Haliburton School of The Arts
Karen Richens has been a fibre and textile enthusiast for over twenty years, having spent a year of travel searching out textiles and their making in Indonesia, India, Nepal and Africa. She has been a passionate spinner and has raised Shetland sheep for 15 years and enjoys the self-sufficiency of growing her own fibre and food. Karen is a graduate of the OHS, Spinning Certificate course and a spinning member of the `Toronto Spiders', international winners of the `International Back to Back Wool Challenge'. She has taught a variety of textile-related workshops, especially those pertaining to wool spinning, felting and Shetlands.