Kelly’s passion for textiles blossomed as a child through hand embroidery and knitting. In college, she learned bobbin lace making while attending a two-year folk high school in Sweden, studying textile design and techniques. After finishing her studies in Sweden, she returned home to complete her Bachelors of Science degree at the University of Minnesota in textile design. She has studied Binche bobbin lace technique in Bruges, Belgium and has studied a variety of other techniques. She started her weaving business, Custom Woven Interiors, in 1992. The business focuses on custom textiles, functional and decorative, for interiors in residential and corporate settings. Her textiles are sold nationwide and also grace the homes of some of Minnesota’s local celebrities. For over 20 years, Kelly has enjoyed sharing the art of bobbin lace making with her students at the American Swedish Institute and other locations.