katagolda

Kata Golda

Port Townsend, Washington · 240 Sales

katagolda

Kata Golda

Port Townsend, Washington 240 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(54)

Announcement   the new spring 2017 collection features our signature hand-stitched and hand-embroidered designs, plus a new collection of plant dyed purses, journals and pouches. let us know what you think!

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Announcement

Last updated on May 9, 2017

the new spring 2017 collection features our signature hand-stitched and hand-embroidered designs, plus a new collection of plant dyed purses, journals and pouches. let us know what you think!

please be sure to join our mailing list for exciting updates, DIY tutorials and special offers: http://bit.ly/2kxdftX

Kata Golda

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(54)
marlenema

marlenema on May 13, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

We love everything by this artist - such wonderful and whimsical ideas - thank you so much!

Sorcha

Sorcha on Mar 8, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely adore this sewing pouch. It's perfectly sized to take along anywhere, and professionally sewn, also shipped quickly. A delight to use, and thank you for the extras !!!!

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Updates

I can never resist making s little scene with these before I ship them off. Somebody is putting together a very sweet little nursery!

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Working on some small changes on the crowns for the new collection. These are some of my favorite things to make!

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Putting the finishing touches on some wool felt critters for the card collection. These also make great little art pieces to hang!

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About

Nestled snugly in the small, mossy seaside town of Port Townsend, WA is my studio and the home of Kata Golda. I find my inspiration in the natural world, so I try to begin each day with a walk in the woods or time digging in the garden.

By midmorning my mind is fresh and full of ideas and I’m ready to spend the day creating. I have a hard time sitting still. The flow of my day shifts between the repetitive production of filling orders, scheming and sketching new ideas for the line, and stitching something simply for pleasure. This rhythm is punctuated by domestic arts as I love cooking, mending and keeping a tidy and organized space. I use these rituals as a way to clear my head, structure my day, and focus my craft.

I come from a long lineage of resourceful, creative and artistic women. I grew up surrounded by knitters and spent many childhood days in my mother’s knitting, cross-stitch and needlepoint shop, The Strawberry Patch. I was drawn in by the possibility of color and the simple joy of making. Kata and Golda were my great grandmothers who laid the foundation for hand work in my family. My grandmother and my mother continued the thread with their profound talent – I have never met anyone as talented as my mother in the realm of knitting, needlepoint and cross-stitch. As a result, my life has also been one steeped in art and craft: my coping tools and my great joys in life come from making things – just like all of those women before me. I am a passionate learner and am mostly self taught through observation and modeling. This desire to create has led me on a wandering path rooted in hand-craft where I have spent time as a professional custom quilter, a book binder, and ultimately starting Kata Golda.

In 1999, inspired by the color and texture of hand-dyed wool felt, I started making toys for my baby girl. As she grew and began to draw I made her first sketchbook, decorated with a hand-stitched felt teddy bear and adorned with her name. It became the forerunner of the Kata Golda collection. My friends helped me stitch, and as I looked around the sewing circle I saw brilliant people who were not fully using their talents: machine stitchers, pattern makers, fabric dyers, a potter and a letterpress printer. Their skills are now vital parts of my workshop.

One of the things I love about making a living from crafting is the joy and satisfaction I feel from making something just right. I am reminded each day just how important it is to pay attention to the little details. I will jot down a note to remind myself of a good word, draw a picture to keep a shape and eventually these parts take form in a project idea. When I pay attention and take note, my life is rich. I also deeply appreciate the opportunity to adapt my business to reflect my current artistic interests. While my roots are in wool felt and simple line drawings, I am now finding myself pulled to the vivid color and texture of botanical dyed linen, cotton and hemp. As I seek out new ways to challenge myself and grow as person and as an artist, my collection also changes, expands and matures.

Kata Golda has grown into a flourishing business with the help of many skilled artisans living on the West Coast of the United States. Kata Golda strives to pay living wages and preserve crafts such as needlework, letterpress printing, hand-thrown pottery, hand-dyed textiles, felting and bookbinding. By carefully selecting environmentally friendly materials, using up every little scrap of fabric, and reusing supplies as much as possible, Kata Golda strives to produce zero waste and have the lowest impact on our planet as possible.

[for website/etsy only] Special thanks goes to all of the people that help make Kata Golda possible: Joan Wenske, Todd Stevens, Kathy Hattori, Frank White, Galadriel Nichols, Lisa Leporati, Joanna Camp, Odette Jennings, Sierra Cash and Ruby Gale.

Thank you for your support and interest in our work.

– Alison Kaplan, Owner/Founder of Kata Golda

Shop members

  • Alison Kaplan

    Owner, Designer, Hand-stitcher

  • Sorcha Ashling

    Hand Dyes Wool Felt

  • Anika Colvin

    Photographer, Designer

  • Kate Dean

    Marketer, Editor

  • Haley West

    Marketer, Assistant

  • Todd Stevens

    Potter

  • Joan Wenske

    Designer, Hand-stitcher

  • Galadriel Nichols

    Machine-stitcher

  • Amy Redmond

    Letterpress Printer

Shop policies

Last updated on February 3, 2011
THE STORY OF KATA GOLDA

In 1999, inspired by the color and texture of plant dyed wool felt, I started making toys for my baby girl. As she grew and began to draw I made her first sketch book, decorated with a hand-stitched felt teddy bear and adorned with her name. It was to become the forerunner of what is today the Kata Golda collection.

Kata Golda continues to be inspired by color and texture and by my daughter's drawings and sense of placement. Kata Golda has grown into a flourishing business and creative space while allowing me to stay true to what I love to do — create unique gifts for children and adults using a combination of wool felt, hand stitching, and letterpress printing.

My Etsy store launched October 2009 in conjuction with my new craft book, Kata Golda's Hand-stitched Felt. This store is my testing ground for new ideas and designs that may one day grow up to become part of my full collection, found at http://www.katagolda.com.

Thank you for your support and interest in my work.

– Kata Golda

www.katagolda.com

Accepted payment methods

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  • Pay with Discover
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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
PayPal is accepted; Washington State residents please add tax.

All orders are non-refundable; sales are final unless a mistake was made with your order or the item is defective.
Shipping
WITHIN THE U.S:

Orders are shipped UPS Ground (USPS for P.O. Boxes), are fully insured, and boxed together — if possible — to save resources. A tracking number will be emailed to you. Rates are based on standard UPS ground charges plus a handling fee of $3–$10 (based on order size).


INTERNATIONAL:

USPS is used for small overseas orders and are sent insured; shipping costs vary and will be confirmed via email. A shipping company will be arranged for large overseas orders.
Refunds and Exchanges
• All orders are non-refundable; sales are final unless a mistake was made with your order or the item is defective.
• All damages must be reported within 7 days of receiving your order.
• All damage claims must be authorized by Kata Golda.
Additional policies and FAQs
Most additional questions can be answered here:
www.katagolda.com/faq.html

If you cannot find an answer to your question, please e-mail Kata Golda at information(at)katagolda.com or call 360.379.4714