Karen Nicol Textile Artist

Contact Information

karenjnicol1@gmail.com http://www.karennicoltextileart.ipage.com

Moorhaven, Warne Lane, Mary Tavy, Tavistock, Devon PL19 9PH

Tavistock textiles West Devon

Karen Nicol Textile Artist Bio

Karen Nicol Textile Artist
I studied Art Foundation and then BA (Hons) Multidisciplinary Design.
I was a photographer who loved the texture and warmth of fabric and the stitched line, and now I combine these passions to create unique and original framed freehand machine embroidered and appliquéd pieces.
In my studio on the edge of Dartmoor, and inspired by our elegant Whippets, I learnt to draw with my sewing machine. My subjects are usually animals and I endeavour to capture their character or grace and movement.
A large part of my work is commissioned, both at home and internationally, which provides me with a huge and very enjoyable diversity. Often inspired by a piece of vintage fabric or a photograph, my imagination leads me to sew the quirky, beautiful, magical and sometimes humorous or touching.
Commissions and studio visits welcome. Studio gallery of work and cards for sale.

Karen Nicol Textile Artist Work