I am extremely grateful for all of the support and encouragement received which made it all possible. If you had come to the Maker Faire ADL, this is who you would have met:
|My Lupey Loops Maker Faire team|
L–R: Cheryl, Craig (also on the St John First Aid Team for the event), Jodie, Miss E. (with last year's ears) & Greg.
There is a large opening in the roof behind us and the morning sun cam streaming in behind us to provide a gentle back-lighting for our photograph. Thanks to Master H. for taking our photo.
The Day of the Maker Faire
We rose very early to meet at my place around dawn to pack the vehicle(s) and get to the Tonsley site with plenty of time to set up.
The Maker Faire opening hours were 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
You may have met Cheryl on my blog before. She prefers knitting over crochet and I am the opposite but it is the perfect complement for helping each other when we occasionally dabble into the other one's craft of choice.
Maker Faire was the first major project we had worked on together and we discovered that we make an excellent working team. Cheryl was great to have at the exhibit because she could talk knitting with the visitors for whom crochet was a little out of their comfort zone. (It was also great because knitting is a lot out of my comfort zone!)
The Lupey Loops exhibit was in a tricky spot because of the open roof behind us. It allowed the morning sun to come streaming in on us which is not a good thing for someone with lupus. Exposure to sunlight (ultraviolet (UV) radiation) triggers lupus symptoms including the dreaded fatigue.
To further complicate matters, my lupus medication makes one's skin hypersensitive to sunlight as well. It means that my skin will turn red and burn extremely quickly with only a small exposure to UV. It gets blotchy, angry and itchy and really hurts!
|Protection against the elements|
We placed the orange blanket behind the mesh fence to create shade.
Everything was pegged securely against the fresh Tonsley breezes.
The main problem was that I couldn't get out of the sun during set-up: I needed to be there, in that spot, to organise the display. I couldn't come back later when the sun had moved because the Faire would have opened by then and we needed to have everything ready by 9:30 a.m.
|Hello there! Yes, I am happily waving at you!|
Who's excited (and in the sun)?
I hadn't planned to use the orange blanket
but I am glad I did because I like the colourful effect.
The planners of the Faire knew that I needed a shady spot.While many parts of the Tonsley complex have shade at different times of day, one of the design features of the building is the abundance of natural light.
The organisers had taken my needs into consideration and I appreciate their efforts very much: they had visited the site between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to see where the sun would be and they had specifically placed us on the western side of the open roof so that we would not have the afternoon sun on our backs like other members of 'Artisan Avenue'. I think the sun took the organisers by surprise to be so high so early on a November morning in spite of their careful calculations. In hindsight, it was probably still the best place to put me.
Once the Maker Faire was underway, the sun moved across so that it was not shining directly on us but I was already feeling the effects of it just as the Maker Faire was about to open.
I could feel the fatigue setting in way too early in the day. My muscles were weakening and I was feeling shaky and needed to stay in my chair. I worried about how I was going to last the day if the body was already giving in by 10 a.m.!
Despite the good intentions and care of the organisers, the initial sun exposure was a disappointment and a frustration to me. In many other ways the position was good - we were close to food, toilet facilities and accessible parking so I didn't need to wheel far, and we were in shade for most of the day. 'Artisan Avenue' was an appropriate 'address' too.
Meet the Neighbours
As we set up, we met our neighbours:
the STEMSEL Inventors' Club, Youth Space: Experiental Education through Making and Machine Age Art.
Across the way, we had the William Kibby VC Veteran's Shed's sausage sizzle hosted by the South Australian branch of the Vietnam Veterans' Association of Australia (VVAASA). Barry was in charge, getting the barbie going early, making breakfasts for the exhibitors.
Barry came across to have a look at our exhibit and exchange stories. He was most concerned about my energy levels and was insistent on making me breakfast! Even though I had already eaten a very hearty cooked breakfast of oats, blueberries and yoghurt an hour earlier (I was already 'as full as a goog'*), Barry was offering sausage, bacon, onion etc., not my usual breakfast fare. I graciously accepted an egg sandwich and he was happy to have done his duty of keeping everyone well fed!
|Loren (Kitty's Emporium)|
from Youth Space:
Experiential Education through Making.
