Karen Nicol: A Fascinating Journey

Karen is a British-born fashion designer and embroiderer who has developed her own unique style of embroidery. Unsatisfied by the traditional stitches and outcomes and feeling disconnected from the usual ladies’ social stitch clubs, Karen set off on her own after finishing college in London to Paris, France with a simple objective: apply what she had learned to the world of embroidery for fashion and apparel.

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Michael Swaine: Mending for the People

Michael Swaine darns at the Alexandra Palace bus-stop, October 2009. Photo by Rob Kennard. Image Courtesy Liz Cooper.   In October, 2009, Jan King and Andrew Salmon of the London Knitting…

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Chunghie Lee: Pojagi and Beyond

Chunghie Lee discusses pojagi patchwork textiles with Liz Cooper. Pojagi ('Po-Jah-ki') Korean traditional wrapping cloths were originally made by nameless women throughout the Choson dynasty. (1392-1910).  In olden times, these…

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