Hey there! I'm Kathleen and I make stuff.
Here at Republica Unicornia, you'll find beautiful hand-dyed yarns, thoughtfully designed project bags in fun prints, tea cozies, and a smattering of other goodies, like enamel pins and stickers. I love saturated color, rainbows, and unicorns. (I really, really, really love unicorns).
I learned how to knit when my life was falling apart: I was in the middle of a leaving the career that I'd dedicated most of my young adulthood to pursuing and I had no idea what I was going to do. I felt burned out, washed up, and useless, but at least I could knit. This passionate hobby led me into this work and here we are. I'm glad you're here with me.
I started dyeing yarn for the simple reason that I really love knitting with hand-dyed yarn, and I learned how to sew because I just couldn't find enough project bags and tea cozies that featured unicorns/sea creatures/food.
I was the kid who had to have the biggest box of crayons they made because I wanted to use all the colors, and I've continued that into adulthood.
"Republica Unicornia" is what my husband calls our home-- he sees our space as a magical, creative place where people can be themselves. I hope to extend that to all of y'all through the things you see here!
I have two goals with Republica Unicornia: make beautiful, useful things, and don't be a jerkwad.
You'll find a commitment to issues of social justice and I'm proud to provide ongoing support for The Southern Poverty Law Center with a portion of sales from my These Needles Kill Fascists pins and the LA LGTB Center with a portion of sales from the Rosa de Castilla colorway.
Everything is made with love and some swearing (some is an understatement) by me in fabulous Atlanta, Georgia. I dye yarn in my studio while dancing around (poorly) to very loud classic rock/New Wave/indie pop and sew at home while listening to history and science podcasts.
I live in Atlanta (yes, actual Atlanta) with my wonderful spouse (aka Yarn Spouse) Steven and our two ridiculous tabby cats, Francis and Amy.