Karen Lee Miller Newman
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Karen Lee Newman

- Teaching

- Victorian
Pressed Flowers

- Crochet

- Singing




'Learn to Crochet and Recycle''




This Newport native is an artist of several genres:

Her artistic ventures began while she attended Williamsport Community College. Studying horticulture sparked her interest in the timeless craft of Victorian Pressed Floral Design.

(It's remarkable beauty combined with her love of educating children inspired Karen to teach classes in this creative art. She has continued to teach classes for 25 years.)

In true artistic fashion Karen's creativity has led her to explore other crafts. Just as Rumpelstiltskin "spun straw into gold before dawn", Karen recycles unwanted strips of plastic into amazing crocheted creations.

She learned her skills from her elderly neighbor and dear friend "Miss Pinky". Using plastic instead of cloth inspired Karen to share this concept of recycling.

She founded June Bug City Crafts in the early eighties and demonstrated at annual Earth Day Festivals in the Harrisburg area teaching children of all ages how to save space in our landfills.

When she is not teaching children, Karen prefers to join them in song. Whether performing with her husband, Warren Newman, or by herself as the musically talented KLMN-tine, (Karen Lee Miller -Newman TINE) enlivens the crowd by playing our favorite folk tunes on her guitar.

I am currently self employed as a folk Singer and Craft instructor. I entertain with my guitar as  "Sing along with KLMN-tine" and teach my "Kamp KLMN-tine" to Girl Scout Troops, Senior Centers and Elder Care Facilities as well as conducting Summer Camps at The Ned Smith Center for Nature & Art in Millersburg PA

"Keystone State"... Butter Sculpture 2014

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Karen at a kids show at the Ned Smith Center Nature and Art in Millersburg (Fall Family Fun Day)


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Sing along with KLMN-Tine

Bookings are being Scheduled for 2015-2016 dates:
Sing along with KLMN-time! Love Songs and other Folk Remedies!.... Contact Karen.


Instructor Karen Lee Miller Newman creates a recycling theme in many of her classes.  Students use pretty paper and clean colored plastic and save space in our landfills!

Rumpelstiltskin Unltd...Karen Lee teaches the basic crochet needed to make key chains or necklaces, bracelets and juggling balls and inspire the imagination!

- Percussion Party!: We use recycled cylinder shaped containers and paper towel rolls to make drums, rainsticks and magic rock shakers! Some basic sewing is taught.  Class ends with a musical drum circle!

- Pressed  Flower Workshop: Karen Lee demonstrates how to preserve flowers. Basic floral design is taught and lots of dos and don’ts tips are shared. Students make cards, bookmarkers and frameable designs. All supplies are provided but students may bring a box or journal to embellish and seal with mod podge.

- Paper Party!: Learn how to recycle pretty paper with the Scandinavian craft of Iris Folding! We make beautiful cards and frameable pictures using this technique. Students may bring their own gently used or new wrapping paper.

- “PPP”... Paper,Pressed flowers and Paint!
Kampers will learn how to make “primitive” blender Paper and combine Pressed flowers and leaves with Paint to design
suitable for framing Art pictures, 3-D sculpture and faux metal jewelry.

All materials supplied but participants my bring phonebooks and “used”white and/or colored tissue paper.