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Karen Rognsvoog

Golden Valley, MN
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Karen Rognsvoog

Karen Rognsvoog has been dyeing fibers and growing dye plants with a natural plant dyes since the mid 70s. Boiling plants to extract the colors of nature has been a passion an inexpensive hobby for her. Using her art degree and hands-on experience, she discovered that earth pigments and natural plant dye extracts can be made into permanent paints that can be used on a variety of pre-treated textiles and paper. She is a professional pianist and amateur celllist. When not painting or carving woodblocks, she teaches piano lessons to grown ups. She lives in Golden Valley with her two curious cats Ludwig and Wolffie who try their best to make cat-prints on her artwork.

Current Courses Offered by Karen Rognsvoog

2 Days
Teaser image for Surface Design on Fabric

Surface Design on Fabric

In this two day course, we will explore two different styles of surface design on fabric. On the first day, we will use earth pigments and natural plant dye extracts to paint paste resist designs on fabrics. You will paint directly on natural fibers that have been pre-treated with soy…
Wed, Feb 12th, 2020  –  Thu, Feb 13th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Karen Rognsvoog

Past Courses Offered by Karen Rognsvoog

Natural Dyes for Basket Making

Natural Plant Dyes

Nordic-Inspired Surface Design: Block Printing on Fabric

Scandinavian-Inspired Surface Design: Block Printing on Fabric for Garments and Home Furnishings