Catherine Michelle was born in the East bay, outside of the San Francisco area. From a young age she questioned everything, always asking ‘what if’, to the chagrin of her father on long car rides. She attended university at Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia, USA, where she obtained a BFA in Fibers and a BFA in Fashion Design. At SCAD she she focused on material and emotional sustainability through the traditional practices of quilting and natural dying. She then embarked on 6 years of travel and adventure working in education and freelance fashion abroad. Throughout this time she visited over 20 countries and studied with local masters of traditional crafts. In 2014, she was accepted in Central Saint Martin’s MA in Material Futures program where furthered her education in design research and speculative design. After completing her MA, she went on to work in a prison, teaching inmates textile skills. She now runs her own textile studio which focuses on sustainable processes and workshops.
In her spare time, Catherine Michelle loves the outdoors and travel. She is an avid camper and hiker with aspirations to own a camper van. She participates in numerous sports such as running, cycling, rock climbing and swimming. If she isn’t engaged the above, you will find her taking a course or workshop to improve her skills in design or listening to a podcast while she does needlework.