Kala learned to weave in Sandefjord, Norway in 1980. It took a few years, but she finished her BFA in Fiber Art at Northern Michigan University. Now, any available time is spent living her dream; enjoying her studio space and teaching at the Weaver's Guild of Minnesota in Minneapolis. "Weaving, with its endless possibilities, fascinates me. It's like creating a tangible story with a purpose. The texture of the thread, the color it's next to, the direction it's laying, the the light it's exposed to, all influence what we see. My favorite ingredient is the color, I can play endlessly with color combinations and textures."