Katie loves to draw. She’s an artist, designer and maker living in Markinch with her husband and three children. She studied painting at Edinburgh College of Art and Printmaking at the Royal College of Art. Working as a picture framer, property photographer and part time maker selling her bags and accessories at local markets.
It was only after her children were born that Katie started drawing again, as a way of gaining some head space in her chaotic home. This sparked something and reignited her making and so katiebirdie was born.
Katie loves to find all the hidden little details and colours on insects, birds and other nature that she comes across on her daily travels and beyond. The hairy legs of a bee or the amazing jewel-like colours hidden in a starling until the light shines on it in just the right way. She then captures these intricacies with a super sharp pencil and her watercolours.
She also uses her drawings to turn into silk screen prints with bold blocks of colour and patterns which are digitally printed onto a range of fabrics. These she uses to hand make a range of home ware and accessories including cushions, lampshades, bags and scarves.