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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.


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

Natural Dyes in the Steam Box

Penny Rugs: Woolen Mosaics