Thursday, February 25, 2010

Kata Golda Workshops: NYC (March 2010)

Mark your calendars! In just a few short weeks I'll be back in New York City to teach workshops, do book signings and give felt craft demos. Here's the complete schedule:

FRIDAY MARCH 19, 2010

3 – 5pm | Book signing & Felt Craft Demo | Kate's Paperie (Soho)

72 Spring Street; New York, NY 10012
(between Crosby & Lafayette Streets)
(212) 941-9816

Kata Golda's charming handmade photo albums have been popular at Kate's for many years. Join Kata Golda at Kate's Paperie in Soho as she demonstrates how to make projects from her book Kata Golda's Hand-stitched Felt, including felt photo pockets and cute little finger puppets that nest in their own roll-up bed, which doubles as their carrying case. Kata Golda's felt craft DIY kits, her craft book, and bags of hand-dyed felt scraps will also be for sale.

COST: Free. No registration required.


SATURDAY MARCH 20, 2010

2 – 4pm | Handmade Crafternoon | New York Public Library (Manhattan)

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (Room 227)
11 West 40th St.; New York, NY 10018-2788
(917) 275-6975

Mark your calendars for free craft exploration! Crafty librarian Jessica Pigza and Crafternoon author Maura Madden welcome Kata Golda to NYPL's Handmade Crafternoon, where she'll share her process of making some of the sweetest felt creations to ever roam the earth. Learn how to make one of the finger puppets featured in her book Kata Golda's Hand-stitched Felt, which she'll have on hand for sale and signing. So get out your sewing kit and plan to whip out some stitches with us in March.


SATURDAY MARCH 20, 2010

6:15 – 8:15pm | Felt Craft Workshop | Purl Patchwork (Soho)

* PURL HAS CANCELLED, SORRY *

Purl Patchwork
147 Sullivan Street
New York, NY 10012
(212) 420-8798

Purl Patchwork is pleased to welcome Kata Golda back for another felt craft workshop at our Soho location. In this two hour class she'll guide you through construction of a variation of the Mail Pocket project from her book, Kata Golda's Hand-Stitched Felt, as well as a bonus project. A supply kit, with Wollfilz brand 100% wool felt, is included.

COST: $65 class + supplies kit / $85 including Kata Golda's book
Space is limited; preregister by calling Purl at (212) 420-8798.



SUNDAY MARCH 21, 2010

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Felt Craft Demo | Books of Wonder (Manhattan)

Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street; New York, NY 10011
(212) 989-3270


Join us for some lunch-time stitching with author Kata Golda, who will demonstrate kid-friendly felt craft projects from her book Kata Golda's Hand-stitched Felt.

COST: Free. No registration required.




SUNDAY MARCH 21, 2010

3:30 – 5 p.m. | Trunk show/book signing | Brooklyn General Store (Brooklyn)

* BROOKLYN GENERAL HAS CANCELLED THIS EVENT; SORRY *

Brooklyn General
128 Union Street; Brooklyn, NY 11231
Between Columbia & Hicks
(718) 237-7753

Spend a Sunday afternoon with Kata Golda, author of Kata Golda's Hand-stitched Felt. Stop in between 3:30 and 5 p.m. for a book signing and trunk show of Kata Golda's collection.

COST: Free, no registration required.


5 – 7 p.m. | Felt Craft Workshop | Brooklyn General Store (Brooklyn)

* BROOKLYN GENERAL HAS CANCELLED THIS EVENT; SORRY *

Brooklyn General
128 Union Street; Brooklyn, NY 11231
Between Columbia & Hicks
(718) 237-7753

Join Kata Golda on Sunday, March 21 for a 2 hour felt craft workshop. You'll learn how to make an embroidered felt tool pocket (perfect for holding your sewing materials) as well as one of her charming little finger puppets, both featured in her craft book Kata Golda's Hand-stitched Felt. All materials and supplies, as well as a signed copy of her book, is included in the cost of the class. Sign up early; space is limited.

COST: $90.00; pre-registration is required.



MONDAY MARCH 22, 2010

4 – 8 p.m. | Craft Night at Etsy Labs | Etsy Studios (Brooklyn)
Etsy Studios
55 Washington St., Suite 512 (5th floor); Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 855-7955

Kata Golda returns to Etsy for her second felt craft workshop at Etsy Labs. This time she'll show you how to make one of her popular (and extremely charming) finger puppets, featured on the cover of her book Kata Golda's Hand-stitched Felt. Drop in anytime between 4–8 p.m. Instructions are given throughout the night as participants arrive, so don't worry if you swing by after work at 6 — you won't be missing out on the demo. (Watch demo from Kata Golda's first visit.)

COST: Free; RSVP here.

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I hope you're able to make it to at least one of these events. Be sure to stop by and say hello if you can, and bring a project to share. I love seeing how people interpret the projects I offer in my book.

See you in NYC~
Kata Golda


Kata Golda is available for custom and commissioned pieces large and small, and will gladly teach workshops for children and adults. Call or email for details.

Monday, February 15, 2010

A Daily Practice in Drawing


I try to make drawing, whether it be with pencil or thread, a daily practice in my life. In the last few weeks my attention has shifted to the outdoors and the nature that surrounds me. With temperatures a bit warmer than normal in the northwest, plants are starting to show signs of new life — even those that were pruned down to piles of dead-looking twigs are becoming speckled with bits of green. Drawing these organic forms reminds me that there are no straight lines in nature.


I am not sure that these little thread drawings of pods and leaves will ever become more than just practice or a simple record of the day — nor am I concerned about placing those expectations on them. The true value lies in the ritual itself.

~ Kata Golda




Kata Golda is available for custom and commissioned pieces large and small, and will gladly teach workshops for children and adults. Call or email for details.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Exclusively on Etsy: New Valentine Items

Last fall, in conjunction with the release of Kata Golda's Hand-stitched Felt, I opened up little boutique shop on Etsy.

It seemed counter-intuitive, given that katagolda.com has served as my online store for over 5 years, but the Kata Golda Etsy shop has served nicely as a place to test out new design ideas.

It has put me in touch with a new creative community, and gives me a place to sell small runs of items that fall outside the scope of my regular work. This means that you'll find items and designs that aren't offered anywhere else, including on my own site.

This week I've got a few new items listed, all priced under $20 and with a Valentine's Day twist:

• Felt Finger Puppets with hearts ($10 each, free ground shipping)




Heart Felt Pocket Pillow ($18)




• or, if you prefer to make your own pillow, the Heart Felt Pocket Pillow also comes as a DIY Kit ($15), complete with instructions and materials.



And, don't forget, I am still offering free UPS ground shipping on all orders placed on katagolda.com through February 14. Order by the end of today, 2/8/10, and you'll get your ground-shipped order in time for Valentine's Day.

But don't worry — if you missed the 2/8 deadline, but still need your items by Valetine's day, you still have the option of paying for expedited shipping.

~Kata Golda


Kata Golda is available for custom and commissioned pieces large and small, and will gladly teach workshops for children and adults. Call or email for details.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Free Shipping for Valentine's Day


From now until February 14, 2010 receive FREE GROUND SHIPPING on your Kata Golda order. Purchase by Monday, February 8 to receive delivery by Valentine's Day.*

SHOP NOW

* Last day to order with expedited shipping is 2/11/10.


~ Kata Golda


Kata Golda is available for custom and commissioned pieces large and small, and will gladly teach workshops for children and adults. Call or email for details.