Karen Rao is a felt artist creating wearable art in the stunningly tactile medium of felt. Karen's unique style of felt making results in highly realistic animal inspired hats, rich in colour and texture. Natural soft wools and animals fibres are carefully blended to create bespoke head pieces which are popular for warm Winter ski wear and for Summer festival fun alike: looking cool by day, cosy by night.
Felt is such a versatile medium for expression that Karen's source of inspiration within nature is constantly evolving. Originating with her dramatic felted seascapes, followed by cheeky monkeys and flamboyant flamingo animal wall art for kids! Dainty floral corsages, mouthwatering ice lolly brooches and hair clip animal ears are included in Karen's quirky hand felted accessories.
Moving to Brighton on England's South Coast was the inspiration for Karen's powerful 'Wave Series' Observing the ferocious power of the waves to the hypnotic quality of calm waters. Karen was first introduced to felt making while attending a children's art day with her family, now Karen run's hugely popular felt making workshops at large scale events such as the Brighton Mini Maker Faire and the Brighton Science festival, also at local events, children's parties and whole class felt wall hanging projects in schools. Karen regularly exhibits her work in and around Brighton at craft fairs, galleries and at The Brighton Open Houses.