KathyZolaFiber

Original designs crafted by hand - knit, woven, crochet

Boston, Massachusetts

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Announcement    I will be having hip surgery mid-September. This *may* impact my processing and shipping time on orders, but I will have time on my hands during recovery to do custom work!

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. Some of them are available as digital download patterns.

Have something special in mind? I would be delighted to work with you to produce a custom-designed piece.

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 19, 2021

I will be having hip surgery mid-September. This *may* impact my processing and shipping time on orders, but I will have time on my hands during recovery to do custom work!

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. Some of them are available as digital download patterns.

Have something special in mind? I would be delighted to work with you to produce a custom-designed piece.

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"This latest personalized baby beanie is going to a 3-year-old in PA. Now is a good time to order some for the littles in your life as I will be having hip surgery in 2 weeks, and knitting will keep my hands and brain occupied during rehab."
"Hull Open Studios tour is this weekend. I am at studio #9 at 5 Adams Street with all of my Etsy inventory and more items not yet listed. Also weaving on a rigid heddles loom and on an inkle band loom if you to see what it's like."
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About KathyZolaFiber

Sales 788
On Etsy since 2012

Kathy Zola Fiber - Original designs hand crafted from natural fibers

Want something special for someone? You've come to the right place.
“Amazing quality…”, “clever design …”, “soft, well-made…”, “too beautiful to use …” "doesn't itch...", "super cute...", "I ABSOLUTELY love..."

These are some of the ways our customers have described their purchases from Kathy Zola Fiber. The soft natural fibers that are used to create our products include gorgeous linens, soft cottons, silky alpaca, warm wools, and luxurious silks and rayons in a stunning array of beautiful colors. All items are handcrafted from our own designs. Not only will you feel special, they’ll also keep you warm and cozy. And your gift recipients will be thrilled.

Several years ago, Kathy's college-aged son took a look at something she was making with some electric colored 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!" She sent him back to school with several. He and his house-mates all loved them. And so she decided to sell on Etsy.

Kathy has been playing with yarn for as long as she can remember. she finds a tactile excitement in watching it grow into woven and knit pieces. And an uplifting joy in seeing people's pleasure in the special items made for them. Most of her designs are one of a kind, exploring color combinations, patterns, fiber combinations, in knitting and weaving. Everything is made by hand using mostly natural fibers.

She sells locally in the Boston MA area, too, and is currently active in the Boston Weaving Guild, Hull Artists, Gallery Nantasket, Westwood Artists, the Dedham Women's Exchange, and the Knitting Guild of America.

Shop members

  • Kathy Zola

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    A life-long knitter/crocheter/weaver with a professional background in graphic design who finds true joy in designing and creating things for the special people in her life.

  • Meredith Farley

    Marketer

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.

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