Hi there!

I'm Eni Oken, artist and author of hundreds of articles, tutorials and books in print and online. For over 30 years I've explored art, color theory, fantasy and ornamental design.

Certified Zentangle® Teacher

Certified Zentangle® Teacher

Machine Embroidery and Applique Purses

When I was pregnant with my lovely son, something very strange happened: I couldn't touch metal, it gave me a shiver. Well, as you can imagine this is a problem for a jewelry-maker! I decided to continue my creative pursuits with one of my second best media, textiles and embroidery. During that time I made several purses. Most of them had machine applique and were embroidered on top, beads, ribbons. I only have two left from that time, I gave all others away as gifts. ©Copyright 2001 Eni Oken

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