The Chic Bohemian offers handcrafted knitwear, accessories and jewelry designed and created by Cathleen Stephen. Each of her pieces is unique, a spirited combination of fibers, beads and unconventional elements. It is this eclectic yet sophisticated approach to design and fabric construction that truly make her pieces chic and Bohemian. Cathleen’s work may be seen at choice arts and crafts shows, and her designs have been published nationally with kits and patterns for purchase coming soon.

  • Pursuing Design

    September 14, 2022

    Life is full of surprises. And, it seems, that the COVID19 pandemic not only brought with it boatloads of surprises but also dramatic changes to how we conduct our professional and personal lives. Industries whose products or services centered around the gathering of people drastically curtailed or ceased operations. One such industry strongly affected was the performing arts. If you read my biography you’ll notice that music and live performance was the core of my interest and training from a very young age. Through the years, the creativity cultivated through my music and arts management career naturally led to an intense interest in the needle arts and fiber.

    Fast forward to 2020. After nearly 30 years of working in the performing arts, most recently as director of a performing arts center, I suddenly found myself unemployed due to the pandemic. Having worked consistently since age 17, you would think that this would be a welcomed break. And it was…eventually. With the support of friends and family, I now have the opportunity to pursue knitwear and jewelry design fulltime. Was this an easy transition – no – but having the opportunity to solely determine which path to choose in this transition is delicious. I look forward to sharing my discoveries along the way with friends, family and clients. Afterall, we’re in this “new world” together and it is the fine and crafted arts that add meaning and beauty to our journeys.

    Upcoming Shows

    July 8 & 9, 2023
    Summer Harbor Arts & Books fair
    Camden, Maine

    September 30 & October 1, 2023
    Fall Harbor Arts & Books Fair
    Camden, Maine

    October 20-22, 2023
    Crafts in the Meadow
    Richboro, PA

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