About


 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 beck new orleans creold townhouse studio showroom in the marigny neighborhood of new orleans

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. 

 

PRESS

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