Meet the 2017 Makers


Creative Indiana Innovation Network

Whether you’re an organization in need a jolt of creativity, or an individual searching for new answers, stop by to discover a way of thinking and problem-solving at the core of inventiveness and ingenuity. Engage with us, identify your challenges, and make new ideas—through breakthrough creative thinking tools that apply to any situation. Share your […]

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Aura Art Wear

Hand-formed wearables, earrings, pendants, rings, bracelets and neckwear—all formed of wire, by hand, with bead embellishments of glass, porcelain, wood, leather, and textiles.

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HART Rock Wellness Arts Cafe

Quilter’s Comfort brand of artisan teas, herbal seasonings, condiments, and body care products are for sale, as well as original art prints and hardbound books. Braided rug making, paper and fabric tesselations, upcycled and botanical dye, and herbal products and prints also demonstrated and displayed.

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Soapy Soap Company: The Art of Soapmaking

We manufacture all-natural bar soap in Bloomington, Indiana. Learn about our style and methods at our “Art of Soapmaking” workshop at Makevention. Mix your own natural soap additives—and leave our booth with your own very own hand-crafted soap.

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Restructify

We turn recycled, refurbished, reinvented, and reclaimed objects into unique industrial, steampunk, and funky pieces of art.

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2DyeCru

We honor the coexistence between plants, wooly creatures, and people, “from sheep to shawl”—through local and exotic plants and responsible fiber purveyors. Our pure, natural plant dyes, married with sustainably sourced fibers, result in unique, all-natural hand-dyed artists’ yarns. We demonstrate knitting, crocheting, and spinning, and offer natural fibers perfect for everything from intricate lace […]

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Indie Ninja Design

Come break the rules at our game tables! We demo our family-friendly games—you make them more fun with your creative suggestions.

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Wild Endeavor

We’re a family of makers who produce supplies for geeky parents and kids. With a focus on creativity in a diverse range of media, we strive to make the world more magical every day—alone and together.

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Lock-Picking FOOLS: Fraternal Order of Lock Sports

How do you know if your lock is secure? Try to pick it! These FOOLS make learning lock-picking fun for the whole family, and show you the best tools for the job.

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Cardboard House Press

Dedicated to increased access to Latin American and Spanish literature and art, we publish titles in an art book format. These books, made by hand in community-based workshops, feature recycled cardboard, marbled paper, stenciling, and hand-sewn binding, and full-color illustrated dust jackets.

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Mechanical Puzzle Collection @Lilly Library

Puzzle fans will love trying to solve the hands-on challenges from our collection—and learning from our Curator of Puzzles about how puzzle designers develop their deviously difficult creations. Get inspired for your next project! The Jerry Slocum Collection of Mechanical Puzzles is the largest of its kind in the world, with over 35,000 puzzles that […]

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