Karen was born, raised and educated here in the Pacific Northwest. Karen is deeply influenced by the textures, colors and the wonder of nature and all its beauty. With an active imagination and passion for creativity, her designs are eco-minded with an emphasis on recycled materials. When not teaching the children at the Eugene Waldorf School, she teaches fiber art classes at several locations around the Eugene, as well as in her studio. She designs, develops and supplies product lines for companies worldwide and for her own online store. She has been involved with the Eugene Waldorf Handwork program for over 20 years and enjoys bringing the art, philosophy and beauty of sewing, knitting, felting and crafts of many kinds to children of all ages.