Knitting Project Bags made from Japanese Fabrics

Cochrane, Canada On Etsy since 2011

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Knitting Project Bags made from Japanese Fabrics

Cochrane, Canada | 256 Sales

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Katie Piche

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Katie Piche


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About AtelierNekozuki

Sales 256
On Etsy since 2011

Japanese fabric project bags made in Alberta, Canada.

I have always wanted to be a maker - ever since I was a little girl, I've wanted to make my own things for sale and sell them in my own shop. Originally, it was as a jewelry maker. Then it was as an author and illustrator. And now, as a project bag maker and knitter.

I first heard of Etsy while I was on exchange at Kansai Gaidai University in Hirakatashi, Osaka, Japan, from September 2009-May 2010. I returned to Canada refreshed by my year of studying abroad. I was ecstatic to see my (then) future husband, cat, and family; Etsy was put on the back burner as I settled back into my English-speaking life and the last two demanding years of my English degree.

But something about this opportunity to sell my handmade goods to people worldwide...Well, that had caught my attention. It would be an opportunity larger than I had dreamt as a girl.

In 2011, I started with knitwear in the shop, but found that sewn project bags were a much better way forward for me. Now I knit for pleasure and design, while projects bags are my main production item. I like to work mostly with Japanese fabrics because of my love for that country. In fact, Nekozuki means "cat lover" in Japanese, a small tribute to my time in the country, and the place it has taken in my heart.

I currently work full time for Nekozuki Knits, and live with my husband and our two cats in Cochrane, Alberta, Canada - in the very foothills of the Canadian Rockies. in March 2016, we travelled to Japan, and I hope to be able to support more trips via my shop so that I may continue to provide high-quality Japanese fabrics!

Shop members

  • Katie Piche

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Hi! I'm Katie, and I'm the woman behind Atelier Nekozuki! I live in Cochrane, AB, Canada, with my husband and three cats and I consider Japan my second home after being an exchange student at Kansai Gaidai university!

Shop policies

Last updated on March 31, 2019
Hi! Please don't hesitate to ask me any questions that you may have, as I love interaction with customers and non-customers alike!

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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)
Returns and exchange details
I will accept returns of item(s); notification must be given within two weeks after reception of the item(s).

Refunds will be given once the item has been returned.

Shipping will not be refunded, and the customer is responsible for any return shipping.
You can pay by credit card through PayPal, as well as through Etsy's direct check out.

Please be aware that as the buyer, you will be responsible for any international customs, duties, or taxes due on receiving the item.
I will be shipping via Canada Post; shipping costs will be determined by item, and I will ship within 1-3 business days of purchase or of completion (in case of custom orders). I will do my best to wrap the item and protect it from damage in shipping. Basic shipping cost covers stamp shipping only - it doesn't to include a tracking number. This means that once it has left my hands, it is at the mercy of the postal system. If you would like the security of knowing where your item is, please purchase a shipping service with a tracking number.

Please be aware that as the buyer, you will be responsible for any international customs, duties, or taxes due on receiving the item.

Shipping upgrades are available upon request - tracking numbers will be provided upon request, as well, or as per the upgrades on the listings for the US. All small parcels and above in Canada are provided a tracking number at time of shipment.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am always willing to take custom orders on items posted in the store, or to be contacted in regards to custom orders not already listed; when completed, it will be put on "HOLD" in the store for the buyer.

Because these items are handmade, please be aware that every piece is unique, and in the case of custom orders (made-to-order), the piece may not be exactly as pictured.

Colours will differ between computer screens; colours may vary slightly.

If the item is a gift, please contact me about any special details.