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karen ruane
Lancashire England
Aspiring freelance embroiderer. First Class Honours Degree in Textile/Surface Design, specialism hand embroidery. P.G.C.E. Work exhibited widely. City & Guilds Creative Studies Embroidery Part 1 & 11. Foundation Diploma Art & Design (Distinction). B. A. Hons Textile/Surface Design (First Class). Post Graduate Certificate in Education. If you have any queries about my work, any questions regarding commissions or just to comment generally on my blog, please contact me on, contemporaryembroidery @hotmail.com Karen.
Interests: embroidery,art,football (soccer),education,history,politics
Recent Activity
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all things embroidery Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Karen Ruane
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two small pieces of embroidered cloth Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Karen Ruane
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a fine cloth overlay Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Karen Ruane
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beaded edges for pages and embroidery on soft cloth Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Karen Ruane
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embroidery on strips of silk.... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Karen Ruane
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a completed artist book crammed with embroidery and stitched samples. Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2017 at Karen Ruane
Posted Jun 14, 2017 at Karen Ruane
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pages, samples and lace cloth Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2017 at Karen Ruane
No fear of that. I shall be embroidering like a lady, on my balcony, fresh lemonade to hand. Get Outlook for Android
Toggle Commented Jun 12, 2017 on a piped seam at Karen Ruane
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joining two pieces of embroidered silk with a piped seam Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2017 at Karen Ruane
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paper,m cloth and stitch...artist book pages. Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2017 at Karen Ruane
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embroidered strips of silk cloth Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2017 at Karen Ruane
I am here....very much here...I onlytook these pictures this morning when I dragged myself out of bed!! http://karenannruane.typepad.com/karen_ruane/
Toggle Commented Jun 9, 2017 on five beaded applique motifs at Karen Ruane
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adding beaded applique to a fabric swatch Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2017 at Karen Ruane
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bits and pieces, odds and ends Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2017 at Karen Ruane
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composition, paper, cloth, stitch...pages. Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2017 at Karen Ruane
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stitch and colour for a large artist book Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2017 at Karen Ruane
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embroidering a seam with turquoise beads and hankie corners Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2017 at Karen Ruane
ha ha ha, lol.....its a good thing I like you!!! http://karenannruane.typepad.com/karen_ruane/
Toggle Commented Jun 4, 2017 on the final week at Karen Ruane
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an almost completed, full, crammed artist book. Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2017 at Karen Ruane
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Hi Cathy, I made the buttons myself. I dont give too much away on my public blog as these are the kind of things I teach in my online classes....sorry, but thank you for the lovely comment 😊 http://karenannruane.typepad.com/karen_ruane/
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making ball buttons and embroidery with sequins. Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2017 at Karen Ruane
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a new sequined edge and extending a pattern Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2017 at Karen Ruane