I Heart Rummage was created in Seattle by Gia Bahm at Nation/I-Spy in November 2001 as a monthly showcase of what’s cutting edge in indie crafts and functional art. A year later, Sam Trout and Matthew Parker took over and expanded the event. When Nation/I-Spy closed its doors, IHR moved to its bigger and better home at the Crocodile Café in Belltown. After 4 years of building IHR into a popular monthly event, Sam and Matthew were ready to focus on new projects. In January of 2006 IHR was restructured, rebranded, and reborn and run by Cassandra Lanning. It spent two more years at the Crocodile Cafe until the cafe's closure in Dec. 2007. IHR then moved to Chop Suey in January 2008 and spent two exciting years on Capitol Hill. IHR remains a vibrant indie craft event at it's underground garage location at the annual Fremont Fair.
IHR continues its commitment to provide a platform for all up-and-coming craftsters that want to show new, edgy, and dynamic work. Every year at the Fremont Fair you’ll find 30 hardworking designers and crafters presenting the latest in style and hip crafts - some seasoned vendors, as well as new work that has never been shown.
If you’re a DIYer who wants to take the plunge and show at IHR, check out our FAQ's page!