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Handcrafted Heirlooms

Pressed by hand from original antiques from the 1300s-1800s, each piece brings a history worth celebrating.

Sealed with Intention

Each of my collections carries a specific intention and hidden meaning through the symbolism of motif and color.

Craft as Fine Art

I constantly play with many techniques from "craft" when creating my art. My goal is to share beauty with the world, and elevate the status of female artists.

Luxury Stationery

To me, letter writing is one of the most luxurious experiences on earth. In my shop, I feature the finest stationery from around the world to add to this luxurious experience.

Join Kathryn in Ireland

Artist and Designer, Kathryn Hastings and Astrologer and Writer are hosting a wonderful retreat for creatives in September in Ireland. The retreat includes four days of sessions for creative and personal development, seal making with antiques from Kathryn's collection, astrology sessions with Martha, a rest day for exploring West Cork, and resort amenities like spa, surfing, and yoga. This retreat is a perfect blend of artistic exploration and astrological insights.

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In Modern Times

Modern Uses of Wax Seals

Once reserved for weddings and formal events, wax seals have found a resurgence in modern times. Today, they add a personal, creative touch to letters, gifts and cards. In a world where everything is fast paced and impersonal, the use of wax seals can elevate your message above the digital noise of our fast-paced world.

Embracing Wax Seal Symbolism

Wax seals have a rich history of symbolism, dating back to the Georgian and Victorian era. Today, these symbols continue to hold a special significance and can add a deeper meaning and intention to your correspondence.

"The depth of knowledge and passion behind Kay Collier's work makes Kathryn Hastings & Co my go-to spot for supplies and inspiration. I highly recommend."

— Hillary Kay

“On its own the paper says one thing but the seal adds a subtext the reader might have missed.” 

— Jill Raymond

Antique Collecting

Unlock the secrets of antique wax seals and immerse yourself in their rich history and symbolism with my comprehensive guide to collecting these unique and timeless pieces.

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Book Club

I cordially invite you to my monthly book club, where we delve into thought-provoking and captivating books that explores the complex themes on the human experience.

Some of our monthly reads will be dedicated to the art of letter writing, allowing us to rekindle the joy of this timeless form of communication.

Best of all, my book club is completely free and open to anyone who wants to join. So grab a cup of tea, curl up with a good book with me...

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Learn with me

Whether you're new to the world of wax seals or are a seasoned practitioner, I invite you to take my complimentary Introduction to Wax Seals course. I go over the basics and also share my favorite easy pigments for gilt and mermaid seals.

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