Karen has been creating works in wool using traditional rug hooking methods for over 30
years. Initially self taught, she went on to study with well-known artists throughout the U.S. and
Canada. In 1996 she pursued and received her teaching certificate from the National Guild of
Pearl K. McGown Hookcrafters. Her favorite subjects are geometrics, landscapes, and
animals. A simple drive down the road or walk in the park can inspire a new creation.
She is a member of the Association of Traditional Hooking Artists, and has held the offices of
Treasurer and President of her local chapter, the Piedmont Rug Hookers in Central North
Carolina. She is an active teacher, teaching in her studio as well as at a variety of workshops.
Karen's pieces have been collected throughout the country. She is a juried member of the
Piedmont Craftmen Guild based in Winston-Salem North Carolina. Her work has also been
juried into the American Craft Council show in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Commissioned pieces are always welcome.