It was a very friendly atmosphere as exhibitors and volunteers enjoyed the camaraderie of putting together the big event called Maker Faire Adelaide.
Miss E. chose to wear her fluffy ears from last year's Mini Maker Faire and our immediate neighbour, Loren, affiliated with Youth Space, was the maker of those same ears. She was selling them under the name of Kitty's Emporium. The girls remembered each other from the previous Maker Faire and enjoyed becoming reacquainted.
This year, Loren had more ears for sale and kitty-shaped brooches. Loren designed the brooches herself and demonstrated the manufacturing process which involved laser cutting materials and machining the parts.
|Unique lamps created by Rob of Machine Age Art.|
At Maker Faire Adelaide he was displaying steampunk-styled lamps. They are all modern, working lamps, freshly made but using old materials. I love his creative thinking which repurposes oddments and turns them into works of art–true statement pieces for your home.
The Lupey Loops Exhibit
The style of the Lupey Loops exhibit could be described as 'backyard'!
Crochet and the Lupey Loops blog are my hobbies, not businesses. If I could make a living doing things that I love, I would surely be doing it, as we all would. If I could make an independent living of doing anything, I surely would! Unfortunately, my health problems make paid employment impossible.
Thus the budget for my Maker Faire exhibit was 'next to nothing' or 'as little as possible.' It called for some creative thinking to use whatever we had handy to display the crochet and share information. We called in favours from friends and family for donations of anything useful.
To save set-up time on the day, I found a couple of polar fleece blankets in solid colours that I could use as backdrops and pinned all the samples with their tags onto it ahead of time. When the day came, it was a simple matter of unrolling the blue blanket and pegging it to the fence.
This is all part of the skill of 'pacing oneself'. Anyone who has ever lived with chronic fatigue or other physical limitation will have been told, "You need to pace yourself," but it is easier said than done. It takes practice and planning.
I know the obvious question, "Why not use a crocheted blanket?"
I had none big enough in a solid colour and I needed something that would hold fine pins.
The signs were also attached using glass-headed sewing pins.
You could also ask why I was not wearing a crocheted hat or anything crocheted. (I did wear a machine-knit wrap-cardi.) I decided to display the crocheted garments separately (instead of wearing them) so if anyone wanted a closer look, they could examine the garments easily (and I wouldn't need to perform a strip show–gasp!)
A lot of my best work has been given away as gifts. Photos of these items were displayed on the monitor as a slide show when my hands were taking a break.
Whenever someone had a question, I could easily change from slide show to video camera thanks to some clever planning by Craig (my honorary 'Technology Manager.')
Take All the Things
The Maker Faire provided a table and two chairs. The table was covered with crocheted items for people to view and handle. I worked on the premise of bring more than you need just in case. I wanted to be prepared to answer any question that might arise and have as many different examples of hooks, yarns and projects as possible.
Sadly, there are still unenlightened people who think crochet is only good for edgings, tablecloths and handkerchiefs! My goal was to show the world the variety of items that can be made with crochet and the myriad materials that can be used.
22 metres / 72 feet of stainless steel thread
ready to put into a sewing machine.
Maeve was participating in a robot competition and Deirdre had some stainless steel 'conductive thread'. I enjoyed getting to know them as we also discovered a shared love of yarncrafting and bunnies!
I had been wanting to get my hands on stainless steel thread for a long time to have a play with it but it is difficult to source in Australia and very expensive. Deirdre kindly supplied me with a bobbin of approximately 22 metres suitable for use in a sewing machine. Her exhibit was offering workshops that used conductive thread to 'sew a circuit' and to combine electronic components with textiles.
There were so many 'hands-on' learning activities for all ages at Maker Faire Adelaide.
