Some of the Katrinkles team at Vogue Knitting live in 2019

Some of the Katrinkles team at Vogue Knitting live in 2019

As an independently owned and operated business, Katrinkles is proud to provide crafters with high quality buttons and tools for their projects. Our goods are made from durable locally sourced hardwoods like cherry and alder and are finished by hand, giving each piece its unique character. From design to production to packaging, all our products are made in house by our small dedicated team, allowing us to maintain our high standards of quality control and attention to detail at every step. You can feel confident that when you use a tool from Katrinkles, you are using something made with the same level of care that you put into the things you make.

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We encourage makers everywhere to be creative by supplying them with unique goods that enhance the joy of making. We are crafters and artisans ourselves, so we know that the right tool can be an inspiration. A thoughtfully designed, well crafted tool facilitates workflow and can reveal new creative pathways. Simply put, our goal is to provide you with the best tools so that you can do your best work.

Katrinkles is committed to equity in the studio and beyond. Your purchases help us pay our workers a living wage, provide company health insurance and contribute to their retirement, as well donate to charities that are committed to the kind of social change we want to see in the world.

We aim to support the local and regional economy wherever possible by working with other small businesses in our supply chain. We prioritize working with and supporting locally-owned, women-owned and BIPOC-owned businesses. Our vision of a thriving creative community and economy centers on a diverse and inclusive representation of crafting and crafters.

About Katrinkles

The name Katrinkles is a childhood nickname bestowed upon me by my mother. It has the same whimsical feeling as my work, so the name made sense for my work as well.  

Katrinkles supports crafting as an inclusive and welcoming space for people of all ages, abilities, ethnicities, genders, orientations and sizes.

Shipping 

Packages are shipped USPS first class mail unless a different shipping option is selected at checkout. Priority USPS (1-3 days) and Express USPS (1 day) are also available. We try to ship retail orders the day they are purchased if the order is placed before 4pm EST on a weekday. Please contact us if you have any shipping concerns.

We are happy to ship Internationally. Please be advised that if your order is shipping outside of the United States there may be taxes or duty fees when you pick up the package from your post office. This is out of our control and we have no way of estimating what these may be. 

Sock Stitch markers just after being cut out of wood on one of our laser machines.

Sock Stitch markers just after being cut out of wood on one of our laser machines.

Materials

We use sustainable woods whenever possible, and try to source our materials locally. Katrinkles knitting needle gauges and tools are made of 1/8" woods such as bamboo and birch plywood and cherry hardwood. Our materials are sourced through Rhode Island and US businesses whenever possible.  

Some adorable Katrinkles knitting needle gauge critters.

Some adorable Katrinkles knitting needle gauge critters.

Katrinkles buttons are made of 1/8" bamboo plywood, which is sustainable, lightweight and strong. Your buttons won't be indestructible but can withstand a lot of wear and tear, including going through the washer and dryer (if your garment can).

Regardless of material, each Katrinkles item has been hand-sanded to smooth out any rough corners and washed to remove any residue from laser cutting. Because bamboo and wood are natural materials each item may vary slightly.  

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Button Care and Use

Bamboo buttons can go in the washer and dryer, but may last longer if they're hand-washed and/or dried flat.  

When stitching buttons with more than four holes: If you're sewing them in a place where they will be functional, you may want to fill in the outer holes first and then tack the button down onto the garment using a few of the holes towards the center. If the item is for a baby or toddler, you may want to stitch the button onto the garment using all of the holes to ensure it is more secure. If your yarn is thick or you are using the 3/4" buttons, you may want to stitch the button using one or two plies of your yarn. Embroidery floss works great too and has a different sheen than wool.  

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Custom Orders

We’re happy to work on custom knitting needle gauges, tools, name tags and other laser cut bamboo items.

All Katrinkles tools and buttons are made in-house, which allows me to get samples to you quickly and fully control manufacturing your order.  

Please contact us using the contact form so we can discuss your project.   

Wholesale

We would love to start a wholesale relationship with your yarn shop, craft store, or specialty gift boutique. You can order from our line or we can discuss special projects or custom items for your shop.  

Please fill out the wholesale contact form and we will get back to you with login instructions for our wholesale website and our wholesale terms and conditions.  

A collection of Katrinkles buttons and tools are distributed by NNK Press: sales@nnkpress.com and online at www.nnkpress.com.  

In Norway and Sweden, Katrinkles is distributed by House of Hobbies.