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Faith Clover

St Paul, MN
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Faith Clover

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 University of Minnesota. As the granddaughter of Swedish immigrants she immediately immersed herself in all things Swedish, worked with educational programs at the American Swedish Institute, leading student trips to Sweden to study crafts, researching the history of Swedish home crafts, and personally practicing 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

1 Day
Teaser image for Luffarslöjd Continuation: Big Bowls

Luffarslöjd Continuation: Big Bowls

Wire work, or luffarslojd, is a craft that is limited only by one’s imagination. After gaining some basic skills in the one day intro course, students in this course will make large wire bowls. We will experiment  with a variety of new techniques, including weaving the base of a bowl,…
Sun, Mar 1st, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Faith Clover
1 Days
Teaser image for Luffarslöjd: Introduction to Wirework

Luffarslöjd: Introduction to Wirework

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…
Sat, Feb 29th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructors: Faith Clover, Sheri Tamte

Past Courses Offered by Faith Clover

Luffarslöjd Continuation: Birds

Luffarslöjd: Scandinavian Wire Craft