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Karen Ives

Please click on the Photo of one of Karen's pieces below to see images of her work

A very popular exhibition

Karen was plunged into the world of textile embroidery after she enrolled on a city and Guilds course under the tutelage of Ann Brown. This encouraged her to explore her creative talents and experiment with a wealth of embroidery styles. She prefers to work using hand embroidery in conjunction with vintage fabrics to created textured surfaces, with a worn style. Karen’s textile works draw from her sketchbooks, with stylised imagery of birds, butterflies and flowers. Karen is at her happiest searching for fabric bargains in charity and antique shops. Then follows a process of disassembling and sorting these precious fabrics ready for the next embroidery.

You can also click on the Photo below to see images of her work

Toadstools in the Garden

Karen's Toadstools in the Garden

Karen also has her own website (www.frayedroundtheedges.co.uk) to highlight her work and activities. Please click on the image below to access that website:

karen's website - Frayed around the Edges


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