#WCW – KATHRYN ALLISON & GIVEAWAY

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Kathryn is the creative diva behind Rangemark. Rangemark is an independent screen printing studio here in St. Elmo, at the foot of Lookout Mountain, Tennessee. She designs and creates organic hand printed textiles.

“Our mission is to bring beauty to the ordinary by creating uniquely hand designed and printed textiles.” -Rangemark

I have been following Kathryn’s designs on Instagram and I have loved watching her business grow. Few things make me as happy as woman breaking out and doing something they love. Kathryn is an inspiration and her work is to die for. I had the opportunity to chat with her yesterday about her journey. Here is what she said,

“I have been drawing patterns since I was a little girl so I think that my designs and my personal style developed together. There is no doubt that style and design are influenced by things I see around me, but my design style is very intuitive. I rarely decide what kind of subject matter I want to render before I start drawing. Most of the time I just start drawing and before I know it, my design has either turned into something recognizable, or I have made some shape or line that I can repeat into a creation. I think that first and foremost are my designs and that is what creates any personal style I have. Honestly, I always think about how I need to have more personal style.”

>>> GIVEAWAY<<< Details at the bottom!

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Beautiful photos of Kathryn in her studio by the lovely and talented Annie Huntington. 

1267806_360804174049696_930502468_o_MG_1283“I love the design process. That is how Rangemark started. I was sure that I loved drawing patterns and rather than try to get a job with a company as a surface designer, I decided to take matters into my own hands and start printing my patterns on materials myself. What started as a poor college student using whatever means possible to get my designs into print, turned into a business and through that I have actually fallen in love with the hand printing process. There is a richness that comes when a design is silk screened rather than digitally printed and so through my business endeavor, I have become committed to the hand printing process.” – Kathryn

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1403643_380994065364040_1982313610_o_MG_1286“Being a young female entrepreneur is the best kind to be! It took a leap of faith going out on my own and pursuing this dream, but I have already learned a ton and done way more than I ever thought I would. Also, because I am young and female, I have nothing to lose so the sky is the limit!” – Kathryn

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Take a minute to check out Kathryn’s site and enjoy flipping through her eclectic designs.

We are CRUSHING hard.

xoxo

JAiME

 

>>>GIVEAWAY<<<

Kathryn is giving away one of her hand printed dish towels! For your chance to win simple comment on this blog post! The winner will be drawn on Friday 1/17/14.

Goodluck Y’all!

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Summer Nigh - I love all of this.

Bethany Huey - I love that she is driven. It inspires me to step out more. Those towels are cute!

jaimesmialek - hahaha Her studio is just at her house! BUT we could totally ask. Looks like a pretty magical place!

jaimesmialek - Oh thats so cool! What a great idea!

jaimesmialek - Aren’t they adorable. I love the patterns so much. Good luck with the giveaway!

jaimesmialek - Good people making good stuff right here in town! Maybe we could do a #WCW post on your Jessie??? Good luck with the giveaway!

jaimesmialek - Good luck with the giveaway!

jaimesmialek - haha! ME TOOO!! Good luck with the giveaway!

jaimesmialek - So much good stuff to look at! Good luck with the giveaway!

jaimesmialek - A true joy in life to see someone do something they love for a living. Good luck with the giveaway!

jaimesmialek - Her studio looks so magical! Good luck with the giveaway!

jaimesmialek - She definitely makes some treasures!

jaimesmialek - Ditto! I think I am going to have buy some of those tea towels. Too cute!

jaimesmialek - She is pretty awesome! I love seeing all of her new creations.

jaimesmialek - Good luck with the giveaway!

jaimesmialek - Isn’t she! I love it! Good luck with the giveaway!

jaimesmialek - Two pretty awesome things!

Good luck with the giveaway!

jaimesmialek - Good work and people always coming out of Covenant! Good luck with the giveaway!

jaimesmialek - Oh my word! You are a genius! I haven’t screen printed since summer camp as a kid! Good luck with the giveaway!

jaimesmialek - Such amazing gifts! Who wouldn’t love one of these beautiful creations. Good luck with the giveaway!

jaimesmialek - Pretty good stuff here in Chatty.

jaimesmialek - We love them too! Good luck with the giveaway!

jaimesmialek - We have never had SO many comments on a giveaway!

Victoria Griffis - Really beautiful work. I’m excited to see her business grow!

Lacey DeFace - Wow these are awesome!

Sarah Deadwyler - Beautiful one of a kind work. Kathryn you are an amazing young woman.

Kati Stegall - Gorgeous!!

Kathryn Allison - Thank you everyone for the kind comments, they are all so encouraging. Keep following me on Facebook and Instagram and good luck in the drawing!

Hannah Samuels - Love these!

