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Karen Barbe with her large scale embroidery textile

Karen Barbé is a designer, embroiderer, author, and educator based between Santiago (Chile) and Chicago (US). 

Karen translates evocative worlds of home, traditional crafts and comfort into textile surfaces through embroidery. Karen’s first book “Colour Confident Stitching” (Pimpernel Press, 2017) presents a simple and hands-on method for understanding color and encouraging readers to create their own palettes for stitch projects. 

She regularly hosts workshops where she teaches hand embroidery techniques in different levels.

Embroidered potholders. 2017

Layered embroidery. 2018

Stitching on wood and cardboard. 2016

Deluxe Kits

Combine a traditional leaf stitch with Karen's stunning color palettes to create your own thoroughly modern embroidered notebooks and pencil cases. Each kit makes two projects, comes with three different patterns for you to choose from, and includes all the supplies you need. Just add scissors!

Mini Kits

Quick to start and easy to finish embroidery projects.