We are very happy to offer these lovely little Found Paper Notebooks from Kata Golda!
Alison Kaplan says:
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. Finally, I will draw a picture to keep a shape. 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.