About Us

Meet the owner of Katalin Beth Designs.
Hallo! 

 

I'm an Australian by birth but was very much influenced by my Hungarian mother,  who helped nurture my passion. Hungary has a culture rich in textile crafts and living there as a young woman was a catalyst that inspired me to explore a variety of disciplines in the fibre arts: knitting, crochet, embroidery, and later felting, weaving, sewing, hand-spinning and hand-dyeing fibres.

I spent a few years in Iceland too, which was where my serious knitting obsession really  began - and still feel blessed to have learnt Fair Isle knitting, in a country that has made a huge impact in the knitting world with their unique wool.

My love of handcrafts led me to incorporate this into my teaching career too. I spent 5 years as a Handcraft teacher in a Waldorf Steiner school in Australia, teaching children the joy of mastering techniques in knitting, crochet, weaving, felting and sewing.

I love this fibre journey and continue to learn as much as I can. My recent foray into hand spinning opened up a whole new world for me! I found it deeply satisfying to explore the source of my passion by acquiring raw fleeces and learning the processes that went into making a skein of yarn.

To hold a beautiful handspun skein of yarn, to see the rich colours, to reflect on the journey of its creation- this transports me immediately to the many wonderful possibilities of working with my heart and hands.

It's this feeling of joy and inspiration that I'd love to share with you.

My store Katalin Beth Designs, is a natural outlet for my creativity. I delight in offering a a range of hand-dyed yarns and fibres that showcase my love for bold colours and textures, and hope to inspire you in your handcrafting adventures with my knitwear designs too. 
I try to update my products on a weekly basis - if the yarns or fibres are out of stock when you browse, just send me an email and I'll see if I can meet your needs as soon as possible.