Take a Break
I made a point of taking a lunch break to recharge, have a look around and quickly catch up with some other exhibitors. Sadly I didn't get to catch up with everyone on my list because I ran out of time (and energy) to get to those who were at the opposite end of the Maker Faire. Please excuse me for not being able to see every inch of the 8 hectare site!
It is such a fascinating event. There is always something to see, even when sitting in one spot. I was enjoying my sushi when Jaidyn Edwards of Edwards Robotics came past with his home-made robot.
|Jaidyn Edwards & Robot|
Jaidyn was an exhibitor at last year's Mini Maker Faire but discovered that he was so busy with his own exhibit that he didn't have time to see all that he would have liked to see. All the more reason to keep coming back! This year he shared his robot make as a visitor.
It made me smile to see these two coming along. It gave me a giggle because I kept thinking of the funny statement: "We all make mistakes," said the Dalek, climbing off the dustbin!
Jaidyn's robot reminded Greg of the robotic ashtrays in the movie "Malcolm" (1986).
Maker Faire Adelaide's mascot.
(Pavement drawing by Valli Morphett)
Meet the People
I thoroughly enjoyed meeting all sorts of people, exhibitors and visitors alike.
If you would like to 'Meet the Makers', there is a Maker Directory on Maker Faire Adelaide's web site. There were too many lovely people to mention them all, and the day was so busy that I didn't manage (or think) to get photographs of them all either!
Greetings also to the following exhibitors:
- Florence Wee of Beads 'n Stitch who makes prize-winning, handcrafted Lampwork beads and jewellery. Her work can be found in Marion's Gallery M (which is where you can also find my crochet). I've done beaded crochet before but have had trouble finding 'just the right bead' so I am very excited to know that Florence is so close by to me. Next time I have a special beaded project, I will know who to call. Her work is exquisite.
- Valli Morphett who had an avid audience while creating chalk art decorations. I am sure she has inspired some budding artists with her chalk drawing of the Maker Faire mascot, Sam.
|Florence Wee with her blue ribbon:|
"Maker of Merit" issued by Maker Faire Adelaide
and examples of her work.
- Kylie Willison of A Bag and a Hat and Hackerspace who conducted a 'Dye Your Own Scarf with Natural Dyes' workshop. I heard lovely reports about Kylie's friendliness, patience and generosity from participants who visited my exhibit afterwards and they were so happy with their scarves. Congratulations to Kylie on her Maker Faire Merit Awards in recognition of her efforts.
- Reg Pye, 3D Printer Developer, who generously shared a disc of information to help my school-ager who will be working with 3D printers in Technical Studies (STEM) next year.
- Jodie Shoobridge with my apologies: I am so disappointed that I didn't get to the Priscilla's Steampunk Emporium exhibit this year because I love the things Jodie makes and was looking forward to having a chat. Photos of her work are on my blog entry for last year's Mini Maker Faire and in her Etsy shop.
- Helen Blake who exhibited on the other side of 'Artisan Avenue' with crochet and knitting. She was showing off the crocheted 'crocodile stitch' which is the one special technique that I did not have on hand. Crocodile stitch was quite the talking point because many visitors hadn't seen it before. Helen was also selling little dolls, toys, bags and hats but her specialty is making adorable little clothes for premature babies. Helen also shares her work at Gallery M and on Facebook.
Our exhibits complemented each other very well because Maker Faire Adelaide is a curated event. Every exhibitor had something unique and different to share. I love that Maker Faire helps us to expose uncommon or specialist techniques to the yarncrafting public.
|Meeting, greeting, chatting, listening, learning.|
The day went very quickly with a constant stream of visitors stopping by. It was interesting for me to discover people's interests and I went home with a good idea about 'the state of crochet in South Australia'. There is definitely a growing interest in handcrafts in general. There are also some specific needs that are not being met. My mind is now buzzing with potential activities for 2017 to fill the gaps!
It was very exciting to see more younger people taking an interest. When I started crocheting over 10 years ago, many older friends were concerned that some of the skills might be lost. I can now reassure you that there is enough passion in South Australia to keep crochet alive and well.
