Two craft fairs for the Etsy crowd

Two craft fairs for the Etsy crowd

A hip craft fair returns, and Etsy makers find a new home in this week’s Market Watch.

Renegade Craft Fair

McCarren Park’s DIY spectacular — the Renegade Craft Fair — sets up on June 11 and 12 with more than 300 indie craft vendors. There’ll be items to buy, with handmade goods in the genres of jewelry, clothing, ceramics and stationery, bath products, posters, housewares, comics, and plush objects. Shoppers can get crafty themselves thanks to workshops, including sewing tips from BurdaStyle, an accessories table manned by Brooklyn Charm, and prints from Freshly Drawn. When not shopping, munch on goodies from Hecho en Casa and Urban Rustic, or get your photo taken at the Magnolia Photo Booth and make it a fair to remember.

Renegade Craft Fair at McCarren Park (between Bedford and Bayard avenues from N. 12th to Lorimer streets in Greenpoint, no phone), June 11 and 12, 11 am-7 pm. For info, visit renegadecraft.com/brooklyn.

The {New New}

We’ll never understand the punctuation, but we love the Etsy crafters coalition The {New New}. And this summer, it’ll be setting up shop at Celebrate Brooklyn. Starting with the June 10 kick-off, you can browse the pop-up shop Better Than Jam while rocking out to the music stylings of Andrew Bird (insert “Put a bird on it” joke here), and the diverse programming that follows. Expect such vendors as Purtybird and its quirky owls, and Kim Last Designs and its dramatic skeleton key necklaces.

The {New New} at Celebrate Brooklyn at Prospect Park (enter park at Ninth Street and Prospect Park West in Park Slope), June 10-Aug. 11. For info, visit thenewnew.blogspot.com.