kata golda hand made

Kata Golda
Post Office Box 504
Port Townsend, WA 98368
phone/fax (360) 379-4714

The Kata Golda Story

Kata Golda loves to play with wool felt and thread, leaving a trail of color behind her wherever she goes. Each day begins with a walk in the woods or digging in the garden, and by midmorning her mind is full of ideas and she’s ready to spend the day creating.

Never is she found without a project or sketchbook in hand — and when armed with her basket of sewing, she can set up shop anywhere her adventures take her. Perhaps she’ll make a cozy nest indoors, where her ears will be filled with the musical talent of loved ones whiles she works. But if the weather is nice you’ll find her outdoors in a patch of sun, covered in little bits of thread, happily stitching away.

Made By Hand With Care

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 sketch book, decorated with a hand-stitched felt teddy bear and adorned with her name. It became the forerunner of the Kata Golda collection.

I continue to be inspired by the colors and textures of the world around me. Nestled snugly amongst the comings and goings of friends and family in a small, mossy seaside town, 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 handicrafts such as needlework, letterpress printing, hand-thrown pottery, hand-dyed textiles, felting and bookbinding. Special thanks goes to all of the people that help make Kata Golda possible: Sorcha Ashling, Lori Bernstein, Kate Dean, Alison Kaplan, Tracy Harding, Odette Jennings, Deb Oldham, Amy E. Redmond, Kerry Shamblin, Frank White.

By using up every little scrap of material and reusing supplies as much as possible, Kata Golda strives to produce zero waste and have the lowest impact on the environment possible. A transition to use polyester fiberfill made from 100% post-consumer recycled material began in 2012.

Thank you for your support and interest in our work.

– Alison Kaplan, Owner/Founder of Kata Golda

Kata Golda supports efforts to assist in the well-being of children and promotes organic gardening through in-kind donations and educational instruction.

Kata Golda is CPSIA-compliant. All products are free of lead and phthalates.