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Market Schedule for Tall Ships!

Posted August 20th, 2014

CRAFTED is thrilled to be a part of the Tall Ships Festival at the L.A. Waterfront. We are celebrating by hosting special market open hours this Thursday, August 21 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. We will be open our regular business hours Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Shop gorgeous handmade goods, and tons of nautical themed items created especially for the festival!

We will have live music this Saturday in the market, take a break and enjoy the funky sounds of The Kind DJ from 2-5:30 p.m.. We will also have tasty food trucks everyday to satisfy your appetite.
8/21, 12 – 3:30 p.m.: The Garbage Truck
8/22, 12 – 3:30 p.m.: Dodo Island Creperie
8/23, 12 – 3:30 p.m.: Taco Obsession
8/24, 12 – 3:30 p.m.: The Kosher Palate

Eileen’s Beaded Jewelry, Shop. 186 will run a special sale August 21-24. View the details here!

All Port parking lots are pay-to-park during this special event weekend.  But, you can park for free Thursday-Sunday at CRAFTED by spending $10+ in the market. Show your receipt(s) at the Beverage Station for your $5 reimbursement. (Most weekends parking at CRAFTED is free!)

For tickets to the Tall Ships Festival please click here!

Craft Schedule for Tall Ships!

Posted August 14th, 2014

Tall Ships Festival LA is coming to the L.A. Waterfront August 20-24. Join us on the shores of the world’s greatest port as more than a dozen international and domestic grand Tall Ships sail from all over the world into the Port of Los Angeles.

CRAFTED will have a hands-on crafts station and a portside pop-up shop of nautical themed handmade goodies at the festival. CRAFTED’s marketplace will be open Thursday through Sunday full of items created inspired by these massive vessels, with live music, crafts and much more.

In our market’s Creation Station and at the festival, we will be offering free or low-cost crafts all weekend long!  Here are the crafts planned for the weekend at the Tall Ships event – schedule is subject to change.

Thursday, August 20 -

12-1pm: Paint and decorate wooden duckys

12-8pm: Learn to fold a few different kinds of paper boats and decorate as desired.

All Day: Make a fun and easy to wear duck headband

Thursday, August 21 -

12-4pm: Make a hanging paper mobile with boats, birds, clouds, sun shapes: anything you’d like to see spin.

All Day: Make a fun and easy to wear duck headband

Friday, August 22 -

12-4pm: Learn how to weave a snake knot and string it with an anchor or rudder wheel charm.

All Day: Make a fun and easy to wear duck headband

Saturday,  August 23 -

12-2pm: Select the shell and greenery that speaks to you and create your own seashell air plant

12-8pm: Learn to fold a few different kinds of paper boats and decorate as desired.

All Day: Make a fun and easy to wear duck headband

 Sunday,  August 24 -

12-2pm: Learn how to make a duck lanyard keychain or paint a cute dolphin frame

All Day: Make a fun and easy to wear duck headband

New Shops at CRAFTED

Posted August 6th, 2014


Visit these great new shops in the craft market.

David Kopp Designs, Shop 112

David Kopp, the jeweler behind David Kopp Designs, makes one-of-a-kind men’s jewelry in sterling silver. David enjoys using found materials such as metal and wood to create his jewelry. He often finds these materials on his long walks through the streets of Los Angeles. Shop for a unique piece of art and design created by hand at David Kopp Designs.

Cycle San Pedro, Shop 193

Enjoy a leisurely ride along the LA Waterfront by renting a bike from the community group, Cycle San Pedro. Take a cruise and visit other local sights like the Battleship Iowa , LA Maritime Museum and Cabrillo Marine Aquarium.

Knitsy Knits, Shop 141

One stitch at a time – Knitsy Knits creates handmade knitted goodness! These knitted items can be complex cables or sweet and simple pieces with a rock edge. Krista of Knitsy Knits often incorporate metallic thread, studs, gems, jewels, crystals, or chain into her pieces. Find everything from hats with giant tulle pompoms to fingerless mittens with a studded bands in her shop! Krista has created some beaded bangles, brooches, and rings that are nice accents to the knitted pieces.

Read On Till Morning, Shop 184

Read on Till Morning makes and sells stories, poems, songs, and paper created by local artists. Their goals are to start their own line of chapbooks to celebrate and encourage local writers. You can say they’re an all-in-one, local publishing company. Check out their own handmade paper products, too!

