I was honored to be interviewed by Abby Glassenberg for her podcast this month! Abby is a pillar of the craft community, and I have learned so much from her over the years. It was a treat to have our conversation recorded — we talked about the challenges of growing and scaling a business, and what it was like to shift gears away from wholesale in order to open the retail shop and expand my licensing career. You can listen to the full episode here!
This season has been a fun one for me at Cotton & Flax. Opening my new retail shop and studio has brought so many new friendly people into my life, and offered me the opportunity to return to teaching workshops, one of the most enjoyable parts of my work as an artist.
In the spirit of inspiring San Diegans to shop local and explore their community, I created Uncommon San Diego, a holiday shopping adventure in the spirit of Small Business Saturday and Little Boxes. If you’ll be doing your holiday shopping in San Diego this year, I hope you’ll stop by any of the amazing retail shops on our curated map, and support the indie businesses that make this city unique.
Happy holidays, and thanks for shopping small!
I love seeing the ways you style Cotton & Flax goods in your home! Here’s a peek into some of my recent favorite photos from customers on social media ⏤ thanks so much for tagging me in your photos of Cotton & Flax pieces. Do any of these real homes inspire you?
It’s been a year and a half since I moved Cotton & Flax from Los Angeles to San Diego, and I’m excited to share one of the year’s biggest developments: a brand new retail shop! This is the flagship store for Cotton & Flax, after six years of studio life. It’s been a labor of love to get the store set up, and I can’t wait to show you the details.
Abigail Grey visited the shop to take some photos last month ⏤ see the shop through her lens below!
A lovely feature for Balboa fabrics: this awesome, eco-friendly DIY project in Bust Magazine! Grab the Oct/Nov ’18 issue to see the full project, and learn to make your own beeswax wraps from Balboa fabric. The profile of cover gal Busy Philipps written by my friend Lisa Butterworth is a timely feminist read, too. Always excited to see my work featured in my favorite magazines.
Back in May, I moved Cotton & Flax into a new studio space ⏤ a micro-retail space with tons of natural light. It’s been a big adjustment to move from my industrial studio space (where I was manufacturing most of the Cotton & Flax products myself) to this new public-facing space, and all the opportunities that come with. I’ve spent the last few months getting the space set up, and I thought I’d share a bit of the process with you.
PLUS: Scroll to the bottom of this post to learn about our opening party, which is just a couple weeks away!…