KathysKaps

Kathy Zola Fiber Designs

Boston, Massachusetts On Etsy since 2012

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KathysKaps

Kathy Zola Fiber Designs

Boston, Massachusetts | 676 Sales

Announcement    Thank you so much to each of you who bought masks these last couple of months. I super-exceeded my $1000 fund-raising goal for Partners in Health. Please stay well, wear those masks and wash your hands as we venture back into public life.

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.

My knit patterns are for personal use only. If you want a design to mass-produce and sell on your own, please convo me about a commissioned design.

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 9, 2020

Thank you so much to each of you who bought masks these last couple of months. I super-exceeded my $1000 fund-raising goal for Partners in Health. Please stay well, wear those masks and wash your hands as we venture back into public life.

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.

My knit patterns are for personal use only. If you want a design to mass-produce and sell on your own, please convo me about a commissioned design.

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#Etsy says chartreuse, #pantone says blue, I have both colors available in lightweight sparkling handwoven scarves for spring!seedlingblossomfull_moon_with_face
Baby Arthur says ... if you want a custom-knit by Christmas, please order by December 12
Baby Arthur is getting his own custom knit hat. So can your little sweetie!
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About KathysKaps

Sales 676
On Etsy since 2012

Kathy Zola Fiber Designs

My then 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. His house-mates all loved them. Then I made more and started selling them on Etsy.

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I am an artisan working with fiber. I like to make beautiful things that have a useful purpose, either items to wear or to use around the home. I love colors, making unusual color combinations, and I love to play with different combinations of fibers.

My professional background is in graphic design and production, which probably enhances my sense of color and pattern. However, it’s the tactile qualities of fiber and fabric that really call to me. I can spend a happy afternoon wandering through a fabric or fiber shop dreaming about potential combinations.

Most of my designs are one of a kind. I experiment with color combinations, patterns, fiber combinations, both knitted and woven. I make everything myself by hand. I prefer fiber made in nature (cotton, linen, silk, wool, alpaca) over fiber made by humans (acrylics and polyesters). Recently, I have been collaborating with a local alpaca farm (Borgstein Alpaca Farm) to design hats and scarves using their all-natural locally raised alpaca fiber. I have also been publishing my knitting patterns.

Currently, I am active in the Boston Weaving Guild, the Dedham Square Artists Guild, Hull Artists, Westwood Artists and Etsy Artists of Boston.

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.

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  • 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.

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