Sara Salyer - I love your creations! Everything is so beautiful!!! Congrats and keep up the great work!

Lily Ryan - So wonderful! This is definitely inspiring :)

Jennifer Dawn - Lovely work!

Annie Oxenfeld - Lovely work! Thanks for sharing.

Andrew Mollenkof - I love seeing people doing the creative things they love. Keep killin it Kathryn.

Lark McMillan Fields - I love Kathryn’s work! I’ve given it several time for gifts and would love to own some myself!

V Love Diener - I just found a new obsession. Let put a class tougher and make a girls night of this. I’m in!

Amy Curnow Lattner - Kathryn…Love this piece! Love the fact you are “doing art” and loving it! This piece would look lovely in my new white kitchen! And I would tell everyone that it “came from the mountain”…I am an alum and a CC mom!

Rachel Kathryn Shepherd - These are so cute!! I miss St Elmo and chatt so much. It would be super rad to get a little piece here in nashville. Aaaaaand she has my middle name as her first! It’s meant

Meghan O'Dea - These are gorgeous!

Silena Cvacho - Kathryn, you are an inspiration! Your work is beautiful!

Kelsey Estrada - Love this!! So cool :)

Amy Samuels Newsome - Kathryn, love your work and love you!! Thanks for the fun last couple of days!!

Daniel Killilea - I met Kathryn when she was in high school, and I’m proud to see how far she’s come since then!

KJ Campbell - Kathryn’s work is beautiful. I would love to have some of her things in my home!

Wendy Strassner Allison - Kathryn your work is delicate and yet so vibrant. I love it.

Anne Musick Pettit - Excited to see your artistic talents unfold into this wonderful aesthetic undertaking! Dana was telling me about your studio and it sounds really awesome! WOuld love to see it sometime!

Pam Bertilrud - Proud of you! How awesome you can take what you love and turn it into a business :) congrats!

Elizabeth Hunter Mathews - Glad to come across your shop – enjoyed this blog and heading to your website now.

Jordan Arnold - I’m in need of a designer hand towel! This is seriously beautiful though.

Katie Anne - Such cute stuff!! Best of luck with the business!

Jessie Bean - So lovely! Nice to see all the talent in Chattanooga. Thanks!

Stacey Turner - I just looked at your website and I wanted to say I love your designs! Will definitely be keeping an eye out for headbands with these on them. :)

Jessica Chen - Kat Allison, you are awesome! I am so proud of you :) Her designs and products are so wonderful that I’m registered at her Etsy shop for my wedding!

Katie Carrico - such BEAUTIFUL prints! Jaime we must go there next time I visit!! those hand towels are to die for!

Emily Silvers Parsons - Love these! :)

Nicole Kennedy - Wow, I love your designs! I hope I win something! And I’m diggin the table :)

Melanie Hall - Beautiful! Love your work!

Robin Kendall - I have given Kathryn’s work as bridal gifts and are received with huge excitement!

Laura Holt Gray - Yay Kathryn!! I love your designs.

Sadat Karim - <- Meredith's coworker. Awesome work!

Meghan Gibson Campbell - Beautiful designs!

Yukiko Howard - Need to get my hands on some headbands for Ayumi!

Christine Doyle - Thank you for continuing to feature such rad girls!

Esther Lloyd Hart - Lovely!! I’ve had my eye on Kathryn’s work ever since I saw it on display at covenant college. Keep up the good work, Kathryn! You’re pieces are beautiful

Laura Harris - How lovely! And bravo to you for taking that leap of faith, what an inspiration!

Liz Somerville - Wow! What wonderful designs! So lovely.

Rachel Hosan Allison - Kathryn you are so pretty and so are your designs!! SO proud of you. This is a great post.

Anna Rae Wilson - Beautiful! Such a talented girl!!!!

Joanna Beatty Taft - Love!

Ann Elizabeth Allison - Kathryn’s designs are great! Can’t wait to see how busy she’ll be soon!

Katie Holden - Ooo I wanna be fancy!

Lindsey Lowe - Oooh I want one!

Jess Hutton - How did I not know about Rangemark? This is fantastic stuff. I love seeing a handmade, American made start up with such creativity. All the best, Kathryn!

Amy Busher Mace - Love these!

Paula Cash - very interesting – I would love to see this when I visit!

Alex Jump - beautiful towel! I love her stuff.

Taylor Galvin - These are beautiful, Kathryn!!!

Kayleigh Reeves - These are the best dish towels! I have several in my kitchen already.

Lydia Drew Allison - I love your designs!!!

Mary Grace Stocker - Love seeing friends do awesome work! I’ll gladly share with people in Denver!

Tiffany Roland Smith - Yay! Kathryn!!!! So exciting!

Ashley Hoffman - Love these <3