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It’s BikeCraft weekend: Here are a few fabulous finds from opening night

Posted by on December 16th, 2017 at 9:10 am

Makeshifter bags, Sketchy Trails art, 1 by Liz clocks, panniers from Market Mule. Oh my!
(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

BikeCraft is back and we couldn’t be happier. This event — which is open all weekend — celebrates local, bike-inspired arts and crafts. It started in 2005 and has come roaring back this year thanks to an organizational boost from our friends Elly Blue and Joe Biel from Microcosm Publishing and Brian Echerer from Velo Gioielli.

Last night was a special preview party and benefit for event host The Bike Farm (1810 NE 1st, two blocks from Broadway/Williams). I swung through to chat with vendors and see the wonderful things they make and sell.

Below is just a sample…

Clocks by Liz Carlis:

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All types of cool bike jewelry and home furnishings by Brian Echerer of Velo Gioielli:

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All types of great bike books, t-shirts, stickers, and more from Microcosm Publishing:

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Wooden bike panniers from Market Mule:

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Bicycle bloomers and petticoats from Ivalieu:

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Paintings from Katrina Wayte:

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Sweet shirts for toddlers from Oquida Violeta:

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Coloring books and prints with original illustrations from Tomas Quinones/Flying Snail Creations:

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Drawings and ephemera from the incomparable Shawn Granton:

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Bags from Makeshifter:

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Helmuffs! from Gigi’s Handywork:

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Helmet and glove fresheners (made with cedar shavings and merino wool):

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Unique wheel art from Straight Gauge Studios:

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Distinctive jerseys from It’s in my Heart:

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Cell phone holsters (and all types of wonderful bags) from Black Star Bags:

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BikeCraft is open from 10-6 today (Saturday) and 11-4 on Sunday.

Ready, set, go!

For more info, check out the official website.

— Jonathan Maus: (503) 706-8804, @jonathan_maus on Twitter and

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  • Lance Poehler December 16, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    I’m happy it is back this year. We picked up all kinds of fun stuff. Sadly though, the one thing that I was most exited to pick up wasn’t there this year. Winter bike hats (Deller and the like). Is anyone still making these in town?

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    • Elly December 21, 2017 at 1:37 pm

      Lance, thanks for coming by and glad you loved it.

      Surely someone is making winter bike hats in town — if you’re out there, please come vend at BikeCraft 2018! It’ll have twice the good stuff.

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  • Annag December 18, 2017 at 11:39 am

    anyone making rain chains out of old bike parts ? or is rust too much of an issue ?

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