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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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enriching page edges and needlecases Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Karen Ruane
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practicing stitched doodles Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Karen Ruane
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papers, threads, colour and pattern....an embroidery ledger in progress Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Karen Ruane
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finishing an embroidered edge Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Karen Ruane
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sequins, Suffolk puffs, ribbon and a little stitching of stories. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Karen Ruane
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Since I began adding little stitches to doodles as a means of 'lifting' pencil marks, of extending ideas for embroidered works I have had an itch to explore this process... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2019 at Karen Ruane
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pretty embroidered needlecase Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2019 at Karen Ruane
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heavily embellished, cloth and paper. Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2019 at Karen Ruane
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an embellished edge for lace cloth Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2019 at Karen Ruane
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a ledger, recording colour, stitch and pattern. Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2019 at Karen Ruane
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piecing a needlecase Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2019 at Karen Ruane
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embroidery school, building a collection Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2019 at Karen Ruane
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four little hand embroidered books Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2019 at Karen Ruane
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a little sketchbook with pom poms Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2019 at Karen Ruane
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embroidered cloth book Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2019 at Karen Ruane
Posted May 6, 2019 at Karen Ruane
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French knots and pom poms Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2019 at Karen Ruane
Posted May 4, 2019 at Karen Ruane
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two embroidered surfaces Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2019 at Karen Ruane
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sequins and a green ribbon wrap Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2019 at Karen Ruane
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Hapy birthday to my little girl..... 'to the moon and back' and a special hello to my much loved nanna. xxx Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2019 at Karen Ruane
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a ledger, a record of stitch, a sampling sketchbook, Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2019 at Karen Ruane
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two embroidery hoops Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2019 at Karen Ruane
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needlecase..... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2019 at Karen Ruane
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handmade books, sketchbooks, embroidery books, Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2019 at Karen Ruane