Anne Marie Neilsen
Anne Marie Neilsen of Denmark has a passion for textiles and sees our human love of colors as a global heritage shared across cultures. She has spent years studying and teaching students of all ages Nordic textile work. The lead textile instructor at Fosen Folk School in Norway from 1997-2002, Anne Marie led students in a wide variety of historic textile projects involving the old ways including vadmal sail cloth, traditional clothing recreation and dying with wode and other natural materials. Prior to teaching at Fosen, Anne Marie worked in Tazania, teaching weaving with the Ifakara Women Weavers Association. She has recently completed a study of traditional and modern tailoring at Sätergläntan, the leading craft school in northern Europe and continues to at Raulands Academy and other course centers through Scandinavia. When she isn’t busy with textiles, Anne Marie tells stories as has graduated as a Storyteller from International School of Storytelling in England. This is Anne Marie’s first trip to the US and her first trip to North House.