Karen Hobbs

Handmade Basketry

From the Artist:

"My love for basketry began in the early 90’s when a friend’s Aunt Owen taught us Pine Needle Basketry sitting at her kitchen table.  When I met my wonderful husband in 1996, and moved to Austin Texas, I began my multi-media art journey.  I took many art classes, taught painting, stamping, and bookmaking; but fell in love with basketry.

I began teaching basketry eight years ago locally in Texas then venturing out to Oklahoma, North Carolina, Arkansas and Indiana.  Five years ago I began teaching brooms, which is my second love.  Working with your hands is therapy.  I am a member of many guilds.  Additionally I travel abroad to gain new inspirations for my work and to share knowledge with fellow weaving artist.