karen farmer

For Karen, it’s all about the cloth; colouring it using immersion, surface and Shibori processes, cutting it up and re-structuring it to produce abstract quilts.   Her colour palette is generally drawn from nature, particularly the trees in her native Pennsylvania.  “I love working with cloth; it’s soft and pliable; forgiving.  It responds to my hands.   I react strongly to visual stimuli, and often use a highly colourful palette.  However, when exercising my passion for the delicacy of structure found in the natural world, I usually prefer to work in more neutral tones.  Coming from an American heritage, there is a deep seated influence of the tradition of making patchwork and quilted textiles throughout my work.”  Visit Karen’s website: