I received my MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College where I trained and taught in the Book Arts Studio. My first book, The Paper Playhouse: Awesome Art Projects for Kids Using Paper, Boxes, and Books was recently published by Quarry Books. My work spans fiber arts, textiles, poetry, installation, social practice, collaboration, and publication but truthfully I'm most interested in working towards a more sustainable planet and fostering an arts community that creates positive social change. I'm currently focusing on my eco fashion project and teaching workshops in modern mending, natural dyes, slow fashion, and fiber arts. I teach in-person and online.
Originally from a small town in Upstate New York I've lived in major metropolitan areas like the San Francisco Bay Area and Brooklyn, NY for more than sixteen years. In fall 2015, after a decade in Oakland, CA, we bought a 200-year-old farmhouse in the Hudson Valley of NY and moved back across the country with our two young sons. When I'm not writing, making artwork, or teaching workshops I'm likely renovating our farmhouse, converting the adjacent carriage house into art studios, or weeding my dye garden. For more information or to contact me directly, please visit my website: www.katrinarodabaugh.com
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My slow fashion project: Make Thrift Mend