Alisha Potter (Potts) is a self-taught fibre artist located in Victoria, BC. She uses macrame and weaving techniques to create home décor and accessories, from recycled cotton cord and up-cycled fabrics. Each item is handmade, knot by knot, from her small home studio or a nearby beach.
Knots & Potts began in 2019 as a new year's goal to learn to macrame a plant hanger. Alisha fell in love with the therapeutic repetition macraming provided, along with the opportunity to connect with the community both online and at local markets. The endless options fibre art encourages, provides daily inspiration for Alisha to create.
The story of Side Street Studio is more than the history
of a business. It is the physical expression of a belief
that real art should be accessible to everyone. It is
also the evolution of a business model supported by
principles of community-building economics.