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Karen Smaby

Grand Marais, MN
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In an effort to un-earth herself from the mountains of scraps she accumulates as an avid fiber artist, Karen revels in recycling projects, like penny rugs, that make use of materials she already has. Karen works with both wool and paper to create an intensity of colors and textures in items of everyday use. She is a member of, and exhibits through, the Northwoods Fiber Guild and teaches bookbinding to local high school students.

Current Courses Offered by Karen Smaby

1 Day
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Natural Dyes in the Steam Box

Dyeing cloth using natural materials is a magical process: Add a bit of steam and assorted leaves, flowers, and old rusty nails, and wait an hour…the results are extraordinary. Who knew all the colors of nature were hidden in plain sight? In this course, you’ll learn a bit about the…
Sat, Sep 12th, 2020
Instructors: Cheryl Larsen, Karen Smaby

Past Courses Offered by Karen Smaby

Bookbinding: Build Your Own Journal

Bookbinding: Fiber Journal

Bookbinding: Side Sewn Notepad and Album Binding

Flower Power: Dyeing Paper in the Steam Box

Leaf Printing in the Steam Box

Penny Rugs: Woolen Mosaics