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Anne Marie Nielsen

Odense, Denmark
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Anne Marie Nielsen

Anne Marie Nielsen 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. 

Current Courses Offered by Anne Marie Nielsen

3 days
Teaser image for Dyeing with Woad

Dyeing with Woad

For thousands of years in Europe, the only way to create blue textiles was to use the now little-known dye plant woad. From the wraps found in ancient Egyptian tombs to the clothing buried in the Oseberg Viking Ship in 834 AD to the 16th century mansions of merchants who…
Fri, Jun 15th, 2018  –  Sun, Jun 17th, 2018
Instructor: Anne Marie Nielsen
2 days
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NÃ¥lbinding Mittens and Socks

Nålbinding is an old textile technique done with a thread carried on a wide short needle. The piece is held in the hand in such a way that each new loop is made around the thumb, which thus acts as a gauge keeping the loops of constant size. The result…
Tue, Jun 19th, 2018  –  Wed, Jun 20th, 2018
Instructor: Anne Marie Nielsen
1 Day
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Twined Knitting

Two-end knitting also known as twined knitting is an old unique Scandinavian knitting technique. One knits with two ends of yarn - both of them - the same colour -  and one knits “by throwing” in the old way. Both strands are held in the right hand and twisted around…
Thu, Jun 21st, 2018
Instructor: Anne Marie Nielsen