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2024-2025 Kenneth R. Trapp Fellow: Mathilde Frances Lind

Arrowmont is excited to announce our 2024-2025 Kenneth R. Trapp Fellow, Mathilde Frances Lind!

The Trapp Fellowship is designed to provide the fellow with the opportunity, resources, and collection to utilize and hone the skills they gained through their graduate/doctoral education. Each fellow has the opportunity to work with the gallery and program team to identify and craft a fellowship that meets the needs of Arrowmont and furthers the career of the fellow. Learn more about the Kenneth R. Trapp Fellowship here.


Mathilde Frances Lind is a textile artist and folklorist who earned her PhD in folklore from Indiana University in 2023. Her dissertation, Entangled Wool: Handwork, Heritage, and Ecology in Estonia, was based on nearly four years of studying traditional wool crafts and sheep husbandry in Estonia through hands-on fieldwork, artistic practice, and museum collections research. Mathilde’s experience in craft education and curatorship includes working with the Viljandi Culture Academy of the University of Tartu, the Estonian National Museum, Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, the Adirondack Folk School, and the former Mathers Museum of World Cultures in Bloomington, Indiana. As a researcher, artist, and educator, Mathilde focuses on working with heritage sheep breeds and antique textile equipment, and she loves to process raw wool and restore old spinning wheels to a new lifetime of use.

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