St Paul, MN
Born and raised in Minnesota, Faith has always been a crafter of eclectic interests. After 27 years of living and teaching in Oregon and Arizona she moved back to Minnesota in 2000 to finish her career at the U of M. As the granddaughter of Swedish immigrants she immediately immersed herself in all things Swedish, worked with educational programs at the American Swedish Institute, has led student trips to Sweden to study crafts, researched the history of Swedish home crafts, and personally practices several crafts including figure carving, birch bark weaving, and spoon carving. In Sweden she discovered luffarslöjd and has taken classes at Sätergläntan, the national folk craft school in Dalarna, Sweden, to learn more. She is anxious to share this relatively unknown craft with others.
Current Courses Offered by Faith Clover
Luffarslöjd: Scandinavian Wire Craft
Instructors: Faith Clover
Luffarslöjd is an old craft that is part of the tradition of making beautiful and useful objects for everyday use using one’s hands and simple tools. Farmers used wire to mend fences and make and repair basic tools around the house and barn. Hobos traveled across the country offering to…