Welcome to my online classroom

Weaving brings me joy, and teaching others what I've learned gives me purpose. While nothing can replace the in-person weaving instruction experience--and I hope to be back at that soon--I believe there are subjects I teach that lend themselves to a remote format.

In addition to offering online programs and workshops for guilds and conferences, I am venturing into online classes for individuals, and here is where you will find them.

I invite you to get acquainted with my teaching style and this new online platform by enrolling in the introductory class below: Color, Pattern, Shape Part 1: Harnessing Fiber Art Design Ideas. If you like what you see, check back for other offerings to come. If there is a particular subject you would like to see here, or you are interested in an online program/workshop for your guild, please let me know. Email Karen

I'll see you in class!


Meet your instructor

Karen Donde

Karen Donde

Karen Donde weaves garments, accessories and home textiles for sale and teaches beginning-advanced weaving classes and workshops for guilds, conferences and online. She has been teaching since 2006, when she discovered how much she enjoyed sharing what she has learned with other weavers. Teaching credits include HGA’s Convergence, Southeast Fiber Forum, Mid-Atlantic Fiber Association Conference, Midwest Weavers Conference, Intermountain Weavers Guild Conference and Florida Tropical Weavers Conference. She teaches private students in her studio near Asheville, NC. Karen is a juried member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild and graduated in 2013 from Haywood Community College’s Professional Crafts-Fiber program. An award-winning writer with a bachelor of journalism degree from the University of Missouri, Donde has published articles in Handwoven magazine, its allied publications and Heddlecraft®.