Update 1.4 offers more good news for crafters. In addition to the new introduction to crafting quests described herehttp://forums.elderscrollsonline.com/discussion/128078/new-crafting-certification-introduction-to-crafting-quests-in-1-4
There are also new Crafting Writs quests. After I completed the intro quests for my EP character, I traveled to Vulkhel Guard in VR6 Auridon in order to farm some quick crafting style stones. I noticed the Crafting Writs post had a quest indicator on it. I triggered the quest marker and I received three Writ quests - one for blacksmithing, one for clothing and one for woodworking. Each quest has me craft three seemingly random items in quantities of 2 or 3. For instance, the Blacksmithing Writ asked me to craft 2 Voidsteel Gauntlets, 2 Voidsteel Greatswords and 2 Voidsteel Sabatons. The Woodworking Writ quest asked me to craft 3 each of Nightwood Ice Staff, Inferno Staff and Lightning Staff. The Clothing Writ asked me to craft some Shadowspun armor pieces (Hat, Sash and Shoes).
I need to move around some skill points to unlock the crafting skills to make these items so I have not completed the quests yet. Also, the quests seem to be tied to skill level number and not zone or the number of points you have invested in the Metalworking, Tailoring and Woodworking passive lines. Further, the quests seem to be limited to the first city in the first zone (Daggerfall, Davon's Watch and Vulkhel Guard). I could not find Crafting Writ posts or boards in Mournhold in Riften. Also, the posts in both Daggerfall and Davon's Watch are bugged and cannot be accessed.
I will try to complete the quests in Vulkhel Guard and report back with more information.