Sponsor Love with Outlaw Organizer Megan Green

I have the best job in the world. Season after season, year after year I have the pleasure of hosting a party which celebrates the best of the handmade community. It comes with stress, high blood pressure and a constantly full inbox. The reward and the payoff of sustaining craft talent and our creative entrepreneurs from around the Midwest is a privilege and I love every stressful moment of the event planning process.

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It’s hard to choose just a few and I should state that EVERY sponsor that supports Craftin’ Outlaws should be praised. They keep our event running year after year and I encourage you to visit their booths and shops.

Here are a few vendors who keep me motivated and inspire me daily…

The Hoop and Needle – I saw them across the craft aisle at an out of town show in Bloomington but never spoke to them because introverts don’t announce their presence. We have created an everlasting bond and they’ve been one of my favorite Outlaws both online and in person. They also crafted these DIY embroidery kits for our early birds.

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Itty Bitty … one of our longest vendors under the name Sugar Kitty Corsets has created a line of clothes for those patriotic dolls my 8 year old won’t shut up about. Her doll line of clothing is in keeping to the Outlaws spirit and all little girls should have their dolls be a badass.

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Logan Schmitt Illustrations… our 2016 poster designer makes decay a beautiful thing. He’s a stand up guy and an amazing artist. Collaborations should always be this easy.

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Joe Ryckebosch Art… Thrift store art remade with colorful duct tape. I purchased one a few years back and I need to add to my collection.

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The last few years we’ve chosen Best in Show winners, where we recognize Outlaws who’s booths, products and presence continue to capture the embodiment of our events. That distinction went to AJW Creations, who returns as our 2015 Best in Show vendor. We love having Adam join us year after year.

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Macabee Metals…  finely forged blades and knives define craftsmenship and you can thank me when you strike up a conversation with Matt and get to know the man behind the steel. 14666233_768097113328012_4245237294122166607_n

Mary Ann Crago not only has sculptures that captures souls but she herself is a someone I would welcome a cup of coffee to pick her brain. Her work is gentile and powerful and embodies feminist ideals. Her work is on my to buy list for sure. crago



Craftin’ Outlaws returns this Saturday December 10th at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

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Sponsor Love with The Columbus Diaper Coalition

The Columbus Diaper coalition was born out of a need within the community. Upon learning that diapers were not covered by Ohio Works First, SNAP Benefits, or other social-service organizations in the state of Ohio, the founders of the Columbus Diaper Coalition began to put the wheels in motion to start a diaper bank.

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Our non-profit sponsor and friends join us again THIS Saturday to share a few of their favorite Outlaws.

Glitteracy

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Glitteracy Art & Design creates artwork, greeting cards, accessories, and apparel that add a little sparkle to your day.

 

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Flocktails are unique and handmade jewelry and accessories for the boho chic yet sophisticated fashionista! Flocktails are a stylish way to bring wearable art into your wardrobe!
Poor Sparrow 
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Poor Sparrow is a vintage-meets-modern jewelry line that features rescued deadstock and antique elements, coupled with contemporary design.
The Smithery
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Independent jewelry artists Anne Holman and Jen Townsend founded The Smithery as a working metalsmith studio and artist-made shop. Specializing in contemporary jewelry and modern craft, The Smithery provides a retail storefront showcasing a curated collection of fine handmade goods.
Igloo Letterpress
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Igloo is a small but mighty letterpress and bookbinding studio, retail shop and commercial printer in central Ohio. Our roots are steeped in history. We are passionate about using our extensive collection of wood and metal type and beautiful vintage image cuts.


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The Columbus Diaper Coalition joins us on December 10th with a diaper drive, hosting their beloved raffles and take in crafts of the googly eyed variety.

Find your favorite Craftin’ Outlaws at http://www.craftinoutlaws.com.

 

