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.
Stations of the Cross
An up-and-coming project by Karen Brodie featured in The Anglican Journal article written by Nandy Heule from Toronto.
Fourteen designs which have been created over several years as a Lenten discipline intended for fabric art and based on the reflections of 14 different clergy from 9 different denominations across North America and the U.K. The reflections 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. The series is becoming a powerful meditational and devotional resource - just waiting to be completed! If you are an interested person, church, committee, or patron, for helping these designs be born in fabric, more information from the artist can be made available. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here's a sneak peek at Station Two - Jesus Accepts His Cross
CLERGY STOLES LOOKBOOK
Our Liturgical Fine Fabric Art is available to order online from stock, or upon request, we do custom designs.