Karen Barbé

Karen Barbé is a textile designer, embroiderer, self-taught photographer and blogger based in Santiago, Chile. With a background in retail and marketing, she currently designs her own brand of home textiles and accessories, drawing inspiration from traditional crafts, folklore, textiles, handcrafting, cheap plasticware - anything simple and unpretentious. She is also a lecturer at the School of Design of Universidad Catolica de Chile and hosts embroidery workshops in her studio in Santiago. Her work has been featured in magazines and online internationally. She is the author of Colour Confident Stitching (Pimpernel Press 2017), which has been translated into German, Spanish and Korean.

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Colour Confident Stitching

How to Create Beautiful Colour Palettes

Choosing colours for a crafting project can be daunting and creating colour palettes is a design task in itself but textile designer Karen Barbé's explanations makes it a fun and enjoyable part of the process.