Karen Ives
Textile artist, tutor and designer

I am an established textile artist with a studio in Braintree, Essex  where I run work shops and one to one tutoring sessions.


I am a member of 02Textiles, an exhibiting textile group who regularly exhibit at RHS Hyde Hall.


I enjoy teaching, there is nothing more rewarding than inspiring others to feel the way I do about the creative process. Creativity is essential for my existence; I absorb ideas and inspirations constantly.


Recently I have been working with upcyled clothing and denim fabrics as a basis for stitch. I enjoy the challenge of sourcing fabrics locally through boot sales and antique markets, then giving them a new life.

My style is heavily influenced by vintage fabrics which I layer and stitch to produce bespoke wall art and home wares.

I offer a range of  relaxed, friendly workshops in my Essex Studio as well as one to one and group sessions (afternoon tea  is also available on request for some workshops).

I also supply a range of handcrafted goods for sale through retail outlets.

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