Vintage Indie would like to welcome you to another Vintage Hot Spot Shop Tour! Today we welcome Olivera of Wholly Craft, located in Columbus Ohio!
Wholly Craft Store Front
Hi Olivera, thanks so much for the interview. Can you tell us about when Wholly Craft was born?
We opened our doors in October 2005 and moved into a bigger storefront in the summer of 2007.
What kind of store is Wholly Craft?
carry a wide variety of handmade goods from over 100 crafters and
artists. Our selection includes clothing, jewelry, handbags, baby
items, paper goods, kitchen ware, bath goods, zines, hair accessories
and more. We also carry a few DIY craft kits and patterns and vintage
craft supplies, including knitting needles, yarn, instructional books,
What is your shop address?
We carry tons of screen printed designs, all printed on sweatshop
free tshirts. Our best selling designs let customers wear their Ohio
pride on their sleeves.
N. High St. Columbus, Ohio 43202. We’re in the Clintonville
neighborhood of Columbus, ten minutes from downtown and just north of
the Ohio State University.
What are your hours?
One stop shopping for baby
showers. Onsies, leg warmers, natural teethers, belly balm for
expecting moms and more.
1-8pm weekdays. 12-7pm Saturdays. 12-5pm Sundays. And we’re closed on Tuesdays. In December, we’re open everyday 12-8pm.
is a favorite local designer who uses vintage and reclaimed materials
in most of her work. The vintage men’s shirt turned unisex apron is a
classic.Do you hold any special events at your store?
do! We host crafty classes and workshops on a regular basis. The class
schedule is published in our monthly email newsletter and posted on our
blog at www.whollycraft.blogspot.com
We also host local bands, traveling authors, and the occasional puppet
show. On the second Saturday of December, we host our Midnight Madness
Sale which is a fun holiday celebration benefiting a local charity. And
in 2010, we’ll be hosting bi-monthly art shows in the shop as well.
It’s a busy place!
Handmade scarves, printed tote bags, and recycled handbags co-exist peacefully with the creatures of Berkley Illustration.
Zine section: We carry several self-published zines and books from local writers and from Microcosm Publishing.
The posters are the Celebrate People’s History series from Just Seeds. Is shopping indie and small businesses important to you? If so, why?
When shopping at a small business, you still get that level of personal
interaction that transforms bland, cold consumption into a warm and
pleasurable human experience. Small businesses and cottage industries
strengthen our communities and when they are successful, they can offer
meaningful employment to a number of people. Supporting these
businesses means supporting people’s modest dreams of sustainability,
not buying into a system that thrives on greed and exploitation.
creates home décor, including these light switch plates, from original
vintage wallpaper. The patterns they use are incredible!
John: We were thrilled to find this vintage advertisement hidden behind
a canvas cover when we moved the shop into this space. It adds a lot of
charm to the room, but sometimes I feel the burn of Uncle John’s stare.
Red Raven Studios: Red Raven Studios from Pittsburgh specializes in gorgeous pendants made from vintage china patterns.
addition to loving all that is handmade, I have to admit to being a
long-time vintage junkie! So it’s very exciting to be featured on this
awesome site! Endless Saturdays spent yard saling have led to a
ridiculously full basement (and garage and spare bedroom…), so to
lighten the load we’re opening an Etsy site this month devoted strictly
to fun vintage finds. All those 1950’s knitting patterns and 1970’s
ceramic owls I just couldn’t pass up can now be yours at whollycraft.etsy.com
Angie Wright: Angie Wright Designs offers pendants and rings fashioned from vintage typewriter keys.
Revelry: Revelry press makes these amazing vintage-inspired
coasters. Heavy duty and fun to boot.
3169 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43202
Open 1-8pm Weekdays, 12-7 Saturdays, 12-5pm Sundays.
Closed on Tuesdays.
I can't exclaim any louder than this, that this time in our economy it
is vital that we support the independent small businesses. Thanks to Olivera for sharing your wonderful store with us and your passions behind it.