Brand Partner

Martina Umemura founded Umemura Martina Kesennuma FS Atelier Co., Ltd. in Kesennuma, Miyagi prefecture, to help earthquake-affected residents regain independence through knitting. She aims to spread the joy of wool-based crafts, connecting personal happiness to the broader regeneration of the Tohoku region.


The Pattern


These Botties remind one of moccasins which are originally very soft and comfortable shoes. The same ist true for this two color version. Try to make them with your favorite colors and show them around!

Sources of Supply

Tutorial, Soles and Yarn are available here:

The Designer

Miyuki san runs a knitting cafe – Knit Cafe IVY – in the cold Tohoku region of Japan, in Akita Prefecture. She opened the knit cafe in 2011 because she loved knitting with her grandmother when she was a little girl and wanted to recreate that space.

With the motto „Knitting is the way to save the world“, she continues her activities to heal and cheer up people through knitting.

Fancy some Bottizoocks?

Get your materials pack and get started:

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We want to share your great Botties with the instagram community: @originalbotties, @knitcafeivy and @kfs_atelier



You don’t use Instagram but still want to share your Botties with the world? Send us your images to along with your consent for us to post them on our channels.

You would like to participate in the Botties Bash, but have your own ideas for homemade Botties? No problem, there are no restrictions. Get creative and surprise the community!

You can’t attend the digital party in October? That’s a pity, but even after that you can still post your pictures and tag us! We will be happy to share your creations!