Karena Ryan designs and hand makes each piece in her County Galway studio in the West of Ireland.
She combines free motion embroidery , hand embroidery and beading to create her unique textile artwork that often feature words that are manually typed using her vintage typewriter. She draws inspiration from Irish poetry, literature, music and the Wild Atlantic Way.
Irish tweed, Aran knit, hand dyed linens, vintage fabric and silks are her favourite to work with as they hold a certain narrative and add a touch of nostalgia to each hand made artwork.
Karena is passionate about creating sustainably and this is reflected in her textile art.