Rob Karwath


Sewing was my first art. I loved working with fabric to create beautiful things.

Then I took a class in frame-loom weaving, and I discovered I could even create my own fabric! I was hooked.

And when I walked into Woods Hall 33 years ago, and saw every style of floor loom and learned I could use them—well, I just moved here.

Woods Hall Gallery & Studios is an important part of my life. I so appreciate that it’s a co-op and not just a gallery. I can get involved as much as I’d like, and that benefits my earnings, as well as my well-being. It’s a place to gather with other artists, to learn, to teach, to make friends and to have fun!

I still work at home on my frame looms where I can be with my dogs, weaving tapestries and wall hangings that are much fussier projects than a rag rug. And I still love to sew. I usually have a quilt brooding in the long winter months.

I enjoy weaving rugs because they are beautiful and useful. I especially like to use recycled materials, matching colors and patterns to create rugs that are truly rag rugs.

It’s never too early to begin your holiday shopping. At Woods Hall, you’ll find unique, one-of-a-kind gifts for family and friends—all created by local artists.