Who’s coming to BikeCraft IV?

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Liz Dickey will return this year with
her fantastic bike-inspired clocks.
(Photo © J. Maus)

BikeCraft IV is just around the corner! Wednesday, December 10th, at Roots Organic Brewing (on SE 7th, just south of Hawthorne). The event is in Roots’ great new space next door to the regular bar, and will go from 5:30 until closing time.

BikeCraft is our fourth annual emporium of bike-related crafts, fashion, art, and more — all handmade right here in Portland. Come do some holiday shopping for the bicycle lovers in your life — then stick around to enjoy a beer (brewed on the premises!), win raffle prizes, and enjoy the company of other bikey locals.

Here’s a quick preview of just a few of the people and crafts who will be there. There are a lot of amazing vendors again this year — many returning from last year, and some exciting new faces. Stay tuned for more updates about who will be coming.

New Vendors:

Gram Shipley’s leather mudflaps.

Gram Shipley (you might remember his awesome scraper bike) decided to make himself a set of leather mudflaps a couple years ago. Then all his friends wanted a set. Then his coworkers. Then strangers on the street. After a lot of playing around with production, design, and materials, he is debuting these sturdy beauties at BikeCraft IV, under the company name Ful-Floating, Ful-Kustom.

A sticker by Rebecca James

Rebecca James of Upcycle 27, another new face, creates handmade patches, pins, stickers, zines, and “upcycled” goods out of old banners and signs that she finds discarded.

Several other new crafters are in the lineup — I’ll let you know more about them soon.

Other new participants include several artists with bike-themed paintings and photos, including:

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This fine wooly warm hat is
made by Caroline of Little Package.

Also be on the lookout for these returning vendors:

  • Queen Bee handmade bags (we had a story about their panniers here in March)
  • Shaun Deller is bringing a new batch of his classic reused wool cycling caps
  • Caroline of Little Package will be back with her handmade cycling caps
  • Shawn Granton makes zines, bikey cards and other graphic bike art
  • The wonderfully illustrated stationery
    of BikeCraft veteran Carye Bye.
  • Carye Bye of Red Bat Press — will her classic Bunny on a Bike images make a comeback, or will she have new bike-themed letterpress cards and calendars?
  • Liz Dickey creates clocks out of reused bicycle parts.
  • Jene-Paul makes art headlamps from creamers, teapots, cameras, and other reused items
  • …and many more, including some new BikePortland.org gear

The vendors are still rolling in — I’m looking forward to introducing you to the rest.

There is still room for more vendors, so drop me a line at elly[at]bikeportland[dot]org if you’re interested in joining the fun.

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Elly Blue (Columnist)

Elly Blue has been writing about bicycling and carfree issues for BikePortland.org since 2006. Find her at http://takingthelane.com

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14 years ago

Elly, thanks for the shout out. But I will point out that my cards are Gocco screenprinted, not letterpressed.
Used a letterpress once back in ’02, didn’t like it much. But you know who likes the letterpress? That Carye Bye!

And for that you definitely owe me some Foxon Park, Ms. Blue.

14 years ago

bike porn.. love it! 😉

14 years ago

Same night as the Sellwood Bridge EIS Open House and Public Hearing, a short hop away, over at OMSI. Please consider participating in both events…

14 years ago

We will also be there. We’re still developing our menu of offerings, but it should look something like this:

//Featuring artists from the Woodlawn Neighborhood

* Paintings on wood
* Bike culture magnets
* Filmed by Bike Greatest Hits DVD (NEW!)
* Filmed by Bike t-shirts (NEW!)