Karin Soderholm


Karin Soderholm is a teacher and artist whose love of education and textiles has led her on a wild adventure around the world. She has a BA in Art Education from Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL and an MFA in Fibers from the Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA. After four years in Daegu, South Korea, teaching in the Craft Design department at Keimyung University, she now calls Colorado home. 

Karin has fifteen years of experience in art education, teaching in public and private schools, facilitating workshops for kids and adults, teaching in art camps, and serving as a visiting artist. Always a maker, Karin learned to sew as a young girl with her mother, learned to weave and paint as a young adult with insightful teachers, and learned to embroider with the help of charismatic friends. Her love of textiles is rooted in family tradition and the joy found in materials and process. Her artwork has been displayed in university and private galleries in the U.S., Korea, and China.


Using simple embroidery and relying heavily on the tradition of boro cloth (Japan) and kantha cloth (India),I remake and repair cloth. I trust the language of my materials -fabric and thread- and my work process-hand stitching and layering fabrics- to speak of my understanding and experience of faith. It is by faith that I see repetitive stitches as more than just marks, they are evidence of the hand that put them into place; they are evidence of the Creator.