The mission of Craftin’ Outlaws is to expose the public to an alternative to mass produced products and to support local indie artists, crafters, and designers. Craftin’ Outlaws, the largest fair and longest running of its kind in Ohio, it is THE place to be whether a vendor or shopper. Now in it’s 15th year, Craftin’ Outlaws is an annual ‘alternative’ craft fair held in Columbus, Ohio. The first event, held in 2005 featured 50 fabulous and original artists, designers, and crafters selling their hip handmade wares to a steady stream of customers who were looking to purchase that one-of-a-kind gift for themselves or a loved one. Craftin’ Outlaws embraces the same methods and techniques that have been used for years, but are putting a modern twist to it.
Executive Director: Megan Green
Now organized by Megan Green, who continues to bring a highly curated selection of handmade goods to the great city of Columbus.
Megan is also the owner of Stinkybomb Soap, co-organizer of Midwest Craft Con, mother of two, wife to one and lover of all things craft related.
Outlaws Assistant: Mallory Theiss
Mallory has been sewing since she was young but didn’t pick it up seriously until she was out of college. That’s when she first started working in the fabric and sewing industry and her passion has grown as she has continued to work for various textile companies and sewing pattern designers for the past 13 years. She has three kids and loves sharing her passion for DIY with them whenever possible.
Outlaws Assistant: Toni Lipsey
Toni is a crochet designer and instructor based in Columbus, Ohio who’s been creating since she was 13 years old. An extrovert at heart, she loves planning knitting parties, teaching crochet lessons both in person and online, and attending local arts events. When she’s not out and about, you can find her cuddling with her two kittens or stocking her Amazon shopping cart. Keep tabs on Toni via Instagram and visit TLYarnCrafts.com for her crochet patterns and maker gifts.
Toni is a blog contributor and assists with vendor marketing.
Outlaws Assistant: Samantha Frew
Energetic, willing to lend a crafty hand and unofficial ambassador to Columbus, Sam joins the Outlaws team with a long line of events and community outreach under her belt. She’s lent her talents to Independents’ Day, Columbus Parks & Recs and Small Business Beanstalk. You can now find her with Experience Columbus.
Sam is our go to for support, community outreach and volunteer coordination.
Outlaws Assistant: Cheryl Williams
Cheryl Williams is the founder of 86 & Norman. 86 & Norman accessories helps eclectic stylish women carry what they need while looking super cute with handbags, clutches, and wallets. During the day, she’s a Lead Business Analyst, during every other time of day, she’s sewing away in her home studio in Columbus, Ohio. Cheryl started her business as Double Clutched in 2015 after getting a sewing machine from her DIY savvy mom and step-dad for Christmas. She branded to 86 & Norman in February 2019 which aims to make women feel bold, confident, and beautiful.