Rosalie was one of my visitors who has a love of all things crochet as demonstrated by her clothing choice! She very kindly let me take her photograph as I and other crochet-lovers expressed our admiration with excited conversation. We had a great time. Thank you, Rosalie!
|The 'Fab Four Amigurumi' was a popular attention-grabber.|
Designed by Monica Rodriquez Fuertes, I originally made them for a fund-raiser but it didn't eventuate due to
circumstances beyond my control. Then there was a mishap with the guitars and they needed mending.
The Maker Faire was a great motivator to get the last of the guitars repaired.
Now I want to create a new stage out of sturdier materials before putting the Fab Four to work fundraising again.
It was such a joy to see the delight brought to people's faces by the 'Fab Four Amigurumi'.
The word must have gone around because people would arrive with camera in hand for the express purpose of taking a happy snap of the little crocheted band. Photo taken, off they went again!
I wonder where these photos will end up and whether they will appear online elsewhere. I would love to know! If you see any photos elsewhere, please share the news here!
|My Robot Sam pin|
is a souvenir of
Maker Faire ADL 2016.
Interestingly, the Fab Four were a great ice-breaker, especially with male visitors.
It was great to have some men on the Lupey Loops team and to meet some male crocheters and knitters. The knitting and crochet scene seems to be so female-dominated in this country and the notion of these crafts being 'women's work' is still prevalent in Australia.
These are crafts for everyone and I'm pretty sure that in years gone by, men were the ones who knitted their own fishermen's jumpers etc. and handled lines (ropes and cords) and knots etc. as part of that male tradition. I remember in second grade I was in awe of a boy in my class who, at the age of 7 could already knit a sock for himself so I wasn't brought up to see it as an only-female or only-male pursuit.
Even if the men on my team knew nothing about yarncrafting, just having them around was handy to give male visitors another male to talk to, if that makes people feel more comfortable:
It was especially interesting to meet one couple where the wife approached me to ask about something in the display. The husband waited quietly a few paces behind her. As the discussion developed, the wife admitted that she didn't know much at all about the crafts and it was, in fact, her husband that was interested; at which point I noticed he was attentively looking over her shoulder at everything. I felt a bit sad that he felt so shy about being a knitter and crocheter that his wife had to be a scout for him but I was also happy to know that he didn't let certain attitudes prevent him from enjoying his craft. It sounded like he was quite an accomplished knitter too. How cool is that?
Maker Faire is all about including everyone.
I enjoyed meeting so many people and hearing their stories so much. It felt good to be able to impart some knowledge, solve some problems and learn some things for myself too. Even visitors who had no interest in crochet would come into the exhibit and describe their experiences with crochet, knitting, macrame and other crafts, and what they meant to them. Everybody has a yarncrafting story it seems. I love the universal connections that craft can bring like this. The more I crochet, the more impressed I am with its ability to do good in the world.
Maker Faire Adelaide 2016 was a huge success physically, socially, and intellectually. I hadn't even begun to decide upon whether to apply for Maker Faire 2017 when everyone asked, "So we'll see you next year?"
I suppose you will!
A massive THANK YOU to everyone who supported me to be at Maker Faire Adelaide 2016
special thanks to all the lovely people
who came to say hello!
special thanks to all the lovely people
who came to say hello!
As full as a goog: well-fed, sated. (It can also mean 'extremely drunk' but not in my case!)
goog: a 'googy-egg' which is a normal 'egg'. In my experience, it refers to a boiled egg in its shell. The term possibly derives from the Scottish word, goggie, a child's word for an egg, from Gaelic gogaidh.
Related Posts on Lupey Loops
"Tricot with a Double-ended Hook", 22 October 2016: http://lupeyloops.blogspot.com.au/2016/10/tricot-with-double-ended-hook-tunisian.html
Tricot is one of the techniques I demonstrated at Maker Faire Adelaide.
"Maker Faire ADL 2016", 30 October 2016: http://lupeyloops.blogspot.com.au/2016/10/maker-faire-adl-2016.html
Announcement of my participation as a Maker Faire exhibitor in 2016.
