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unique handmade clergy stoles




Since 1990, Karen Brodie Designs has been forming a niche in the genre of fabric art. The strength of the artistry lies in design, use of colour and masterful technique. Karen specializes in liturgical art and conversing with churches for this purpose. The work of Karen Brodie Designs can be found all over North America and beyond. 

Karen Brodie has an original approach to fabric art design and creation. You will find here on this site art for sale which is made using fine fabric appliqué in a method developed over 25 years and executed with sewing precision. It is flat, colour blocked and textural in a large scale. Karen's contemporary art has come from a lifetime creating church art which is still her forté.


Karen's unique clergy stoles for sale are designed from a strong and deepening faith. Her artist's descriptions give full meanings behind the ministerial stole designs. A brand new line is currently in production. Email for more details if you are interested.

Over her career, Karen has welcomed the many custom commissions which have come her way and have allowed her to create custom designs for altar, banner, vestment and sanctuary. Karen finds joy in getting to know each new customer and church, the challenge of each new design, and the sense of wonder as each develops from drawing to final work of art. Karen invites you and your church to peruse the pages included here under custom art works and consider what exciting new art could be created for your sanctuary or clergy or home.


Our Liturgical Fine Fabric Art is available to order online from stock, or upon request, we do custom designs.

Stations of the Cross

To view the entire Stations of the Cross Series on YouTube, click here.

Journey with Jesus from the condemnation by Pilate to the tomb in 14 stations of art and contemporary reflection. As we head into an unprecedented Holy Week and Easter in 2020, being the church looks very different. Though these designs created over many Lenten season have been complete before now, they are newly online on You Tube for all to participate in as a devotional experience. The reflections, authored by 14 clergy from 10 different denominations are varied in style, but remarkably have found the common ground of the Paschal Mystery. For the artist the process of surrendering to a journey of suffering and faith has been transformative. This series now on YouTube is available to watch Station by Station or as a whole presentation which takes 1-2 hours.

Many, many of us have been affected financially at this time. This devotional offering is available to you as my gift. However, if you feel that you can and want to become a patron of my art work, all donations made at the above PayPal button are gratefully accepted.

Click here for article about the Stations of the Cross featured in The Anglican Journal article written by Nandy Heule from Toronto.

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