Behind the Scenes: Knits Spring 2015

Well, Knits Spring 2015 is a wrap. If you haven’t seen the issue, I implore you to get your hands on a copy or at least look through the preview. The projects and photography are absolutely beautiful, and two of the stories here are especially close to my heart.

The Perpendicular and Tailored stories in Spring were photographed at my favorite place in Fort Collins, the Smokestack Pottery studio and Wool Hat Furniture store. These two businesses share a warehouse-style building in North Fort Collins, just next to the charming Old Town district. I met Sue, the friendly owner of Smokestack, just one day after I moved here, and the studio quickly became my “happy place” in my new town. Sue creates her own pottery here, teaches multi-level classes, hosts resident spaces, and puts on events for First Friday art walks, holiday celebrations, and fund-raisers. It’s a very fun and lively place to hang out on a Friday or Saturday night, and I’ve met some really fantastic folks during classes and events.

Getting some lovely morning light
in the window at Smokestack
Hair stylist Janie doing her thing

The Wool Hat Furniture store just adjacent to the studio is filled with modern knickknacks, home items, and upcycled furniture made from locally sourced material. There are even some actual knitted wool hats and scarves! I was so excited when Wool Hat’s owner, Danelle, agreed to let us use the store for the photo shoot. There’s such an endless amount of interesting things to look at there that I knew the day would not be a boring one. Sure enough, the photographers of Harper Point got so many great shots, and after the shoot several people from our crew bought some adorable home décor accoutrements.


Bird’s eye view of Woolhat; the team takes a break between shots The lovely model Brei on an imaginary shopping trip

I am so excited and privileged to have been there to see my primary hobbies, knitting and pottery, collide in this new and fun way. On top of that, I feel lucky to be a part of this special community in my new home, and to see my work life blend into it, which makes this all the more fulfilling. So, thank you Smokestack Pottery and Wool Hat Furniture! Thank you for so graciously hosting Interweave, and for bringing people and ideas together in your marvelous way.

If you live in the Fort Collins/Northern Colorado area, or pass through in the future, I urge you to stop in to see these spaces and treat yourself to a new look for your home, a Happy Hour Throw Down, and some positive energy! In the meantime, enjoy this photo gallery taken at the Knits Spring 2015 photo shoot.


Ceramic pots for sale in the
Smokestack gallery
Street signs, maps, pillows, tables, chairs… STOP and look through all this
adorable stuff.
High school chic I think I need this giant Angus in my home. Cheers to a fantastic photo shoot!

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