About

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Photo by Jonathan Garza

My name is Alison Grande. I live with my husband, our 2 young children and our dog in New York. Koto offers hand embroidered paper goods with a modern aesthetic. I design and execute each item, embroidering the cardstock stitch by stitch. The name “Koto” is from my middle name, which was my Japanese great grandmother’s name. I take inspiration from my Japanese and Scandinavian heritage, architecture, modern art and textiles from around the world.

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