Kokodesigns
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Silk artist Karen O'Kane of Kokodesigns shares some of her recent work in progress in her studio in County Donegal.

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And finally jellyfish completed, months in the trying some I like more than others but as I've a whole collection to paint I'm sure practice will make perfect #shoreline #kokodesignstudios #kokodesignshome #madeindonegal

Out for an afternoon of inspiration, my favourite place in the world #shoreline #kokodesignstudios #kokodesignshome

Kokodesigns
(@kokodesigns.karen)

15 Days 6 Hours Ago

Silk painting challenge for me, the start of my new design for #shoreline collection, I've tried to paint these so many times but now I think I have the base right, fingers crossed it will continue well #kokodesignshome #kokodesignstudios #handpaintedsilk

Kokodesigns
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21 Days 3 Hours Ago

Working on new collection again this week, the break has given me time to subconsciously work on this #kokodesignstudios #kokodesignshome #madeinireland #shorelinecollection

Kokodesigns
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25 Days 24 Hours Ago

New blog Valentine gift guide with a discount code of 10% off online purchases made before the 14th Feb. kokodesigns.ie/blog #kokooffer #madeinireland #madeindonegal #kokodesignstudios #handpaintedsilk

Kokodesigns
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2018-01-19 12:28:32

New post about choosing the right size lampshade www.kokodesigns.ie/blog/2018/01/how-to-choose-the-right-size-of-lampshade #kokodesignstudios #kokodesignshome #madeindonegal

Kokodesigns
(@kokodesigns.karen)

2018-01-14 02:41:33

I've written my first blog in years about my recent projects and advice on making your home really special www.kokodesigns.ie/blog2018-makeover/ #kokodesignstudios #kokodesignshome #madeinireland #madeindonegal #lampshademakerireland

Kokodesigns
(@kokodesigns.karen)

2018-01-13 03:29:03

Been working on something new this week. Nightlights suitable for young and old. #kokodesignstudios #kokodesignshome #kokodesignskids #madeinireland #madeindonegal

Kokodesigns
(@kokodesigns.karen)

2017-12-19 07:01:04

Another day wrapping and packaging. Last orders tonight to ensure delivery in time for Christmas, www.kokodesigns.ie. You can call up to the studio or call into one of my lovely stockists throughout Ireland. #kokodesignstudios #kokodesignshome #merrychristmas #madeinireland #madeindonegal #rollonfriday

Kokodesigns
(@kokodesigns.karen)

2017-12-13 02:44:31

Late nights packing up orders. Last order date 19th December www.kokodesigns.ie #kokodesignstudios #handpaintedsilk #madeindonegal

Kokodesigns
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2017-12-01 08:36:11

Love this new design which may go into my bird collection # Greenfinch # Nightingale #kokodesignstudios #kokodesignshome this shade will be coming soon to my website www.kokodesigns.ie

Kokodesigns
(@kokodesigns.karen)

2017-11-25 02:24:34

New responsive website launched this weekend. No Black Friday gimmicks just home accessories hand made in Donegal high quality and good value all year around. www.kokodesigns.ie #kokodesignstudios #kokodesignshome

Kokodesigns
(@kokodesigns.karen)

2017-10-27 04:40:41

Working on a tweak of the new Heather design today. I've painted the back ground first and am now applying the gutta. The back ground is the heather hills of Donegal. #madeinireland #madeindonegal #kokodesignstudios #kokodesignshome #handpaintedsilk #giftedthecontemporarycraftanddesignfair

Kokodesigns
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2017-10-24 10:49:26

A day full of calamities as I tripped over the light stand and broke the bulb very expensive and hard to find in the middle of Donegal but now were on fire photographing new work for the website #handpaintedsilk #madeinireland #madeindonegal #kokodesignshome #kokodesignstudios.

