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Reclaimed fabric bag-making turns into a goal of 1,000


Last updated 12/9/2020 at 12:19pm

Photo courtesy of Warner Blake

Karen Guzak stands in front of her handmade bags at Angel Arms Works in Snohomish.

Colorful bags adorn the wall of Angel Arms Works in Snohomish where former mayor and city councilmember Karen Guzak says she has "become the bag lady of Snohomish."

She retired from a 12-year commitment to public service last year, dedicating seven years as mayor from 2007 to 2019.

In early December, she was on bag number – approximately 800. The goal is 1,000. So, 200 left.

She has not counted lately. The repurposed fabric tote bag goal was an epiphany that came to her during the first shutdown of the pandemic.

Guzak is a painter and visual artist as well as a yoga teacher. Her yoga stu...

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