Originally a fashion designer Karen and now talented textile artist.
Karen Nicol is an embroidery and mixed media textile artist working in gallery, fashion and interiors with a London based design and production studio established for over twenty five years. She specialises in Irish, Cornelly, Multihead, beading and hand embroidery. She likes to challenge the boundaries of embroidery and this is very evident in her latest book – Embellished new vintage. You can find more information about Karen on her website: https://www.karennicol.com/.
Her latest exhibition was entitled ‘Singerie’ and we will show it in another video.
Karen was first a student and then a research fellow at the Royal College of Art. She started her love affair with fashion there and her clients over the years have included:
The King of Qatar,
Preston Knight (Maxfield Parrish),
John Boyd Textiles,
Marks and Spencers,
and Cashmere Studio.