Karen Patricia Hendry

Embroidered Paper Collage

Hand decorated papers are cut, glued & embroidered to created contemporary artworks & prints that are a celebration of colour, pattern & texture.

A background as a professional designer and artist has meant a journey of continuous creativity. A desire to combine two passions – art and embroidery led me to experiment. Pushing boundaries and exploring creative possibilities. Using a variety of techniques and surfaces, I hand decorate my papers then cut, glue, machine and hand embroider them to create collage artworks that satisfy my lifetime love for colour and pattern.

Collections of antique and vintage needlework provided the opportunity to showcase the skills of previous generations of women. Utilising todays technology enables the cutting and pasting of sections of needlework and textiles and the layering of these elements with my own handmade work. This enables the preservation of the originals, weaving threads from the past into the present.

My work is currently available as original artworks, prints and greetings cards and I will be demonstrating various creative techniques during the four weekends of July during Open Studios Month 2021. I am in the process constructiong a purpose built garden studio at my home just outside Ely and as soon as current conditions allow will be offering workshops and private tuition in a number of different techniques and mediums. Please contact me to enquire further.






Karen Patricia Hendry

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