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Last updated on Sep 19, 2018

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We're excited to show you what we've been working on!

Katharine Watson

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Katharine Watson


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Katharine creates block printed paper goods and textiles inspired by botanical patterns and decorative arts.

Katharine Watson started printmaking in college, when the spot she hoped to take in a painting course didn’t fit with her class schedule. She fell in love with linocuts there, and went on to study block printing in India and then to focus on printmaking for the remainder of her art education.

After college, Katharine was walking down the street with a friend when they passed a sidewalk art fair. On a whim, she signed up to participate and started selling her work as much as she could: online, at art fairs, trade shows and markets.

What began as a college thesis and side project has since turned into Katharine’s full time career and has led to features in Vogue and Martha Stewart Living, as well as collaborations with the Metropolitan Museum and Chronicle Books, among many others.

Katharine spends her time working in her Portland, Maine studio where she still personally prints and ships all her orders herself. When she’s not printing, she’s brainstorming new product ideas or sketching new designs or working on the day-to-day logistics of running a small business.

Katharine grew up first in London and then attended high school in Hong Kong, before moving to Ohio to attend college. She now lives in Portland, Maine with her husband, cat, and two dogs in an old house they have been slowly renovating.

When she’s not working away in her studio, Katharine is probably out eating at a new restaurant somewhere, curled up watching TV, or planning her next big trip. You can see behind the scenes on Katharine’s Instagram.

Shop members

  • Katharine Watson

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Katharine started block printing in college and later traveled to India to study the technique. Her designs are based on traditional textiles and folk arts, and are all hand-carved from linoleum.

Production partners

  • A print shop

    MI, United States

    These tea towels are printed with the help of a screen printer that can handle larger quantities than we can!

  • Sufiyan Khatri

    Bhuj, India

    Sufiyan and his family have been block printing for generations. I met them on a trip to India in 2011 and was amazed by the quality of their work as well as their commitment to traditional techniques and natural dyes.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 18, 2015
Hello! My name is Katharine Watson and I create block printed paper goods and textiles. All of my pieces begin by hand-carving a linoleum block, and using the blocks to create a variety of designs and products.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I hope that your prints will arrive in perfect condition and that you will be 100% satisfied with your purchase. If you are not happy with your purchase, please contact us within seven days of receiving your item. Returns will be handled on a case by case basis, and we will do everything we can to ensure your satisfaction.

Items must be returned in salable condition, and shipping costs are non-refundable.

We are not responsible for items damaged by the Postal Service, and cannot provide refunds for items lost in the mail. If you have not received an order, please contact us.
We accept both PayPal and Credit Card. All items will ship once payment has cleared.
All packages are shipped via USPS within 2-3 business days unless otherwise noted. If you would like to upgrade to expedited shipping, or need to ship via UPS or FedEx, please contact us for a shipping upgrade.

We are not responsible for customs fees added to international orders upon arrival.
Additional policies and FAQs
Katharine Watson products are also available for wholesale. Please email hello [!at] to request a wholesale catalog.

For press requests or to obtain high-resolution images, please email hello [!at]