Karen Peacock spun a love for crochet, learned at her grandmother’s knee in the Deep South, into a lifelong passion for creativity, which led her to become an art therapist. Now a Pittsburgher, her artistic interests are like a good southern gumbo: developed from many ingredients and simmered over time. Karen enjoys making and writing while raising a family. Make and Matter is excited to have her as a feature designer and to be the first shop to carry her uniquely designed hand-crocheted sweaters.