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Craftin’ Outlook 2020

When life throws you a pandemic you make some creative lemonade for your community.

Shop our 2020 Outlaws by viewing our digital catalog. Shop directly from our makers by clicking over to their websites. All purchases are to be made from each individual exhibitor. Vendors coordinate payment and shipping.

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BECOME A CRAFTIN OUTLAWS AMBASSADOR!

Do you miss in-person crafts shows?

Do you value the importance of handmade goods?

Are you active on social media and love sharing unique finds with friends? 

BECOME A CRAFTIN OUTLAWS AMBASSADOR!

What Is an Outlaws Ambassador?

Ambassadors help spread the word about Craftin Outlaws events like our upcoming Black Friday Celebration in November and our Virtual Holiday Market in December. 

What Is Expected of an Outlaws Ambassador?

Create and/or repost engaging content around Craftin Outlaws events to your audience on social media channels like Instagram, Facebook, Tik Tok, and Twitter. 

What Is the Compensation & Commitment?

During active weekends, Ambassadors can expect engagement on their posts and reposts of their content on Craftin Outlaw platforms. At the end of the season, Ambassadors will receive a handpicked goody bag of exclusive Outlaws swag. 

You Might Be Wondering…

  • Do I have to have a large following to be an ambassador? No way! We are looking for Ambassadors who are true fans of Craftin Outlaws, enjoy spreading holiday cheer, and want to make a difference for our Holiday vendors and artists working hard this busy season. 
  • How do I know what to post? We’re giving our Ambassadors the freedom to post in a way that feels authentic and natural to their audience. Repost photos of your favorite Craftin Outlaws vendors, make a video, share a review, whatever you like! We’ll also supply a list of ideas to get you started. 
  • Will I need to show up anywhere? You can help promote the excitement of Craftin Outlaws from the comfort of home. Kick your feet up, spike the eggnog, and help us spread the word about our virtual events.  

How Do I Apply?!

Click the link below to complete our short Ambassador Application. All Ambassadors will be chosen by November 15, 2020 and contacted via email. 

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Pop-Up Markets at CMA

Come on down to the Columbus Museum of Art to shop from Craftin’ Outlaws exhibitors, as we pop-up around the CMA’s front entrance.

This outdoor marketplace will give you safe access to shop unique, one-of-a-kind, handmade items from the a variety of our vendors, friends and community partners.

Every purchase from an Outlaw comes with CMA discounts in the shop and cafe. Secure your admission to the Museum, which includes experiencing the new Tara Booth Comic exhibit and No Mere Button-Pushers, as well as a visiting the Museum’s Studio for creative demos.

The Pop-Up Market opens Saturday October 24, November 7, 21 and 28th, from 10am3pm, bad weather cancelations will be announced 24 hours in advance. We’re following procedures and guidelines laid out by the CDC and local health officials, including practicing social distancing for all activities. Masks are required for all adults and children over the age of two.

Shop from the following Outlaws this Saturday, October 24th:

Linnea Campbell Ceramics

Macabee Metals

Pretty Papel

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Be a Holiday Outlaw

Due to the continued rate of transmission and risks surrounding Covid-19 we can not in good conscious move forward with our Holiday plans at the Columbus Museum of Art.
We are excited to announce a Virtual Holiday show with several opportunities to engage with our shoppers:  

Craftin Outlaws Virtual Holiday Market 12/5 – 12/6 + Black Friday shoutouts!

How do our fans support our Outlaws?

Supporting handmade keeps your shopping dollars in your local economy, offers sustainability and supports cottage industries. Follow us on Instagram, RSVP to our Facebook event page and sign up to our special Holiday Edition Newsletter and stay tuned for giveaways leading up to the event.

WHAT DOES THE EVENT INCLUDE FOR MAKERS?

We will host a special Holiday Show landing page on our website sorted by category.