"What a Busy Month!", 5 September 2016: http://lupeyloops.blogspot.com.au/2016/09/what-busy-month.html
My invitation to exhibit at Maker Faire Adelaide arrived.
"Adelaide Mini Maker Faire 2015", 17 December 2015: http://lupeyloops.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/adelaide-mini-maker-faire-2015.html
Descriptions of the Tonsley site and the discoveries of the Mini Maker Faire in 2015. This is where the seed was sown to become a crochet exhibitor.
"Love a Good Yarn at the Migration Museum", 10 August 2015: https://lupeyloops.blogspot.com.au/2015/08/love-good-yarn-at-migration-museum.html
Cheryl and I visit a historical yarncrafting exhibition together and discover an antique tricot sampler.
"Out of the Crochet Comfort Zone", 9 July 2015: http://lupeyloops.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/out-of-crochet-comfort-zone.html
Reflecting upon the chronic disease dilemma of mind vs. body and goal-setting, including that of exhibiting at a Maker Faire.
"Hooks, Needles & Nurses", 23 July 2015: https://lupeyloops.blogspot.com.au/2015/07/hooks-needles-nurses.html
Get to know Cheryl as we have fun making scarves including my striped tricot scarf.
"Adelaide Maker Faire–Call for Makers 2016", June 2015: http://lupeyloops.blogspot.com.au/2016/06/adelaide-maker-faire-2016-call-for.html
Who can participate in Maker Faire Adelaide.
Media & More Links related to Maker Faire ADL
7News Adelaide, news item [video, 0'30"] on Twitter, 7 November 2016: https://twitter.com/7NewsAdelaide/status/795421824196571136
Commercial TV News Report
Adelaide Robot Combat, "ARC at the Adelaide Maker Faire!" YouTube video, FrydDog, [4'15"], 9 November 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJV61RT2Vyw
A very quick (and blurry) 'whiz-through' of the Maker Faire site to give an idea of its size with better video quality of robot combat.
Bilka, Tanya, "2016 Maker Faire", news article, Australian Science & Mathematics School: https://www.asms.sa.edu.au/2016-maker-fair/
School Newsletter article highlighting the activities of students at the Maker Faire.
Blake, Helen, Hooked On Yarn, "The Blake Objets D'art" (Facebook): https://www.facebook.com/hookedonyarn50/?fref=ts
Edwards, Jaidyn, "Maker Faire Adelaide 2016", YouTube video [10'19"]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkBrz0igFoY
Jaidyn Edwards of Edwards Robotics takes us on a tour of some of the electronic delights to be found plus a view of the event from the eyes of his robot.
Fab Lab Adelaide, web site: http://fablabadelaide.org.au/
"Fab Lab Adelaide is a volunteer run, digital fabrication workshop and home to a diverse community of people with a passion for making things, and who want to share that passion with others."
Gallery M, Marion Cultural Centre: http://www.gallerym.com.au/
Find the works of Florence Wee, Helen Blake and mine for sale at Gallery M.
Government of South Australia, "Tonsley takes home four more awards", 5 November 2016: https://tonsley.com.au/news/tonsley-innovation-precinct-takes-home-four-more-awards/
The repurposing of the old Tonsley automotive main assembly building (MAB) is receiving worldwide attention in the areas of planning, design, architecture, sustainability and more; e.g., it is the first Australian urban renewal project to be granted 6-Star Green Star Communities certification award.
Government of South Australia, "Maker Faire Adelaide 2016", Tonsley, web site: https://tonsley.com.au/event/maker-faire-adelaide-2016/
The Tonsley Innovation Precinct's publicity about the Maker Faire.
Kiik Start, "Maker Faire Adelaide: How Organisers Make Their Event Stand Out", Kiik Start blog, 18 September 2016: http://www.kiikstart.com/2016/09/18/maker-faire-adelaide-organisers-make-event-stand/
This article discusses the Maker Faire from an event management perspective by interviewing the Chairperson of SA Makers, Alison Kershaw.
