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By Kate Moran

Kate Moran

Fernie, British Columbia, Canada


Originally from Ontario, I had been based in Nelson since 2010, and moved house to Fernie, BC in summer of 2014. I grew up in an artistic household where I learned early in life the basics of sewing, tools, paint, macrame, cross stitch, knitting... and generally how to make ideas into physical things.

I have the luxury of working on my own projects at home full time and in an artistic and supportive environment elsewhere, part time. Currently, my focus revolves around micro macrame and wet felting hats.

I love the meditative aspect of micro macrame. My full heart and attention goes into every piece. There is only one way to finish a massive creation and that is simply one knot at a time. I have maxed out my knotting speed and a piece can still take me 60 hours to complete one item... I really enjoy that!

Making wet felted hats is a craft I enjoy because it's finished product is something that I can neither control or completely plan. I can start with a general outline... but it's good practice for me to be without total control and to do the best I can with what I'm given. Plus, I am fond of hats!

I have had the pleasure of making hats for Grammy Award winning musician, Jason Mraz, as well as various macrame items over the last six years. I have sold my wears all over Canada and the USA from Toronto, Denver, Vancouver, LA, many cities in between, and all of the way to UK and Norway!

Above all, I care about quality. I critique my work on a micro level, and having the patience to see a task through to completion and done “right” is both important to me and exceptionally rewarding in a way that I couldn't begin to explain. I hope looking at my ideas that I have patiently made into physical items brings you all the enjoyment I have had making them.

Why We’re One of a Kind

I make everything with my own two hands, and I make a lot out of very little. My materials are fairly basic, and with years of learning and practice under my belt, it is my technique, knowledge, patience, passion, understanding, skill and imaginationthat make my final products so unique. The value of my work is in my craftsmanship and time spent creating each item.

Primary Materials

Micro Macrame: I always use high quality waxed polyester string from Brazil. I have various things that I might incorporate into a piece; polished cabochons, Delica seed beads, other beads, chain, brass plating, and/or high quality findings.

Wet Felted Hats: I always make the main part of the hat using soft Merino wool, accompanying this could be many different things; beads, upcycled watched or jewelry, needle felted designs, neckties, or whatever I think will look nice!

Shipping Policy

I ship worldwide!

When you purchase an accessory in my shop, I will dispatch your order within 3 - 5 business days after payment receipt.

In the event that multiple items have been purchased and there has been an over charge on postage fees, I will refund the difference to your PayPal account.

Light items valued at less than $60 will be sent packaged in a bubble envelope, regular post, with no additional options or fees, unless otherwise specified by the buyer.

I ship my boxed packages via Canada Post as a Regular Parcel within Canada, and Tracked Packet to international buyers. This means an estimated delivery time of 9 business days, and includes delivery confirmation. As a bonus, ByKateMoran will cover the additional insurance cost, free of charge to you!

Customers outside of Canada and US unfortunately face a large jump in price for the Tracked Service. There is a less expensive option for you called Small Packet International Air ranging from roughly $19-$37. This service has no delivery confirmation. I will gladly post your purchase this way and refund the shipping difference to your PayPal. If you opt for this mode of delivery, I carry absolutely no responsibility for lost packages.

Refunds and Exchanges
I hope very much that you will be happy with your purchase, if you are having any pre purchase concerns, please contact me with any questions, and I will do my very best to provide any additional information or answer any questions that you may have.
If for any reason you are not pleased, contact me within 3 working days after receiving the item. You'll get a full refund (minus Shipping fees) if the item is sent back to me unused and in an original condition. Return shipping is buyer's responsibility.

PLEASE NOTE: International customers are responsible for any fees, taxes and duties associated with shipping and purchasing to their country.