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Handmade ~ One-of-a-Kind ~ Eco-friendly

Textile artist Karen Yaremkewich creates contemporary one-of-a-kind, handmade wearable art and eco-friendly home decor. She breathes new life into locally sourced reclaimed fabric waste and thriftshop finds.

Born and raised in Squamish, British Columbia on the beautiful West Coast of Canada, Karen comes from generations of makers; and daughter of the late Hedi Knudsen who was a well known local textile artist, weaver, spinner and knitter. Both Karen’s grandmothers were dressmakers and seamstresses who raised their families in the thirties and forties in Europe. Upcycling wasn’t a coined term then, but it would describe exactly what they did as their way of life. Old things were taken apart and sewn into something new again.

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  • Joined 23 September, 2010

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Burlap Coffee Bean Bags, Repurposed Clothing, Upholstery Fabric Scraps, Mens Vintage Neck Ties, Buttons, Lace, Unusual Trim, Thriftshop Wedding Dresses, Jeans, Shiney Materials, Felt, Tea Cups, Broken China

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About

Handmade ~ One-of-a-Kind ~ Eco-friendly

Textile artist Karen Yaremkewich creates contemporary one-of-a-kind, handmade wearable art and eco-friendly home decor. She breathes new life into locally sourced reclaimed fabric waste and thriftshop finds.

Born and raised in Squamish, British Columbia on the beautiful West Coast of Canada, Karen comes from generations of makers; and daughter of the late Hedi Knudsen who was a well known local textile artist, weaver, spinner and knitter. Both Karen’s grandmothers were dressmakers and seamstresses who raised their families in the thirties and forties in Europe. Upcycling wasn’t a coined term then, but it would describe exactly what they did as their way of life. Old things were taken apart and sewn into something new again.

NOTE PROFILE PHOTO: "Day of the Dead Lolita Sugar Skull" Created for Embryonic Wings "Red Lipstick Project" Art Show at The Fall Gallery 644 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC Sept 23-Oct 20th; Photo by Euvie Ivanova, [embryonic wings]; Make-up by Teresa Bussey (nee Taylor), Make-up Artist; Hair by Kylie Rebecca O'Grady, Special FX Hair Salon; Flamenco Skirt Handmade by Karen Yaremkewich, Endure Upcycled Designs (Photo shoot July 26, 2011)

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