Machine Age Art, Rob Sanders (email): firstname.lastname@example.org
Tinkerer and creator of unique lamps and other gadgets.
Maker Faire Adelaide (South Australian Makers):
- email: email@example.com
- web site: https://www.makerfaireadelaide.com/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MakerFaireADL/?fref=ts
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/makerfaireadl
Masiiwa, Zviko, Maker Faire Adelaide Dalek, video Twitter status, 6 November 2016: https://twitter.com/zviko_masiiwa/status/795074366945902592
See an Australian Dalek in action.
Mohammadi, Goli, "Adelaide, Australia to Host the Largest Maker Faire in Southern Hemisphere", Make: magazine, 3 Nov 2016: http://makezine.com/2016/11/03/australia-hosts-biggest-maker-faire-southern-hemisphere-adelaide/
Article in Make: magazine.
Morphett, Valli, chalk artist, (Instagram @vmorphett): https://www.instagram.com/vmorphett/?hl=en
Piper, Stephanie, "Adelaide Makerfaire 2016", YouTube video [2'14"], 6 November 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7SuaMAP-TY
Play & Go Adelaide, "Maker Faire Adelaide", 17 October 2016: http://playandgo.com.au/index.php/maker-faire-adelaide/
This web site shares news about family-friendly activities around Adelaide.
Priscilla's Steampunk Emporium (Etsy): https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/PriscillasEmporium
View and purchase Jodie Shoobridge's unique jewellery and homewares.
Pye, Reg, 3D Printer Developer: http://regpye.com.au/
Reg's web site gives the background to the 3D printed locomotive that was on display at the 2016 Maker Faire Adelaide.
Roboclub–Engineering for Everyone: http://roboclub.wixsite.com/home
"RoboClub.com.au brings science, technology, engineering, arts and maths (STEAM), to people of all ages in a fun and challenging way through programs that are integrated with the RoboClub Open Source Framework."
South Australian Makers, web site: http://www.samakers.org/
The organisers of Maker Faire Adelaide.
South Australian Museum, "Make the Most of Maker Faire Adelaide", Inspiring South Australia: making science visible, web site: https://inspiringsa.org.au/make-the-most-of-maker-faire-adelaide/
A sponsor of Maker Faire Adelaide, Inspiring South Australia is about "connecting the community with science and improving science literacy."
South Australian Museum, "Maker Faire Adelaide", Inspiring South Australia: making science visible, web site: https://inspiringsa.org.au/events/maker-faire-adelaide/
A sponsor of Maker Faire Adelaide, Inspiring South Australia is about "connecting the community with science and improving science literacy."
Spence, Andrew, "Biggest Maker Faire in southern hemisphere to be held in Adelaide", The Lead, 2 November 2016: http://www.theleadsouthaustralia.com.au/industries/arts/biggest-maker-faire-in-southern-hemisphere-to-be-held-in-adelaide/
Publicity about Maker Faire Adelaide on a web site charged with promoting the economic interests of South Australia and 'Brand South Australia'.
Walsh, Dave, "Miss this and you will kick yourself", Weekend Notes, web site: http://www.weekendnotes.com/maker-faire-adelaide/
Great photographs and description of what to expect at Maker Faire Adelaide.
Wee, Florence, Beads 'n Stitch, Hallett Cove, South Australia, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Find Florence's work at Gallery M, Marion; Glenelg Art Gallery, Glenelg; and Bamfurlong Fine Craft, Hahndorf, South Australia.
Willison, Kylie, A Bag And A Hat, web site: http://www.abagandahat.com/
Handmade, naturally dyed, bags and hats by Kylie Willison.
More Photos of Tonsley and Maker Faire
lanavsmith (Instagram): https://www.instagram.com/p/BLnNKfVA59D/
The garden spaces around Funk Cafe.
vk5fj (Twipple) / @vk5fj (Twitter): http://p.twpl.jp/show/orig/Ju194
Caption: "A steady stream of folks." This photo gives a good idea of the size of the Tonsley space - lots of room to move. Web page source: http://p.twipple.jp/Ju194