KathysKaps

Kathy Zola's Textile Designs

Boston, Massachusetts | 396 Sales

KathysKaps

Kathy Zola's Textile Designs

Boston, Massachusetts 396 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   All items in my shop are one of a kind, designed and hand-crafted by me in my smoke-free and pet-free New England home. Weaving is done on either a Schacht rigid heddle loom or a Leclerc Artisat 4-shaft floor loom. Knitting is done by hand. So is crochet. My designs are my own.

I am more than happy to accept custom orders. Please convo me if you are interested.

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 22, 2017

All items in my shop are one of a kind, designed and hand-crafted by me in my smoke-free and pet-free New England home. Weaving is done on either a Schacht rigid heddle loom or a Leclerc Artisat 4-shaft floor loom. Knitting is done by hand. So is crochet. My designs are my own.

I am more than happy to accept custom orders. Please convo me if you are interested.

Kathy Zola

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Ultra Violet ... Not the Andy Warhol superstar but #pantone's color pick for 2018.
It's not too late to find a toasty warm something from my shop! #winterhat #KathysKaps #etsysuccess #eaob #dedhamartistguild #handmade #handknit #westwood #ETSY
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About

Kathy Zola's Textile Designs

My college-aged son took a look at something I was making with some electric-colored variegated yarn, and said, "Oh, Mom, if you made me one of those ear-flap hats with the braided things that hang down from that kind of yarn, that would be so cool!" So I made several, and sent him back to school with them. And they were so much fun and so well received, I just kept making more.

Then I fell into weaving on a rigid heddle loom. And thus started making scarves and shawls as well. And place mats! And I have graduated to a 4-shaft floor loom.

I am something of a yarn snob, so these items are made with mostly natural fibers, several colors, small (US 5 or 6) needles (~6 stitches/inch) and lighter weight yarns. The knit items use techniques like double-knitting and fair-isle patterning.

I design and make all of the items in this store. Each one is unique.

Shop members

  • KathysKaps

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I have had a life-long love for fibers. My mother and grandmother (yes, really!) taught me to knit when I was about 6, and I have never stopped! I focus on color, pattern and texture helped by a background in graphic design.

Production partners

  • Borgstein Alpaca Farm

    Medfield, MA

    Borgstein Alpaca Farm is a small family-run alpaca farm in Medfield, MA. They breed and sell pet/fiber and breeding quality huacaya alpacas along with yarn and roving made from their own animals. I use the yarn from their animals in some of my products.

Local

Find KathysKaps at the following upcoming market!

  • Dedham Junior Women's Club Craft Fair
    Dedham Middle School
    DEDHAM, MA

    Nov 17

    Dedham Junior Women’s Club, Inc. Dedham, MA 02026 37th Annual Craft Show ~ November 17, 2018 *** DEDHAM MIDDLE SCHOOL ***

Shop policies

Last updated on April 23, 2018
Everything in my shop is a one of a kind item designed and made by me in a pet-free and smoke-free environment.

Scarves, shawls and wraps are hand-woven on a rigid heddle loom. Each one is a unique combination of pattern and color using primarily cotton, linen, rayon, fine merino wool, alpaca and mohair fibers. All are designed and made by me.

Soft and warm, hand-knit caps are knit in the round (no seams). Ear-flap caps feature double-knit flaps, brims and crowns, multi-color bodies, and I-cord trim. Tams or berets feature braided cable bands. The body is knit from the bottom up in a lace pattern and is topped with a knot or bobble. Each one is unique, designed and hand-knit by me.

Felted double-knit mats have many uses around the kitchen and dining room - trivets or pot-holders. They make great house-warming or new kitchen gifts. And table mats hand-woven on a rigid heddle loom in cotton/acrylic/recycled plastic yarns. All objects are designed by me and hand-crafted by me.

All the knitting patterns are my own original design and have been tested by other knitters. Please let me know of any issues or confusion in the instructions so that I may clarify or correct the pattern if needed.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Deposits on custom work are non-refundable. Otherwise, let me know what is wrong and we will work things out. Quoted prices are based on my own yarn sources.
Payment
I accept Etsy payments, credit cards and PayPal.
Shipping
I happily refund shipping overages, but cannot offer free shipping due to the very low profit margin on my items. I am in the process of switching to Etsy's calculated shipping charges. This means that you get to choose the speed of delivery.

The customer is responsible for any additional duties or tariffs incurred through international shipping.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am happy to do custom orders, so please message me if you see something you like but would prefer a different color, or want it personalized (child's name on a hat, for instance). Prices quoted for custom orders assume that I will source the materials used. Price quotes are good for 30 days.

Please remember that colors may vary slightly when viewed on mobile devices and laptop or computer monitors.