Kokodesigns
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2017-10-19 07:15:20

Lots of tussle and finally the floor light is constructed. Feeling like a lie down #kokodesignstudios #kokodesignshome #madeinireland #madeindonegal #handpaintedsilk

Kokodesigns
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2017-10-19 04:28:51

Making floor lights today. What a lot of wellie needed to adhere the silk #handpaintedsilk #kokodesignstudios #kokodesignshome #handpaintedsilk #madeinireland #madeindonegal

Kokodesigns
(@kokodesigns.karen)

2017-10-15 12:38:40

New work delivered and displayed in Donegal Designer Makers shop, Ardara, Co Donegal. Autumn palette, warm and cosy for the days to come, darks reds, orange, rust and brown available in hand painted silk and as eco prints on bamboo fabric and cotton #kokodesignstudios #kokodesignshome #donegaldesignermakers #madeinireland #madeindonegal

Kokodesigns
(@kokodesigns.karen)

2017-10-12 06:10:07

So happy to see silk flying on the line now my steamer is fixed #handpaintedsilk #kokodesignstudios #kokodesignshome #madeinireland #madeindonegal

Kokodesigns
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2017-10-11 08:30:42

Finished another tiered light and the steamer is fixed, unfortunately I painted it the wrong way around so will need to paint it again..#handpaintedsilk #kokodesignstudios #madeinireland #madeindonegal #kokodesignshome

Kokodesigns
(@kokodesigns.karen)

2017-10-10 05:11:47

New tired lampshade painted and to be displayed in Amelia's, Letterkenny as soon as the part arrives from Germany to fix my steamer. #kokodesignstudios #interiordesign #madeinireland #madeindonegal #handpaintedsilk

Kokodesigns
(@kokodesigns.karen)

2017-10-06 08:31:22

Not space to put a mug down as the decoration making continues #handpaintedsilk #kokodesignstudios #kokodesignshome

Kokodesigns
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2017-09-20 02:33:36

A steaming day today for a new collection going to #donegaldesignermakers #handpaintedsilk #kokodesignshome #kokodesignstudios. 4 cushions and one shade fingers crossed

Kokodesigns
(@kokodesigns.karen)

2017-09-14 08:01:01

Working on #handpaintedsilk scarves for Autumn /Winter orders. #kokodesignstudios #madeinireland #madeindonegal . Just love grey and pink together so versatile and classic combination

Kokodesigns
(@kokodesigns.karen)

2017-09-08 07:22:41

Today in the studio I'm working on a new bedroom accessory commission and work for an upcoming exhibition in the #leitrimdesignhouse #kokodesignstudios #kokodesignshome #handpaintedsilk #madeinireland #madeindonegal

Kokodesigns
(@kokodesigns.karen)

2017-09-07 03:15:00

This is the day I get to paint new designs. #handpaintedsilk #kokodesignstudios #kokodesignshome #thankfulthursday . This one is very intricate honeysuckle so it might be very difficult to recreate.

Kokodesigns
(@kokodesigns.karen)

2017-09-01 07:19:00

Back to bespoke lampshade orders today. This is a fav Mustard yellow back ground and Peacock butterflies yet to paint #handpaintedsilk #bespoke #madeinireland #madeindonegal #kokodesignstudios #kokodesignshome

Kokodesigns
(@kokodesigns.karen)

2017-08-31 09:57:17

Taking the day to work on new collection bit of a treat as I have 16 orders on the board #shoreseaforest #handpaintedsilk #kokodesignshome

Kokodesigns
(@kokodesigns.karen)

2017-08-12 07:58:15

Spent the last couple of days painting these window hangers they are selling out in all stockists probably people are hanging them in their windows to block out our dreadful summer #handpaintedsilk

Kokodesigns
(@kokodesigns.karen)

2017-08-10 04:29:23

Painting a #dragonfly table runner #handpaintedsilk #kokodesignsinteriors

Kokodesigns
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2017-07-31 05:06:48

Finished new addition to #gardenbirdcollection #handpaintedsilk #kokodesignsinteriors this silk painting will go into the steamer tonight to be seen into a silk cushion.

Kokodesigns
(@kokodesigns.karen)

2017-07-29 02:23:10

Another early start in the studio finishing a pair of #handpaintedsilk cushions ordered from the #countrygardencollection