Meet Karen Nicol – Textile Artist

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Meet Karen Nicol – Textile Artist

Originally a fashion designer Karen now enjoys turning her talents to textile art.

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Karen has had a piece of work from her Singerie collection accepted for the Royal Academy Summer exhibition 2014;  her name is Crystal:

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and you can see more from the Singerie in our separate video of the same name.

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 entitled:

Embellished  New Vintage:


and you can purchase a copy by visiting her website:

Her latest exhibition was entitled ‘Singerie’ and we will be showing work from that 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

Clements Rribeiro,
The King of Qatar,
the Pope,
People Tree,
Marc Jacobs,
Vera Wang,
John Rocha,
Julien Macdonald,
Betty Jackson,
Matthew Williamson,
Preston Knight (Maxfield Parrish),
Bruce Oldfield,
Markus Lupfer,
Tracey Boyd,
Michiko Koshino,
Chanel couture,
John Boyd Textiles,
Osman Ousafzada,
Antonio Beradi,
Lulu Guinness,
Marks and Spencers,
Harvey Nicholls,
Anne Tyrrell,
Mario Testino,
Grey Advertising,
Scott Henshall,
and Cashmere Studio.

To learn more about Karen visit her website at:

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