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Aliza Novecek-Olson of Roseau County, MN is a fiber artist by medium and a folk artist by style. She was awarded a NWMAC Fellowship Grant to provide demonstrations and workshops in the fiber arts to various community groups. Her goal was to impart awareness of fiber arts, as well as to display and preserve techniques of traditional methods used to create folk art from textiles. She utilizes primitive techniques and machines/tools used by our ancestors.
Her folk art techniques include spinning on both a traditional spinning wheel and the great wheel, processing and carding of natural animal fibers, weaving on a triangle and a peg loom. She was also able to purchase some new equipment with NWMAC grant funding.