Karen Isenhower, handweaverWelcome! The door’s open to my handweaving studio in Houston, Texas. Come on in and stay for a chat while I show you what I’m working on. You’ll always find some kind of weaving here.

I’ll let you know right up front that I’m still learning, that I don’t always know what I’m talking about, and that I do make mistakes. I would rather appear flawless, but that would make it harder for us to get to know each other.

I’m more of a listener and observer than a talker, so you’ll find I’m quiet some days. But I’m thrilled to have you stop by, because I always have something on the loom to show you.

One more thing about me. I love discovering the extraordinary in the ordinary. I look for insights as if it were a treasure hunt. Handweaving is a field rich with these treasures, and I enjoy sharing what I find. I love it when you express your thoughts in the comments, as well.

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Happy Weaving,

karen (at) warpedforgood (dot) com


  • lisa halberstadt says:

    Hi Karen. I love the black and red warp rep table runner… I’m wondering if you would be willing to share the draft? Thanks!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Lisa,

      I had a lot of fun making the black and red warp rep pieces, so I’m glad you like them! The draft is from “The Big Book of Weaving” by Laila Lundell, p. 98-99. I will also send you an email with some more details.

  • Bruce Mullin says:

    Karen, surfing around websites on weaving…Pinterest, etc. and found yours. Wish I could drop in sometime but I’m in Raleigh, NC so it would be a drive! I’ve only been weaving 3 years….after retirement….but love it and hope to get into rag rugs before too long. Also I have done some overshot liturgical weaving…mostly stoles…and feel somewhat called to do this. I want to do a communion cloth of linen in a lace pattern, but have never woven with linen and from what I read I might have to do a lot of praying..:) well that a good thing tho. Nice to see your work and will follow you for inspiration. Thanks for the note at the end of your work, yes I can see the similarities of weaving and living. Thanks again, Bruce

  • Lovely site! So glad to have found my way here! I’m your Instagram friend “Yogiknitgirl”! Your work is beautiful, I look forward to receiving your email posts and keeping up with all you are working on!
    Donna 🙂

  • Hi, Karen!
    Excited to have found you after all these years!

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