I'm Kati, designer & founder of Kate & Rose Patterns. I was born in Hungary and grew up in Hungary and a few other places, and now live in the Hudson Valley with my artist husband, our two daughters, and a lot of pets. I learned to embroider in elementary school, and my grandmother taught me how to sew when I was fourteen.
Sewing and making things has been a constant in my life ever since. It's stayed with me through many moves and careers - I've worked as a translator, interpreter, non-profit manager, I got a Ph.D., I've danced in a flamenco troupe and made digital art and video installations. Through all of it the one thing that never changed was that I kept on sewing, stitching, making things. After my daughters were born, I went back to school to study patternmaking at FIT, and started the Kate & Rose pattern line with the Róza modern peasant blouse. A series of large embroidery pattern sets inspired Eastern European embroidery followed (some available as both hot iron transfer patterns and downloadable PDFs), then more sewing patterns, and smaller embroidery patterns.
All of these patterns are available for purchase in my shop, and I have a few other patterns that were published in Sew News and Sew It All magazines. You can follow my in Instagram (@kateandrosepatterns), and if you're in the Hudson Valley, drop by the SOHU Artisan Market at Greig Farm to see my little storefront there!