Katia Yarns & Fabrics: A story of love for the handmade

Do you know the story of Katia? Katia® is in the DIY textile world since 1951. That’s right, a lifetime dedicated to yarns and designing garments for hand knitting. Because our story would not be what it is, without the love and enthusiasm of all handmade lovers around the world; we invite you to a virtual tour of some of the most important moments of Katia.

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Katia Yarns & Fabrics

1951. Katia is born in Barcelona. The mother company is Hilaturas Génesis, specialist in knitting yarns and wholesaler of yarn skeins, in Caspe street. The potential for knitting and crocheting is evident straight away.

70’s. Katia becomes of age and gets her independence. Like any other youngster, she’s eager to conquer the world. She fills a suitcase with skeins of yarn and begins to travel and take part in international fairs where she becomes known in other countries.

80’s. In order to maintain her love of haberdashery and craft stores alive, Katia publishes her first pattern magazines with designs which are innovative for the era.

90’s. In spite of the profound crisis the sector is undergoing Katia battles to survive through her passion for yarns. Her ideals remain intact: to innovate and to promote the love of the handmade through knitting and crocheting.

1998. Katia suffers a fire throughout all its installations. Thanks to her perseverance and the help of the human team she manages to re-open her doors with renewed energy.

DIY is fashionable

2005. Katia enjoys a second youth! Knitting and crocheting is fashionable again and she takes pleasure in sharing the Handmade and being part of the DIY (Do It Yourself) movement.

2016. Katia reaches maturity, at 65 years of age, with her love of yarns intact, the experience of being in 50 countries, fresh innovative designs and all the energy to continue knitting and crocheting for many more years to come!

2018. Katia’s compromise and involvement in the world of DIY textiles is further consolidated with the launch of Katia Fabrics, a new project comprising of printed fabrics and sewing patterns.

This story doesn’t end here, because there is still much more to be share and contribute to the world of handmade items. From Katia, we will continue to focus on supporting creativity, innovation, inspiration, fun and pleasure to enjoy doing things with love. Thanks for being with us!

10 comments on Katia Yarns & Fabrics: A story of love for the handmade

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  • Doreen Millar

    When I clic in the provtded squares to choose the yarn I need it does not work. Tell me how I can order your yarn. I have tried everything.

  • Karen de Groot

    Have almost finished knitting my second Katia Easy Jacquard Jumper size 5-6 and am about to runout of wool and fear I won’t be able to complete the garment.
    One ball of 400mts is suppose to be enough?
    I love the feel of the wool and the pattern is great.

  • Ruthie Beasley

    Please help me. I would like to purchase the concept veganette 103 yarn, however there’s no where to place an order. How can I order the quantity needed.

    • Katia Yarns (author)

      Hello Ruthie,
      KatiaShop, our online sales platform, is only available for shipping to Spain, (Peninsula and Balearic Islands) France, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Italy, Portugal, United Kingdom, Austria and Mexico. If you live in one of these countries, please check that you have made the correct selection in the Country / Area drop down list. If you are visiting us from another country, at present you are only able to purchase our Pattern instructions in PDF format online, so please visit the Katia Shops section on our website to see details of Katia shops and distributors. https://www.katia.com/EN/katia-shops.html
      Select Country, then fill in the Town / City or Post Code box and click on SEARCH.
      Greetings!

  • Kim

    Hi Katia Yarns,

    I am looking for the Katia Silver Paint in green brown and blue colors I can’t find it anywhere and I would need 8 of them! Are they out of production? Or coming back? Thank you!

    • Katia Yarns (author)

      Hi Kim, Please ask about availability of the required item at your nearest store. Visit the Katia Shops section on our website to see details of Katia shops and distributors. https://www.katia.com/EN/katia-shops.html Select Country, then fill in the Town / City or Post Code box and click on SEARCH.
      If your usual store does not currently have the item available, please send an email to info@katia.com indicating the basic information about the item (name, yarn colour or magazine name and number) as well as your location and postcode. Remember that if you live in Spain, (Peninsula and Balearic Islands) France, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Italy, Portugal, United Kingdom, Austria and Mexico, you can purchase online articles shown in the Katia website shop. Thanks!

  • Prasanna

    Hi is your merino wool ethically sourced? And if yes, do you have any certifications to ensure it?

    • Katia Yarns (author)

      Hi Prasanna, On our website you will find the NON MULESING WOOL seal. This is on all balls made from Merino wool from South American, European or Australian sheep that are free of mulesing. To find out which products have an official certificate, you can look in the information found on the labels and on the page of each item on the website. At Katia, we have items with GOTS, RCS, RWS and OEKO-TEX certificates. Greetings!

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