Meet the Winter Session Team: Whitney Larson
How long have you been at Winter Session?
Hard to believe, but it's been almost four and a half years!
How did you discover Winter Session?
My friend from undergrad, Sam Pike, was interviewing Roy & Tanya for a podcast and I tagged along. I loved it so much, I asked them a few days later if I could work there!
What’s your favorite thing about working here?
The atmosphere - since this is my part time job after a full day of work at a non-profit, it’s great to come here and use a different part of my brain and make beautiful things!
Favorite WS colorway:
Two-tone Natural/Grey -- it’s a classic.
What’s your favorite WS product to make?
Probably the Garrison bag -- it was one of the first WS products I learned to sew and by now I think I might be able to make one in my sleep!
The serger -- now that I know how the heck to fix it if it breaks!
What’s an especially satisfying moment for you while working at WS?
Turning bags right side out when they are almost finished.
What’s your most memorable D.I.Y. project at WS?
How did you get here today?
If it’s winter, I drove. If it’s summer, I probably biked!
What podcast is streaming in your headphones?
'On Being' with Krista Tippett
What was on your task list today?
Since I’m usually only here for a few hours in the afternoon, my lists aren’t too long. Today it was Tan Drawstring Kits.
How do you take your coffee?
Strong and black.
Favorite coffee mug:
The Bow Truss coffee mug - it reminds me of being in Chicago with my former WS coworker, Laura.
What WS bag/wallet/accessory do you carry?
What do you always carry in your bag, no matter what?
A Zip Bag with pens, chapstick and other odds and ends.
Secret talent outside of Winter Session:
Doing nothing for a week in an A-frame somewhere in Canada.
You're moving to Minneapolis next week! What are you going to be doing there?
I'll be working at a non-profit that does job training for people with barriers to employment -- more grant writing!
Will you keep up your sewing?
Yes! For now, just for fun -- my mom gave me her small sewing machine and serger. I may eventually see about working with a few designers in Minneapolis, but for now we'll just be getting settled.