Çiğdem Karauz Tarar was born in Kırklareli in 1976. She is a graduate of Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Carpet and Rug Designing Department. She worked as a master instructor at Tekirdağ Public Education Center for six years, and as a consultant in various project. Tarar has been working as an instructor and consultant at the “Awakening the Tekirdağ Region Hand Woven Works Project” within Tekirdağ Metropolitan Municipality Cultural and Social Affairs Department for two years. Some of the students she trained are Meral Özer, Dilek Sirkeci and Birsen Akman.