Carved from Linoleum
Katharine Watson makes block-printed paper goods and textiles for the home. Inspired by beautiful patterns found around the world, each original design is drawn and carved by hand in her Portland, Maine studio.
What we make
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Individually hand-carved in our Portland, Maine studio, every linocut tells a unique story. After lightly sketching her vision in pencil on a blank sheet of linoleum, Katharine begins to carve away the elements of her design. Each block requires hours of patience and focus as she works to extract the final image with meticulous clarity.
We treat our blocks with love and care so that they can live full lives in full color. Blocks are printed on our studio presses for many years to come, and new designs are always joining the line-up.
We love working with other brands to bring shared creative projects to life, and we take great pride in all of our partnerships. It's always a great day in the studio when we discover a clever collaboration opportunity. From conception to development to final product, we enjoy every moment of the collaboration process, and look forward to finding new ways to share Katharine's signature design sensibilities with the world.
We believe in trying new things! To keep her creativity flowing, Katharine loves to experiement with new mediums. Whether she is hand-dyeing fabric in her backyard or painstakingly detailing hand-painted ceramic pieces, Katharine enjoys flexing new artistic muscles and celebrates the thrill of creating work by hand-- imperfections and all.