Category Archives: Handcraft

Introducing the Gulf Coast MakerCon Costume Plank Walk!

In celebration of our 5th Maker Festival Birthday, we bring you the first ever Gulf Coast MakerCon Costume Plank Walk! Why a “Plank Walk”?  Because we’re Makers and we Made it Up.  Also, our mascot Skully is a Maker Pirate and Plank … Continue reading

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Meet the Maker: Gypsy’s Weavings

We are excited to welcome Gypsy’s Weavings back to Gulf Coast MakerCon. Bethany “Anakhet” Blascoe has ventured into fun new territory with her hand crafted chainmaille jewelry and accessories.  We asked her to tell us more about her work and what she is bringing to … Continue reading

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Meet the Maker: Dawn McPherson, of Dawn’s Leather Treasures

We met Dawn McPherson, of Dawn’s Leather Treasures,  at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival recently, where we were absolutely floored by her incredible artistry.  We’re super excited that she’s able to join us at this year’s Gulf Coast MakerCon event, and … Continue reading

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Meet the Maker: Phil Kunze, of PMK Woodworking

One of our new Makers this year is Phil Kunze, of PMK Woodworking.  Phil is pretty passionate about his trade and we’re excited that he’s bringing his fine craftsmanship to Gulf Coast MakerCon 2016.  Here’s what he had to say … Continue reading

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Meet the Maker: Ellie Willingham

Joining us again this year is heritage crafter, Ellie Willingham.  She reminds us that the first makers were those who crafted items from the natural world to make clothing, utilitarian accessories like bags and blankets, as well as art. Her work … Continue reading

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