Carolyn Stich - Visual Artist & Pattern Designer

Carolyn R. Stich is an visual artist and gallery owner in Holland, Michigan where she has developed her unique and vibrant style using pen and ink with gouache paint. Carolyn's designs are sought after by rug hooking artists because of their colorful, fresh and whimsical elements that adapt well to rug hooking.
 
Carolyn began drawing rug hooking patterns in 2015, after she was approached by rug hookers attending a rug hooking festival at Hope College. The rug hookers fell in love with Carolyn's art, and her patterns have since become quite popular. As a full time artist and shop owner, Carolyn was soon unable to keep up with the demand for her rug hooking patterns. Her partnership with Honey Bee Hive allows her to continue as a full-time artist and gallery owner, while offering her designs to rug hookers around the world.
 
Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Carolyn studied commercial art and graphic design at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga. Since then, Carolyn has illustrated ten children's books as well as created a large portfolio of commissioned work for various families and businesses around the West Michigan area. Her artwork has been seen in many publications. Carolyn was the 2015 Tulip Time Festival's poster winner and received the People's Choice Award in 2012 and 2013. Carolyn works out of her charming studio located in downtown Holland where she also has a retail shop and gallery full of her wonderful work.
 
Carolyn has hundreds of designs to her name, and continues to create new works each year. To see more of her artwork, visit Carolyn online at: www.carolynstich.com

Carolyn R. Stich
Self Portrait

Honey Bee Hive is proud to be the exclusive provider of rug hooking patterns adapted from Carolyn's work. View Carolyn Stich's entire collection online.