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Kelly Marshall

Minneapolis, MN
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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.

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Current Courses Offered by Kelly Marshall

2 Days
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Bobbin Lace Making

Crocheting, knitting, tatting, and needle lace focus on a single thread to construct lace. Bobbin lace making is another one of the traditional forms of making lace, and is the only technique to use multiple threads concurrently. The technique has some similarities to weaving but is done on a portable…
Sat, Sep 28th, 2019  –  Sun, Sep 29th, 2019
Instructor: Kelly Marshall
4 Days
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Revelations in Rep Weave

Immerse yourself in the wonderful world of rep weave in a four day workshop with celebrated weaver Kelly Marshall. This course will include presentations and discussion covering the unique characteristics of rep weave, color blending and designing, pattern block movement as well as demonstrating weaving technique and material selection. Each…
Mon, Feb 10th, 2020  –  Thu, Feb 13th, 2020
Instructor: Kelly Marshall