Karen Walshe

Karen Walshe

“Contemporary Coastal Style”

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About Karen Walshe

Karen Walshe

Contemporary coastal homeware inspired by the elegant wading birds and tranquil scenery of the Devon Exe estuary

I fell in love with sewing some twenty years ago inspired by mum, who made all my childhood summer dresses, and my gran who was a seamstress. I remember being so excited choosing fabric for a new dress. I would always go for the same thing....it had to be blue and it had to have tiny flowers.

That love of rows and rows of beautiful fabric has never left me. Neither has the love of all things pretty and blue.

I have made a few items of clothing over the years (not always very successfully) but prefer to make beautiful things for the home. Inspired by the elegant wading birds of our local estuary, I set about designing and making a series of cushion covers. These proved to be so popular with customers in a local gallery shop that I decided to branch out into designing tea towels, aprons, napkins and eventually, greeting cards.