Wholly Craft started as a seed in 2005 when owner Olivera Bratich realized there was no outlet in Columbus for this new wave of craft that was rippling across the country. So, in a tiny 300 sq. ft storefront in Clintonville, on a sunny Autumn day, Wholly Craft was born.
Over the years, the shop continued to add new crafty vendors (now over 400 makers are represented) and expand it’s selection of goods to include thousands of art prints, greeting cards, tshirts, baby gifts, tote bags, necklaces, nightlights, zines, and more. Two years ago, Wholly Craft found its forever home in Clintonville, right on the Farmers’ Market path along High St. Now with over 400 vendors, the formerly tiny shop has grown into the premier destination for fun, handcrafted and ethically produced gifts in Columbus.
Olivera shares the Outlaws she loves…
Alison Rose: We been stocking Alison Rose for over a decade and still anxiously await every new release. These two are geniuses and also the nicest people on earth.
Under Aurora: Our whole staff have become Under Aurora evangelicals! The scent blends are tantalizing and the facial care products will do magic for your skin. GET IT.
Sarah Harste: I took a weaving workshop with Sarah recently and it was terrific! She creates stunning work and is a patient and thoughtful instructor. Her love of weaving really comes through her work. I highly suggest also checking out her upcoming workshops at Craftin Outlaws and Wholly Craft.
Poor Sparrow: I don’t think I was actually a jewelry person until we started carrying Poor Sparrow. Suddenly I own a dozen necklaces and am thinking about getting my ears pierced. You too can be a fancy lady!
Hearttell Press: Of the hundreds of booths at the National Stationery Show this year, this was the vendor that blew me away. I think I actually cried a little while putting together our order. The sentiments paired with thoughtful imagery express genuine emotion – it’s everything a card should be.
Fuzzbutt Crochet: Super adorable creatures made by a super adorable lady! I love Fuzzbutt and it’s my go-to gift for kids.
Jonathan Juravich: Whether it’s illustrating famous artists or woodland friends, Jonathan brings a little joy into every paper craft. The lumberjack is my favorite and I can’t wait to see what new characters are in store for the season.
Hoop and Needle: Snarky, foul mouthed craft is the heart of who we are at Wholly Craft and Hoop and Needle is like our soul sister in stitchery. It’s the gift you make for people you truly love.