  • Each Category Page will feature vendor highlights including:
    • A short bio
    • 4-5 photos 
    • A link to take shoppers directly to your online shop 
    • A link to your Instagram account
  • All day promotions throughout the weekend spread out over all of our social media channels:
    • Facebook: 7,106 followers, 6,872 likes
    • Instagram: 9,110 followers
    • Twitter:1,373 followers
  • Promotions and reminders to our newsletter subscribers   
  • Advertising with local media and a special Facebook event page. 
  • Promotions and education leading up to the event to share the benefits of shopping small and how folks can support makers in our community
    • “For every $1 spent at a small business, 67 cents stays in the community!”
  • Opportunities to get involved with raffle giveaways before and during the event
  • Black Friday / Small Business Saturday sale promotions – we will be spotlighting all makers that are hosting sales or events over this weekend.
  • Instagram takeovers during October and November 

Important Info

We are opening up applications to fill 40 new spaces to bring in new makers. 2020 Spring exhibitors who have chosen to remain a part of our event will also be joining us.

Applications close September 30th and are open to makers across the US.  

APPLY TODAY!

There is no fee to apply
If accpeted into the show by our jury, a non-refundable $150.00 fee is due by October 5th to participate.

2020 promotional image courtesy of The Makist.

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Support Black Artists & Makers

BLACK LIVES MATTER (1)

The Craftin’ Outlaws team has pulled together a list of amazing Black artists and makers, we want to spread their names and websites so we can all add to our online communities. Please visit, follow, share, and buy from these creative folks to support Black makers locally and across the country. We plan to share some of these links on our social media pages and hope to add to this list as well.

Thank you to our amazing community that has supported Craftin’ Outlaws for over a decade, we hope you will join us as we continue to support makers and work towards a new future full of equal representation.

Apparel & Accessories:

Sankofa Arts – https://www.sankofaarts.com/

Splendor Revival – https://www.splendorrevival.com/

GUDWKND – https://gudwknd.com/ 

86 & Norman – https://86andnorman.com/ 

Now Boarding Bags – https://www.nowboardingbags.com/

Paisley & Gold Sewing – https://paisleygoldsewing.com/

Pistil Calyx – https://www.etsy.com/shop/pistilcalyx

Jamison & Bexley(kids clothing) – https://jamisonandbexley.com/

Harper Iman Dolls – https://www.harperiman.com/

Alexis Bailey – https://therealalexisbailey.com/

Tabitha Sewer – https://www.tabithasewer.com/

Love, Cortnie Handbags – http://lovecortnie.com/

Norris Dantaford – http://norrisdantaford.com/


Bath & Body:

Addicted to Cute: https://shopaddictedtocute.com/

Elle Jae Essentials – https://www.ellejaeessentials.com/

Rose & Perry – https://www.roseandperry.com/

Southern Hospitality – https://www.sohofeet.com/

The Fabulous Fennyl – https://www.etsy.com/shop/thefabulousfennyl

Urembo Asili – https://uremboasili.com/

Body by Bella – https://shopbodybybella.com/

Elle Vie – https://myellevie.com/

Naturally Smitten – https://www.naturallysmitten.com/

The Honey Pot – https://thehoneypot.co/

LYL Body Care – https://www.lylbodycare.com/

Orange Fuzz Shop – https://www.etsy.com/shop/orangefuzz

Good Night Darling – https://www.goodnightdarling.co/

Plant Apothecary – https://plantapothecary.com/


Fiber & Textiles: 

