Barbara Zaretsky, Karen Maugans
BZDesign, Cloth Fiber Workshop, Karen Maugans Gallery

Studio 104
828.505.2958, 407.456.2225

Barbara Zaretsky:

Barbara Zaretsky creates handcrafted decorative textiles for home and wardrobe. Her plant based dyes impart a distinctive earthy palette, yet her motifs veer toward the modern. The unexpected blend of the two influences is a hallmark of her approach, which equally honors graphic geometry and fluid, imprecise edges. 

Barbara, is a textile artist and the director of Cloth Fiber Workshop, a textile arts learning center. Originally from the Chicago area, she studied textile design at Northern Illinois University and the Art Institute of Chicago, and Art History at the University of Illinois, continuing her education at Penland School of Crafts. A member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild, Barbara was named one of the top five designers in Asheville by Southern Living magazine. Barbara has many pieces in private collections across the U.S. and abroad and her work has appeared in Victoria magazine, Metropolis, Southern Living, Our State and other regional, national and trade publications and blogs.

Cloth Fiber Workshop:

Cloth Fiber Workshop is a textile arts learning center dedicated to the celebration of creativity through textiles.

Whether you're looking to enhance your embroidery skills or want to learn advanced techniques in the textile arts, you will find a supportive and inspiring learning environment at Cloth Fiber Workshop.

Our workshops are open to students of all experience levels and taught by some of the most talented artists in the textile arts community.

Karen Maugans Gallery:

Inspired by 17th century European and Dutch artists, Karen creates still life images in her studio using fresh botanicals and edibles. Her compositions are a fusion of timeless classical lighting and subject matter, with the contemporary medium of photography on aluminum. Karen’s art pieces are available in very limited editions in both her Riverview Station gallery and on her website:

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