Santiago, Chile-based textile designer Karen Barbé works as a freelance artist and sells her own whimsical textiles online. Her handmade collection is inspired by traditional crafts and everyday objects; here is a glimpse of some of her latest work:
Above: Embroidered Tea Towel #2 is made from hemp and organic cotton; $28.
Above: A corner of Barbe's studio.
Above: Potholders (set of two) are $22.
Above: Barbe holds workshops for local artists interested in learning the art of embroidery.
Above: Barbe with one of her Zigzag Bags; $32.
Above: Woven Cushion Col. 3 is made from wool and angora; $70. Several other colors are available.
N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on June 4, 2012.