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. She uses inspiration from traditional textiles and folk arts: old prints, quilts and embroideries.

Katharine believes that the most important aspect of her work is keeping the tradition on hand-printing alive in a way that is both beautiful and accessible. And that every once in awhile it’s nice to get a handmade card instead of an email.

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