Yetunde Rodriquez Design – https://www.yetunderodriguez.com/

TL Yarn Crafts – https://tlyarncrafts.com/

Livn Loop – https://www.etsy.com/shop/livnloop

Social Justice Sewing Academy – http://www.sjsacademy.com/

North Knits – https://northknits.online/

Bayron Handmade – https://www.bayronhandmade.com/

Tres Chic Stitchery – https://treschicstitchery.com/gg-embroidery-collection/

Alyson Toone – https://www.etsy.com/shop/alysonjonlife

The Corny Rainbow – https://www.thecornyrainbow.com/shop

Pretty Strange Studio – https://www.prettystrange.design/blog/

Jeanette Sloan – https://www.jeanettesloandesign.com/

Bobble Club House – https://www.bobbleclubhouse.com/

Lori Loves – https://whatloriloves.com/

Creative Cookie: https://creativecookie.square.site/

Jen Hewitt – https://jenhewett.com/

The Yarn Mission – http://theyarnmission.com/

Adwoa Design – https://www.etsy.com/shop/AdwoaDesign

Angela Mayhoe – https://www.angelamayhoe.com/


Art & Ceramics:

Kincs by Nicki – https://www.kincsbynicki.com/

Lisa McLymont – https://lisamclymont.com/

Sleepy Robot 13 – https://www.etsy.com/shop/sleepyrobot13

Ave Rivera – https://www.averivera.com/

Alyissa Letters – https://www.etsy.com/shop/AlyissaLetters

Lolly Lolly Ceramics – https://www.instagram.com/lollylollyceramics/

Micah Bizant – https://www.micahbazant.com/

Aya Paper Co. – https://ayapaper.co/

Plant Vessel – https://plantvessel.com/

Ceramic Meltdown – https://ceramicmeltdown.com/

She is This Designs – https://www.sheisthis.com/

Hakim – www.instagram.com/hakimsartnstuff/

Stat The Artist – www.instagram.com/stattheartist

Sophia Yeshi – https://www.yeshidesigns.com/home

Kendra Dandy – https://theebouffants.com/

She is This – https://www.sheisthis.com/

Tactile Matter – https://www.tactilematter.com/

Dorcas Magbadelo – https://dorcascreates.com/

Amina Mucciolo – https://arainbowinyourcloud.com/collections/posters

Self Remedy – https://www.selfremedy.co/remedy-tools

Threet Ceramics – https://www.threetceramics.com/

Jade Purple Brown – https://jadepurplebrown.com/ 

Stormy Nesbit – https://www.stormynesbit.com/

Qew – https://www.instagram.com/qew_doodles/

Morgan Harper Nichols – https://morganharpernichols.com/

Danielle Coke – https://www.ohhappydani.com/

Ashe Ceramics – https://www.asheceramics.com/

A.P. Loves Design – https://www.etsy.com/shop/alpdesign

Damask Love – https://damasklove.com/

Twiggs Bindery – http://www.twiggsbindery.com/


Jewelry:

The Gift Box- https://www.berylkthompson.com/

Bobbi Made This – https://www.bobbimadethis.com/

Lingua Nigra – https://linguanigra.com/

On The Lookout Jewelry – https://www.on-the-lookout.com/

Peace Images Jewelry – https://peaceimages.com/

Candid Art – https://www.candidartaccessories.com/

Valerie Madison Fine Jewelry – https://www.valeriemadison.com/

Mandy Matties – https://www.mandymatties.com/

Lee Prints – https://www.etsy.com/shop/leeprintsco

Kelly Made – https://www.itskellymade.com/

CanDid Art – https://www.candidartaccessories.com/

Frolick Jewelry – https://shopfrolick.com/

Nimmy Designs – https://www.etsy.com/shop/nimmydesigns

On The Lookout Jewelry – https://www.on-the-lookout.com/

Cocoa Centric – https://www.cocoacentric.com

Lingua Nigra – https://linguanigra.com/


Local Food in Columbus, Ohio:

Suga Pie’s Cupcakes – https://www.sugapies.com/

Too Good Eats – https://www.toogoodeats.com/

36 Sweets – https://36sweets.square.site/

Willowbeez – http://willowbeezsoulveg.com/

Flavor 91 – https://flavor91.com/

mmelo – https://mmelo.co/


Brick & Mortar Shops in Columbus, Ohio:

