About the Flea
An interactive marketplace and community edu-tainment playspace, the Hill Flea is designed to be a dynamic destination for city and county residents of all ages, fusing creativity with education and experience. One part vintage flea market, one part interactive workshop, the Flea will bring traditional vendors, artisans, and entrepreneurs together to offer their talents and treasures for sale while also imparting their skills or knowledge to the visiting public. Celebrating the principles of sustainability, vendors and visitors alike will be invited to reuse, renew, recycle and rediscover their goods, services, and skills.
THE FLEA BLOG
Hello Flea Fans!
It’s almost spring time, which means that it’s almost time for spring cleaning! The staff here at The Hill Flea promise to offer excellent resources in the upcoming weeks to help you take care of all those items you will gather from your spring cleaning! Here are a couple of creative reuse ideas to begin with. View our Pinterest page for more inspirations.
Stay tuned for more detailed posts…in the next blog entry we will cover Consigning in Boulder .
Don’t have the tools to make these items? Fret not. The Resource Tool Library is a great resource. Become a member and get access to the tool library’s inventory of over 3,500 hand, electric and gas-power tools.
Did last year’s Hill Flea leave you yearning for more flea fun? Well, you’re in luck! The Hill Flea is back for its fifth season! This year’s dates are:
Saturday, May 11th- Graduation Weekend and day before Mother’s Day
Saturday, August 17th- CU’s move-in weekend
Artists, craftsmen, thrift shops, non-profits, all you makers and doers out there – We want you! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for a spot.
FactoryMade presents a cool upcycling workshop where you can learn how to make new things out of your old stuff.
Turn an old tshirt into a tote bag during the workshop — then use it to shop at the Hill Flea!
You’ll also be able to check out samples and tips to make new one-of-a-kind cocktail napkins out of vintage sheets, pillow covers from old button down shirts, coasters out of old magazines, you get the idea, everything old is new again. Led by one of the Factory’s favorite DIY instructors, Denise Chaudhari with Dandy Social Club.
Dandy Social Club will have a booth at our August market. Here is a little bit about her inspiration and her items-
In the spring of 2006, designer Denise Love was motivated by a lack of fun and attractive play-clothes for her daughter. Her solution was the creation of Dandy Social Club, her own line of kids clothing blending classic lines with retro aesthetics. Dandy Social Club combines fresh, bold fabrics in surprising combinations with uniquely crafted details, including vintage textiles, one-of-a-kind buttons, and hand-crafted trims. The resulting collection is an updated modern approach to clothing that feels almost familiar. Dandy Social Club garments are entirely handmade in Boulder, Colorado – and each piece is as unique and creative as the child who wears it. Dandy Social Club – striving to create fun and imaginative styles for a new generation of mods and rockers.
Join us this Saturday, August 18 for some summer Flea Fun!
11 am: Children’s musician
12 pm: Gaffer (harp player)
1 pm: Elyse Miller (local folk/jazz musician)
2 pm: Break dancing and music across genres
11 am: CU’s Natural History Museum will be showcasing some museum specimens and holding a kids workshop that incorporates Art and Science.
1 pm: Learn how to fix your bikes at the Bike Repair Workshop by Community Cycles
Have you gotten one of our flyers for the August Flea yet? If you haven’t then make sure to get one from around town or check out this Friday’s Daily Camera to get your copy. Draw your best flea on the back of the flyer, bring it to the August 18 Flea and enter to WIN an awesome prize!!
THE WINNER GETS A FREE CLASS AT FACTORY MADE!!!!
Happy Sunday everyone! I’m writing to let you know that there will be a Children’s clothing swap happening this Saturday at the Spring 2012 Flea from 10am onwards. Bring the clothes that don’t fit your kids anymore and trade them for clothes that do fit! Tell all your mom friends as well- the more the merrier!!
Get your yoga on with CorePower Yoga at the this year’s Spring Hill Flea! They will be giving not just one but two workshops!
The first one will be a kids yoga workshop @ 10:00am and the second will be a short 15 minute BootCamp workshop @ 12pm followed by a Partner/Acro Yoga Workshop at 12:15pm! The BootCamp will give you the tools to jumpstart your metabolism in a supportive environment. The instructor will guide you through structured and motivating workouts to maximize your body’s potential and health.
Partner Yoga is perfect for those of you who want to deepen your connection with another human through movement, play, breath, touch and yes, intimacy. It can be practiced by any two people and is a great way to strengthen a relationship by fostering trust and communication.
So, don’t miss out on these great workshops offered by CorePower this year! See you at the Flea- May 12th from 10am to 4pm .