Behind The Scenes: September 2015 Connecting Threads Catalog

Connecting Threads September 2015 Catalog

The wide variety of fabric collections definitely continues with the spread we have in store for everyone in the September catalog.

I feel like we got pretty lucky with our locations for this catalog—they are both so tastefully decorated, complete with beautiful natural lighting, and paired SO well with the different styles of the projects.

The first house is tucked away in the Ladd’s Addition neighborhood in Southeast Portland, OR. Full of wondrous wood built-ins and even a bar/game room on the top floor, we had no trouble maneuvering our gear through this house and finding delightful nooks for projects big and small.




All natural lighting is never anything short of a blessing while shooting! Just look at this teapot shine!


We all took some time to ogle this red retro step-stool chair, it was just so cute!


This gorgeous cake pedestal was one of many striking features in the formal dining room. We ended up shooting one of the new table runners with it.


Just a little feverfew with a hint of a quilt sewn up in our new and exclusive collection, Cottage Chic.


Even orchids have to take a peek in the mirror every once in a while, right?

For all the grandiose and polished charm of the first house, the stylish second house in the Overlook Park neighborhood of North Portland offered its own polished and rustic charm.



You won’t see these two sets of antlers in the catalog, but they sure were handsome in-person.



The homeowner told me that he and his partner found this in a local antique shop—a true sheriff’s office relic from decades past. Due to the age of their craftsman house, they actually had this easily fitted to be the functional door to their guest room. How seriously awesome is that?!


This house is FULL of tastefully worn leathers and handsome seating.


I do believe you may see this guy in the catalog. He’s actually a fiddling trophy! One of the homeowners was a fiddling national champion during his younger days.



All photography by Alexis Wilson unless otherwise specified.

Fresh flowers, courtesy of the host!

This is one of those catalogs where I am kind of extra excited to see the photos in print, I just think the projects paired so wonderfully with the locations, the fabrics really shine!


  1. Elaine F. - July 24, 2015

    I truly enjoy these “behind the scenes” shots by your photographer. He or she do such a good job. It is also nice to get a peek of where your catalog was shot. Keep this going – can’t wait until the next catalog arrives.

  2. pauline - July 24, 2015

    Hi! Love looking at the houses you used to shoot fabrics in. We need a peek at
    the new fabric tooo!!!

  3. Carol Hydeman - July 24, 2015

    Now I’m REALLY excited to see the new catalog. Both those houses will speak to me as well as the catalogs do. I just received my latest order and, as always, I am not disappointed. Line Dried is a delightful, fresh fabric line.

  4. Annette Good - July 24, 2015

    The fabric looks luchious!

  5. Cindy - July 24, 2015

    Looks like you had way too much fun shooting this catalog. Can’t wait to see the upcoming fabrics. It appears there will be some very sweet projects forthcoming. Love the older homes as well.

  6. Judith Green - July 25, 2015

    Awesome backdrops!

  7. Leonore Mangold - July 31, 2015

    Great photos! Love to see behind the scenes.