Monday, Nov. 27, Mundi Ross announced via Facebook the closing of COCO Crafted
. The storefront and workshop space, an extension of Ross’ Colorado Collective
magazine for makers and creators in Southern Colorado, opened in March
of this year in the old Mountain Fold Books space on Costilla Street. Over the last nine months, COCO Crafted has hosted workshops in various DIY disciplines from beading to embroidery to homemade gelato, and provided opportunities for kids and teens to learn creative skills.
In a video posted to Facebook, Ross said that letting the space go is “bittersweet.”
Ross cites her father’s recent ALS diagnosis as reason for the closure, explaining that caring for her family and herself while running the storefront has been mentally and emotionally difficult. “I want to look back on this season and know that I have no regrets, and that I was there for my family and can spend as much time with him as I can,” she said.
The good news: COCO Crafted may be letting go of its storefront, but it will “live on” through pop-up events and home DIY parties. Plus, Ross plans to host a large sale of the products on COCO Crafted’s shelves, including jewelry, pottery, cards and more by local makers.
See the full video announcement below: