I’m always looking for nice journals to use for color inspiration, samples and snips of fabric and dye notes. As luck would have it, I connected with Alison Kaplan of Kata Golda in Port Townsend, WA. Alison is the creative force behind her sustainable company. In addition, she is a bookbinder with a keen eye for beautiful, handbound books that lie flat. Perfect for a color and dye journal! This Handmade Color Journal is extra special as we’ve naturally dyed the linen fabric covers with our weld and madder extracts. In addition, Alison hand stitched the word “Color” on each cover. She also added strategically placed spacers so that fabric samples would have a bit of room to lie flat between pages.
Handmade Color Journal is hand bound, 92 pages (46 sheets) in soft white, acid-free paper with hand-torn edges. Easy to hold in your hand or tuck in a pocket or bag. With a Coptic bound spine. We are proud to partner with Alison to create a unique Pacific Northwest product.
FROM ALISON KAPLAN OF KATA GOLDA:
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.
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. We carefully select environmentally friendly materials and use up every little scrap of fabric. Kata Golda strives to produce zero waste and have the lowest impact on our planet as possible.