About Us



We are an independent press and work from our home-based studios at the foot of the Colorado Rocky Mountains.  

Joanna's work has been published in Knitty, Piecework, Jane Austen Knits, Spin-Off, Sockupied, and Knitting Traditions magazines, as well as Petite Purls and Rhythm of the Home. She has a B.A. in Literature from Drew University and has greatly enjoyed writing the stories and designing the knitting and sewing patterns for their children's books.

Her husband Eric has a B.F.A. in commercial design from Kutztown University. After working for two decades as signwriter, muralist, and graphic artist, he has really enjoyed returning to his childhood love of drawing by illustrating Phoebe's Sweater, Freddie's Blanket, and Phoebe's Birthday.

Eric and Joanna live in Colorado with their three children, who offer continual inspiration for their stories. Their work has been reviewed in Yarn Market News, Living Crafts, Knitty, Stitch, Piecework, Interweave Knits, Knit 'N Style, Knitting Today, Model Life, and Knitcircus magazines. For a press kit please contact us at slatefallspress@comcast.net.

To learn more about Joanna's knitting patterns, please visit her Ravelry page.
To learn more about Eric's artwork, please visit his website, ericjohnsondraws.

Our friend Phoebe Mouse contributes to this blog from time to time about her travels, companions, and adventures.