Katharine started her block printing company in 2009 as a way to bring a modern twist to traditional textile designs.
Katharine was born in New York but grew up in London and Hong Kong, and this mix of cultures and aesthetics is visible in her work. In 2008, she traveled to India to study block printing, and incorporated these new skills into her training as a printmaker.
Today, Katharine produces a line of hand block printed paper goods and accessories from her studio, previously in Washington, DC and currently in Hyde Park, VT. She uses inspiration from traditional textiles and folk arts: old prints, quilts and embroideries. She believes that the most important aspect of her work is keeping the tradition of hand printed textiles alive in a way that is both beautiful and accessible. And, that every once in a while, it’s nice to get a handmade card instead of an email.
Video - shot and edited by Cassie Spodak