Yelo Aple – https://www.yeloaple.com/

Upper Cup Coffee – http://www.uppercupcoffee.com/

Plant Based Cafe – https://www.thelifestyle.cafe/

Donna’s Delicious Dozen – https://www.donnasdeliciousdozen.com/

Autumn Rush Vineyard – https://www.autumnrushvineyard.com/

Raw Yoga – https://www.rawyoga614.com/

Replenish Spa – https://www.replenishwith.us/

Zora’s House – https://zorashouse.com/

Streetlight Guild – https://streetlightguild.wpcomstaging.com/

Chunky Armadillo – https://www.chunkyarmadillo.com

Donya’s Florals – https://donyasflorals.com/

Krazzy Comics – http://www.mykrazzycomics.com/


Collectives & Multiple Artists:

Creative Control Fest – http://creativecontrolfest.com/

All People Arts – https://allpeoplearts.org/

BIPOC in Fiber – https://bipocinfiber.com/

Black Artists + Designers Guild – https://www.badguild.info/

Black Women of Print – https://www.blackwomenofprint.com/

Calligraphers Of Color – https://www.instagram.com/calligraphersofcolor/

The Black-Owned Market – https://ourbom.com/

Sewn Magazine – https://www.sewnmag.com/

Thank you to the Outlaws team for compiling the lists and to Instagram accounts @CraftySuperMkt, @DearHandmadeLife, @Short.And.Loud, @MooreHisStyle, and @HandheldHM. We appreciate you sharing many of these new to us artists so we can continue to spread their work.

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Need a mask?

It took sewists of all kinds, from professional to hobbyist, no time at all to dive into their stash of fabrics and go to work making masks.

With the reopening of Ohio, as depicted by Governor of Ohio Mike Dewine on April 27, small businesses are being asked to make sure they have enough masks for their employees. While the general public is not yet being mandated to wear them in public, many independent retailers are requiring consumers to wear them in order to seek out their services.

This is a collection of makers from around Central Ohio making masks for sale. All questions should be directed to the individuals offering them for sale. Be safe. Be an Outlaw.

Want to be added to our list? Fill out this form.

 

 

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Outlaws at Home

Back in early March, we had to make the decision to postpone our Spring event. We want to thank everyone who liked, shared and supported our makers and you now have the chance to do it all over again. 

Outlaws at Home is an extension of our Instagram takeovers. Vendors share products, promotions and check ins with our fans. 

How it works:

You simply buy directly from them. If you aren’t in a place to support them directly you can like, share and add supportive comments to their takeovers. 

Expect some surprises along the way, free content for you to make and create things at home. 

We are so honored to have played a part in supporting makers for 15 years. We are going to do everything in our power to stick around and continue to bring you curated experiences. Interested makers will be given a chance to join our takeovers starting in July. 

Stay safe! Wash your hands! Always be an Outlaw!

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Spring 2020 Outlaws

Combine your love of arts and crafts as Craftin’ Outlaws host a one day craft fair at the Columbus Museum of Art.

Bring the whole family out for a day of shopping, interactive elements and a celebration of all things craft related from 10am-5pm on Sunday, March 29, 2020.
NO VIP PASSES, NO EARLY BIRDS just FREE ADMISSION to a day of spring shopping and access to the Columbus Museum of Art all day!
Stay tuned as we give away 15 tote bags!

Start your shopping online by visiting each exhibitors online store.

 

Pop-Up Markets Cancelled

Due to new advisories and event guidelines we will be canceling the remaining two Pop-Up Markets. You can shop for gifts online from our makers by viewing our Craftin Outlaws Virtual Holiday Market and you can continue to support the Columbus Museum of Art by purchasing a membership, making a donation or buying items from their online gift shop.

We wanted to give an extra shout-out to the makers who would have been joining for the last two events. Keep shopping them online and supporting the arts.