Sponsor Love with Pattycake Bakery

Pattycake Bakery handcrafts sweets as delicious as they are virtuous, always from scratch, using the finest primarily organic, all vegan, and 100% natural ingredients. Using fresh produce from local farmers, use recycled and biodegradable packaging, choose to pedal deliveries by bike to coffee houses and groceries throughout the city, and operate collaboratively as Columbus’ premier worker-owned co-operative.
Our favorite bakery shares a few of their favorite Outlaws!
Poor Sparrow 
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Poor Sparrow is a vintage-meets-modern jewelry line that features rescued deadstock and antique elements, coupled with contemporary design.
Cynthia Vardhan Ceramics
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Handmade porcelain for the home
Alison Rose
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Alison Rose is truly a mom and pop screen print shop located in Columbus, Ohio. The two specialize in high quality hand-screen printed apparel, wallets, posters, and other goods.
Wholly Craft
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With 40 crafty vendors, met at local fairs and online through discussion boards and this brand new website (still in beta!) called Etsy, Wholly Craft became a hidden gem for people looking to find the perfect, unique gift for their loved ones. As word of mouth spread, the tiny shop was quickly busting at the seams and soon expanded next door, tripling in size.
Igloo Letterpress 
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Igloo is a small but mighty letterpress and bookbinding studio, retail shop and commercial printer in central Ohio. Our roots are steeped in history. We are passionate about using our extensive collection of wood and metal type and beautiful vintage image cuts.


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Pattycake Bakery can be found in Clinnville crafting away the tastiest, vegan goods in town. Find your favorite online at www.craftinoutlaws.com and in person on December 10th at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

Sponsor Love with Alison Rose

Printers gotta print and no one knows that better than Alison and Nick of Alison Rose.
Alison Rose started as a love affair in their college days and has grown to a retail space in Clintonville to their new production space located outside of Downtown. The nicest couple on earth continues to dress Columbus in highly fashioned and well crafted designs.
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Our favorite in-house printer, Nick and Alison share a few of their favorite Outlaws.
Outfit Good
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We create screen printed tees inspired by our local history, urban legends, and sometimes just a bit of whimsy. We love to tell the stories of what is, what was, and what could be through our original designs.
Everyday Balloons
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everyday balloons is the combined work of Chris Bencivenga and Becki Hollen. We are printmakers and illustrators and we make cute things for you and your walls. Our illustrations are hand drawn and everything that can be is hand screen printed.
Clinton Reno 
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Nationally used screen-printed rock posters and art prints hand printed in Columbus Ohio by artist Clinton Reno.
Eliza Dot Design
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There is alot of “stuff” out there for people to buy. I strive for my pieces to be one-of-a-kind, unique, wearable pieces of art and that will be the go-to pieces in their closet.
Strawberry Luna
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strawberryluna is a small, wife & husband studio creating bright, happy silkscreen artwork for all ages. Our hand pulled process is a a labor intensive one, but we think it’s the bee’s knees!


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Alison Rose joins December 10th for our 11th annual Craftin’ Outlaws.

Find your favorites at www.craftinoutlaws.com

Sponsor love with Igloo Letterpress

Igloo is a small but mighty letterpress and bookbinding studio, retail shop and commercial printer in central Ohio.

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Their roots are steeped in history  by using their extensive collection of wood and metal type and beautiful vintage image cuts. As a modern letterpress printer Igloo Letterpress thrive on pushing the envelope and experimenting with the best of digital and analog techniques. To visit their studio is to receive an education in not only the 600-year history of printing, but to get a glimpse of where it is going and why it is an always changing, vibrant, and exciting craft.

The staff at Igloo share a a few of their favorite Outlaws!

Champaign Paper

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Champaign Paper is the work of a future husband and wife creative duo. All of our awesome paper goods and gifts feature original hand drawn work made by us! Our unique paper goods and accessories can be found online and in over 40 stores across the country.
Heartell Press
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Heartell Press letterpress greeting cards are printed with hand-carved woodblocks on 100% post-consumer recycled paper. Artist and printmaker Rachel Kroh, who recently relocated from Brooklyn, New York to Fort Wayne, Indiana, began making cards in 2012 when she had trouble finding the kind of warm, sincere sympathy cards she wanted to send to family and friends who were experiencing hard times. Heartell Press launched online in 2014 and the collection now includes cards for all kinds of occasions, as well as art prints and boxed note cards–perfect gifts for the holidays!
Jonathan Juravich
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Woodland pals and other friends come to life on endless paper products created by Jonathan Juravich. Whether it is a Lumberjack bookmark, hedgehog stationary, or a sleepy owl wall hanging… these hand illustrated friends greet you with lots of whimsy.

Questionable Press

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Questionable Press uses traditional methods to make hand carved images that pair with hand set letterpress type. All of this is printed on a big, whirling letterpress machine. The result is a collection of cards, notebooks, paper toys, and other whim-wham, created for the weirdoes of the world.

 

Clinton Reno
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Nationally used screen-printed rock posters and art prints hand printed in Columbus Ohio by artist Clinton Reno.


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Igloo joins on December 10th with the wide assortment of letterpress items. Find your favorite Outlaws at www.craftinoutlaws.com.