La Quilt Show Recap

Posted August 6th, 2014

CRAFTED hosted the inaugural LA Quilt Show and Fiber Festival August 1-3rd. The festival kicked off on Friday with a workshop by modern quilt artist Luke Haynes. Luke uses his background in art and architecture to experiment in exciting and challenging quilt projects. Later in the afternoon, we hosted our opening reception and “Scrappy Hour” with homemade hors d’oeuvres by CRAFTED artist, Shari Tipich of Fancy Home.

On Saturday, the quilt show opened officially to the public. Members of local quilt guilds including the Modern Quilt Guild and the African American Quilt Guild had entered their creations. Ralph “Doc” Guthrie had his hand-painted and quilted chairs also on display. The aim of this quilt show was to include all styles and levels of quilters. First time quilters were displayed alongside the seasoned experts. There were traditional quilt styles as well as funky and modern quilts showcased. The Girl Scouts even showcased pieces. Lunch was served up by artisanal chefs, Paradise Preserves and Tamiza’s Treats. Speaker Alissa Haight Carlton gave a talk to our guests.

Sunday, we wrapped up the show with an Improv Quilt Class by Patsy Johnson Quilts. The Quilt Engineer, Latifah Saafir, also showed off her amazing works. We hosted the closing reception and awards ceremony and thanked our wonderful quilters and exhibitors. View the winners below. Thanks to everyone who visited the inaugural show, we can’t wait to see you again next year.

The quilt show was made possible by our generous sponsors who include, Sew Modern, AAA Sewing and Fabric of Lomita, Hoffman Fabrics, 1450 Ocean – The Camera Obscura Building and more.


Thanks for attending!

Wine, Dine and Fine Art with Shari Tipich

Posted July 17th, 2014

Join artist Shari Tipich for a stunning artistic celebration of one of the world’s most exuberant and beloved flowers- the Sunflower. Enjoy wine, appetizers and desserts as we explore in paint the carefree spirit of this beautiful flower. All artistic levels welcome!

Date: Sunday, June 27 — 2 pm – 5pm

Cost: $50.00


2nd Anniversary Photo Recap!

Posted July 10th, 2014

It was such a blast celebrating our 2nd Anniversary June 27-29th that we had to share our favorite photos with you. The party kicked off with a surprise breakfast for store owners, followed by an afternoon toasting of CRAFTED shop owners and customers by our friends from L.A.’s Office of the Mayor and the Port of Los Angeles - complete with champagne and cupcakes!

Saturday our friends from the SoCal Etsy Guild kept the party going by co-hosting the 3rd official Mom & Pop-Up Shop at CRAFTED. Makers from all over Southern California came to sell and network with other artisans. They brought a great collection of handmade modern pottery pieces, pet clothing, bath products, rock-inspired upcycled clothing and a delicious popsicle maker, just to name a few. [Their next visit will be on September 20th; get details here.]

Not to be outdone, Sunday brought it with the Homemade Brew and Food Festival, complete with live music from eclectic rock band the Gumbo Brothers! The local homebrew clubs and talented chefs on hand (several of whom are at CRAFTED every weekend) brought a wide array of amazing treats to share and were more than willing to share secrets about their personal creations!

Thanks to everyone who has made CRAFTED’s first two years a success. We look forward to sharing many more handmade memories with you!


Yarn Bomb

Posted July 8th, 2014


CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles has secured a high-profile, high-impact site to YARN BOMB in the upcoming months! Visit this page for updates on the fun collaborative activity and how you can join us to create a colorful community art project together.


7/8/14: Details and Official Project Announcements will be unveiled at LA Quilt Show and Fiber Art Festival, August 1-3 at CRAFTED.

Crafted Turns 2!

Posted July 5th, 2014

We had a wonderful anniversary weekend, June 27-29! Thanks to you, CRAFTED turns 2!

Etsy Craft Party Recap!

Posted June 18th, 2014

On June 6th CRAFTED hosted its 3rd annual Etsy Craft Party. KTLA’s lovely Allie Mac Kay previewed the event by making crafts with CRAFTED artisans Things to Wine About, Tamiza’s TreatsArtisan Candle Company and Keep on Givin’. View the live TV segments here, here, and here.

Once the party started, the real fun began. Over 800 people came to get crafty at more than a dozen activity stations, including photo embroidery projects, sun catcher stringing, decoupage painting and more. Party guests were also treated to a complimentary photo shoots by our friends from Capture Pod Photo Booths, face painting and floral crowns with Crown Bloom Co. There was tasty food and drink with Vella Pizza and Brouwerij West. A funky live DJ also livened the mood.

Local lifestyle bloggers agreed the party was a hit: check out the testimonials at Headbands and Bagels and Join The Gossip. Join us for our next party June 27-29th to celebrate CRAFTED’s 2nd Anniversary!


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