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Kathleen Almelien

Kathleen Almelien is an artist and teacher from Washington, Iowa. Recently, Ms. Almelien has been investigating the process and product of band weaving and rekindling her love for fiber. Kathleen began noticing the reoccurring band motifs that marked region/valley and that the bands use as a shield to protect and repel evil.  She has become interested in reading the Norwegian emojis that are woven into the historic rope and shared with all Scandinavian folk art.

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