About Karin Østergaard

I was born creative, and learned very early on from my mom and grandma to sew and use a sewing machine.

As a 19 year old I was an au-pair in the US and met patchwork and quilting, and have learned a lot of techniques over the years.

In the beginning it was exclusively hand sewing, but now the sewing machine is a necessary and good tool.

Life is a long learning – there is always something new, and today embroidery has become an important part of my textile work, both in small pictures, as well as sub-elements in artquilts.

I enjoy working with textile art, artquilts and embroidery. This is where I can put opinions and thoughts into the works, and things take time, so the soul follows.

Dare to dare, to try limits, to try the impossible, and constantly invent and be inspired by, for example, a stone – that’s what makes it fun.

I feel very inspired by nature, the color orgy that can be in the spring, the way the birds fly in the sky, the water, the waves – that is, what is right around us.