Though not native to Las Cruces, Karen has had a strong connection with all things southwest for many years and has very much tried to incorporate this into her weaving style.
Just a few years ago Karen was fortunate to learn weaving techniques from master Navajo weavers. This experience was truly inspiring as they shared so much of the Navajo culture along with the weaving. These master weavers have continued to encourage and motivate her in her work.
Recently, after taking a basketry class, Karen has discovered yet another dimension in weaving which she loves. So much so, that she has begun sharing her weavings at the Las Cruces Farmers’ and Craft Market.
Karen is a member of the Mesilla Valley Weavers.
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