KnoxVan Events is very pleased to welcome Karen Brodie Designs to our next episode of Curated & Curious. Karen is a fabric artist who works to create wonderfully colourful and intricate patterned liturgical art work in the forms of stoles and banners for altar, vestments and sanctuaries using appliqué.
In this episode we talk about the impact Karen’s faith has had on her art and her beginnings as a student in fashion. She takes us around her studio to show us the work goes into creating a stole from design to competition. We also chat about a special passion project created by Karen called “Stations of the Cross” that was inspired by reflections from 14 different clergy and 10 different denominations! She talks about how this massive undertaking has stayed with her and her work.
This year marks 30 years of creating liturgical work and Karen is celebrating by creating a new line of stoles that will be both beautiful and accessible. Watch our chat to find out more about the process and how you can order your own or have Karen create a custom piece.
It has shaped my faith, but now my faith is shaping my work…it is a both and process. They shape each other.
Appliqué and Stoles
Karen Brodie has been creating fabric art since 1991. Beginning in Vancouver, B.C., and now from her studio in Golden, B.C. Karen has built up a large portfolio of liturgical art which has been her main focus of work as she has been commissioned by churches across North America and beyond. For the past 20 years from her studio in Golden, B.C., where she is married to a teacher and parent to three children, Karen’s sole work has come to be fabric art. This work has led to a large portfolio, being commissioned by churches and individuals across North America and beyond.
You can find more information about Karen and her work through her website and social media accounts.
Karen’s Social Accounts
Find her on Facebook @Karen Brodie Designs or on Youtube @Karen Brodie Find her website via www.brodiedesigns.com Or please feel free to email Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org
5600 Balaclava Street Vancouver, BC V6N 1L1 Canada
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