Karen Gelbard

The Oregon Weaver
Pacific City, OR
www.theoregonweaver.com

Artist Statement

The Oregon Weaver, Karen Gelbard, specializes in exceptionally beautiful handwoven jackets, coats, and scarves woven on hand looms.

Each distinct piece is crafted by hand and inspired by the Pacific Northwest. I design, weave, cut and sew jackets, coats and scarves. I look for ways to tell a story through color, texture or shape. My current body of work features an edge technique, quilting, weaving with wire and pin tuck details added to handwoven cloth. Patterns are hand drawn and original.

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