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Customer feedback

"The book arrived today, it's beautiful. I love the cover. I'm sure my son and his wife will love it too. Thanks." Angela UK

"Hi Karen, I picked up the light on saturday. It is fantastic - We are delighted with it! Thanks again!" Amanda NI


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The online shop is now open. Click here to browse the range of lampshades, notebooks, pendants, brooches, scarves, bags, cards and more.

Studio open


Featuring a range of lampshades, accessories, scarves and silk painted bags, my new studio and shop is at Glen Lower, Ramelton, Co Donegal.

Please phone me on 074 915 2418 or 086 319 1514 to check I am open.

For directions click here

All the silk work is hand painted by myself in my studio in Ramelton, Co Donegal. I use a traditional serti technique and also a paint-wash technique which is similar to traditional water colour painting. This gives a more fluid design on the silk. Once I have painted on the silk, I transform it into handbags, brooches, scarves and cushion covers.

Please have a look in the gallery and if there is anything you particularly like, please let me know. I also do commissions and can make a unique wedding package. Please click here if you want to contact me.

How I make a lampshade

This short film shows how I make the silk lampshades by hand in my studio here in Donegal. It was screened at CraftFest at Castle Ward as part of the Month of Craft.



online shop reopnes soon

New online shop
now open



nightmeadow floorlight

Night Poppies
lamp shades


New Work

new notebooks

New silkpainted button brooches


Silk painting Workshops


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koko designs
Glen Lower, Ramelton, Co Donegal
studio +353 74 915 2418
mobile +353 86 3191514

updated May 2016

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