Thom Glick Illustrates | World Peace Fair Trade | Rose & Perry Co | Purple House Co | Questionable Press | Mid West Mod | Sound and Soft | Pajaro Negro | The Cuddle Cult Nicole Zupich Art

We wish to thank the Columbus Museum of Art for the invitation to host these Pop-Ups and give artists a chance to sell in-person and with social distance practices in place. We look forward to returning to their venue for our in-person events on 2021.

Sewing Hive Gift Guide

This gift guide has been curated by the lovely Jamie Hevener, Sewing Instructor at the Sewing Hive In Clintonville!

Poor Sparrow – Columbus, OH

This local artist makes some of my favorite jewelry. Her upcycled vintage and gem combination is just enough sparkle and intimate vintage details are a delight, never over-stated and always one-of-a-kind. Such a precious way to let those close to you know how you feel about them. 

Natterdoodle – Columbus, OH

This company is one of my favorites. Natalie is probably the most entertaining and fun business owner in the city and her classes become experiences you will remember. Imagine getting a gift this holiday for your pal or even yourself that is a promise of good times to come and a new life skill of learning how to create letters that are a work of art!

Haven Herbs – Columbus, OH

Lily, the shop owner at Haven Herbs is another local favorite. Her business sells locally sourced herbs and plant based products that heal and make you feel your best. She also offers in depth classes that provide valuable information that helps put you in control of your health. This is a great place to purchase a class or self-care product this year. 

Wild Cat Gift and Party – Columbus, OH

For years this store has been a unique staple to the community and a destination place for visitors to find fun gifts, ranging from sweet things like vintage accessories, plushies and fun items like snarky stationary and embroidery. Sometimes you just need to be painfully honest or have a good laugh with your friends, and this is THE place to find gifts to express those sentiments. 

Sweet Stella Designs – Columbus, OH

Amy, the artist of Sweet Stella designs makes inspiring confection themed jewelry that you can’t pass up. She used her talent to make pieces that look like cupcakes, candy, sushi and other fun foods that honestly look like you could take a bite from. But don’t! Your loved ones and friends of all ages will love anything you purchase for them made by Amy!

The Sewing Hive – Columbus, OH

This year, give a life skill: sewing, to a special person in your life by purchasing a gift card or acquire a skill for yourself by purchasing a sewing class! 

The Sewing Hive is a sewing class studio dedicated to a community of individuals who are searching for better ways to express their individuality by sewing clothing and accessories. We are here with experienced instructors who engage and guide adult and school aged students with no sewing experience and highly skilled sewists. We put  programs together for our students with the goal of building skills. Classes are small (up to 2 students at a time) which allows for the teachers to make sure students are successful. Send inquiries to studio@sewinghive.com.  

The Sewing Hive is located in Columbus at 3455 Indianola Avenue.

Check Out the Sewing Hive’s Upcoming Classes

Ramble Coffee Gift Guide

Gift Guide For The Person Who Needs To De-Stress

This year has been tough on everyone, and there’s still a lot of stress and anxiety ahead. Get your family and friends something to help them relax and maybe forget about all their troubles for a moment.

Haven Herbs – Columbus, OH

This chillax roll on essential oil from Haven Herbs is a great stocking stuffer! Simply sniff the oils or roll it onto your skin and the scent of lavender, vetiver and frankincense will calm the nerves.

Livnloop – Columbus, OH

You can’t look at a Livnloop product without wanting to touch it! Her cozy knits are splendid for anyone who wants to nestle in the warmth of the cowl while reading a good book.

Southern Hospitality – Indianapolis, IN

Know someone who’s on their feet all day or work outside in the cold? Southern Hospitality’s Sweet Tea Foot Soak’s are the ultimate gift, helping to soothe achy or cold feet after a hard day’s work.

Bud And Bowl – Cincinnati, OH

These handmade cappuccino mugs from Bud And Bowl come in 8 different funky patterns AND are dishwasher and microwave safe. They pair perfectly with a lb. (or two) of Ramble Coffee for the perfect gift!

