Upcycle Exchanges: Open Source Craft Supply Shops

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The original Upcycle Exchange in St. Louis, MO has been in business for 3 years now, and over 30 sister locations are in operation, or the in process of opening worldwide. We operate independently, with flexible business structures and branding, but under the same basic principles. 1.Our participatory pay-as-you-wish pricing and purchase credit system evolves within each individual store through community participation in value assessment. 2. We display materials in beautiful settings that spark creativity without overwhelming. 3. We only collect/sell art & craft supplies, vintage ephemera, and durable disposables for trending projects.


The Red Couch

Exhibit

Dawn Thomas and Robert van de Walle create kinetic sculptures inspired by a found red velvet couch. Their collaborations are a vehicle for inspiring others and building relationships with other creative, resourceful people.



Backyard Beekeeping

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Have you ever wondered what it would take to keep honeybees in your own backyard? It's probably a lot easier than you think! This presentation will give an overview of the time, space, cost and equipment needed to start up your own backyard beehive. In this brief introduction to beekeeping, you'll learn the basics of honeybee biology and behavior, how to care for your bees, the benefits of keeping bees, as well as how to harvest honey, wax and other products. You'll also learn about local associations and other sources of information, so that you can start your own backyard beehive.













Shopping Bag Solutions

Exhibit

Drop by Shopping Bag Solutions, to discover new ways to remember a bag. MAKE your own reusable bag. If you actually remembered to bring a reusable bag to the MAKE Faire, we can customize it with our solution too. Why not personalize your bag, we have rubber stamps, fabric markers/paint, stencils, velcro, etc.. Want something less permanent, select from some pages to color or blank paper.



Lacto-ferment Just About Anything!

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Did you know that you can take just about any produce you can imagine and turn it into nutritious, tangy fermented goodness using one easy technique? It's true and we show you how in this fun presentation which combines history, biology and nutrition to show you a new way to create tasty, microbiome-friendly food. Take your fermenting beyond sauerkraut and kimchi!n


Making Fresh Chevre at Home

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Imagine this - you're throwing a dinner party and your guests show up to find that your appetizer is a sampling of fresh goat cheeses that you made from scratch yourself. They're amazed and impressed and you shall forever be known as the cheese god/goddess. Our little secret? It took you less than 20 minutes of active time to make them all! We'll show you how in this delectable and simple workshop. The perfect solution for impressive entertaining - easy, indulgent and elegant!!nnLearn the science behind what is happening and what the magic in time-lapse fashion.