Block Printed Linen Textiles

KYE Studio is a block printing textile design studio, launched by Glasgow School of Art graduate Kat Rulach in 2019. Kat works from her studio in Glasgow to produce beautiful, colourful hand printed patterns on linen which she makes into products. Kat starts her designs from making collages, painting her own papers and paper-cutting to create new colour and shape combinations. These collages directly inspire her prints on fabric.


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Eye Pillows

This heat pack eye pillow can be used for yoga, meditation and relaxation. Simply heat in the oven or microwave to relax or soothe sore muscles or cramps. You can also cool in the freezer to reduce swelling and relieve headaches and puffy eyes. This eye pillow is block-printed by hand in the Sunrise pattern using Soil Association inks on beautiful soft Oeko-Tex certified natural linen.


Hand Warmers

A pair of wheat filled hand warmers, block printed on beautiful soft Oeko-tex certified natural linen. These microwavable hand warmers are perfect for those colder days. Just pop in the microwave for a few seconds and your hand warmer is ready to keep your hands warm.


Risograph Prints

Risograph printing is an environmentally friendly method of printing which uses soy based, nontoxic inks. I love this process and the colours and blends that you can create with them. Some of my latest riso-prints:


Coin Purses

This change purse is block-printed by hand in blue colour way on beautiful soft Oeko-Tex certified natural linen. It can be used as a money purse, card holder or is the perfect size to keep your face masks safe and clean. A coin purse makes a lovely present for a friend as they always come in handy. Each coin purse is printed, sewn and finished by me in my studio in Glasgow.


Block Printing

Kat uses block printing for it’s uniqueness in print quality as well as the minimal environmental impact it has (block printing uses much less water, ink and energy compared with silk-screen). Every item is block printed using Soil Association Inks by hand and hand sewn by Kat in her studio in Glasgow. Block printing is an ancient process and one of the first methods humans developed to decorate their belongings. It is a slow, labour-intensive which creates unique prints every time. I chose this method of printing after researching more sustainable ways to print on fabric. Notably, block printing uses much less ink, water and energy when compared with silk screen printing. After designing my patterns and cutting out my designs I mix up my Soil Association Approved inks and apply them to my printing blocks. I then press these onto 100% linen fabric repeating the process for each pattern and colour combination. No two prints are identical and this makes each item totally unique. If you are interested you can read more about the history of block printing here.


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