August 9, 2016
Stitchy Snippets - Karen Nicol
Karen Nicol is a well known, established artist with over 25 years of experience working in gallery, fashion and interiors. She works from her London based studio and her clients include: The King of Qatar, The Pope, Chloe, Vera Wang, John Rocha, Julien Macdonald, Givenchy and Chanel couture.
Specialising in a variety of free hand machine embroidery, beading and hand embroidery, Karen Nicol's style is unique and densely textured, incorporating a plethora of mixed media.
Last week I visited 'The 'Wit' of the Stitch' exhibition at Ruthin Craft Centre in Wales and saw a selection of Karen Nicol's fine work. Her art really speaks for itself and I was fortunate to be able to fully appreciate it up close and absorb every detail. It was breathtaking! To find out more about Karen Nicol and her work see her website here.
Hi, I'm Julia - an embroidery enthusiast based in Amsterdam with a lifelong passion for textiles. I like to mix things up by combining different techniques and mediums - my origami styled dress won the Hand & Lock embroidery prize. Join me on my exploration of embroidery with mixed media and fibre art.