Silk artist Karen O'Kane of Kokodesigns shares some of her recent work in progress in her studio in County Donegal.
Last day of gifted in the RDS, really looking forward to returning to the shed to work on some really interesting commissions. Last day tomorrow to commission items in time for Christmas and the Monday 17th is the last day to order on line for Christmas delivery.
Visit me at stand 165 @giftedrds with fabric samples to commission a bespoke hand painted lampshade, light or cushions for your home. Yesterday in the studio I painted this silk to make into cushions using the customers curtain and sofa fabrics as inspiration for the colour pallette #bespokelampshademaker #madeindonegal
It might be a dark and dreary day but we are open until 4pm today and all day tomorrow and then we are closed until the 12th December to attend @giftedrds in Dublin. You can still order on line while I'm away. #madeindonegal #handpaintedsilk #bespokelampshademaker
Down to Ardara today for a restock with my new collection "into the woods". Shop is looking and smelling lovely open Wednesday -Saturday until the week before Christmas when we are open every day #madeindonegal #shoplocal #handpaintedsilk
A sneak through my studio window at night. For the run up to Christmas we are open until 7pm, closed for lunch 1.30-2.30pm and closed Tuesdays and Sundays. We will also be closed the 4th December until the 11th December to go the the Craft fair in Dublin. I've lots of lovely gift ideas available. We will close on Saturday 22nd for the Christmas holidays. #madeindonegal #shoplocal
A power outage has meant a well needed retreat to the beach with the dogs to blow away the cobwebs #beautifuldonegal
First show if the year about to kick off on a very stormy afternoon, don't let that put you off lots of lovely crafts and I have my new silk collection #intothewoods plus lots of new gift items #glucksmancraftanddesignfair2018 #madeindonegal #madeinireland
Its a family affair in Koko HQ today, the boys will so thankful to return to school, eldest boys spotify playlist is not very conducive to silk painting #classicrock #midtermbreak #madeinireland #familyaffair
Recent commission using a kokodesigns gift voucher, perfect way to let your recipient commission something really special, comes in a hand painted silk card and can be redeemed on line, in the studio or over the phone. #handpaintedsilk #handmadelampshades #bespokelampshademaker
"Water and the wild" exhibition now on, great turn out for the opening last night, thanks for those who travelled on a nasty night. Exhibition on until 10th November , 10% discount on retail this weekend. #madeinireland #madeindonegal #donegaldesignermakers
A little sneak preview of one of my pieces for the "Waters and the wild" exhibition @donegaldesignermakers, Ardara, which opens this Thursday. "Seashells" hand embroidered on #handpaintedsilk #handembroideryart #damngoodstitch
Working with a lovely colour palette today for a commissioned piece, if you would like to commission a piece I have a few spaces left before silly season begins. #madeinireland #handpaintedsilk #handmadelampshades #bespokelampshademaker