Kate Beck is a New Orleans based textile artist focusing on dyeing, felting, painting and screen printing one of a kind fabrics.
Kate’s designs are heavily influenced by the beauty of her early years in the Pacific Northwest. Exploring rich terrains and collecting natures trinkets, she developed a deep connection with the natural world and it’s mysteries. After studying fiber arts at the University of Washington in the 1980s Kate began traveling nationally and internationally to art shows, eventually landing in New Orleans.
Kate's work is proudly produced using deadstock and upcycled materials, reducing textile waste and energy needed to created new fabrics. Using deadstock fabrics truly makes each garment one of a kind as yardage is limited in quantity and cannot be replicated.
Kate’s studio in the Marigny neighborhood is an artists dream, a combined live and work space in a historic Creole townhouse. She holds workshops monthly teaching various dyeing and printing techniques here. The studio hosts a weekend pop up shop that is open to the public on Saturday & Sunday mornings.