Karen Vosmer

Artisan Scarf lady

My name is Karen Vosmer, I am a Textile artist local to Carmarthenshire, and I create quality one-off scarves, accessories and other products using fine merino wool and silks.

I have worked with Textiles for as long as I can remember, and taught Design Technology Textiles for the last 15 years. With the birth of my son, I went back to teaching on a part-time basis, which gave me the opportunity to go back to my own designs and craft development.

Although I have worked with a variety of textiles over the years, felting has become my passion. I describe it as ‘painting with wool’ using either silk or wool fibres as my canvas. My ‘signature’ is how I ‘play with colours’, often drawn to natural opposites, but using shades that ‘work’. I like my form to have function, and I am a ‘scarf person’  as in I can never have too many. Hence a natural progression into making scarves. However, as wool is such a clever fibre, development into 3D forms may be my next path… watch this space!

My products are hand-made and therefore unique. I sometimes try to replicate an idea, but in both my dyeing and felting, no two pieces are ever the same - each one will always be a quality made item offering individuality.