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The Karen Nicol Conversation Pieces Series is Intricately Crafted

By: Jana Pijak - Published: Feb 11, 2013 • References: karennicol and jesugulstue.blogspot.se
London-based textile designer Karen Nicol creates these embroidered animal creations. Entitled 'Conversation Pieces', the designer's distinctive object collection is made with the use of mixed media ranging from wools and threads to feather trimmings.

Specializing in various stitching techniques, Karen Nicol's work always features hand-beaded embellishments and intricate embroidery details. The designer creates custom apes, bears, rodents and other animal creations that are both whimsical and adorable.

These imaginative creature creations vary from flat constructions to three-dimensional forms. The cuddly objects exude an eccentric and nostalgic air and manage to put a smile on animal lovers' faces. From tattoo-adorned and suited monkeys to bejewelled bats and feathered squirrels, the 'Conversation Pieces' object series embraces the inner child that lives inside us all.