Kate Beck, a New Orleans-based textile artist, specializes in dyeing, felting, painting, and screen printing unique fabrics.


Kate's designs draw significant inspiration from the captivating landscapes of her formative years in the Pacific Northwest. Immersed in exploring bountiful terrains and gathering nature's treasures, she fostered a profound bond with the mysteries of the natural world. Following her studies in fiber arts at the University of Washington in the 1980s, Kate embarked on national and international journeys to showcase her artwork, eventually finding her creative home in New Orleans.


Nestled in the charming Marigny neighborhood, Kate's studio is a haven for artists—a captivating live and work space housed in a historic Creole townhouse. Monthly workshops are held here (currently on pause for now,) where she imparts diverse dyeing and printing techniques. Moreover, the studio opens its doors to the public on Saturday mornings, hosting an enticing weekend pop-up shop.



December 2019: Cool Stuff: Find more than a little New Orleans History at PRC pop up boutique

September 2019: French Quarter Journal - Alquimie New Orleans : More Studio Than Boutique

April 2018: NOLA.com - 6 Cool New French Quarter Shops to Discover

Spring 2017: New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles - Instyle Textiles

February 2014: Deep South Magazine - Fashion Forward Spring

April 2010: Nola.com - Jazz Fest Artists: Silk Artist Kate Beck

September 2009: Nola.com - Contemporary Touches & Preservation for an 1836 Marigny Row House