Karen Donde weaves fabric for garments, fashion accessories, and home textiles to sell and teaches beginning to advanced weaving classes and assorted workshops for guilds and conferences. Teaching credits include HGA’s Convergence (2012, 2014, 2016, and 2020), Southeast Fiber Forum, the MidAtlantic Fiber Association’s Workshop Weekend, Midwest Weavers Conference, Intermountain Weavers Guild Conference, and Florida Tropical Weavers Conference. In Asheville, N.C., she has taught at Sutherland Handweaving Studio, Friends & Fiberworks, and Local Cloth.
Karen is a juried member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild and a 2013 graduate of Haywood Community College’s Professional Crafts-Fiber program. An experienced and award-winning writer with a bachelor of journalism degree from the University of Missouri, Donde now writes for and about weavers. She is a contributor to Handwoven magazine and other allied publications.