ChicalooKate – Pittsburgh, PA

For a note of levity, we present ChicalooKate. Her products may not always be appropriate, but she will make your friends and family laugh, possibly against their will.

Ramble Coffee – Columbus, OH

Whether you’re gearing up for an outdoor adventure, to get away from it all, or have a coffee break at your desk, all you need is hot water for the perfect cup of Ramble Coffee. These single-serve coffee packs are filled with precision ground, pre-dosed, ready to brew specialty coffee. Just pour over, dunk, steep, and enjoy with no mess – just + water. Every pack is nitro sealed in fully compostable packaging made using renewable materials.

While we have always been intrigued by the complexity and variety that coffee has to offer, lately traversing the world of coffee has become something of an obsession for us.  In 2015, when we were still hand-roasting green coffee in our kitchen, we also designed and built a teardrop camper. We set out to see the country with our two spirited children and found ourselves as taken with the beautiful vistas as we were with new friends we met along the way.  We knew we wanted to bring that sense of adventure and community back to our hometown, and launched Ramble Coffee in October of 2016. Two years later, we moved our roastery inside Global Gallery coffee shop in Clintonville where we currently roast.

Whether we are perfecting a roast, learning about a farm or co-op, or experimenting with brewing methods, a spirit of exploration leads the way.

John + Sara

Buy Our Single-Serve Coffees Individually Or In Packs Of 10

ColumbusUnderground Gift Guide

For The Person Who’s Homesick

The Pandemic has made it extra hard to visit friends and family this year and most Holiday plans are being put on hold. Show your loved ones you’re thinking about the times you spent with them in your favorite state by sending them some Ohio themed gifts.

Megan Lee Designs – Westerville, Ohio

Show the new baby in your life that they are loved, particularly in Ohio, with this Megan Lee Designs onesie.

Ice + Dust Pottery – Westerville, Ohio

You can never go wrong with a handcrafted mug from Ice + Dust Pottery. These mugs come in 3 sizes to cater to your desired caffeine needs. Combine this mug with your favorite lb. of locally roasted coffee, hot chocolate or tea and you have one gift checked off your list!

Six One Fur – Columbus, OH

Miss your family or friends dog? Pamper them with a special dog bandana from Six One Fur! Pair this gift with some tasty dog treats to really spoil your four legged friend.

Hip Modern Soap Co. – Pittsburgh, PA

This OSU themed bath bomb from Hip Modern Soap Co. is peanut butter and chocolate scented and perfect for a Buckeye fan that needs a nice long soak in the tub after a day of tailgating.

Red Giraffe Designs – Columbus, OH

This Gold State Necklace from Red Giraffe Designs is totally customizable. You can stamp initials a date or even a heart onto the charm.

ColumbusUnderground Merch – Columbus, OH

Rep your favorite award-winning Columbus, Ohio news source! ColumbusUnderground shirts are super soft and your purchase allows them to continue making their news available for free!

Columbus Underground is an independently owned, award winning, online news publication, covering a wide range of topics: from arts and entertainment, to civics and politics, and everything else in between that makes our city shine. Our mission is to connect the residents and visitors of Columbus with the most relevant, interesting, and newsworthy information about our city and region. Thank you for supporting local journalism!

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2020 Gift Guides

We are working with local partners to share their Gift Guides to help showcase handmade products.

Stay tuned as additional Gift Guides are created and shared.

Want to make your own Gift Guide that can be shared with your friends and families? We will help you create a custom gift guide with proceeds going back to Craftin’ Outlaws and one of our charity partners.

We create a curated image of your TOP 5 Outlaws as a post and send you the link as your own personal holiday list, like you would have made as a kid. Encourage your friends and family to shop local off your list.

Sample gift guide by Outlaw organizer Megan Green.