Fabric Design and Illustration

London, England · 669 Sales


Fabric Design and Illustration

London, England 669 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
Kate Marsden

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Kate Marsden

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Bold mid-century inspired textile designs and illustration.

Kate Marsden is a textile designer, illustrator and blogger based in South London. Kate's work is inspired by the city around her as well as her travels, and her style leans towards the mid-century look, frequently highlighting her love of architecture, in particular Modernism and Brutalism. Kate's designs feature on a range of fabrics, art prints and other items.

The majority of Kate’s work starts life as black and white pen and ink drawings, taken from her own photographs. Kate digitally enhances and colours this work, frequently turning the motifs into surface pattern designs. All artwork is based around hand drawn elements.

Kate has been a self employed designer since January 2014, having studied Fashion & Textiles at Lincoln College of Art in the mid-1990s. During the 2000’s Kate took a number of short courses at Chelsea College of Art including screen printing, fine art and ceramics.

With a strong focus on pattern design for fabric, Kate loves to see her customers transform her designs into items she could never have imagined herself – Kate’s fabrics have graced a wide range of quilts (as seen at the Festival of Quilts), bags, home furnishings and even clothing.

Prior to starting her own business, Kate worked at a law firm in the City of London for 15 years, before returning to her original passion when her son was born in 2010. Being self employed provides Kate with flexibility for her young family as well as the option to scale her business as time goes by. In what little free time Kate has she enjoys (fair weather) gardening and belting out her favourite songs (in living rooms only!).

Kate is a winner of Theo Paphitis’ #SBS (Small Business Sunday) and has seen her work featured at the Royal Academy of Arts as part of their RAted range of up and coming British designer/makers. You may also have seen Kate’s work in the following places: West Elm London (pop-ups), The Simple Things Magazine, Emerald Street, Homemaker Magazine, Craftseller Magazine, Quilt Now Magazine, Simply Sewing Magazine, Love Sewing Magazine, Renegade Craft Fair, Crafty Fox Market, Thread Festival of Textiles, Warehouse Home Magazine Capsule Collection, The Village Haberdashery and Carshalton Artists Open Studios. You can see a list of Kate’s press mentions at

Kate has also been featured in Uppercase Magazine's Compendium of Craft and Creativity:

“Like many of us, Kate Marsden had to put in time at a day job before she was able to make the leap to becoming a full-time creative entrepreneur. Although she studied fashion and textiles in college during the mid-1990s, she worked in a variety of unrelated jobs and ended up spending 15 years at a law firm in London. Her blog and company, Made By Mrs M, began as an outlet for her creativity…” — Uppercase Compendium of Craft & Creativity

Kate's main blog can be found at, she also writes the blog for the Just A Card campaign which encourages people to support small shops, galleries, artists and designer/makers - visit

A wide selection of customer feedback can be found under the feedback tab. Highlights include:

“A wonderful, beautifully designed, personal gift. Kate was a joy to buy from - lots of communication, really helpful, always gave me updates and she did everything quickly. I highly recommend her personalised work!”

“Absolutely fab product, which I was able to change slightly and add different fabric to without any problems at all. Wonderful, friendly service - the seller couldn't have been more helpful. Thanks so much! Am now eyeing up lots more fabrics from this beautiful shop...”

“Good quality fabric and the wonderful Croydon print looks even better in real life! Am planning to make a dress to celebrate my home town. So very happy with this purchase, worth every penny. This fabric makes me smile every time I see it or think about it. Fabric of joy.”

Kate is happy to take commissions and can provide alternatives to almost anything you see on her website – do drop her a line to discuss. Kate has worked with range of individuals and companies and would love to hear from you. Find out more at

Upcoming events and workshops can be found at Email kate [!at] for further information.

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Shop policies

Last updated on 21 May, 2018
Welcome to my shop! You can find my range of fabrics inspired by mid-century architecture and design, alongside a range of products and digital downloads. All items use my own designs. To find out more about them, please visit my about page.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalised orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
I accept returns for faulty products only. Please check your package on arrival and notify me as soon as possible (in any event within 14 days of receipt).

Fabrics are printed to order and are therefore not refundable. I take custom orders (please contact me if you'd like to commission something) and these are also non-refundable.
You can pay by PayPal, credit card or Etsy gift card. Orders which are not paid for within 24 hours will be cancelled.
I aim to dispatch all orders within 24 hours, although please allow me 1-3 working days. If you require something urgently, please drop me a line and I'll see what I can do (guaranteed next day, signed for or express deliveries will incur an additional charge). I use Royal Mail, but may use an alternative carrier for large orders.

Fabrics by the metre are printed to order and have an additional turnaround time of up to 3 weeks.

Custom made items (cushions, lampshades) have longer than standard dispatch times - please see individual listings for details.

Please note that you may incur customs charges on delivery if you order from outside the European Union.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you would like any additional information or would like to work with me, please get in touch or visit my website

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how Kate Marsden trading as Made By Mrs M will use any personal information collected about you when you use this website or sign up to the Made By Mrs M mailing list.

What information do we collect about you?

We collect information about you when you place an order for products directly with us or join our mailing list. Information collected when you shop online via Made By Mrs M’s Etsy shop is stored by Etsy and is covered by their privacy policy. We will also collect information if you voluntarily complete customer surveys or participate in competitions or giveaways.

How will we use the information about you?

We collect information about you to process any orders placed, and if you agree, to email you about other products, services, events or blog posts we think may be of interest to you.

Kate Marsden trading as Made By Mrs M will not share your information with anyone other than any future employees of Made By Mrs M for the purposes of carrying out the activities mentioned above.

In processing your order, we may pass your details to the Post Office or any courier used if required.

Email addresses added to our mailing list will be stored securely with MailChimp and are not held separately by Made By Mrs M. Please see MailChimp’s website for details of how they keep this information safe.


We would like to send you information about our products, services, events and updates and these will be sent by email. If you have consented to receive such emails at any time you may opt out at a later date, either by clicking the unsubscribe link in your most recent email, or by contacting us direct at kate [!at] and requesting this removal.

You have a right at any time to stop us from contacting you for marketing purposes.

If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, please email kate [!at]

Access to your information and correction

You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information please email kate [!at]

We want to ensure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. You may ask us to correct or remove information you think is inaccurate.


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Changes to our privacy policy

We keep our privacy policy under regular review and we will place any updates on this page. This privacy policy was last updated on 18 April 2018.

How to contact us

Please contact us if you have any questions about our privacy policy or information we hold about you by emailing kate [!at]