Sponsor Love with Mallory Hill Designs

Outlaws assistant Mallory Hill Designs has been working behind the scenes. The show could not go on with out her! One of the perks of the job is getting to see all the talent before the general public. Mallory shares a few of the Outlaws she’s been cherishing since applications first opened.
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My favorite art prints – strawberry luna & Naterdoodles – two different styles but countless items for everyone on your gift list.
My favorite apparel – Megan Lee Designs – great designs, super soft tees, what more do you need!
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My favorite bags – Branch Line Leather – I make bags myself so I am always on the lookout for well crafted bags and accessories, these will not disappoint.
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My favorite local shops – Igloo Letterpress, The Smithery and Wholly Craft – I’ve been to each of these shops for workshops, tours, movie nights and, of course, shopping!
Columbus Diaper Coalition – A special shout out to this amazing group that is working to bring diapers to each and every baby in the city. Stop by their booth to find out how you can support this very important mission.
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Mallory will continue her role making the magic happen during Craftin’ Outlaws and will also be set up selling her handbags and treasures.

Find a few of the Outlaws you love at www.craftinoutlaws.com

Sponsor Love with The Smithery

Independent jewelry artists Anne Holman and Jen Townsend founded The Smithery as a working metalsmith studio and artist-made shop.   Specializing in contemporary jewelry and modern craft, The Smithery provides a retail storefront showcasing a curated collection of fine handmade goods.   We offer workshops, hands-on events, artist trunk shows and provide a pressure free environment for purchasing thoughtful gifts, commemorating important life events, and adding to your own collections.

Anne and Jen share a few of the Outlaws they love!

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Cynthia Vardhan Ceramics – Handmade porcelain for the home.

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Megs LeVesseur Pottery – Inspired by intricate line work and soft color, this collection utilizes traditional hand-building techniques, Terra Sigillata, and layering of glaze each piece is handcrafted for beauty and function.
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strawberryluna – a small, wife & husband studio creating bright, happy silkscreen artwork for all ages. Our hand pulled process is a a labor intensive one, but we think it’s the bee’s knees!
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Rebecca Graves Pottery – handmade pottery with attention to function, detail and technique then hand carves the surface to showcase images filled with humor, wit and sometimes even a bit of wisdom.
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Clinton Reno – Nationally used screen-printed rock posters and art prints hand printed in Columbus Ohio by artist Clinton Reno.
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Leah Storrs Art & Design –  Fine art printmaker and watercolorist. Working mostly as a screen printer. Focusing on landscapes, cityscapes and architectural studies.
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The Smithery will be joining  us on December 10th at The Greater Columbus Convention Center. Find your favorite Outlaws at www.craftinoutlaws.com.


Sponsor Love with Wholly Craft

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Fuzzbutt Crochet:  Super adorable creatures made by a super adorable lady! I love Fuzzbutt and it’s my go-to gift for kids.

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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.

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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.

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Wholly Craft will be joining  us on December 10th at The Greater Columbus Convention Center. Find your favorite Outlaws at www.craftinoutlaws.com.

 

Sponsor Love with Yarn It & Haberdashery

Yarn It & Haberdashery brings something fresh and new into the Columbus fiber market. Shop owner Esther Hall shares a few of her favorite Outlaws!
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TLY yarn crafts is one of our favorites because she has unique hand crocheted goods, and gifts for the fiber lover. Her Crochet is BAE is exactly how we feel about all fiber arts.  Added bonus is that she is one of the lovely teachers in our store!
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Mary Ann Crago has been a long time favorite artist of Esther’s before she had Yarn it and was working with Artists she got to know Mary Ann and keeps one of her favorite pieces right next to the register to inspire her to be quirky and independent.
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It’s hard to decide between Alison Rose and Carmacazzi but they both do such wonderful shirts and I find myself buying one from each of them every year at Craftin’ Outlaws because a good t-shirt never goes out of style.
Yao Cheng designs has the most beautiful watercolor prints and home goods. Her kitchen towels have been a staple present to give away for the Holidays and her greeting cards at the best thing to keep on hand when you need to write a personal thank you and want to make it special.
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Lastly, Sarah Harste Weavings show that yarn isn’t just for knitting or crocheting. Her beautiful art weavings could brighten up any home.
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Yarn It & Haberdashery joins us on December 10th during Craftin’ Outlaws, with a DIY experience. Find your favorite Outlaws at www.craftinoutlaws.com