Announcement   Welcome to Koto, a shop featuring hand embroidered notebooks, cards and artwork. For updates on the shop, visit or @kotoembroidery on Instagram.


Last updated on Nov 6, 2016

Welcome to Koto, a shop featuring hand embroidered notebooks, cards and artwork. For updates on the shop, visit or @kotoembroidery on Instagram.

Alison Grande

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Alison Grande


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New Holiday cards are available now! Send a hand embroidered card as a unique handmade greeting to the special people on your list.

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Hand embroidered paper goods, made one stitch at a time

My name is Alison Grande. I live with my husband, our 2 young children and our dog in New York. Koto offers hand embroidered paper goods with a modern aesthetic. I design and execute each item, embroidering the cardstock stitch by stitch. The name “Koto” is from my middle name, which was my Japanese great grandmother’s name. I take inspiration from my Japanese and Scandinavian heritage, architecture, modern art and textiles from around the world.

Shop members

  • Alison Grande

    Owner, Maker, Designer


Find KotoDesigns at the following upcoming market!

  • Holiday Handmade Cavalcade at Brooklyn Historical Society
    Brooklyn Historical Society
    128 Pierrepont St

    Dec 15–16

    Now in our 11th year, The Handmade Cavalcade is the annual holiday market produced by NYC's Etsy Team- The NY Handmade Collective. Our first Cavalcade market will take place on Small Business Saturday weekend, November 24-25, at the Invisible Dog. Next up is our week-long pop-up inside Chelsea Market, December 3-9. Finally, on December 15-16, visit us at the Brooklyn Historical Society to close out the season. We are so proud to be the only all-volunteer, vendor-run handmade market in NYC, and we bring the same imagination that we use in our work to the production of our retail events. Each Cavalcade marketplace will offer a carefully crafted selection of vendors to make sure you have the greatest variety of handmade goods to fall in love with. We’ll also have interactive demos courtesy of Blick Art Materials, and we’ll be giving away special gifts and prizes via our raffles and goody bags!

Shop policies

Last updated on July 21, 2016
Welcome to Koto, a shop featuring hand embroidered paper goods.

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 will happily replace damaged items or exchange items. Cash refunds will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Payments are accepted via Paypal and direct checkout. Items will only be shipped once payment is received.
All cards are mailed in a non-bendable photo mailer. If you would like to reduce the cost of shipping and have the item sent in a regular envelope, please send me a message before placing your order.

DOMESTIC: Shipments are sent via USPS First Class Mail or Parcel Post with tracking.

INTERNATIONAL: If you are located outside of the United States, before purchasing please contact me for a quote on international shipping rates. Please note: International customers are responsible for any and/or all Customs fees, taxes, and duties associated with shipping & purchasing to their respective countries, should they be assessed. Most country's Customs agencies open and/or assess fees to a random selection of packages. Any customs fees, taxes, tariffs, duties, etc. that may be incurred at the time of delivery would be at the discretion of your country's tax regulations. We have no way of calculating how much these fees would be, should they occur, and we are not responsible for those charges. For any additional information please refer to your local customs agency.

All items are shipped with indication of their full retail value for customs. I will not ship merchandise as a "gift". Refunds due to unclaimed packages or items declined due to VAT charges are given once I receive your returned international order, *minus the original shipping cost*. Please understand your country's VAT before ordering.