Artisanal inspired homewares and accessories

Sydney, New South Wales


Karen Tam

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Karen Tam


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About KarenTamDesigns

Sales 4
On Etsy since 2016

Homewares and accessories. Naturally dyed, screen and digital printed textiles.

I am a textile designer based in Sydney.
The beauty of nature constantly inspires me to design and create.
My products are a mixture of hand dyed and printed textiles. All are original and unique and available in limited numbers due to their hand made nature.
My indigo products have been hand dyed in an organic fructose vat without the use of harsh chemicals and I choose to also use natural dyes in my dyed textiles.
My printed products reflect my love for mark making and textures.

I create my textiles with an emphasis on sustainability and incorporate the following in my practice:-
- earth friendly natural plant dyes such as flowers, bark and other natural dyestuffs
- the use of rainwater in my dyeing
- natural fibres and organic fabrics in my home collection
- water based inks for my screen prints
- partner with established Australian suppliers and digital printers

I am passionate about making textiles that are unique and beautiful.

I hope you enjoy browsing through my shop.

Shop members

  • Karen Tam


Production partners

  • Australian linen wholesaler


    Australian partner imports quality linens from Europe

  • Sew Make Create

    Chippendale, NSW

    Sew Make Create is a creative studio which offers a range of classes for the modern crafter. My classes in Sydney are held at this venue.

  • A print shop

    United States

    Long established business producing end consumer goods for artists.

Shop policies

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Last updated on 11 Oct, 2017
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

Naturally dyed items may mellow over time adding to their beauty. Indigo is a surface dye and is known best for textural fading over time, like a pair of jeans. This is a classic characteristic of indigo and one of its endearing qualities.
In order to preserve natural dye colours as best as possible please follow these instructions.

Hand wash in cool water with a mild solution of ph neutral detergent. Rinse well in cool water. Line dry in shade.
Warm iron if desired.
Do not leave items for long periods in strong sunlight as this will accelerate fading. Do not dry clean. Do not machine wash or tumble dry.
Naturally dyed colours may shift over time reflecting the item's environment, use and care.

Custom and personalised orders

Cushions may be made to order to a smaller size and/or if an item you see has already been sold, please contact me to discuss the possibility of a custom order.